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Kongsvinger Fortress

Kongsvinger Fortress Photo: Kongsvinger Festning
Kongsvinger Fortress Photo: Kongsvinger Festning

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Kongsvinger Fortress is one of the most important sites of cultural heritage in Norway and Hedmark Fylke and it is regarded as on the region’s main attractions. 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.

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Kongsvinger Fortress - Photo: Kongsvinger Festning

Kongsvinger Fortress

Kongsvinger Fortress is one of the most important sites of cultural heritage in Norway and Hedmark Fylke and it is regarded as on the region’s main att...

Kongsvinger Fortress

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Getting to the Hamar region and around

The Hamar Region is located 120 kilometers north of Oslo, along the main road E6. It is rather easy to get to by car, train or bus.

Getting to Hedmark

Hedmark is an easy destination to reach, whether you travel by car, bus, train or plane.

What to do in the Hamar region

The Hamar region has a wide variety of activities on offer, and is ideal for anyone looking for an active holiday.

Accommodation with Character in Hedmark

Stay in a tree-top cabin, enjoy a spa-hotel or try life at a stunning manor farm. Hedmark offers accommodation to suit every taste.

Tour suggestions in the Hamar region

In this area you can hike the trail network on Hedmarksvidda, choose between a number of cycle routes or stroll along the banks of Lake Mjøsa.

Attractions in the Hamar region

Visit the Viking Ship Olympic Arena and the old brewery houses at Løten, or the ruins of the Hamar Cathedral, or take a trip with a mini steam train.
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