Top 52 attractions to explore in Innlandet
Innlandet is a county in Norway. It was created on 1 January 2020 with the merger of the old counties of Oppland and Hedmark.
Attractions in Innlandet
Besseggen is one of Norway's most popular mountain classics. The green waters of the Gjende lake, cradled amidst the steep mountains of the majestic Jotunheimen National Park, create the perfect scenery. Bessvatnet lake, on the opposite side of the ridge, is considered to be Norway's clearest lake, where you can see as far as 30 meters below the surface of the water.
This enormous dome-shaped mountain is a solid eye-catcher for anyone who drives highway 51 over Valdresflye or walks Besseggen. Almost 1300 meters it rises straight up from Gjende, and if you come driving north over Valdresflye, you get a real impression of the dimensions. Besshøe is a popular hiking destination, both due to the fantastic view from the top and the relatively easy access.
A friendly Peak to Trek near Beitostolen. Taking a bus or car towards Bygdin travel for approximately 10km. Park at the lap camp by the lake at Stavtjednet and follow the marked trek to the summit of Bitihorn. A beautiful place to have some nice time and a little bit of adventure.
Breheimen National Park is a national park that was established in 2009. The park is located in the municipalities of Skjåk and Lom in Innlandet county and in Luster in Vestland county, Norway. The park covers 1,671 square kilometers of the Breheimen mountain range.
A beautiful lake located near to the Jotunheimen mountain range. Along the lake, there are many tourist huts. In the summer these huts are connected by boat and in winter by ski or snowmobile. A memorial was raised in 1909 to the Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje at the western end of Lake. This is one of the nice tourist places in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.
Hamar cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Hamar, part of the Lutheran Church of Norway. This huge church is built in 1866 and it's interior is characterized by an elevated nave, inspired by the basilica structure. The windows are decorated with fabric-like paintings, possibly based on medieval tapestries. The central feature of the interior is the altar, which is possibly the most unusual feature of the cathedral. Henrik Sørensen's depiction of the resurrected Jesus Christ was inspired by a
One of Norway's largest medieval museums paves light into the history from the Viking era, through the Middle Ages and up until today. The glass structure covering the cathedral ruins is the main attraction,and from here we can know about the story of how the church was destroyed. They also get to experience the fantastic acoustics as the guides show off their singing skills.
Dovre National Park is a national park in Hedmark and Oppland, Norway, that was established in 2003. Dovre covers an area of 289 km² and the altitude varies from the tree line around 1000 meters to 1716 meters. The park lies between the two larger and older parks Rondane to the southeast and Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella to the north. Its opening was part of the larger expansion of Rondane when Rondane National Park was enlarged and smaller areas of nature protection were opened or enlarged.
Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park is a National Park in Norway. It was established in 2002 to replace and enlarge the former Dovrefjell National Park, established in 1974. It occupies 1,693 square kilometres. Together with the National Park, there are eight landscape protected areas and two biotope protected areas that were established adjacent to the park in 2002, comprising a total protected area of 4,366 square kilometres, including also parts of Hedmark county.
Femundsmarka National Park is one of the largest continuous, unspoiled wilderness regions in Southern Scandinavia. A great area for canoeing and fishing. The Norwegian Trekking Association has selected it as one of the three best hiking areas in Norway.
Forollhogna is a mountain area in central Norway. At the heart of this area lies the Forollhogna National Park. Lush valleys with traditional mountain farms stretch onto the mountain plateau from all sides. The villages on the outskirts are home to one of the most vibrant farming communities found in Norway. The scenery of Forollhogna consists of large alpine areas, with gentle slopes rising from the valleys below—an area often referred to as "the gentle mountains".
Fulufjellet National Park is an 82.5-square-kilometer national park located in Trysil, Norway. Established on 24 April 2012, its eastern border lies along the Norway–Sweden border and borders the Swedish Fulufjället National Park.
Galdhøpiggen is the tallest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, at 2,469 m above sea level. It is in the municipality of Lom in Innlandet county and in the Jotunheimen mountain area. During the ice ages, it was heavily glaciated and got its present form. The theory that the highest summits in Norway stayed above the ice as nunataks have been abandoned by most geologists.
Garmo Stave Church is a stave church situated at the Maihaugen museum at Lillehammer in Innlandet, Norway. Garmo Stave Church at Maihaugen is one of the most visited stave churches in Norway. It was built circa 1150 on the site of a previous church believed to have been built in 1021 by a Viking chieftain. In 1730, it was expanded into a cruciform church in the timber.
The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometer -long branch off the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch of the Storfjorden. The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.
A beautiful and adventurous lake which was located in Norway's Jotunheimen National Park. This river has a characteristic light-green color resulting from the large quantity of rock flour which is discharged into the Gjende by the Muru river. The name is derived from Norse gandr m 'staff, stick'. This is referring to the form of the long and narrow lake.
