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Its extensive forest and a host of walking, hunting and fishing options right on your doorstep makes Elverum well worth a visit for nature-lovers.
The town of Elverum is set amid the vast and lush green timberlands of the southern part of Hedmark county. Many come here to enjoy the closeness to nature, but Elverum also offers an abundance of cultural history, including two of the country’s most important open-air museums: Glomdalsmuseet and The Norwegian Forest Museum.
The Norwegian Forest Museum has a national responsibility to present the wilderness industries of hunting, trapping, fishing and forestry. It lies in attractive natural surroundings beside the Glomma river and is visited by more than 110,000 people every year.
Elverum can offer a wealth of nature based activities all year round. Renaelva and Glomma are well-known rivers for fishing, while the Finnskogen forest provides ideal opportunities for cycling and walking, with a well-developed network of forest tracks.
Mention cross-country skiing and the Elverum region, and most people will immediately think of the annual Birkebeiner ski race, a 54 kilometre long race between Rena and Lillehammer. However, winter in the Elverum region is not just for “Birkebeiners”. There are many kilometres of great cross-country skiing tracks to choose from, and at Rena Alpine and Ski Centre you can enjoy several family-friendly downhill slopes.
If you are curious about Norwegian and Nordic art, Elverum has a handful of galleries that are well worth visiting, including the Elverum Art Gallery.There are several options for getting to Elverum.
Find more inspiration on Elverum’s official website.
The Norwegian State Railways NSB has frequent departures from Oslo to Hamar, from which there are connections to Elverum and Rena on the Røros Railway.
There are several daily bus departures from Oslo to Elverum and the journey takes around 2 hours. Check out the websites of Nettbuss and Trysilekspressen for prices and timetables.
If you are travelling by car from the Oslo area, you can get to the region either via the E6 or via the E16 and Fv24. From Sweden and Kongsvinger you can take the Rv2 through Solør and Finnskogen.
If you are travelling from the north, the Rv3 takes you through Østerdalen to Åmot municipality and on to Elverum. From Trysil and the west, it is easy to get to the region via the Rv25.
Oslo Airport is located less than 2 hours by road from Elverum. From the airport you can either take a train or bus to Elverum.