Cultural Heritage

Huseby farm

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Huseby farm

Huseby ("farm with many houses") is a popular name in both Norway and Sweden for a royal farm in the Viking Age (a large farm where one of the king's trusted men lived).

In the farm yard there is a large tumulus from early Iron Age. Huseby is one of the few farms that has a full view over Mjøsa lake. Håkon Håkonsson built a banquet hall here in the 13th century that was used when the king and his men were visiting.

It is thought that Huseby hosted pilgrims on their way to Nidaros. Remains of a church have been found near Huseby, just south of the farm. A painting of Holy Mary from this church is kept at the farm.