1 Official guide for the Hamar region HAMAR regionen 2014
2 2 Hedmarksmuseet Løiten Brænderi Contents Welcome to the Hamar region 4 Hamar 5 Stange 6 Løten 7 Ringsaker 8 Attractions 9 Activities 15 Fishing 27 Recommended Trips 28 On Bicycle 29 Shopping 32 Eating out 34 Conferense 41 Accommo dation 45 Entertainment 52 Useful information 58 Budor Norsk Jernbanemuseum Publisher: Hamarregionen Reiseliv 2014 Circulation: N, E, D. Production print: Idé Trykk. Graphic design: Torleiv Sverdrup. Photos: Christin Bjørk, Kåre Dehlie Thorstad, Johan Bryni, Nina Ruud, RicardoFoto, Fotograf Klingwall, Hamar kommune, Geir Olsen, Fotoavd. Hedmarksmuseet, Thomas Mølstad, Atlungstad Golf, Oplandske Damskibsselskap, Trond Lillebo, Løten kommune, Kjersti Sandvig, Flemming Støldal, Christoffer Horsfjord Nilsen, Reemi Lakso, Trygve Indrelid, Per Holland, Margrete R Skjeseth, Ida Engeland, Hans Kroglund, Øyvind Wold, Mona Gundersen, Lev Landlig, Kari Finngaard, Jens Haugen, May Bente Arntzen, Kirsti Biseth.
3 3 Tourist informations in the Hamar region Hamar region Tourist Information Centrally situated at Østre Torg (square) in Hamar town centre. We make arrangements for accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and camping and provide you with information on activities and attractions. Our internet-pc can be used free of charge. We provide the brochures and maps you may need. The tourist information also offers you bike rental. Opening hours 15 June - 20 August: Mon - Fri: Sat-Sun: August - 14 June: Mon- Fri: Grønnegata 52 (Østre Torg), N-2317 Hamar Tel Infoteket Tourist information for Nes and Helgøya. Provides you with local information, maps and brochures. Bicycles for rental in the summer season. Guided tours in the area for groups. Opening hours: March - April: Wed-Fri: Sat: May - Sept: Tues-Fri: Sat: Sun: October - 23 December: Wed-Fri: Sat: Tingnes Kulturhus, Tingnesveien 769, 2350 Nes-Hedmark. Tel Løten Nærstasjon & Landhandleri Tourist information and country store, offering local produce, handicraft and local art. Café Opening hours 1 Feb - 31 Dec: Mon - Sat: May - 13 Sept: Sun: Stasjonsvegen 16, N-2340 Løten. Tel
4 4 Welcome to the Hamar region Prøysenstua With its stable climate, diverse nature, rich cultural heritage and wide range of activities, the Hamar region can offer exciting adventures all year round. Situated between Mjøsa and the mountain plateaus, it is ideal for walking, biking, golf, fishing, horseback riding or skiing - cross-country as well as alpine. Swimming opportunities are many, and you have a choice between idyllic forest lakes, beaches along Mjøsa or Ankerskogen Swimming Pool. If you are looking for quality, traditional food and the good life, the Hamar region is the ideal destination. Manor farms, with a rich cultural heritage and welcoming hosts, are lined up like pearls on a string. The food is local, and dishes are cooked from scratch. With its diverse and vibrant cultural life, the region offers everything from fine arts to large sporting events. Several theatres, numerous concert venues, opera, lively shows, an exciting blues scene and a wide range of festivals provide excellent entertainment - all year round. Ankerskogen 23 July 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the author and artist Alf Prøysen ( ), and it will be celebrated throughout the centenary year. Facts The Hamar region contains fours municipalities: Hamar, Stange, Løten and Ringsaker. Total area: square kilometres. Population: Lake Mjøsa: Norway s largest lake. 117 kilometres/468 metres.
5 Hamar 5 Hamar a central town in the Innlandet area The Hamar region is the most densely populated area between Trondheim and Oslo, with approximately 85,000 people divided between four municipalities: Hamar, Ringsaker, Stange and Løten. The countryside in Hamar municipality is beautiful and varied, which means you have an abundance of recreational activities to choose from. Its proximity to Lake Mjøsa is much appreciated, and the light here in Hedmark county is unique. Each season has its own charm! In 2014, the public will be invited to visit a brand new, modern culture centre, which we are sure will put the region more firmly on the map. Ankerskogen is a unique swimming and sports facility for the whole family, and in winter, the many ski trails and ice skating facilities are popular. children and adults, and there is an almost endless series of concerts and other experiences on offer. In the time ahead, we will make sure that Hamar and the Hamar region become even better known outside the region s borders. We aim to get more people to move here, and more tourists to visit us. The Hamar region is one of Norway s inland gems that we will happily share with you! The town centre is home to a university college and a vibrant student community. Shops, restaurants and green areas give the town both character and charm, and more and more people are proud of this municipality and region. In 2013, Hamar was awarded the Urban Environment Award for its focus on urban development. Morten Aspeli Mayor It has a thriving sports and cultural scene and many arenas that people can participate in. The whole of July is packed with festivals for both
6 6 Stange a municipality of opportunities! Jordbærkirken When visiting Stange, do not miss the Pilgrims' Way featuring Stange Church, our Millennium Site, dating back to the 1200s. If you find yourself in Stange Vestbygd in the afternoon, enjoy the sunset from a bench at Lahlums - høgda and you will be treated to a picture postcard view not easily matched. But Stange municipality is far more than just the fertile areas in the west. To the east and north, the manor farms give way to smallholdings. In these areas the soil is not rich, it is barren. The forests are dense with shimmering fishing lakes - ideal for walks. Furthermore, the area is abound with local culture. During the summer season, you can enjoy plays at Kvennstuguteateret, one of Hedmark's most spectacular open-air stages; plays focusing on the fight for survival, political upheavals and the emigration to America and comedies performed in a Hedmark dialect. Welcome to the municipality of opportunities: enjoy a quiet evening on the banks of lake Mjøsa, play a round of golf at one of the Nordic region's most spectacular courses, visit the national museum for emigration or maybe just savour some peace and tranquillity by a forest tarn. Nils Røhne Mayor
