Ancient trapping pits are situated along the National Tourist Route Rondane. The trapping pit chosen as the starting point is well along the road up to Bygdetunet in Folldal, which is a short drive from the centre of Folldal. Two information boards and an exhibition case are located at the car park. One of the boards has general information about cultural heritage in Folldal with QR codes you can use to get additional information. The other board provides information about a huge trapping pit, which is one of the most important archaeological relics in the Folldal Municipality. The exhibition case features a three-dimensional terrain model marking the entire trapping pit system. Ever since the first humans lived in what today is Norway, effective hunting and trapping was essential in order to survive. No one knows for sure exactly when the early hunters discovered that pits in the ground may be a practical method for catching moose and wild reindeer. However, there is secure dating back to around 1500 BC. Trapping pits designed to catch moose are one of the forest’s most distinctive relics of culture. Although not all the trapping pits we can find were in use at the same time, collectively these relics of culture show that in certain periods there must have been considerable activity in the forest and mountain areas of Folldal.
The return walk is approx. 6km and takes around two hours with children.