The story

In the 1800's many children from southern Norway were required to travel for work. Stories of child wanderers exist as far back as 1830. The children came from the middle and inner villages of Vest-Agder and migrated to rich farms in Aust-Agder.

the path

The path is 136 km and divided into 7 stages suitable for day trips. The highest point is at Kvinesheia, approximately 500m above sea level. The trail is well marked and described on this site. Maps are also available.


The Historical Center for the child wanderer workers is located in Konsmo in Audnedal and is open during the summer months. It exhibits how people lived in this area 100 years ago, and how they learned to survive.