The mountain village of Høvringen is situated at 1000 m.a.s.l in the north of Gudbrandsdalen, as the western gateway to Rondane National Park.
When the farm hamlets were at its peak in the period around 1900, Høvringen was one of the largest farm villages with at least 35 summer farms. Herds of cattle, sheep, goats and horses were on summer in the mountains and there was life on the farm meadow. Mountain farming in the traditional form has ceased in our mountains, but still there are herds of cattle in the summer. Still is the old deer tracks that winds ties into the mountain. These tracks have become the modern human trails.
In the middle of the 1800s, the tourism had its humble beginnings. Englishmen went to the mountains with a guide and a gun for hunting. We can still see the hunting cottages they built and that today serves as a shelter for hunters in the fall hunt.
Høvringen and Rondane have left their mark in Norwegian cultural history. On his journey through the valley of Gudbrandsdalen, P. Chr. Asbjørnsen, well known for his compilations of old Norwegian legends and fairy-tales, stayed in Høvringen in 1842. His stay formed the basis for the story of a local legend, Peer Gynt, who came upon trolls and terrifying monsters in Rondane. Asbjørnsen's fairy-tale Reindeer hunt at Rondane 20 years later created the basis for Henrik Ibsen's drama, Peer Gynt.