Cultural Heritage 1 h 1.8 km
Storøya is a great cultural walk at Valdres Folk Museum. Every day of the year, people walk the nice walking trail around the peninsula. Here there are great views over Strandefjorden and the villages around it. Along the 1700 meters long trail there are information boards informing about animals, plants and trees in Norwegian nature. At the apex with a view, you get insight into the earlier hunting culture with animal traps (bøgahi) and pits. On the way down and back to the museum, you go through the hamlet of old buildings. What is then more natural than to end our trip through Kviistunet and down to Einang boat. Historically, farmers' use of natural resources from fjord to mountain were crucial to settle so many people in the village. From here you see the museum and tour is completed.
Valdres is a core area in Norway for living hamlets with 400 in operation of a total of 1600 in Norway. Agriculture remains one of the biggest industries in Valdres and hamlets- and field operations are an important part of the livelihood of farming and settlement. In Valdres Folk Museum three hamlet houses and a hamlet barn are set up. The oldest building is from the 1700s. The third was built in 1946 and put up in the folk museum in 1998. It represents the modernized agriculture after WW2 that many still have memories of.
Getting there: From Fagernes cross the bridge over Neselva and E16 500 meters further to Laerdal. Parking at Valdres Folk Museum.