Olav Aukrust (1883-1939) is one of Norway`s most famous poets, using the majestic nature of his home region as a source for his poetry. In his writings he is related to romanticism and describes local folk traditions.
Aukrust was educated as a teacher. He is also the founder of Lom Open Air Museum, Lom Bygdemuseum.
The monument in front of the Lom stave church was made by the sculptor and painter Dyre Vaa in 1955.
The home of Olav Aukrust, Lyvjaberg, may be visited upon request to the owners of Nordgard Aukrust. 4 kms westwards from Lom on the road Solsidevegen, direction Flåklypa.