Excursions: Rogaland and Oppland

Participants of the Nordic Bronze Age symposium in Oslo will have the opportunity to choose from two excursions succeeding the main conference.

The Bronze Age in Rogaland: excursion 10-11 of June, 2017

The Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger, would like to invite you to partake in an excursion to experience the breathtaking Bronze Age of Rogaland. Spend a few days exploring rock art, grave mounds and ongoing excavation of Bronze Age settlements in close vicinity to the city of Stavanger.


Preliminary programme:

Saturday June 10th

10 AM: Guided tour of the Museum of Archaeology

11 AM – 4 PM: Guided bus tour to rock art sites around the Boknafjord. Lunch at Utstein kloster hotel.

Return to Stavanger at 5 PM.

Organized dinner in town at 7.30 PM.

Sunday June 11th

10 AM – 3 PM: Guided bus tour of grave monuments, rock art and the ongoing excavations at Tjora. Lunch at Sola.

The bus can drop attendants off at Sola airport when convenient.

A more detailed programme, including maps and queries of dietary requirements, will be sent to attendants before the excursion.

There will be no excursion fee. Attendants must calculate expenses for lunches and dinner, as well as travel / accommodation expenses. The two organized lunches will be around 800 NOK, and the dinner will be from 300-500 NOK (depending on choice of meals and drinks)

Stavanger is easily reached from Oslo by plane and train. If arriving by plane, make sure to book flights that arrive the evening before – there are no early morning flights from Oslo to Stavanger on Saturdays. The overnight train from Oslo is a comfortable alternative.


Deals have been made with Scandic Park Stavanger and Comfort Hotel. Both hotels are in the city centre near the Museum of Archaeology.

Accommodation at Scandic Park is 1039 NOK per night in a single room. 5 mins walk from the Museum of Archaeology. When booking, give reference: Bronze Age symposium.

Phone number: +47 51 500 500

Email: stavangerpark@scandichotels.com

Website: https://www.scandichotels.no/hotell/norge/stavanger/scandic-stavanger-park

Accommodation at Comfort Hotel is 649 NOK per night in a single room. 10-15 mins walk from the Museum of Archaeology. When booking, give reference: Bronze Age symposium.

Phone number: +47 51 20 14 02  

Email: Joakim.Ahlen@choice.no


Note that hotels are in high demand in Stavanger and early booking is recommended.

For the excursion to take place, a minimum of 15 attendants is required.

To reserve a place in the excursion, contact Lisbeth Prøsch-Danielsen

Email: lisbeth.prosch-danielsen@uis.no

Phone number: +47 51 83 26 68


Welcome to Rogaland!




Excursion to Oppland, June 9-10: Experience the Bronze Age highlands and the true context of the famous ice patch finds

Read more about the Bronze Age shoe from Jotunheimen


Schedule: Bus leaves Oslo Friday 16 pm and returns to Oslo Saturday 22 pm

Bring hiking boots and warm clothes




Friday June 9th: Bus takes you on a journey through the valley of Gudbrandsdalen, where recent excavations have revealed evidence of Bronze Age agriculture and habitation, to Lom.

Overnight stay in Lom, at the traditional Fossheim hotel


Saturday June 10th9-15 pm: Guided tour of Klimapark 2469 and archaeological exhibitions in Lom:

Join us 60 metres into the ice – 6000 years back in time: The Climate Park is located 1800 m asl. The guided tour starts at Juvasshytta by the Galdhøpiggen mountain. As you walk along the 1000m long walkway across Juvflye, you will learn about the climate, history, geology, and biology of this high-mountain area. The trip ends in the spectacular ice tunnel in Juvfonne. Carved into the ice patch, it features a network of corridors and rooms – and you can experience the true context of glacier finds of organic materials

After the mountain trip, we return to Lom to have lunch and see Bronze Age and other prehistoric finds from the Lendbreen ice patch, in the spectacular exhibition Over isen at Norsk fjellsenter


Saturday June 10th 15 pm: Bus returns to Oslo via Valdresflya.

Stop by at Vinstrevann where recent excavations have produced lithic finds from the Bronze Age, among other things. Short stop in Valdres to see the find spot for the Svenes hoard which is indicative of Bronze Age traffic and trading expeditions between eastern and western Norway

Bus arrives in Oslo c. 22 pm.


For the excursion to take place, a minimum of 15 attendants is required, and a limit is set to 25 attendants.


The cost will vary depending on number of participants but is estimated to be c. 2000 NOK, excluding meals.

To reserve a place in the excursion, contact Knut Ivar Austvoll


Published Feb. 7, 2017 11:20 AM - Last modified Feb. 16, 2017 1:30 PM