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Hardangervidda National Park

The counties of Buskerud, Hordaland and Telemark
3,422 km²

Hardangervidda is Northern Europe’s most extensive highland plateau and Norway’s largest national park. The National Park is an exceedingly valuable highland area. It is home to the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe and is the southernmost habitat of the snowy owl, the Arctic fox and other species of Arctic flora and fauna.

Hardangervidda provides unique opportunities for walks and is an eldorado for hikers wishing to camp or go fishing. The landscape is varied with steep terrain and vertiginous views. Most of the area is easily accessible for walkers, and the Norwegian Trekking Association has an extensive network of log cabins and marked trails in the area.

Tinn and Vinje are national park municipalities, i.e. vast tracts of these municipalities have been designated as conservation areas with national park status. An authorised National Park Centre is also being opened in order to provide visitors with information. We are proud of our national park and would like to show it off. The Hardangervidda National Park Route runs around the borders of the Park, and visitors can choose between admiring it at a distance or striding out into the countryside.

There are numerous opportunities available along the route – you can walk, cycle, fish, experience life on the water from a kayak or canoe or enjoy a short riding trip. However, perhaps most important of all, the Trekking Association’s manned log cabins serve delicious traditional food.

The Hardangervidda National Park Route is the gateway to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.

Why not give into the temptation? We look forward to seeing you in the mountains!

Tinn Nasjonalparkkommune Vinje Nasjonalparkkommune

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