Traces in the landscape show that the fjord areas have been used by man ever since the ice retreated 10,000 years ago.
Pitfalls (pits built from stone usually accompanied by leading fences) and bow rests used for hunting reindeer are dispersed across the mountains. This demonstrates that these creatures were an important catch for Stone Age hunters. Along the fjords and up on the rock shelves lie a dozen small mountain farms, most of them abandoned. The farms are located in places where they are shielded from the many avalanches and rockfalls. Habitation shows an modest agriculture adapted to a dangerous, but rich nature. One can find summer farms in several mountain valleys. Some of the mountain farms and summer farms have been restored and can be visited.