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Hardangervidda National Park Centre

Type:Exhibitions

Møsvannsveien 1149, 3660, Rjukan

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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:

    • N4630EVterryc
      Newcastle, Australia
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      interesting, entertaining and educational
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 5th July 2019
      A well presented and well run centre with very helpful staff. Exhibits are well presented and in multi languages. There's a great movie about a year in the park and the cycle of animal (and human... Read full review
    • islandjenn
      Oak Harbor, Washington
      Incredible!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
      One of the most beautiful places on earth! I am so glad to have visited here! The vastness of this gorgeous landscape really is breathtaking! Read full review
    • Tucker50
      Atlanta, GA
      Great visitor center at park
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th October 2019
      I only saw a small section of this park but really enjoyed the park's visitor center. Be sure to watch the movie. There is also a cafe and good gift shop across the parking lot. One of the roofs... Read full review

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    Contact

    Tel: 97074300

    Awards

    • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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