Aurtande Cultural Heritage
A rich historical field
- Destination: Lesja
- Season: April–November
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 2.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 0 meters
- Duration: 0.5–1.5 hours
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Exciting cultural hike for both kids and adults in the center of Lesja.
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.
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.
The old tracks through the field is very old and here you'll also find the pilgrimage road from Valldal.