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Valdres Folkemuseum - Things to Know Before Visiting

Tyinvegen 27, 2900 Fagernes, Norway


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About Valdres Folkemuseum

The Valdres Folkemuseum in Fagernes was founded in 1901 and with its 105 buildings it is one of the largest open-air museums in the country. It is beautifully situated on the peninsula Storøye on the banks of Lake Strandefjorden in Fagernes. The museum focuses especially on folk music and instruments, folk costumes, and the conservation of historical buildings.

Attractions Near Valdres Folkemuseum

Skogshorn30.99km from Valdres Folkemuseum

The summit of Skogshorn is a popular destination for day-trips both summer and winter.

Gardnos crater
Gardnos crater38.86km from Valdres Folkemuseum

Gardnos crater is 5 kilometers in diameter and was created when a meteorite with an estimated diameter of 200 to 300 meters struck 500 million years ago.

Langsua National Park
Langsua National Park39.5km from Valdres Folkemuseum

Located between Valdres and Gausdal and has a unique low-mountain landscape and extensive marshes in the south and northwest, and heights up to 1500 m.a.s.l in the north. Langsua offers many hiking- and cycling opportunities in light mountain terrain. The park consists of a total protected area of 537.1-square-kilometer.

Bitihorn41.99km from Valdres Folkemuseum

A friendly Peak to Trek near Beitostolen. Taking a bus or car towards Bygdin travel for approximately 10km. Park at the lap camp by the lake at Stavtjednet and follow the marked trek to the summit of Bitihorn. A beautiful place to have some nice time and a little bit of adventure.

Bygdin45.64km from Valdres Folkemuseum

A beautiful lake located near to the Jotunheimen mountain range. Along the lake, there are many tourist huts. In the summer these huts are connected by boat and in winter by ski or snowmobile. A memorial was raised in 1909 to the Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje at the western end of Lake. This is one of the nice tourist places in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.

Hallingdal Museum
Hallingdal Museum46.72km from Valdres Folkemuseum

It is one of the oldest open-air museums in Norway. The museum has 30 historic buildings and some 30,000 artifacts from the region of Hallingdal.

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Innlandet is a county in Norway. It was created on 1 January 2020 with the merger of the old counties of Oppland and Hedmark.