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A new interactive exhibition about nature and wild reindeer has opened. Café with stunning views.

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The Hardangervidda National Park Centre is located close to Skinnarbu in the National Park municipality of Tinn, near the border to the National Park municipality of Vinje.

Skinnarbu is situated by the exit of the Møsvatn lake in Telemark. The centre is a national park centre approved by the government for the Hardangervidda National Park, and is placed together with its partner the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre South.

Interactive wild reindeer exhibition

The Hardangervidda National Park Centre is open with an interactive exhibition on the wild reindeer.

The exhibition takes place in new, refurbished premised of 600 m2.

The exhibition includes 6 sections:

An introductory meeting - a section for the senses where the experience of the wild reindeer takes centre stage.A scientific section where the biology and ecology of the wild reindeer is presented. Here we will discover where the wild reindeer is located on the globe, and information about the various wild reindeer areas in Norway.A historical section about the origins of the wild reindeer, its roaming patterns, and its relationship to humans.A section that covers the management and research connected to the wild reindeer on the mountain plateau.A "red-light" section that will present the various challenges and threats facing the wild reindeer today such as the loss of space, disturbances, increase in traffic, etc.A section where the audience can reflect on various scenarios connected to the wild reindeer and Hardangervidda.

In addition to the exhibition, the Hardangervidda National Park Centre offers an intranet library on the Hardangervidda National Park. Furthermore, the Centre has a nature laboratory for student and schools.

 

The Centre will offer 3 new films that will be screened in the cinema:

The Hardangervidda National Parkasjonalpark – a 20 minute film by natur filmmaker Arvid Aga screened in a Norwegian, a German and an English version.

”According to Nature” – a portrait of the nature-lover, hunter and war hero, Colonel Jens Anton Paulsen. Running time is 35 minutes. The film is produced by Nyland Film in Molde, and is screened in a Norwegian and an English version.

”The Mountain People ” – a documentary film about life in the past and in the present in the mountain villages bordering to the mountain plateau. Running time is 20 minutes. The film is produced by Randi Storås, and is screened in an English and a Norwegian version.

 

From january 2014, the Hardangervidda National park Centre will also offer ecological role play.

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Hardangervidda National Park Centre

The Hardangervidda National Park Centre is located close to Skinnarbu in the National Park municipality of Tinn, near the border to the National Park...

Hardangervidda National Park Centre

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