Contemporary Norwegian villages are called "bygder".
Villages in fairy tales are always called "landsbyer".
Pre-industrial villages are almost exclusively referred to as "landsbyer".
Foreign villages are usually referred to as "landsbyer".
"Landsby" has a certain quaintness to it.
"Bygd" can also be used to refer to the countryside, but then usually in compounds or prepositional phrases: "bygde-Norge", "på (lands)bygda".
Deliciae, thank you very very much! Truly, i sincerely thank you for all the help! I'm, of course, saying this because now ive read dozens of your comments and all of them are not only simply helpful for the topics referred thereof but also really insightful - culturewise!
I sincerely love this language now and really appreciate all the knowledge and insight i can acquire - and youve given quite a few already worthy the effort for me to write this thanking-cooment! : )
Keep up the good work! Tusen takk! : D
If you allow me - I'd like to have he honour of being norsk by saying myself: bare hyggelig! X)
Vær så snill, it was min pleasure! X) I really meant it! You deserve it, Deliciae, og your comment was sincerely an honour! Mange takk, it's what makes it all truly worthy living in this world finding goodness and kindness in peoples hearts - and I found some inside yours and Luke's and inside a couple more here in the comment/discussion sections under the prompt sentences - and it makes me even more happy to come and study and the motivation to keep up and go into the discussions and read to find perhaps the answer to some doubt i may have but also, truly, to find you guys here!!! : )
Ohh, and about the secret : D - completely understand you - I do love to know how and when to say things properly - I value, truly, the most the formal and passive/indirect speech, which, all cosidered, requires a considerable amount of grammar awereness - nevertheless, being honest, i do love the nuances from within the culture which are embedded in each language, for that fascinates me! X)
"Et tettsted" is defined as a village, town or city with a population of over 200 where the buildings aren't spread out with too much room between them (like farms may be).
Some may further define them as having some sort of industrial component or a defined city centre, meaning that a farming village wouldn't make the cut even if the farms were placed closely together (the houses, anyway), while a mining village which was similarly structured may.