Eye tracking is emerging as a promising tool for assessing people’s landscape perception. The authors have preformed a range of eye tracking studies, as part of developing this method for landscape assessment. The landscapes assessed range from urban parks to pasture and agricultural landscapes, and the assessments include identification of cues of different concepts within landscape aesthetics as well as restorative qualities. In landscape preference studies, correlation and regression have often been used to identify the importance of different landscape aspects and elements in shaping human landscape appreciation. Traditional approaches attempt to control the imagery for other factors of the visual landscape than the one(s) being assessed, upon which the results reveal how much of the variation in preferences is explained by that factor(s). This gives valuable information about the importance of the selected elements as drivers of preference. However, images are often difficult to fully control, and the procedure does not provide information about which elements respondents actually looked at to do their assessments. Eye tracking on the other hand, gives direct answers as to which elements people look at to assess different aspects of the visual landscape, e.g. stewardship (if the landscape looked cared for). This provides knowledge about which landscape elements are important in the evaluation of different aspects of the visual landscape, e.g. which elements are considered disturbing or natural. In this study eye tracking was used to identify cues of stewardship in Norwegian everyday landscapes. Two groups of respondents were invited, one group consisting of landscape professionals (experts) and one group with no professional connection to landscape (nonexperts). Earlier perception studies have shown divergence between experts and lay people in landscape evaluation. Eye tracking was performed asking the respondents to assess the stewardship on a seven point scale. Eye tracking provides data about for example order of fixations (scan path) and duration of fixations in areas of interest (dwell time). Heat maps (two-dimensional colour maps) were produced on the landscape images, showing which parts of the image draw most attention. The heat maps are based on a summation of attention time across subjects. This means that high attention activity is a measure of both number and duration of fixations. Scan-paths, dwell-time and heat maps together enable a deeper understanding of how the respondents’ visual assessment was performed, and which elements were important in the assessment of cues of care. The development of eye tracking as a method for landscape assessment provides a novel approach to the understanding of how different landscape elements affect human landscape appreciation. This is a valuable step towards linking landscape aesthetic theory with practical landscape planning and design.