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Experience the Femund lake aboard the M/S Fæmund II - Photo: Ragnhild Berg
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Experience the Femund lake aboard the M/S Fæmund II Photo: Ragnhild Berg

Attractions in Femund Engerdal

Visit Blokkodden Wilderness Museum, Femundsmarka National Park Centre or go on a mini-cruise with the steamship MS Fæmund II.

Blokkodden Wilderness Museum

The open air museum is beside the Rv 26 road, just south of Drevsjø. It shows how Norwegians and the Sami have used the wilderness in Engerdal. Blokkodden Wilderness Museum shows how people have had homes and lived and worked in this wilderness from the 17th century until the present day.

Femundsmarka National Park Centre at Elgå

The centre is at the southern gateway to Femundsmarka National Park. It has exhibitions and information about Femundsmarka and Gutulia national parks. The Femundsmarka National Park Centre is also a useful place to visit before you set out on a trip in the national parks.

Fæmund ll

The Fæmund steamship ferry company was formed in 1886 and purchased three wooden ships the following year. Ever since then, the lake has always had a ferry service. In 1904, the company bought a steam-driven iron-hulled ship, which has serviced Femunden lake every season since 1905. The ship was christened Fæmund II, and you can see it at Elgå every day from around 10 June to 20 August. On Tuesdays and Sundays, you can take a mini-cruise on the ship. It starts and ends at Elgå.

The Røafallene falls

At the border with Trysil, the Røafallene falls hurl themselves down into Engeren lake in a series of rapids and a total of five waterfalls, with a free fall of between 3 and 18 metres. Many years ago, a mill stood beside one of the falls, known as Kvennfallet. Lund farm at Hylleråsen was still harvesting hay at the very edge of Storfallet ("the big fall") until 1920. There are viewing points, benches and toilets along the marked trail. Access from the Rv 26 road is signposted to Røafallene.

Femundshytten farm

Femund Hytte, as it used to be called, was a smeltery when the Røros Copper Works were operational from 1739 to 1822. A community of several hundred people sprang up here, all associated with the smeltery. In July 2010, Femundshytten was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, when the World Heritage Site of Røros was extended to include the area around the town of Røros.

Gjermund Eggen exhibition

Gjermund Eggen was a cross-country skier from Hylleråsen who became a triple world champion, and the entire collection of his prizes and skis are on display in the council offices in Engerdal. Gjermund Eggen himself can give you a guided tour of the exhibition on request. You can view the ski collection during the council offices' opening hours from 09.00 to 14.30 on weekdays.

World War II "Rævhølet" couriers' hut

This is a reconstructed underground hut that was built on the Swedish side of the border by the Norwegian Resistance in the summer of 1944. The hut was used on various intelligence missions in Engerdal and Trysil in autumn 1944. The hut is said to have got its name "Rævhølet", meaning foxhole, because it is believed to have originally been the den of a fox. You can find it by turning east onto Lortseterveien road from the Rv 26 road south of Kvilten. Then take the right turn towards Nysetra (toll road). From there it is a 30–40 minute walk. The lower path is waymarked.

Stenlekehusene houses at Skjæråsen

No one knows exactly when the Stenlekehusene houses were built, but it was probably sometime around the 1830s. The master builders were young shepherds who built a number of houses, including a church, while their herds grazed in Skjæråsen. It takes about 30 minutes to walk there along a waymarked trail from Nordre Vollen on the road between Engerdalssetra summer pasture farm and Sølenstua cabin.

Woodcarver Hans Sorken

The famous woodcarver Hans Sorken, who died in 1990, was born in Vestre Sorken in 1908. This is where he lived and had his workshop in the old main building until 1947. The motifs of Hans Sorken’s wooden sculptures were inspired by nature and the wilderness in Engerdal. Several of the churches in Engerdal municipality are decorated with his work, and you can also see some of them in the council offices. His large wooden sculpture of a group of timber floaters is on display at the Norwegian Forestry Museum in Elverum. Some of his work can also be seen at the museum at the holiday farm Vestre Sorken Feriegård, which is open in summer.

Småsjøkongen

The "småsjøkongen" or "King of Småsjø" is a huge 350–400 year-old protected pine tree with a cross-section of 6–7 square metres. It sits just beside the Fv 654 road, one kilometre south of Småsjøvollen between Femundsenden and Elgå.

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Experience the Femund lake aboard the M/S Fæmund II - Photo: Ragnhild Berg

Attractions in Femund Engerdal

Visit Blokkodden Wilderness Museum, Femundsmarka National Park Centre or go on a mini-cruise with the steamship MS Fæmund II.

Attractions in Femund Engerdal

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