The Rondane mountain range towers mightily over vast, lichen-covered plateaus. To the south you'll encounter a tranquil landscape of rounded hills; to the north are high, steep mountain peaks, ten of which are over 2000 metres.
Once you ascend above the treeline in Rondane, you will find barren and rocky mountain terrain, vast plateaus covered with heather and lichen, and bare mountain peaks rising into the heavens. At 2178 metres, Rondslottet is the highest of the ten 2000-metre summits in the Rondane mountain range.
Rondane National Park was established in 1962 as Norway's first national park. Today the area covers almost 1000 square kilometres in the counties of Oppland and Hedmark. Wild reindeer have roamed this landscape for thousands of years, and many artists and writers have been inspired by Rondane's unhurried landscapes and evocative blue light.
Visit Høvringen, which in the 1900s was one of the oldest farm villages in Rondane and had 30 operating farms, or Grimsdalen, one of the oldest farm valleys in the area. The popular tourist lodge Rondvassbu, situated in the middle of Rondane and surrounded by an alluring mountain landscape, offers delicious food and comfortable beds for when you return from your outdoor adventures.
Winter in Rondane
Rondane is known for its wonderful winter light, magical pink mornings and vast blue sky. You'll find towering mountain peaks, long sloping plateaus, prepared ski runs and wonderful mountain destinations. Visit cosy mountain lodges serving local cuisine, with cross-country ski trails and skiing adventures right outside the door.