What to do in Valdres

April, 3, 2018 | Travel in Norway

Valdres: Culture & tradition

The Norwegian region of Valdres is known for its ancient food & culture traditions. Valdres is the crib of for many Norwegian food traditions such as the "flat bread" and the "Rakfisk". One of Norwegian's contributions to the culinary world, is the many different ways of preserving fish. Rakfisk is probably the oddest one. It consists in trout that is been salted and fermented for a long time. This process gives a sour and very special taste to the fish.

Every year Norwegians celebrate a festival exclusively dedicated to their "Rakfisk" in the town of Fagernes (38 km from Beito). The Festival is one of the most visited in Norway, receiving an average of 25.000 people every year!

Valdres hosts several famous stave churches, wooden churches built in the Middle Ages.

Most of the stave churches have disappeared throughout the years. But still a few of them are preserved. Closest to Beito, you find the "Heggenes" stave church. (15 km). There are many others in the region!

You can read more about Valdres, stave churches and other curiosities in www.valdres.com.

  • Share on Google+

Popular adventures

Be inspired!

Chinook Adventure

Chinook Adventure

Experience dog sledding in one of the best areas...

Loke's Day Out -Musher for a day-

Loke's Day Out -Musher for a day-

Experience being a Musher for a day. Get to know...

Husky Oslo day trip package

Husky Oslo day trip package

A husky tour is a must do activity for a winter...

This site uses cookies to improve user experience. If you continue to use the site, you accept the use of cookies. Check our private policy here