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City of forests and outdoor living

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 southern Hedmark county. Many people come here to enjoy the closeness to nature, but Elverum also offers an abundance of cultural history, as well as one of the biggest museums in Norway, Glomdalsmuseet, The Norwegian Forest Museum.

The museum, which is one of Elverum’s biggest draws, 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 over 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 miles 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 and the gallery at the Norwegian Forestry Museum.

Moose, Elverum
Lars B. Nyland/Norwegian Expedition
Osensjøen, Åmot
Hans Olav Osbak/Visit Elverum-Regionen AS
Fjellheisen, Rena
Rena IL
Glomdalsmuseet, Elverum
Hans Olav Osbak

Things to do

Getting here and around

By plane:
  • Oslo Airport is located less than two hours by road from Elverum. From the airport you can either take the train or bus to Elverum.
By road:
  • If you are travelling by car from the Oslo area, you can get to the region either via the E6 road or via the E16 and FV24 roads. From Sweden and Kongsvinger, you can take the RV2 road through Solør and Finnskogen.
  • If you are travelling from the north, the RV3 road 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 road.
  • There are several daily bus departures from Oslo to Elverum and the journey takes around two hours.
By train:
  • NSB (the Norwegian State Railways) has frequent departures from Oslo to Hamar, from which there are connections to Elverum and Rena on the Røros Railway.

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