Cultural Treasures

Halne in the Stone Ages was a central hunting area, midways between the east and west; to the northern part of Hardangervidda.

In conjunction with the “Hardangervidda Project for Scientific and Cultural Studies” (HTK), it was early in the 1970’s that an extensive archeological research program, including the area surrounding Halne Fjord, commenced.

A large number of dwellings were discovered and excavated, the most ancient being more than 7,000 years old. Tools were also discovered; for example, flint arrowheads. Quartz, slate and materials used to manufacture implements were also found on site.

Fragments of reindeer bones discovered on the site of the dwellings indicate that reindeer must have been the most important prey of their hunt; as it remains also today.

Discoveries of bones from ptarmigan, ducks, trout and moose tells us that their diets consisted of other animals as well.

The Halnelægeret are ruins consisting of 2 stone dwellings; the oldest believed to have been used in connection with fishing and hunting.

The largest of the dwellings could have been named, “Bishop’s Abode”, as the Bishop of Stavanger overnighted here during his visit of Hallingdal, after arriving by boat in Eidfjord and travelling further by horseback over Hardangervidda.

Until 1631, Hallingdal and Valdres were in the Stavanger Dioceses.

Halne Fjellstova
Geirmund Tormodsgard
N3576 Hol
Norway

Web: www.halne.no
Email: post@halne.no
Phone: +47 53665712
Cell: +47 99443389
Halne Fjellstova
Geirmund Tormodsgard
N3576 Hol
Norway
Web: www.halne.no
Email: post@halne.no
Phone: +47 53665712
Cell: +47 99443389
Halne Fjellstova
Geirmund Tormodsgard
N3576 Hol
Norway
Web: www.halne.no
Email: post@halne.no
Phone: +47 53665712
Cell: +47 99443389