In the footsteps of Edvard Munch in Løten
Edvard Munch was born at Engelaug Østre farm in Løten on 12 December 1863. When Edvard was only 10 months old, the family moved to Oslo. They nonetheless stayed closely in touch with their friends at Engelaug farm. In later life, Munch visited Løten and Engelaug on many occasions, and the time he spent in the area would provide inspiration for subsequent works.
We will follow in the footsteps of Edvard Munch driving from Oslo to the Munch Centre in Løten. The museum is located at Klevfos Industrial Museum at Ådalsbruk and neighbours Munch’s birthplace. After a coffee-brake and a short visit of the authentic Klevfos Cellulose & Paper Mill from 1888, we will have a guided tour at the Munch Centre. We will end our visit at The Edvard Munch Kunstverksted and its printmaking workshop where we can make our own Munch print.
Before having lunch at the charming Løten Railway station, we take a photo stop in front of Munch’s birthplace, Engelaug Østre farm. After lunch we are heading to Løten Church, where Edvard was baptised for the second time, four months after the urgent baptism at home when the newborn baby nearly died. After a short stop at the church, we are passing by the old distillery Løiten Brænderi and several of the farmhouses where the Munch family rented a room during their stay at Løten. After this short drive we return to Oslo.
This day trip lasts from 08:30 to 16:30 o’clock. Price: NOK 1,425 per person. The tour includes very comfortable transportation by bus Oslo – Løten – Oslo, a coffee-brake with local pastry, entrance to the Klevfos Industrial Museum, entrance to the Munch Centre including 1 hour guided tour, printmaking at the workshop, and a two course lunch at Løten Railway station.
These tours are available by pre-booking for 20 people. The price will be adjusted for smaller or larger groups than 20 people, and for shorter tours (minimum 3 hours).
For more information please contact Tour Leader Silvia C. Leine at Northway AS
+ 47 45 60 37 56