An extensive network of way-marked trails offers excellent outdoor experiences along Mjøsa, in the countryside and the mountains. For more information and route descriptions, please contact Hamar region Tourist office, Hamar or Hedemarken Mountain Trekking Association.
The Ringsaker mountains and Sjusjøen offer easily accessible trails in varied terrain with mountain farms, bare mountains and through blueberry fields.
An outdoor enthusiast's paradise, and a place for peace and quiet and easy hikes. Hedmarksvidda is within easy reach, and with Gåsbu and Budor as the two main gateways.
With its multitude of cultural heritage sites, old and well-maintained trails and numerous information displays, Mosjømarka is ideal for outdoor adventures. The area has easy access from Løten town center.
The station trail between Stange and Tangen
Between Stange and Tangen railway stations is a route running through forest terrain and past abandoned cotter's farms. Park at, or take the train to, one of the stations, and then walk to the other one. Return to the starting point by train, which runs regularly. The trail is approximately 18,5 kilometers long.
The Ottestad Trail
The Ottestad Trail leads through the cultural landscape in Stange, south of Hamar town center. This walk along farm tracks, trails and foot and cycle paths leads past attractions such as the distillery Atlungstad Brenneri. It is approximately 15,6 kilometers in length.
Ilsengstiene ("The Ilseng Paths") is a series of marked paths featuring many alternative trails. The Ilseng Paths pass through forest terrain, open cultural landscapes and along four rivers and bridges. Svartelva river winds its way through Ilseng, and three other rivers run into Svartelva at Ilseng.
The Starelva river runs through the wetland area at Starene, which is an important migratory bird district and the inland’s most important ringing station. Between 165 and 170 different bird species have been registered at Starene. It is highly recommend that you experience the bird life in this district, particularly in the spring.
Altogether, this route is approximately 20 kilometers long.
Korpreiret is a canyon by the Øksna river, and stretches three kilometers from Korperud and to the south-east. There are trails on both sides of the river. To find the trail, leave route 25/3 by Ebru (Østre Fjellveg) between Hamar and Elverum, then follow signs towards Nordhue. From there, drive towards Korperud and turn off from Østre Fjellveg by Storholtet. The trail along the canyon is approximately 3,7 kilometers long.
Mountain peak hike in Øyungsfjellet
One of the most spectacular mountain peak hikes in Ringsaker, this route is approximately 24 kilometres in length. With the car park at Øyungen as starting point, enjoy a hike to Tua at 1090 meters above sea level. This is the highest point in Ringsaker municipality. As you walk, make sure you take in the views towards Rondane and Jotunheimen.
The Pilgrims' Route to Trondheim
The old Pilgrims' Route between Oslo and Nidarosdomen Cathedral in Trondheim was reopened the summer of 1997, and the path is waymarked with an easily recognizable logo. The Pilgrim's Path passes through the Hamar region between Oslo and Trondheim.
The Pilgrim Centre in Hamar is situated on the site of the old marketplace in the area that is now called Domkirkeodden. From the Pilgrim Center, there are views of the ruins of the medieval cathedral, which dates from 1152. Hamar Cathedral is an important pilgrimage destination for pilgrims who either walk locally or walk the whole Pilgrim's Route to Nidarosdomen Cathedral.
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