Aurtande Cultural Heritage

A rich historical field

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 0.5–1.5 hours

About Aurtande

Exciting cultural hike for both kids and adults in the center of Lesja. 

Getting there

Park at the north side of E136 in the middle of Lesja center, across the city hall. Walk the railroad underpass and follow signs to Aurtandefeltet. 

Trail description

The field of Aurtande is a burial ground, with old graves, house foundations and signs of old soil cultivating. Information boards are situated throughout the roundtrip. Findings of swords, knives, arrows- and arrowheads from the Viking age have been done here. They are likely to be related to the tumulus's in the area. 

At the end of the trail there is a great climbing tree for kids.

Facts

The old tracks through the field is very old and here you'll also find the pilgrimage road from Valldal. 

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