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Cross-country skiing in Lesja, Norway - Photo: bjorli.no
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Cross-country skiing in Lesja, Norway Photo: bjorli.no

Key facts about 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.
  • Geographically, with its 2,253 square kilometers, Lesja is the largest municipality in the county of Oppland.
  • Lesja is located in the valley made by the Lesjaskogsvatnet lake and the rivers Rauma and Lågen to the west.
  • 82 per cent of Lesja's area lies at or over 900 meters above sea level.
  • Lesja has about 2,150 inhabitants. 
  • Lesja has a rich cultural history. There are remains of occupation and hunting dating back to the Stone Age.
  • In the mountains on either side of the valley, there are large groups of reindeer.
  • Lesja has one of the biggest populations of reindeer in Norway.
  • Summer in Lesja is normally warm and dry.
  • Bjorli is a village in Lesja and the municipality's main area with regards to tourism. During the winter it is a popular resort for both alpine and cross-country skiing.
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Cross-country skiing in Lesja, Norway - Photo: bjorli.no

Key facts about 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.

Key facts about Bjorli and Lesja

Source: Visitnorway

About Bjorli and Lesja

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.

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Visit Nordmøre and Romsdal, a corner of Fjord Norway full of contrasts, charming coastal cities, and the Trollstigen and Atlanterhavsvegen roads.

Tourist information in Nordmøre and Romsdal

The tourist information offices around the region will help you make the most of your trip to Nordmøre and Romsdal.

Tourist information in Bjorli and Lesja

The tourist information office is located in the YX fuel station in the center of Bjorli.

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