Norway's second-highest mountain Glittertind, which lies 2452 meters above sea level, is a majestic peak with a great view over large parts of Jotunheimen. This summit is coved of a magnificent snow and ice cap, and has its name from the river Glitra, which flows from Glitterholet in Visdalen.
udbrandsdalen is a valley and traditional district in the Norwegian county of Innlandet. The valley is oriented in a north-westerly direction from Lillehammer and the lake of Mjøsa, extending 230 kilometers toward Romsdalen. The river of Gudbrandsdalslågen flows through the valley, starting from Lesjaskogsvatnet and ending at Mjøsa. The Otta River flowing through Otta valley is a major tributary to Lågen.
Gutulia is the national park with silver-grey dead pines and straggly old spruces. In contrast to the untouched forest stands Gutulisetra – a mountain holding which has been tended by people and cattle since the 1750s. It is Norway’s smallest national park, which despite its size contains great diversity.
The ruins of the old Hamar Cathedral are situated on the Domkirkeodden promontory. This is a place which paves light to the medieval Hamar by listening to the beautiful song at the cathedral ruins or by tasting the monks' herbal drink made from medieval herbs from our own garden. We can also tailor your event to meet your wishes.
Isteren is a lake in the municipality of Engerdal, which is in Innlandet county, Norway. Isteren is a nutritious lake with a large diversity of species. It is a popular fishing area, and the chances for the good catch is certainly present. In the summer of 2006, a trout weighing 9,250 kg was caught with a rod from a small boat. It is also rich in whitefish, pike, perch, grayling, burbot, and herring. Around the lake, there are two fish mounds and some single cabins.
Jotunheimen National Park is a national park in Norway, recognized as one of the country's premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 square kilometres and is part of the larger area Jotunheimen. More than 250 peaks rise above an elevation of 1,900 metres, including Northern Europe's two highest peaks: Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 metres, and Glittertind at 2,465 metres.
The Fortress was built from 1673 an onwards and it served as an efficient protection foreign soldiers – especially from Sweden. The Fortress was never conquered by enemies of Norway. Today the Fortress is open all year. It is regarded as on the region's main attractions.
This is a ski enthusiast’s paradise. Peace, quiet, and numerous prepared runs allow you to perfect your skiing without the queues or masses of tourists. The snow arrives in October and stays until late April, and we offer skiing and snowboarding to suit everyone. Slopes of all types and for every skill level.
Kyrkja is a mountain of Innlandet in southern Norway. Kyrkja is nicknamed “The Chruch” because its peak is extremely steep and resembles a church spire. Kyrkyja was thought to be unclimbable until the 19th century, due to its steepness. Despite its slopes, climbing to the top is a day’s hike, helped by the rocks covering the mountainside. Kyrkyja used to be covered in snow, but climate change has severely lessened the amount of snow on the mountain.
Located between Valdres and Gausdal and has a unique low-mountain landscape and extensive marshes in the south and northwest, and heights up to 1500 m.a.s.l in the north. Langsua offers many hiking- and cycling opportunities in light mountain terrain. The park consists of a total protected area of 537.1-square-kilometer.
Lillehammer Art Museum is an art gallery located in Lillehammer, Norway. The museum was founded in 1921 as a gift from merchant Einar Lunde. It has three main collections: one consisting of over 100 paintings from adherents of the Matisse school, donated by Einar Lunde from the 1920s. In 1958, antique dealer Oscar Johannesen donated his entire collection from the 19th century. In 2008, Jon Dobloug donated major parts of his collection including 159 paintings dating from the 1980s and 1990s.
The beautiful church dates back to 1158-59, which was still the main church in Lom. The oldest part was built in Romanesque style. By archeological excavations in 1973 interesting findings were made; more than 2.000 coins and a love message with carved runes on a stick and this church has the largest collection of paintings found in any Norwegian church, most of them done by Eggert Munch.
This is one of the city's major landmarks. Its facility consists of a large and a small ski jumping hill - HS 140and HS 90. Both hills are equipped with a plastic coating and are used frequently both in summer and in wintertime. During summer, you can take the chairlift from the bottom of the hill up to the top and enjoy the view from the Ski Jump Tower. This place is also frequently used for so many events.
Maihaugen is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lillehammer, Norway. Maihaugen, with close to 200 buildings, is one of Northern Europe's largest open-air museums and is one of the largest cultural facilities in Norway. It also includes a large photography archive and an indoor museum. Constructed in 1959, they were extended in preparation for the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics. Maihaugsalen concert hall, with over 700 seats and large exhibition space.
