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A musk ox in the Dovrefjell mountains in Oppdal, Norway
Musk ox in Oppdal.
Photo: Oppdal Safari

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
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
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
In 2017 river rafting on Driva was named the best place to raft in mid- Norway by Norwegian News Agency. Opplev Oppdal offers three different rafting… Read more
Whitewater rafting
Oppdal Zipline Park consists of 8 different ziplines. These range in length from 50 m - 140 m long and are up to 40 m above the raging river below.… Read more
Oppdal Zipline Park
Would you like simple access to a mountain 1125 meters above sea level? Take the gondola to the top of Hovden! The chairlifts in the World Cup run in… Read more
Gondola in Oppdal
ZIPLINE IN THE ÅMOTSDALEN VALLEY Looking for a farm visit with something else alongside? If so, plan to visit Åmotsdalen Gard! You can… Read more
Adventurous ziplines!
VANG BURIAL SITE IN OPPDAL – ONE MAN SPEL The burial site at Vang is Norway’s largest burial ground from the Viking Age. There are many… Read more
How did the vikings live?
Canyoning in the river Driva is perfect for those who are looking for a fun challenge! Canyoning is a super fun, fresh and exciting activity developed… Read more
Canyoning
Oppdalsmuseet is a rich town museum situated close to the town center. Featuring a large number of log houses, this town museum highlights life… Read more
Oppdal Museum
**VOGNILDSBUA** Vognildsbua is an old-fashioned shop with a history that dates back to 1860’s. The main building is among the oldest general… Read more
Vognildsbua - Historic shop and museum
Destinations in Trøndelag
The vibrant city of Trondheim is home to some of Trøndelag’s most popular attractions, cosy shopping streets and a myriad of restaurants… Read more
Trondheim
The Golden Road is close to the main route from Trondheim to Bodø. Visit one of the country's most innovative aquavit producers,… Read more
The Golden Road
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site Røros. This traditional town is a certified Sustainable Destination and one of the oldest towns of… Read more
Røros
Take a Golden Detour, eat local delicacies and discover the exciting heritage of the Vikings! Plan your trip to Innherred now! Read more
Innherred
Life on the coast of Trøndelag is exciting and relaxing. Visit the famous beach bar at Stokkøya, dive into… Read more
Hitra, Frøya & Fosen
Boasting a pristine coastline, plenty of rivers and three national parks, Namdalen is a natural hub for outdoor pursuits. Read more
Namdalen
Step into the kingdom of the mythical musk oxen. Go hiking, biking, and horseback riding or visit the award-winning Viewpoint Snøhetta. Read more
The Dovrefjell mountains
Kystriksveien is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the road you can climb the mountains Torghatten and De syv søstre,… Read more
Kystriksveien – the coastal route
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