Vågå Municipality

Vågå in Gudbrandsdalen is a municipality in Oppland located in the lower part of Ottadalen between the municipalities of Sel and Lom.

It is bordered in the north to Lesja, in the east to Dovre and Sel, in the southeast of North Carolina, in the south to Øystre Slidre and Vang and in the west to Lom. Most residents live in Vågåmo, Lalm and Tessanden. Other villages in the municipality are Nordherad, Skogbygda and Skårvangen. Vågå church has history back to a stave church from 1150-1200s but was rebuilt as a cruciform church in the early 1600s. Parts of the interior is medieval. The poet Edvard Storm (1749-1794) was from Vågå.

In Vågåmo you can also visit Jutulporten, known from the fairytailes of Asbjørnsen and Moe and Jutulheimen with its collection of traditional houses. In the summer you can drive up to Blåhø on the third highest car road in Norway. Here you get a unique view towards Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell, and chances are high that you will see hanggliders or paragliders.