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Southern Norway Agder GRIMSTAD

The Child Wanderers

  • Landvik, Grimstad
  •  /  km From You

A culture-historical hiking trip through Agder

In the 1800's (until approximately 1910) many children from southern Norway were required to travel for work. Stories of child wanderers exist as far back as 1830. The children came from the middle and inner villages of Vest-Agder and migrated to the areas surrounding Kristiansand and the rich farms in Aust-Agder, eg. Landvik, Birkenes and Mykland. In most cases, they walked along old pathways across the moors.

The trail is 136 km and divided into 7 stages suitable for day trips. Take a day or a whole week to explore the Child Wanderers Trail. You'll find maps and descriptions at

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  • Source: Grimstad Turistkontor
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