The town of Elverum is set amid the vast and lush green timberlands of southern Hedmark county. Many people come here to enjoy the closeness to nature, but Elverum also offers an abundance of cultural history, as well as one of the biggest museums in Norway, Glomdalsmuseet, The Norwegian Forest Museum.
The museum, which is one of Elverum’s biggest draws, has a national responsibility to present the wilderness industries of hunting, trapping, fishing and forestry. It lies in attractive natural surroundings beside the Glomma river, and is visited by over 110,000 people every year.
Elverum can offer a wealth of nature based activities all year round. Renaelva and Glomma are well-known rivers for fishing, while the Finnskogen forest provides ideal opportunities for cycling and walking, with a well-developed network of forest tracks.
Mention cross-country skiing and the Elverum region, and most people will immediately think of the annual Birkebeiner ski race, a 54 kilometre-long race between Rena and Lillehammer. However, winter in the Elverum region is not just for 'Birkebeiners'. There are miles of great cross-country skiing tracks to choose from, and at Rena Alpine and Ski Centre you can enjoy several family-friendly downhill slopes.
If you are curious about Norwegian and Nordic art, Elverum has a handful of galleries that are well worth visiting, including the Elverum Art Gallery and the gallery at the Norwegian Forestry Museum.
There is no need to wait until you're here to find out what you'd like to do.
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Stay in a treetop cabin, visit a farm or enjoy the myriad of opportunities for outdoor activities. Hedmark is an ideal spot, whether you are looking for an active holiday or some peace and relaxation.