In 1886 Aasmund Olavson Vinje put up a cabin at the old Eidsbu location later named Vinjebu, the origin of the current Eidsbugarden Høgfjellshotell.
The majestic view of mountain peaks and glaciers has inspired both him and many other artists.
"I am as you well know, a mountain man
I visit the mountains as often I can
To get refreshed and seek inspiration
So my mind can enjoy
the greatest visions "