Rondane National Park immerses you in a wonderland of rocky peaks and shimmering glaciers. The 963-square-kilometre reserve was founded in 1962 and is one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in Norway.
Scenic trails meander through the park and make it one of Norway’s premier alpine hiking destinations. At over 2,100 metres above sea level, Rondslottet is the tallest mountain in the park. The trail is challenging and recommended for experienced hikers only. The family-friendly trail up Formokampen mountain is gentler and rewards you with sweeping views over the park.
In addition to protecting pristine landscapes, Rondane National Park is an important sanctuary for wildlife. As you explore the park, look out for herds of wild reindeer grazing in the alpine meadows. There’s also a chance to spot elk, deer and wolverines.
Heavy winter snowfall makes Rondane National Park one of Norway’s top skiing destinations. As well as downhill trails, the park is laced with scenic snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails.
Getting around Rondane nasjonalpark
Rondane National Park is located in Central Norway, a four-hour drive from Oslo. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Rondane National Park at your own pace. Oslo Airport is a 3.5-hour drive away.