Nature og culture trail at Valdres Folk Museum Cultural Heritage

  • Stølsområdet, Valdres Folkemuseum

    Stølsområdet, Valdres Folkemuseum Photo: Nils Rogn

  • Natur- og kultursti, Valdres Folkemuseum

    Natur- og kultursti, Valdres Folkemuseum Photo: Nils Rogn

  • Ytterst på Storøya, Valdres Folkemuseum

    Ytterst på Storøya, Valdres Folkemuseum Photo: Nils Rogn

  • Elggrav, Valdres Folkemuseum

    Elggrav, Valdres Folkemuseum Photo: Dag Nordsveen

  • Kviistunet, Valdres Folkemuseum

    Kviistunet, Valdres Folkemuseum Photo: Anne Marit Noraker

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: May–November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 80 meters
  • Duration: 1 hours

About Nature og culture trail at Valdres Folk Museum

Every day throughout the year, people go for a nice hike around the Storøya peninsula. Along the 1700 meter long trail there are information signs that tell about animals, plants and trees in Norwegian nature. At the peak with a view, you get an insight into the past with animal traps (bøgahi) and pits. On the way back and forth to the museum, you go through the open air museum.

Summer farm: Valdres is a core area for summer farms in Norway, today with over 250 in operation of almost 1000 in all of Norway. At Valdres Folk Museum there are several houses from summer farms, the oldest from the 18th century. The newest was built in 1946 and was moved to the museum in 1998. It represents the modernized agriculture after World War II.

Mountain farm: The houses from Kvie in Vang were moved to Valdres Folk Museum in the 1950s. The houses were built in the period 1600-1850, and are a typical example of a mountain farm from Valdres.

Getting there: From Fagernes cross the bridge over Neselva and E16 500 meters further to Laerdal. Parking at Valdres Folk Museum.

http://www.valdresmusea.no.

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