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Eating in Toten, Eastern Norway
Eating in Toten, Eastern Norway
Østre Toten.
Photo: Jan Tore Øverstad
Østre Toten.
Photo: Jan Tore Øverstad

The Gjøvik region and Ringsaker

Plan your trip to the Gjøvik region in Eastern Norway and go cycling along Lake Mjøsa
Plan your trip to the Gjøvik region in Eastern Norway and go cycling along Lake Mjøsa
The Gjøvik region.
Photo: Visit Innlandet
The Gjøvik region.
Photo: Visit Innlandet
The Gjøvik region and Ringsaker

Enjoy the good life in the countryside! Toten, Søndre Land, Gjøvik and Ringsaker offer wonderful local food, a rich cultural life, and Norway’s largest lake.

Less than two hours north of Oslo you'll find Gjøvik, often called “the white city by Lake Mjøsa”. The charming town has a lively restaurant scene, and you can dive deep into both culture and nature experiences here.

Gjøvik is also home to Skibladner – the world’s oldest paddle steamer still in service. Do not miss this opportunity to travel back in time on a boat trip on Mjøsa! Afterwards, you can visit Gjøvik Olympic Hall, which was built for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and is the world’s largest spectator hall inside a mountain. It is open to the public all year round.

Just south of Gjøvik is Toten, with a green cultural landscape and kilometres upon kilometres of hiking trails, cycling paths and cross-country skiing tracks. Along the way, you’ll find many farm outlets with local goodies on the shelves.

Søndre Land, less than an hour west of Toten, is also full of nature experiences. Go on a ride wit a velocipede car on the old Valdresbanen or take a trip to the nature reserve Dokka Delta National Wetlands Centre in the north end of the Randsfjord.

And if you take the trip to the other side of Mjøsa, to Ringsaker, you can stay the night in unique tree top hotels, go glamping or kayaking, and visit amazing farms that focus on local cuisine.

Families with children have a lot to look forward to as well, like the climbing park Gjøvik Klatrepark, the knowledge centre Vitensenteret Innlandet, and the water park Totenbadet. Then, go see some world-class art in Peder Balke-Senteret at Kapp.

Find more inspiration on Visit Innlandet’s official website.

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Things to do in the Gjøvik region and Ringsaker

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in the Gjøvik region.

Food and lodging

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what the Gjøvik region offers.

Getting to the Gjøvik region and Ringsaker

Get in-depth travel information on Visit Innlandet’s official website.
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Top attractions in the Gjøvik region and Ringsaker
Welcome to a world of exciting sights, sounds and smells, warm hospitality and a ship that's celebrating over 160 years of service. Read more
DS Skibladner - Lake Mjøsa
The Peder Balke gallery and cultural centre exhibits contemporary art and promotes cultural heritage. Café and an interiors shop. Idyllic beachside… Read more
Peder Balke-Senteret
About Gjøvik Gård Located in the centre of Gjøvik is the beautiful park surrounding the residence Gjøvik Gård.… Read more
Gjøvik gård
Welcome to Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall! The Hall is the world's largest subterranean auditorium and can only be found 120 metres underground. Time… Read more
Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall
Welcome to Gjøvik Climbing Adventure Park In Gjøvik Climbing Adventure Park you will enjoy the feeling of mastering physical challenges… Read more
Gjøvik Climbing Adventure Park
Mjøsas Ark in Kapp – Learn about the history of Mjøsa and life on Norway's greatest lake. Fishing, log driving and boating history go… Read more
Mjøsas Ark – exhibition in Kapp Melkefabrikk
Norway's longest artificial waterfall, wave pool and a tropical climate with 32°C in the air and 3 swimming pool with 35°C in the water - all year.… Read more
Totenbadet - Raufoss
Young or old – there’s something for everyone at Vitensenteret Innlandet, in the middle of Gjøvik. Families come here to play,… Read more
Vitensenteret Innlandet- Gjøvik
About the Dokka Delta National Wetlands Centre The Dokka Delta National Wetlands Centre is an information centre with offices at Lands Museum, a… Read more
Dokka Delta National Wetlands Centre
Helgøya climbing adventure park – Family fun at all comfort levels Helgøya climbing adventure park is the largest in inland Norway… Read more
Helgøya climbingpark
Ringsaker church, built around 1150, is one of Norway's lagers and most authentic medieval churches. It also boasts a position among the… Read more
Ringsaker church
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