View from the terrace at Hardangervidda National Park Center over lake Møsvatn

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The Hardangervidda National Park Centre is located at Skinnarbu, on the road 37 between Rjukan and Rauland.The National Park Center has received the "Travellers Choice" award from Tripadvisor for the 8th year in a row.

Internationally awarded interactive exhibition about the national park and the wild reindeer, available in 10 languages. 

(Norwegian, english, german, french, spanish, dutch, russian, ukrainien, polish and mandarin (chinese)

Free intranet liberay of all the plants, insects, birds and animals in the nationalpark, norwegian/english

Cafe with panorama view - one of the countries best views, with tradtional Norwegian food.

Outdoors

Visit the outdoors exhibit - naturepath 2,5 km

Download the new outdoors audioguide at our reception, and learn about ecology, plants,birds and animal on your way, available in 10 languages.Very family friendly, there are 10 benches along the trail.

The exhibition includes 6 sections:

An introductory meeting - taking the visitor on a tour of the 4 seasons with the reindeer.

A scientific section - where the biology and ecology of the wild reindeer is presented. Discover where the wild reindeer is located on the globe, and information about the various wild reindeer habitats in Norway.

A historical section - about the origins of the wild reindeer, its roaming patterns, and its relationship to humans.

A scientific section - that covers the management and research connected to the wild reindeer on the mountain plateau.

A "red-light" section - presenting the various challenges and threats facing the wild reindeer today such as the loss of space, disturbances, increase in traffic, etc.

A reflective section - where the visitor can reflect upon various scenarios connected to the wild reindeer and Hardangervidda.

Furthermore, the centre has a nature laboratory for student and schools.

The films in the cinema:

"The Hardangervidda National Park"

”One With Nature” – a portrait of the nature-lover, hunter and war hero, Colonel Jens Anton Paulsen.

”The Mountain People ” – a documentary film about life in the past and in the present in the mountain villages bordering to the mountain plateau.

 

Facilities

Activities

  • activities for children
  • course
  • exhibition

General facilities

  • café/cafeteria
  • Conference facilities
  • course facilities
  • suitable for children

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • gallery
  • guided tour by appointment
  • permanent exhibitions
  • photography

Nature and terrain

  • borders on a national park
  • lookout point

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      Hardangervidda National Park Centre

      Type:Exhibitions

      Møsvannsveien 1149, 3660, Rjukan

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