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Kongsvinger and Elverum

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. 

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.

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

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.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.  

This was just a sample of what you can experience!

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Travel information

You can find more detailed travel information on the official websites for Visit Øst-Norge and the Kongsvinger region
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Towards sustainability

The certification Sustainable Destination is a label given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impacts of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must strive to minimise its impact on local nature, culture and the environment, and support the local community and economy. The municipality and the travel industry shall cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place in which to live as well as visit. 

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Sustainable destination

The Elverum region, which includes Våler and Elverum, has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination.

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