The cave paintings in the Solsemcave was the firstto be discovered in North Europe. Join in on a guided tour(1-1,5 t.).
The cave paintings in the Solsemcave was the first to be discovered in North Europe. Join in on a guided tour(1-1,5 t.). Meet us at the parkingplace at Solsem. July: Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays at 14.00. August: Saturdays at 14.00.
The first Nordic cave paintings were discovered on 3 May 1912 in Solsem Cave. An excavation performed shortly afterwards by Theodor Petersen, an archaeologist from Trondheim, unearthed a few tools, many animal and some human bones near the 21 painted figures which he recorded,and further out in the cave. Because cave paintings are rare and extremely vulnerable forms of rock art, Solsem Cave can only be visited under the watchful eye of a guide. The steep entrance has steps and a rope handrail. The path up to the cave is in rough terrain, and is unsuitable for disabled people.