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The oldest national park in Norway,

Its free to hike and camp in all areas of the park

Rondane National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Norway and is located in the central part of the country. It was established in 1962 and covers an area of about 963 square kilometers. The park is situated in the counties of Oppland and Hedmark and is known for its rugged mountain landscapes, deep valleys, and vast plateaus. Rondane National Park offers a range of outdoor activities, making it popular among hikers and nature enthusiasts. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the park, varying in difficulty and length. The trails take you through beautiful landscapes with open mountain areas, deep forests, and crystal-clear lakes. Wildlife in the park includes reindeer, elk, lynx, and various bird species. Camping is permitted in designated areas, and there are several mountain lodges and cabins available for overnight stays. Fishing is allowed in some of the lakes and rivers within the park, but you will need a fishing license. The park also has skiing opportunities during the winter months, with marked trails for cross-country skiing.

Rondane National Park provides a unique opportunity to experience Norway's pristine wilderness and untouched natural beauty. Whether you're a hiking enthusiast or simply want to immerse yourself in nature, the park offers a remarkable outdoor experience.

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Traveling is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone,

Located in Innlandet county, in the municipalities of Dovre, Folldal, Sel, Nord-Fron, Sør-Fron, Stor-Elvdal, and Ringebu.

How to get there:

  1. By Train:
    • From Oslo Airport Gardermoen, you can take a train to the town of Otta, which is the gateway to Rondane National Park. The train journey takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.
    • From Otta, you can either take a bus or arrange for a taxi to reach the park entrance or your accommodation within the park. The bus journey takes around 30-45 minutes.
  2. By Car:
    • If you prefer driving, you can rent a car from Oslo or other major cities and drive to Rondane National Park. The park is located approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Oslo, and the drive takes around 3-4 hours.
    • The E6 highway is the main route connecting Oslo and the park. From Otta, you can follow signs for the park entrance or your specific destination within the park.

During winter, some roads in the park may be closed or have limited access due to snowfall. It’s advisable to check the weather and road conditions before planning your trip.

Once you arrive at Rondane National Park, there are parking areas available near the park entrance and various trailheads for hikers. If you’re staying overnight, you can find accommodations within the park, including mountain lodges, cabins, and campsites.

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