Stølsruta, the historical gateway to the mountains and summer farms of Valdres

Follow ancient trails shaped by livestock and their shepards.

Hike among the summer farms and watch the animals roam freely in the mountains. This land will sharpen your senses with its own sounds, scents and taste. 

No other area in Northern Europe has as many active summer mountain farms as the valley of Valdres. Throughout centuries, the people here have created a community built on a symbiotic bond between nature and culture. 

With cattle roaming the pastures surrounding the network of close to 200 farms (or “støler”, as they are called in this part of Norway), Valdres boasts a wealth of animal life plus a multitude of cultural heritage and nature sites, ranging from wetlands to mountain peaks.   

This is the kingdom of livestock and their summer paradise, living the good life in natural surroundings forming the hallmark of Valdres’ uniqueness and lasting impressions for our welcome visitors.

Hike among the summer farms and watch the animals roam freely in the mountains. This area has its own sound, smell and taste. 

No other area in Northern Europe has as many active summer mountain farms as the valley of Valdres. Throughout centuries, the people here have created a community where the symbiosis between nature and culture is of the essence. 

With cattle roaming the pastures surrounding the network of close to 200 farms (or “støler”, as they are called in this part of Norway), the area is characterized by a rich animal life, an abundance of cultural heritage sites and nature ranging from wetlands to mountain peaks.   

This is the livestocks kingdom and summer paradise, living a good life in their natural surroundings and make an impression on a lot of visitors to the area.

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About Valdres Nature and Culture Park

Join us between lush, green valleys in the south and majestic mountain range in the north. Enjoy easy living and slow down in this farm region in the very heart of Norway.
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