52 attractions you should visit in Innlandet - With photos & details

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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.

BesseggenBesseggen, Vågå Municipality, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

BesshøBesshø, Vågå Municipality, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

BessvatnetBessvatnet, Vågå Municipality, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

A beautiful lake located in the  Vågå, Innlandet. Bessvatnet is known to everyone that has hiked Besseggen, as one passes its southern end while looking down on the green lake Gjende.

BitihornBitihorn, Vang Municipality, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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 ParkSkjak, 2693, Norway
National Parks

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.

BygdinBygdin, Vang Municipality, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

Cathedral Ruins in HamarStrandvegen 98, 2315 Hamar, Norway
Churches

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

DomkirkeoddenStrandvegen 100, 2315 Hamar, Norway
Museums

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 ParkGrimsdalsvegen 2138, 2662, Norway
National Parks

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.

National Parks

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 ParkSynnervika 59, 7375, Norway
National Parks

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 National Park2512 Os i Østerdalen, Norway
National Parks

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".

National Parks

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.

Galdhøpiggen2686 Lom, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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 stavkirkeMaihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway
Churches

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.

GeirangerfjordGeirangerfjord, Stranda Municipality, Norway
Outdoors- Other

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.

GjendeGjende, Vågå Municipality, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

GlittertindGlittertind, Lom Municipality, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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.

GudbrandsdalslågenGudbrandsdalslågen, Norway
Outdoors- Other

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 National Park2443 Drevsjø, Norway
National Parks

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.

Map of attractions in Innlandet