Cultural Heritage

Bergenske King’s Road

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Old road from the 19th century

The Bergenske King’s Road, constructed in the beginning of the 19th century, goes from Oslo and passes through Ringerike and Hadeland before crossing Filefjell. It eventually leads to Bergen, hence the name “Bergenske”. Pilegrimsleden follows the King's Road through Krokskogen and Ringerike past Granavollen to Brandbu. Then it takes an eastern route towards Trondheim. The web of King's Roads connected the regions throughout the country and were the first constructed roads in Norway. Before this there were mostly just cleared paths and tracks that are often hard to identify today.