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Eastern Norway

Eastern Norway is known for tall and wild mountains in Jotunheimen national park and urban life in the capital of Oslo.
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About half of the Norwegian population live in this region. Gudbrandsdalen is one of the valleys cutting through the mountains from east to west.
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Jotunheimen in Eastern Norway - Photo: Lars Sjøgren/Innovation Norway

Eastern Norway

Eastern Norway is known for tall and wild mountains in Jotunheimen national park and urban life in the capital of Oslo.

Eastern Norway

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    Seasons and Climate in Eastern Norway

    Summer lasts from June to August in Eastern Norway. Winter is cold and spring is fresh. During fall the landscape is painted in vibrant colours.

    Destinations in Eastern Norway

    Oslo

    The capital of Norway is situated by a fjord and surrounded by hills and forests and is only 7 hours away from New York.

    The Lillehammer Region

    Visit Lillehammer and enjoy attractions such as the Olympic arenas, Maihaugen and Hafjell. Explore the area by bicycle, on foot or on skis.

    The Jotunheimen Mountains

    Enjoy the view from the top of Galdhøpiggen, Norway's tallest mountain, or walk along the narrow, but popular, Besseggen Ridge.

    Hemsedal

    Hemsedal is a small mountain village known for some of Norway's best skiing and fly fishing.

    Bjorli and Lesja

    At the very top of Gudbrandsdalen, only a few kilometers from Romsdalen, you will find the municipality of Lesja and the village of Bjorli.

    Flå

    Flå offers beautiful nature, from lakes and forests to mountain tops. Parts of Vassfaret (the legendary Kingdom of Bears) belong to Flå.

    Follo

    Welcome to the sunny side of the Oslofjord, only 20 minutes south of Oslo.

    Geilo

    Geilo is a mountain village halfway between Oslo and Bergen. It is known for good skiing during winter, and hiking, cycling and fishing during summer.

    Gjøvik, Land and Toten

    Gjøvik is located by lake Mjøsa and is home to Skibladner, the oldest paddle steamer in the world.

    Hadeland

    Being on the list of nationally valuable culture landscapes, Hadeland can offer a wealth of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages.

    The Gudbrandsdalen Valley

    Gudbrandsdalen is surrounded by the national parks of Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell, and is known for medieval farms, good skiing and hiking.

    Nesbyen

    Nesbyen is the "old town" of the Hallingdal Valley, rich in culture and tradition. The gentle high mountains tempt you with amazing scenery.

    The Fjell & Fjord region

    Explore some of Norway’s greatest highlights on a journey through the mountains of Hallingdal and Norefjell to the fjords of Hardanger and Sognefjord.

    Fjell Norway

    Explore the mountain region of Fjell Norway. Visit the Olympic town Lillehammer and the surrounding national parks Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovre.

    Asker and Bærum

    Just west of Oslo lie Asker and Bærum. A world of experiences, nature and culture awaits you, there should be something for everyone.

    The Drammen Region

    Combine urban life in the city of Drammen with a wilderness expedition, or an art trip in Vestfossen with a round of golf in picturesque surroundings.

    Sandefjord

    Sandefjord boasts miles of coastline, as well as a rich historical heritage. Vikings have left their mark here, as has the whaling industry.

    Hedmark

    Hedmark can offer a wide range of nature and experiences, from hiking, fishing and biking to local foods and cultural happenings.

    Ringerike

    Enjoy Ringerike's beautiful countryside with lakes, hills and farmland - perfect for hiking, cycling and fishing.

    Trysil

    Trysil is Norway's largest ski resort with 66 slopes and 31 lifts. Trysil is family friendly, and in summer offers more than 30 activities.

    Valdres

    The region of Valdres is known for hiking, cycling and fishing in the summer, and more than 1,000 kilometers of cross-country trails in the winter.

    Romerike

    Romerike is a green and lush region close to Oslo. Here you can visit the Eidsvoll Building where Norway's independence from Denmark was declared.

    Ål in Hallingdal

    In Ål you can enjoy enjoy outdoor activities and a number of cultural events.

    Numedal

    Located midway between Kongsberg and Geilo, Numedal blends Norwegian nature, culture and traditions into a pleasant experience.

    Gol in Hallingdal

    Spend some days in the small town of Gol, and enjoy activities such as hiking and fishing during the summer, and skiing during the winter.

    Østfold

    Østfold is one of Norway’s smallest counties. The region can for example tempt you with the Oslofjord, Fredrikstad Fortress and the Glomma River.

    Fredrikstad

    Experience a rich cultural life, a bustling quayside and a cosy Old Town. Fredrikstad is proud to be the best preserved fortress town in Scandinavia.

    Halden

    Halden is an idyllic little town nestled down by the fjord, just on the border to Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress.

    Indre Østfold

    Discover the fascinating and beautiful borderlands between Oslo and Sweden. Enjoy untouched nature, Norway’s oldest canal and charming villages.

    Moss

    The town of Moss and its surrounding areas have the most beaches in the whole of Østfold, a rich industrial heritage and a flourishing art scene.

    Sarpsborg

    Sarpsborg has a rich history. Many of its attractions are linked to its past, from the rock carvings along Oldtidsveien to Skjeberg Medieval Church.

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