150 buildings in Vågå district have preservation orders on them. These are found on 16 farm complexes. The oldest building is an outbuilding from the middle ages. Up in the mountains it was the hunters who were dominant after the end of the ice age, ten thousand years ago. The old trapping areas with pits, guiding rails and bow-and-arrow-stands bear witness to this. There have also been stone-age finds of different types in the mountains. Finds from the bronze age and Viking times witness to the dawn of land cultivation which began to be a feature of the landscape.