The Norwegian Olympic Museum in Lillehammer is a top modern and exciting museum. Be enchanted by unforgettable Olympic moments made by athletes from all over the world, and experience Olympic history from ancient times to the present day. The museum is with a lot to experience and see, from medals and other original objects, a biathlon simulator, and movies that prolong the golden moments and bring out the goosebumps.
The Norwegian Railway Museum is located at Hamar in Innlandet county, Norway. It is Norway's national railway museum and is operated by the Norwegian National Rail Administration. Norway's shortest railway line is just a few hundred meters long, and a trip on the pellets-fired steam train is a highlight for many visitors.
The Peer Gynt Road is a 60-kilometer-long tourist mountain road, named for the folkloric character Peer Gynt. It is a toll road. It runs in the east of Norway in Innlandet county with views of Jotunheimen, along with the villages Skeikampen, Fagerhøy, Gålå, Fefor, and Dalseter. The road is only open in the summer, mostly from the 1st of June, and is closed when the snow starts.
Reinheimen National Park is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nordberg, Innlandet, Norway that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. The park is one of the largest wilderness areas still intact in Western Norway.
Ringebu Stave Church dates back to around 1220 and is one of the country’s 28 remaining buildings of its kind. The church is located in Ringebu in Gudbrandsdalen, approx. 60 km north of Lillehammer, and is open to the public during the summer season. It is one of the main pilgrimage and tourist center in this area.
Rondane National Park is Norway's oldest national park and covers the Rondane mountain range in Oppland and Hedmark counties in Norway. The area includes some of the highest mountains in Norway. The area is an important habitat for wild reindeer. Rondane lies just to the east of Gudbrandsdal and adjacent to Dovrefjell another key mountain area. This mountain area inspired painters and poets, some of Norway's key paintings and poems capture the Rondane experience.
The Rondane National Park, in the counties Oppland and Hedmark, includes the namesake mountain range, counting nine peaks exceeding the altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, a magical threshold in Norway!. Daily a lot of people visits this place and is one of the good trekking destinations in this area.
Rondvatnet is a narrow lake County Innlandet of Norway , which lies in the Rondane National Park . In its southern part is the Rondvassbu hut , of the Norwegian Mountain Tourism Association. Rondvatnet separates the eastern part of Rondane from the western part,
Savalen is a lake in Innlandet country, Norway, in the municipalities Tynset and Alvdal, about 18 square kilometers. The river Sivilla, which connects Savalen and Glomma, is regulated and exploited by the Savalen hydropower station. A tourist resort is located at the northern end of the lake, with facilities for winter sport. The skating stadium is the highest located skating venue in Norway.
Sjusjøen is a cross country skiing destination in the municipality of Ringsaker in Hedmark. Situated on the mountain plateau south of Sjusjøen is Hedmarksvidda. The area is located with forest and mountain terrain about 20 km east of the centre of Lillehammer. It has numerous cabins, a hotel and a youth hostel for accommodation.
A beautiful summit in Innlandet which is one of the main destinations for adventure activities and it is the highest mountain in the Dovrefjell range. The mountain is inside Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park. Under good conditions in both summer and winter, the ascent is relatively easy. Common starting points are the DNT-cabins Reinheim, Snøheim, or Åmotdalshytta.
Surtningssue is the seventh-highest mountain in Norway. It lies in Jotunheimen, on the border between the municipalities Lom and Vågå. Surtningssue has several distinct peaks, of which Store Surtningssue is the highest. Surtningssue is most easily reached from the cabin Memurubu, along the northern shore of Gjendin.
Rollstigen is a serpentine mountain road and passes in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of Norwegian County Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 10% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. During the top tourist season, about 2,500 vehicles pass daily. During the 2012 season, 161,421 vehicles traversed the route, compared to 1
A beautiful and tourist-friendly mountain in Norway. Drive-up Norway's 2nd highest road and witness a wonderful panoramic view from Trontoppen. 1660 meters above sea level. The area is also interesting from a botanical perspective, offering several nature trails. The view from the top of the mountain is truly mind-blowing.
The Valdres Folkemuseum in Fagernes was founded in 1901 and with its 105 buildings it is one of the largest open-air museums in the country. It is beautifully situated on the peninsula Storøye on the banks of Lake Strandefjorden in Fagernes. The museum focuses especially on folk music and instruments, folk costumes, and the conservation of historical buildings.
Vinjeronden is one of the ten mountains in Rondane in Norway over 2,000 meters high. It lies on the border of the three municipalities Dovre, Folldal, and Sel, and in the counties Oppland and Hedmark. The mountain is easily accessed by hiking from the cabin Rondvassbu (DNT), on the way frVinjeronden is one of the ten mountains in Rondane in Norway over 2,000 meters high. It lies on the border of the three municipalities Dovre, Folldal, and Sel, and in the counties Oppland and Hedmark. The mounta
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