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The burial site at Vang

  • Oppdal, OPPDAL
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The burial site at Vang in Oppdal is the largest in Norway and one of the most significant burial sites from the Iron Age.

The burial site at Vang is the largest in Norway and one of the most significant burial sites from the Iron Age. The burial site consists of 800 burial mounds which are easily accessed from town centre.  Many archeological findings within this burial site have drawn worldwide interest.

The burial site at Vang is the second largest in Scandinavia from the pre-Christian era. This was a common burial site for 20 - 40 farms for 700 years or more, and contains around 800 burial mounds. Each farm was assigned its own area of the site. Various tools and other objects often accompanied their owners to their final resting places.

There is a trail around the site, and information boards explain about the burial site.

Experience a small collection of original finds from Vang in Oppdal Kulturhus (2. floor. Library), among these are swords. Most of the archeological findings are kept at the Vitenskapsmuseet in Trondheim.

Guided tours: Join archeologist Anne Lise Fløttum on a guided tour and learn more about excavations she has done at Vang. The tour is adjusted to fit the group.

Booking:  913 05 423 / email:  anne.flottum@oppdal.com

Historical package deal: Get a guided tour at Vang followed by a meal, the delicious lamb soup delivered by Oppdalmuseet. Best enjoyed in these surroundings that tell tales of history.

Contact Oppdalsmuseet: 41511509/ post@oppdalsmuseet.no


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