Nature Experience Chair 'Bench' Point of Interest

Art in nature

  • Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Benken vinterstid
'Bench' in winter

    Benken vinterstid 'Bench' in winter Photo: Magnus Nygård

  • Marisko
Lady's-slipper orchid

    Marisko Lady's-slipper orchid Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Photo: Thor Østbye

Essential info

  • Destination: Land
  • Season: April-November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 0.9 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 80 meters
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hours

About Nature Experience Chair 'Bench'

The nature experience chair ‘Bench’ can be found in a nature reserve overlooking the town of Dokka. Here you will find a chalk woodland rich with orchids.

We wish to invite people to come and visit the diverse and species-rich nature that exists along Land’s and Etnedal’s watercourses with our exhibition ‘Nature Experience Chairs in the Dokka Delta Ecosystem’. The nature experience chairs can be found in diverse ‘nature spaces’ from Synnfjell in the north to Randsfjorden in the south. Art installations can act as trip destinations to encourage people to spend more time outdoors and develop a different perspective of nature. The diverse nature spaces tell a story of the landscape through the seasons and the relationships that exist between people and nature. We welcome the rain and the wind, the smell of mires and blossom, bubbling becks and ephemeral views, ancient creatures and the flapping of wings.

Are in nature can be used to encourage people away from vulnerable conservation areas to designated ‘nature spaces’, offering the same experience without damaging the balance of nature.

Take a walk to the artwork, enjoy being surrounded by nature.

There are 13 different nature experience chairs to be found placed in different environments in Etnedal, Nordre Land and Søndre Land:

Huldreputten

Bird

Soaring Feeling

• Bird’s Nest

Windblown

Bench

Ant

Boulder

Lundebru

• Tricky

Fish

Birdhouse

Huginn and Muninn                                 

Getting there

The route starts not far from the town of Dokka. You will find the start of the trail along Østsinnilinna, approximately 500 metres south of Østinni Church or 250 north of the crossings of Østinnilinna and Moskauglinna.  

Trail description

Follow the trail for approximately 1 kilometre. The trail is marked with a blue sign for the nature experience chair. 

Where to stay

Close to Dokka centre you will find accommodation at Dokka Camping, Dokka motel and Ankalterud Gård. Further away from Dokka you will find accommodation at Haugtun (Aust-Torpa), Ullsaker Øvre Gjestegård (Vest-Torpa), Etna Familiecamping (Etnedal), Lyngstrand Camping og Totenåsen Sportell. There is also the possibility to stay at Spåtind Sport Hotel in Synnfjellet. Here you will find apartments and rooms, a café, and a restaurant and bar.

Map

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