Cultural Heritage

Lake Mjøsa as waterway - Hovinsholm

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
In the old days, Lake Mjøsa was an important transport route in both summer and winter.

Avstand

Ved leden

Before the construction of railways, Lake Mjøsa was an important transport route. On old maps the routes on the lake are drawn in the same way as the roads on land. Many pilgrims probably used Mjøsa as a waterway. Tradition says that there was a hostel on the island Hovinsholm at Helgøya where pilgrims sleep before continuing on foot or by boat.

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