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Hardangervidda National Park Centre

Type:Exhibitions

Møsvannsveien 1149, 3660, Rjukan

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View from the terrace at Hardangervidda National Park Center over lake Møsvatn
  • View from the terrace at Hardangervidda National Park Center over lake Møsvatn
  • View from Hardangervidda National Park Center towards Møsvatn with "Fjellvåken"
  • Panorama Cafe at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center
  • family enjoying themselves at Panorama Kafe at Hardangervidda National Park Center

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About

The Hardangervidda National Park Centre is located at Skinnarbu, on the road 37 between Rjukan and Rauland.

Internationally awarded interactive exhibition about the national park and the wild reindeer, available in 10 languages. 

(Norwegian, english, german, french, spanish, dutch, russian, ukrainien, polish and mandarin (chinese)

Free intranet liberay of all the plants, insects, birds and animals in the nationalpark, norwegian/english

Cafe with panorama view - one of the countries best views, with tradtional Norwegian food.

Outdoors

Visit the outdoors exhibit - naturepath 2,5 km

Download the new outdoors audioguide at our reception, and learn about ecology, plants,birds and animal on your way, available in 10 languages.Very family friendly, there are 10 benches along the trail.

The exhibition includes 6 sections:

An introductory meeting - taking the visitor on a tour of the 4 seasons with the reindeer.

A scientific section - where the biology and ecology of the wild reindeer is presented. Discover where the wild reindeer is located on the globe, and information about the various wild reindeer habitats in Norway.

A historical section - about the origins of the wild reindeer, its roaming patterns, and its relationship to humans.

A scientific section - that covers the management and research connected to the wild reindeer on the mountain plateau.

A "red-light" section - presenting the various challenges and threats facing the wild reindeer today such as the loss of space, disturbances, increase in traffic, etc.

A reflective section - where the visitor can reflect upon various scenarios connected to the wild reindeer and Hardangervidda.

Furthermore, the centre has a nature laboratory for student and schools.

The films in the cinema:

"The Hardangervidda National Park"

”One With Nature” – a portrait of the nature-lover, hunter and war hero, Colonel Jens Anton Paulsen.

”The Mountain People ” – a documentary film about life in the past and in the present in the mountain villages bordering to the mountain plateau.

 

Facilities

Activities

  • activities for children
  • course
  • exhibition

General facilities

  • café/cafeteria
  • conference facilities
  • course facilities
  • suitable for children

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • gallery
  • guided tour by appointment
  • permanent exhibitions
  • photography

Nature and terrain

  • borders on a national park
  • lookout point

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 898camillak
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Brilliant! Holiday highlight.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th July 2021
      Fantastic experience! Nice museum, interesting exhibition. Best part for us was the insect course, our 4 children aged 4-14 loved it! Lovely, patient and knowledgable staff. Thank you. Read full review
    • Matthias d
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Very nice exposition for winter vacations
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 24th December 2021
      We had a great time in Hardangervidda park thanks to our wonderful guide. A very welcoming place where the whole family can learn about the local wildlife. Read full review
    • andr_t824
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      Family
      Hardangervidda National Park Centre.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 26th February 2022
      We visited Hardangervidda National Park Centre. We enjoyed the centre and scenery a lot (breath taking view). The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They are a great source of information on... Read full review

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    Contact

    Tel: 97074300

    Awards

    • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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