Einunndalen in Folldal is one of Norway's longest and most beautiful mountain valleys with farms. The 34-mile long toll-road through the valley provides access to excellent hiking in unspoilt scenery. Fishing enthusiasts will find secluded lakes and streams with abundant populations of mountain trout. Camping pitches are available in well-prepared and marked areas.
Femundsmarka National Park
Femundsmarka National Park is located between lake Femund and the Swedish border. Gentle mountain plateaus and numerous lakes offer peace, tranquillity and silence. A unique wilderness with pine forests, blockfields, bare mountains and inland waters. Femundsmarka National Park is a paradise for walking and fishing enthusiasts.
Forollhogna National Park
Forollhogna is home to a vast wild reindeer population, featuring Norway's largest bucks. The park stretches across six municipalities in Hedmark and Sør-Trøndelag. Forollhogna is easily accessible for traditional outdoor activities all year round. The Pilgrims' Trail to Nidaros leads through Forollhogna. Local guides are available and a range of accommodation can be found on the outskirts of the park.
Gutulia National Park
This national park is located in Engerdal, between lake Gutulisjøen and the Swedish border. Its primeval forest comprises spruce and pine trees dating 300 to almost 500 years back in time. The old mountain-farm buildings at Gutulia have been restored and are protected, and the cabin is open to the public and can be used for overnight stays. Gutulia National Park and Gutulisetra mountain farm are included in a universal design project and offer all-ability paths and outside toilet facilities.
Jutulhogget is a canyon stretching 1.5 miles through the municipalities of Alvdal and Rendalen and is among the longest of its kind in Northern Europe. The formation emerged during the last ice age when a natural dam burst and water from a lake under the ice carved a new course east through softer ground. Its name derives from the legend that the canyon was carved by the mountain giant Rendalsjutulen. He wanted to lead river Glomma across to Rendalen, but was killed at the very last minute by the mountain giant Glåmdalsjutulen. The easiest access by car is on the western side of Jutulhogget, where the road is signposted from route 23 through Østerdalen.
Koppangsøyene in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal is an alluvial plain unique in Scandinavia. These islands also form some of the most popular fishing areas along the Glomma river.
This 1.86 mile long canyon is a wild and unusual formation in the Hamar region. The stretch has 3 waterfalls of which the uppermost has a vertical drop of some metres down to the river. There are way-marked paths on both sides of river Øksna, leading around the Korpreiret canyon. To reach it, leave route 25/3 by Ebru (Østre Fjellveg) between Hamar and Elverum, and then follow signs towards Nordhue. Drive towards Korperud, and turn off from Østre Fjellveg by Storholtet.
Rondane National Park
Rondane National Park is considered one of the country's most spectacular hiking areas, and features lush mountain valleys, gentle plateaus and towering peaks. The area is rich in old hunting history, and Rondane is also home to herds of wild reindeer - a species Norway has a particular responsibility to preserve.
In Engerdal, river Røa cascades down in wild rapids, featuring a total of five waterfalls with drops ranging from 10 to 60 feet. These are Kvennfallet, Storfallet, Styggfallet, Kløftfallet and Gittostfallet. Along the way-marked path are vantage points, benches and toilet facilities. The route to the Røa Waterfalls is signposted access from route 26. If you are brave enough to try canyoning in Røa, please contact Trysilguidene.
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