Ørnerovet – The Eagle Abduction

The trail is marked as a side-trip from the Støypet trail, up on a rocky hill with the fitness post “Ørnerovet”. The trail goes along fissured rock and requires some climbing. Visitors can enjoy fantastic colour variations in the rocky hillside.

The story of the Eagle Abduction really helped put Leka on the map in 1932. Three-year-old Svanhild was abducted by an eagle, but – just like in fairy tales – it fortunately ended well, and the girl was found alive after 7 hours. If you walk further in toward “ørntuva”, you will get a particularly good overview of the Eagle Abduction’s sites while having the whole landscape and backdrop for this local legend.