The plateau features wide stretches of moorland, pockets of pools, and streams and lakes. Yet its west side wildly differs from the east side. The former is dominated by rocky terrain and wetter weather, while the latter is flatter and heavily vegetated. On the plateau the prominent peak of Harteigen (1,690 meters) remains an ever-present fixture of the skyline.
Best time to visit
Visit during the warmer months between June and August for ideal hiking conditions
What’s the weather like?
The region receives an alpine climate, while the west side of the plateau is wetter than the east
Spanning 3,422 square kilometers, the Hardangervidda National Park is the largest in the whole of Norway. An endless collection of hiking routes carves through the hills and along the Hardanger plateau, which gives its name to the national park. The barren, treeless plateau is dominated by moorland, a bundle of pools, and a scattering of lakes, streams and rivers
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