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A person alpine skiing in Oppdal ski centre in Trøndelag, Norway
Alpine skiing in Oppdal.
Photo: Martin I. Dalen
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Skiing, running, or biking down gentle mountainsides, traditional food that will make your mouth water, and encounters with the awe-inspiring musk ox – no matter the season, Oppdal has you covered.

In Oppdal in the southern part of Trøndelag, you are always close to nature. The mountains extend from Dovrefjell in the south to Trollheimen in the north, and the highlights differ depending on what time of the year you choose to go.

The village of Oppdal has long traditions for winter sports and is one of central Norway’s most popular winter destinations. If you want to go alpine skiing, you can choose between four mountains and a number of lifts and slopes. If you prefer cross-country skiing, the prepared tracks are many and the mountain plateaus wide.

Winter is long and often overlaps with spring, which means that you might be able to go skiing on one day and running or biking the next.

In the summer and autumn, you can hike on an extensive trail network or follow the pilgrim path towards Trondheim. Maintenance is provided by 45,000 grazing sheep.

No matter the season, you’ll want to join a musk ox safari! Bring your camera – but follow your guide’s instructions, and don’t go to close, as the imposing animals can be quite dangerous.

In the middle of this beautiful scenery, you’ll find a vibrant and hospitable community, tasty food in pleasant dining places, and plenty of activities both indoors and outside.

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Top winter activities in Oppdal

Check out some of the best things to do in Oppdal in winter.

Top summer activities in Oppdal

Stay active in Oppdal during summer.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Oppdal.

Food and drink

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

Getting to Oppdal

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Top attractions in Oppdal
Vangslia is Oppdal´s most visited ski lift. Read more
Vangslia
Get the most out of your skiing experience in Oppdal. Read more
The Oppdal skisenter ski school
Guided tour of Dovrefjell National Park, musk ox, birds, great landscape, changing weather, brewing coffee outside! Sleeping in a tent/cottage to… Read more
Photo safari with personal guide
Ziplining is a spectacular activity and an unforgettable experience. In Opplev Oppdals Wilderness Camp, you can try a zipline that takes you across… Read more
Wilderness Camp and zipline in winter
Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of few places in the world, where you can experience the majestic muskox. Read more
Musk Ox Safari
The gondola to the top of Hovden in Oppdal. Read more
Gondola in Oppdal
A hike along the pilgrims path in Oppdal offers a variation in rich nature- and cultural experiences. Read more
The pilgrim path in Oppdal
Hovden is popularly called "The Hill", and is ranked one of the best alpine-hills in Norway. Read more
Hovden in Oppdal
A vibrant town museum in Oppdal. Read more
Oppdalsmuseet
Fun on the river for both adults and children. Read more
Rafting with Opplev Oppdal
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