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Hardangervidda Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger Hardangervidda Photo: Hans Dieter Fleger
Hardangervidda Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger
Hardangervidda Photo: Hans Dieter Fleger

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Hardangervidda is the largest mountain plateau in Europe. This is where you will find Norway's largest national park.

The scenery is varied with steep mountainsides and spectacular views.

The countryside there is diverse, ranging from flat plains on the eastern side to steep mountains and fjords in the west.

It is home to Europe's lagerst herd of wild reindeer and several other artctic plants and animals.

There are many opportunities for fishing, and mountain trout from Hardangercidda are famous for their excellent quality.

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Facilities

  • Season

    • all year round
  • Sports activities

    • bike trails
  • Activities

    • fishing possibilities
    • mountain hiking
    • nature trails
    • bicycle tours
    • riding tours
  • Nature and terrain

    • high mountain plateau
    • national park
  • Winter sports

    • marked cross country ski trails
  • Other accommodation

    • tourist cabin

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Hardangervidda - Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger

Hardangervidda

Hardangervidda is the largest mountain plateau in Europe. This is where you will find Norway's largest national park. The scenery is varied with...

Hardangervidda

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Tourist information in Rjukan

The tourist information office is centrally located in the town centre.

Hardanger National Tourist Route

Follow the scenic Hardangerfjord in Fjord Norway, where for over a century travelers have come to see mountains, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers.

What to do in Rjukan

Rent a canoe or join a boat trip on Lake Møsvatn, or choose hiking, biking or fishing on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

Key facts about Rjukan

Rjukan is an old center for industry and has approximately 3,000 inhabitants.

Where to stay in Rjukan

Stay in Rjukan itself or choose one of the surrounding areas of Gausta, Skinnarbu, Tinnbygdene or Hardangervidda.

Hiking in Rjukan

There is a variety of marked trails in the mountains of Rjukan. The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the old saboteurs' route are recommended.
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