Cultural Heritage

The ancient forest of Stange

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Ancient forest

The forest was granted protected status by Royal Decree in 1923, and was one of the first Norwegian nature reserves. It comprises of 3,500 squares meters of old spruce forest. Some trees were then around 200 years old, which is an old age for a spruce tree. Many of the larger trees have fallen since then, but some trees with more than a meter diameter are still standing.