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Kongsvinger and Elverum

Kongsvinger fortress .
Photo: Vist Kongssvingerregionen
Kongsvinger fortress .
Photo: Vist Kongssvingerregionen

Kongsvinger is a quaint small town that lies close to the Swedish border. Here, beautiful Kongsvinger Fortress commands the Glomma river, guarding lots of exciting history.

Walk on the fortresses star-shaped ramparts, before exploring the charming wooden houses in Øvrebyen, just below. 

Here, you will find unique museums, cosy niche shops, and welcoming restaurants and cafés. 

Stay at the venerable Festningen Hotel and Resort, where you can enjoy fine dining in historic surroundings. 

Kongsvinger fortress .
Photo: Vist Kongssvingerregionen
Kongsvinger fortress .
Photo: Vist Kongssvingerregionen

Just half an hour's drive away by the border, lies Magnor Glassverk, one of the most famous glassworks in Norway, and well worth a visit.

Secure a bargain at the factory outlet store, witness the craft up close in Glasshytta, and blow your own glass.

Glass-blowing at Magnor Glassverk in Eidskog .
Photo: Magnor Glassverk
Glass-blowing at Magnor Glassverk in Eidskog .
Photo: Magnor Glassverk

Here, you can also visit The Plus, the world's most environmentally friendly furniture factory, opening in 2022!

The Plus in Magnor .
Photo: BIG / Verve
The Plus in Magnor .
Photo: BIG / Verve

The Danish star architects in BIG Bjarke Ingels Group designed these spectacular glulam structures.

The factory will also have a visitor centre and a 74 acre park.

The Plus in Magnor .
Photo: BIG/Verve
The Plus in Magnor .
Photo: BIG/Verve

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

You don't have to venture far from Magnor or Kongsvinger to enjoy Finnskogen's deep tranquillity.

The Finnskogen forest in Hedmark .
Photo: Nikolas Gogstad Andersen
The Finnskogen forest in Hedmark .
Photo: Nikolas Gogstad Andersen

Spend some quality time with good friends. 

Check in to Finnskogtoppen Spa and Wellness Hotel, explore the regions small museums, and relax on small glittering lakeside beaches in the mystical realm of the Forest Finns. 

Why not try a guided walk, a moose safari, or a canoe trip?

Finnskogen forest .
Photo: Nikolas Gogstad Andersen
Finnskogen forest .
Photo: Nikolas Gogstad Andersen

Tuck yourself into a warm duvet eight metres above the ground at stylish PAN tree top cabins.

Join a wolf safari, relax at a yoga retreat, or try a swamp safari on a SUP.

PAN Treetrop cabins in Finnskogen .
Photo: Even Baardseth / PAN Tretopphytter
PAN Treetrop cabins in Finnskogen .
Photo: Even Baardseth / PAN Tretopphytter

Kongsvinger offers many enjoyable outdoor activities.

Try out the course at Kongsvinger Golf Club, which has been named Norway's best course several years running, explore cycling routes through the lush forests, fish the Glomma river, or ski the many cross-country trails in winter.

Kongsvinger Golfclub in Eastern Norway .
Photo: Kongsvinger Golfklubb
Kongsvinger Golfclub in Eastern Norway .
Photo: Kongsvinger Golfklubb

Visit  Anno Norwegian Forest Museum, which often hosts family activities during school holidays, and enjoy something to eat at one of the many cafés and restaurants in the city.  

Anno Museum in Elverum .
Photo: Visit Elverum / Anno Norsk skogmuseum
Anno Museum in Elverum .
Photo: Visit Elverum / Anno Norsk skogmuseum

This was just a sample of what you can experience!

Scroll below to get more good tips on accommodation, activities, and dining. 

PAN treetop cabins in Finnskogen .
Photo: Marcus Ek
PAN treetop cabins in Finnskogen .
Photo: Marcus Ek

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Things to do

Explore Skeikampen and the surrounding mountains all year along.

Where to stay

From luxurious hotels to cosy cabins – find the perfect accommodation in Elverum and Kongsvinger.

Food and drink

From traditional to modern – enjoy the culinary flavours of Elverum and Kongsvinger.

Travel information

You can find more detailed travel information on the official websites for the Elverum region and the Kongsvinger region

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