Homestead Hesthagen

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Else Rønnevig
Welcome to a unique and historic homestead located next to the Pilgrim path, and the cultural road Prestvægen in Ringsaker. Spend the night in the old threshing barn, renovated as a pilgrim hostel.



047 934 04 380


Åshøgdvegen 454 (fruG)


NOK 350


June 1th - August 1th.
Note: Monday closed!


Nearby (350 meters)


Dormitory. Supper and lunch can be ordered by pre-booking, NOK 125/NOK 65). Based on self holding.

Traditional out door toilet (indoors). Water post outdoor. Hand pumped shower (warm water must be heated on the stove before showering).

Nice outdoor area with a beautiful view. Ideal for resting.

Dogs not allowed.

Accommodation must be booked in advance at fru G; situated by the path approx. 350 meters from Hesthagen. The nearest store is at Rudshøgda.

Note: The barn building is strictly protected. Since chimney not can be installed, the rooms can not be heated up. And since this is an uninsulated barn building, it does not help to with electric heating. Duvets and blankets are available for free use.


“Husmannsvesenet” (the household) as an economic, ecological and social system has characterized both life, work and landscape in this region and other parts of Norway. Hesthagen was one of six homesteads under the noble farm Samsal. The horse garden was cleared in 1803. In 1815 it was merged with the homestead Hagen. The farmhouse and the threshing barn may be from when the place was cleared, while the barn probably dates back to 1815. The facility is of important historical value, showing how homesteads were built in the first half of the 19th century. It represents a type used to be very common, especially in this region, but is now almost gone. The place represents in a credible and genuine way the homemaker family's struggle, diligence and dignity under difficult conditions and can stand as an important symbol of this at the same time as it can help to highlight the political and economic changes that have made the homemaker an increasingly distant history.

Information about fruG - read more

Nearest Pilgrim Center is Regionalt Pilegrimssenter Hamar.

Phone: +47 474 78 266 / E-mail:

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