More and more visitors come for the peace and quietness by more than 900 lakes, just interrupted by folk music and wild animals.
What is that sound? A family of five wakes up eight feet above the ground in a wooden house built between the tops of two huge trees. One of the children is looking down on a moose and her calf eating peacefully on the ground. The permanent food box helps overnight guests come close to wild animals, and make this place one of many charming accommodations in Femund Engerdal.
The area, situated between the border with Sweden and the cities of Trysil and Røros, has 67 mountain peaks and two national parks, Femundsmarka and Gutulia. Hiking, canoeing and cycling hardly become more family-friendly than here.There are several options for getting to Femund Engerdal.
Fly fishing in the rivers is popular. In addition, there are more than 900 beautiful waters and Norway's third biggest lake Femunden, trafficked by the ferry M/S Fæmund II built as early as 1904. Here and in other waters you can expect fish species like trout, char, grayling, whitefish, perch and pike.
Femund Engerdal has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.
In the northernmost part of Femund Engerdal, Sami people live in reindeer husbandry with huge herds that are easy to spot. Locals will also point you in the direction of producers of local food and places to eat like Anne på Landet. The yearly Femund Festival lets you mingle with locals, also on the dance floor.
In winter there are many activities, where ice fishing is among the more original sports and cross-country skiing is family-friendly fun. Even in Femund Engerdal it’s time to go to sleep, maybe with the quiet rattle from friendly animals sharing a meal right underneath your room.
Find more inspiration on Femund Engerdal's official website.
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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