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Hiking in Hardangervidda National Park

Trek across an ancient plateau and remnants of worn down mountains

Explore crystal-clear waters, lush green pastures, rolling hills and expansive moorland populated with wild reindeer, mountain foxes and elk. The Hardangervidda National Park is a protected collection of natural treasure of southern Norway. It is the largest mountain plateau in the whole of northern Europe, and the largest national park in the country. Visit during the warmer months between June and August for ideal hiking conditions.

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Hardangervidda National Park

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.


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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

More info about Hiking in Hardangervidda National Park:

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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