Interior Norway

What we love about Interior Norway

Interior Norway is dominated by high mountain plateaus with stunning views and a unique sub-arctic flora and animal life. These plateaus are located more than 1.000 meters above sea level and are the home of extraordinary animal species such as the exotic musk ox and wild reindeers.

Since the plateaus are typically very flat you probably won’t realize how high up you are until you suddenly discover that the trees have gone missing. Welcome, you are now above the natural tree-level, where only grass and bushes survive!

The interior region consists of a multitude of ski-resorts and hiking desinations. It is by many considered to be a region perfect for fall and winter activities. The most popular destinations include Hemsedal, Geilo, Gol, Sjusjøen/Hafjell, Trysil, Norefjell, Blefjell and Hovden. Opportunities for hiking or fishing in fall and alpine skiing or cross-country skiing in winter are endless.

Go here and stay in a mountaintop resort hotel or rent a private luxury cabin. A favorite activity of many Norwegians is to lean backwards and unwind while watching the starry winter sky together with friends and loved ones from the comfort of a steaming hot jacuzzi on the front porch of their winter cabin.

The ski resort located the closest to Oslo is Norefjell, only a short drive from the city. You can also go here by bus. On a clear day, from the top of Norefjell’s Høgevarde you’ll be able to see over 40km into the horizon all the way to Høgronden, which is 185km away, making this view the longest uninterrupted view south of the Arctic Circle.

Did you know that the world’s biggest skijump, Vikersundbakken, is located in Norefjell? From the top you have spectacular views. And climbing the stairs up to the top isn’t that bad of a workout either. You’ll feel it in your legs after having walked up every single one of those 1078 stairs.

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