#74: The Viking side of Oppdal

Did you know that you can visit one of Northern Europe’s largest Viking burial sites in Oppdal? Hop on a train and experience ancient history a mere one hour and 40 minutes outside Trondheim. The site consists of nearly 900 graves dating back to the early Nordic Iron Age; findings indicate that people have been buried there since year 400 AD. You can successfully combine your day of time travel with a hike in the surrounding mountains and a French croissant at the local artisan bakery Sprø. For more information, go to

Words by Silje Kristin Granum, Project Manager for Nasjonalparken Næringshage

Photo by Revenque