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Gardbergfeltet historical site

People have been farming and raising livestock here for 4.500 years. Covering more than 2 square kilometres, the Gardberg site in Vestre Slidre in Valdres is of great archeological variety. It may well contain a thousand burial mounds. However, only 550 have been investigated.

The more than 900 fi nds date back to a period stretching from the Roman Iron Age up towards the Viking Age (ca 800 AD). The area bears traces of the considerable iron production that took place in Valdres before, during and after the Viking Era.

In one part of the site there is also a stone, which may have been used for sacrifi ces, containing 70 saucerlike hollows, believed to date back to the Bronze Age. Close to the stone are the sites of houses from the 17th century. This attraction is open from May to October.