Fishing at Hardangervidda

Book Tickets Online

About

The Hardangervidda is Europe's largest high mountain plateau, and here is Norway's largest national park.

The nature is varied, with steep terrain and stunning views.

Most of the area is easy to navigate. The nature is varied from flat plains on the east side to steep mountains and fjords on the west side.

Hardangervidda National Park is the largest national park in mainland Norway with its 3422 km2 distributed in the counties of Hordland, Buskerud and Telemark. To the west, the national park includes areas belonging to the municipalities of Odda, Ullensvang and Eidfjord, to the east Hol and Nore and Uvdal, and to the southeast Tinn and Vinje.

The national park was established in 1981, and half of the area is on private land.

Europe's largest wild reindeer tribe

An important intention with the national park was to secure the areas for the wild reindeer population, which is Europe's largest. On the Hardangervidda, the wild reindeer can still make natural walks without too great obstacles.

The Hardangervidda is also considered a southern border for several Arctic plants and animals, especially mountain foxes and snowy owls.

The fishing opportunities are many and the mountain trout from the Hardangervidda is widely known for its good quality.

Traffic on the Hardangervidda

To protect the wild reindeer, it is requested that you use already marked trails if you are traveling on the Hardangervidda.

DNT has a well-spread trail network.

Activities on the Hardangervidda from Rjukan:

- cabin to cabin

- cycle on the Hardangervidda

- Krossobanen - fastest way to Hardangervidda

- MB Fjellvåken - idyllic boat trip on the Hardangervidda

Hardangervidda National Park Center

Hardangervidda National Park Center at Skinnarbu is a dissemination arena for nature and wild reindeer on the Hardangervidda.

Facilities

Activities

  • bicycle tours
  • fishing possibilities
  • mountain hiking
  • nature trails
  • riding tours

Nature and terrain

  • high mountain plateau
  • national park

Other accommodation

  • tourist cabin

Season

  • All-year

Sports activities

  • bike trails

Winter sports

  • marked cross country ski trails

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      93
    • Very Good
      15
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      Map & Directions

      Hardangervidda national park - southeastern part

      Type:Scenic attractions

      3660, Rjukan

      What's Nearby

      1. The sun mirrors bring sun down to Rjukan Square during winter months, when it is normally…

        2.54 km away
      2. The beautiful, ungovernable Rjukan waterfall had the power, and the engineer, Sam Eyde,…

        2.83 km away
      3.  An exciting exhibition with local character.

        3.34 km away
      4.  An exciting exhibition with local character.

        3.34 km away
      1. Tinn has many beautiful churches. Churches with dramatic history and idyllic locations.

        3.37 km away
      2. During the WWII Vemork in Rjukan was in focus for their production of heavy water. The…

        3.39 km away
      3. At the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork you can see the unique exhibition…

        3.48 km away
      4. Rjukan is on the nomination list for UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nomination is based…

        3.75 km away
      5. Krokan Turisthytte was built in 1868 and is situated right next to the Rjukan waterfall.…

        4.03 km away
      6. The Rjukan Waterfall is unfortunately much less impressive than it used to be as most of…

        4.14 km away
      7. Read the legend about Mari and Øystein, the forbidden love.

        4.58 km away
      8. Tinn Museum is a folklore museum with antiquarian buildings, which focuses on the old…

        6.62 km away
      9. The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is easily accessable and one of…

        6.73 km away
      10. The centre's objective is to preserve the rich handicraft traditions in Tinn and to offer…

        15.38 km away
      11. Interactive exhibition about wild reindeer.

        15.39 km away
      12. The Rjukan Railway was built by Norsk Hydro, and opened in 1909. It's a unique railway…

        15.58 km away
      Previous Next

      My Planner

      To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

      Already saved an Itinerary?

      • Site Logo
      • Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
      • Sustainable Destination

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss