The name Hedmark originates from the old Norse "Heiðmǫrk" (woodland of the heathens), and was the name used for the area between Hamar and Elverum.
The three railway lines running through Hedmark are the Røros Line, the Dovre Line and the Kongsvinger Line. For further information, please visit nsb.no or call +47 81 50 08 88.
The following bus companies operate in Hedmark:
The local bus operator in Hedmark is Hedmark Trafikk. For timetables and further information, please see hedmark-trafikk.no or call 177.
Bus services in Engerdal are provided by ÅEB.
Enjoy a trip on Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake with Skibladner - the world's oldest paddle steamer still in operation.
MS Fæmund II provides a ferry service on lake Femunden, and will take you to Femunden National Park.
Both vessels are in service during the summer season.
Oslo Airport is less than an hour away by car. For further info, see osl.no.
The international car rental companies Hertz, Avis and Rent-a-wreck have offices at the airport and in the town centres.
Taxi services are available in all of Hedmark's municipalities. Please see hedmark-taxi.no or call 03650.
From Oslo, the main route to and from Hedmark is E6. From the fjords and mountains in the north, route 3 will take you through the entire Østerdalen valley. From Røros, follow route 30 to get there.
Friisveien between Atna and Ringebu, and Birkebeinerveien between Sjusjøen and Imsroa are both closed during the winter.
Route 27 across Venabygdsfjellet mountain is closed overnight in the winter
For further information, please call the Traffic Information Service on phone number 175.
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