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Lake Atnsjøen and the mountains of Rondane seen from Sohlbergplassen, Norway - Photo: Jørn Hagen for Statens vegvesen
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Lake Atnsjøen and the mountains of Rondane seen from Sohlbergplassen, Norway Photo: Jørn Hagen for Statens vegvesen

Rondane National Tourist Route

A peaceful drive on fv. 27 between Sollia Church and Folldal is an excellent alternative to the main routes through Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen.
Facts
Road: Rv. 27 between Enden and Folldal Length: 48 kilometres

Location

Rondane National Tourist Route is a 75-kilometer-long stretch of road running from Muen and Sollia Church to Folldal in the county of Hedmark. The area is part of Scandinavia’s southernmost wilderness.

The road

The blue mountains of Rondane lie as a backdrop to Rondane National Tourist Route. Rondane National Park was established in 1962 as Norway's first National Park. Here, the characteristic traces of the ice age are clear.

The area has a rich cultural history. The old buildings at Folldal mines, dating from the mid-18th century, show the life and the class distinctions of the former mining community. At Strømbu, Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt met the invisible serpent. Today Strømbu is a rest area of modern architecture and a popular starting point for mountain walks in Rondane.

Viewpoints along the road

Along the route, exciting stopping points have been designed for taking breaks, parking for hikes and taking photographs.

One such place is Sohlbergplassen that offers magnificent views of Lake Atnsjøen and the mountains of Rondane. From here you can see Rondane as the painter Harald Sohlberg portrayed it in "Winter Night in the Mountains".

Another one is Strømbu, the reconstruction of an old lay-by to a full rest area with services, indoor area with a roof terrace, information boards, a small shop and long-term parking. Strømbu is the main starting point for hikes through the Rondane Mountains from the east.

What to see

From the Rondane National Tourist Route, there is a great view to the Rondane National Park with its mountains, valleys and rivers.

In the Rondane National Park you will find mountain birch, cranberries, cloudberries, fungi and mountain flowers. It has Norway's last stock of wild reindeer. Deer, roe deer and elk are commonplace along the rims of the park. Wolverines, fox, marten, mink, hare, lynx and a small population of bears are also present. Most lakes and rivers hold trout. Grouse, golden eagle and gerfalcon are the most special of all the birds that live here. 

Stop the car, take a step aside and take in the peace and quiet and the beauty of the wilderness around you.

Find more information about attractions in the Rondane area.

What to do

From Rondane National Tourist Route, you have easy access to the Rondane Mountains with an excellent network of waymarked trails. Join activities in wild and unspoiled scenery - summer as well as winter. Keywords are hiking, paddling, cycling, riding, fishing, dog sledging and skiing.

The Atna River runs beside the Rondane National Tourist Route. A fishing licence is valid for Atnavassdraget including tributary rivers, and is sold through local shops and tourist companies.

In the region, there are a lot of well-prepared cross-country ski tracks. Rondane also offers extensive possibilities to make your own tours in the mountains. There are also guided tours "off track".

Folldal Mine and Mine Village have been preserved with most of the buildings and equipment intact (1748-1993). There is also a museum and a National Park Centre with several exhibitions, and you can join a rail trip into the mine.

Find more information about what to do in the Rondane area.

Where to stay

A charming hotel and rustic, comfortable log cabins await guests at Rondane Gjestegård.

Experience the atmosphere at Kvebergsøya, where one can feel the "soul" and the peace of times past in the old buildings.

Bergseng Ranch has a special family-friendly outdoor area, and is surrounded by the countryside including rich flora, fauna and birdlife. The area is perfect for walking and hiking and is of geological interest. It has a rich heritage, with a history of farming that dates back to the 1500s.

If you plan to sleep in a tent, caravan or motorhome, there are many camping sites along the National Tourist Route.

Find more information about the accommodation possibilities in the Rondane area.

Where to eat

Enjoy home-cooked meals and freshly baked cakes at Rondane Gjestegård.

With view of Rondane National Park, you can sample traditional home made cooking at Atnasjø Café in Sollia.

In the Folldal Mine and Mine Village, you can eat at Gruvekroa, a café with genuine Norwegian food.

Find more information about where to eat in the Rondane area.

Facts

  • Road: Fv. 27 between Muen in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal and Folldal in the municipality of Folldal in the county of Hedmark.
  • Length: 75 kilometers.

Getting to Rondane National Tourist Route

From Oslo and Trondheim:
Rondane National Tourist Route lies approximately 280 kilometres north of Oslo and 195 kilometers south of Trondheim.

  • The main route from Oslo is E6 north to Frya. From here continue on the fv. 27 to Enden, the south end of Rondane National Tourist Route. The drive takes approximately four hours.
  • The main routes from Trondheim and Røros are E6 and fv. 29 to Folldal, the north end of Rondane National Tourist Route. The drive takes approximately three and a half hours.

Find more information about getting to the Rondane area and around.

More information

National Tourist Routes in Norway
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Rondane National Park

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Last updated:  2013-08-21
 - Photo: Roger Ellingsen/Statens vegvesen

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Lake Atnsjøen and the mountains of Rondane seen from Sohlbergplassen, Norway - Photo: Jørn Hagen for Statens vegvesen

Rondane National Tourist Route

A peaceful drive on fv. 27 between Sollia Church and Folldal is an excellent alternative to the main routes through Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen.

Rondane National Tourist Route

Source: Visitnorway

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