Breie Cultural Heritage

  • Breie

    Breie Photo: Nina Ruud

  • Breie

    Breie Photo: Fredrik Holte Breien

  • Breie

    Breie Photo: Inger Toril Holte Breien

  • Photo: Inger Toril Breien Johansen

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  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: January–November

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About Breie

The farm is centrally located along The Kings Road (Den Bergenske Kongeveg over Tonsåsen). Breie, comes from norse Breidr, and means broad meadow - which is a descriptive name. There has probably been settlement here from 600-700 's, but the Black Death let the farm deserted until the end of the 1500s. In 1832 Breie was purchased by current owner's great-grandparents. They set up the oldest farmhouse, which now is undergoing an extensive restoration. We recommend a hiking to Breiesleiren or a walk along the idyllic old main road if you visit Breie. 

A nice round trip tip is to park the car at Brusveen grendehus and follow Fjellslinna and Breiesvegen to Breie. Down from Breie you follow the old kings road to Brusveen. In the winter you'll need snowshoes for the kings road.

Getting there by car:
From county road 33, which runs between Gjøvik and Fagernes, turn onto county road 251 and drive to Bruflat center, where you turn left onto county road 235 and steep upward toward Tonsåsen for 4 km to Breiesvegen. When you are on Breiesvegen, hold right at the first crossroads and straight ahead at the next. When you come out of the woods you see Breie on top.

For more information about restoration and activities check www.breiegard.com.

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