Go to content Go to navigation
Map
Steinkjer

Bardal - rock carvings

Read more: Bardal helleristningsfelt Read more: Bardal helleristningsfelt Read more: Skip i skrålys
Read more: Bardal helleristningsfelt
Read more: Bardal helleristningsfelt
Read more: Skip i skrålys

Contact information

Description

At Bardal in South-Beistad, not far from Steinkjer city centre, you will find one of Trøndelag's largest collections of rock paintings.
The 300 km2 large rock surface consists of over 400 paintings. What is so special about this area is that the paintings date from the Stone -and Bronze Ages.

The approx. 60 rock paintings from  the early Stone Age are the oldest (3000 - 1800 BC) and show hunting pictures with an emphasis on the characteristics of each animal.
Several of the figures are close to real size, amongst others a 6 metres long whale. A massive elk next to it also towers over the the others animals there, such as reindeers, bears, seabirds and humans.
In addition, there are geometrical stick drawings that are difficult to explain.

The 350 agricultural rock paintings from the Bronze Age (1800 - 500 BC) are dominated by large boat figures. You can clearly see boat skeletons, keels and railings. The many small lines may be oars or crew and the curved lines could be larger figures or bronze lurs.

In the youngest area there are also some unusual spirals and bowl shaped pits. Such sacrificial pits were usual in the kultus alphabet in the Bronze Age.
The bowl shaped pits are 4-5 cm in diametre and a couple of cm deep.

Road Description:
Bardalsfeltet is situated next to Bardal farm, about 15 km west of Steinkjer city centre, along FV 285. Good signage from E6, just north of the Egge-tunnel. Good parking close to the paintings.


For more information about what you can experience in Levanger, Verdal, Inderøy, Snåsa og Steinkjer.

Categories

  • Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Bardal - rock carvings

Bardal - rock carvings

At Bardal in South-Beistad, not far from Steinkjer city centre, you will find one of Trøndelag's largest collections of rock paintings. The 300 km2 lar...

Bardal - rock carvings

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

What to do along Kystriksveien

The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.

Innherred

The area of Innherred, with the municipalities Levanger, Verdal, Inderøy and Steinkjer, is situated 56 miles north of Trondheim.

Where to stay in Innherred

Stay in a hotel or camp by the Trondheimsfjord, spend a few days on a farm, or stop at Munkeby Herberge along the pilgrim path to Trondheim.

Shopping along Kystriksveien

You will find artists, craftsmen and farmers selling things as varied as Sami-inspired handicrafts and local food along the Kystriksveien road.

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.

Tourist information along Kystriksveien

The tourist information center in Steinkjer will help you book accommodation and plan a tailor-made itinerary for your trip along Kystriksveien.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter