The following photographs are from my trip to the petroglyphs at Strand in Osen on the 8th of July 2023. This is a small site with a few animal figures and abstract patterns.
The petroglyphs are typically dated around 3000 BCE in the late Nordic Stone Age (10,000 BCE – 1800 BCE). There are, however, also signs that not all of the figures where carved during the same period.
The whale is the dominant figure at the site. Some identify the whale as a Long-finned pilot whale (Grindhval).
There is another feint mammal above the whale (below). It looks a bit like a deer, but also sort of looks more like a hare. There is a similarly ambiguous moose/hare figure found at Stykket in Indre Fosen, Trøndelag.
The more abstract figures below are even more difficult to identify. They could very well be examples of abstract art with no figurative intention. But the first one could for example represent a type of fishing net for the whale to swim into.