7 Løten Would you like to experience Løten? We will give you a warm, hospitable welcome if you visit one of our pleasant accommodation enterprises, cafés or restaurants or if you plan to travel by train from the well-known Løten Nærstasjon station. We will be happy to welcome you to one of the many events that take place here throughout the year, for example the Landeveisbirken cycling race in June, a ski race at Budor, or the exciting tastes on offer at the Pultost cheese and Aquavit festival from 5 to 6 September. 7 Welcome to a regional hub with lots to offer! The possibilities are endless in Løten, and we would love you to take part in them! Would you like to walk on lovely paths that wind their way through fairy tale forests and wilderness? Would you like to go high up and enjoy views of the whole Hedmark area from Budor, with skis on your feet and your rucksack packed with local food from Løten? Would you like to learn about both industrial history and international art history at the Munch art centre in Klevfos? Or perhaps the history of aquavit production at Løiten Brænderi? Would you like to relive some of Edvard Munch s happy childhood memories on a cycling tour in Ådalsbruk? Bente Elin Lilleøkseth Mayor Would you like to go swimming in the lovely, still waters of Rokosjøen lake, among water lilies and to the sound of happy children and adults on the beach?
8 8 Ringsaker Welcome to Ringsaker! Ringsaker is in a beautiful natural setting that extends from Norway s biggest lake, Mjøsa, to the Ringsakerfjellet mountains with summits of up to 1,000 metres. In the heart of the mountains lies Sjusjøen, with unique facilities and conditions for skiing, cycling and outdoor activities a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts both summer and winter. By Lake Mjøsa, you will find Jessnes, the perfect place for an idyllic summer day of swimming, boating and activities by the shore. The beautiful cultural landscape of Nes and Helgøya island is perfect for excursions. You can cycle around Helgøya, visit interesting specialist shops, enjoy good food or visit some of the big farms that are open to the public. If you are looking for more urban activities, you will find what you need in Moelv and Brumunddal. The two towns in the area are pleasant and intimate and offer good shopping experiences, with interesting shops that offer something out of the ordinary. The new market square in Brumunddal is a charming meeting point for both locals and visitors. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh croissants from the bakery, or join in the buzzing activity on market days and watch entertaining performances in the square all year round. Brumunddal has an active cultural scene that offers exciting, varied cultural experiences throughout the year. Ringsaker is where Alf Prøysen, the famous Norwegian writer and musician, came from, and 23 July 2014 is the 100th anniversary of his birth. It will be celebrated at small and big events throughout the centenary year, where one of the highlights will be the opening of the new Prøysen house beside his childhood home at Rudshøgda on the actual anniversary. Ringsaker is a good place to be, whether you are visiting for a day or choose to stay forever! Anita Ihle Steen Mayor
9 Attractions and museums Take a closer look at the ruins of Hamar Cathedral. The medieval section of Domkirkeodden has the well-preserved ruins of a once magnificent cathedral. Also visit The Norwegian Railway Museum and the old brewery houses at Løten. Prøysenhuset is a museum built in memory of the author, songwriter and artist Alf Prøysen. Kirsten Flagstad was one of the world's most famous opera singers. Get an insight into her life and career in the heart of Hamar city centre. 9 Prøysen Museum and Home The museum is in memory of the author and artist Alf Prøysen ( ), with exhibitions, theatre, a museum shop and play ground. The cottage where he was born is close to the new museum. 23 July 2014 is the 100th anniversary of his birth, and it will be celebrated throughout the centenary year. Præstvægen, Rudshøgda. Tel: The Norwegian Emigrant Museum The museum chronicles the history of emigration, remigration and immigration. The open-air museum gives you a glimpse of life in a Norwegian pioneering community in the American Mid-West. The museum building houses exhibitions and a research library, among other things. Opening hours: 8 June 25 August: Tues. Sat Sun Rest of the year: Tues. Fri Guided tours by appointment, also outside opening hours. Åkershagan, 2312 Ottestad Tel
10 10 Welcome to the Norwegian Railway Museum worth a stop! The Norwegian Railway Museum enjoys a beautiful location by lake Mjøsa. In addition to modern, indoor exhibitions, the museum has a spacious and beautiful museum park featuring old railway tracks, signals, engine sheds, railway stations and other buildings. A variety of locomotives and carriages are shown in the engine sheds. The park is open to the public all year round, whereas the buildings and sheds are open during June to August. A small narrow gauged steam train and a garden train will run during the summer season. Opening hours Every day, except Mondays Every day Every day Every day, except Mondays The museum is closed , Easter, , and Norsk Jernbanemuseum, Strandvegen 163, NO-2316 Hamar Tel: Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jernbane- MUSEET
11 11 The Hedmark Museum The Hedmark Museum gives you insight in the history of the Viking era, the Middle Ages up to the present time. The main attraction is the ruins of once a magnificent cathedral, covered in a glass construction. Hear the dramatic story of how the church was destroyed and experience the wonderful acoustics in the glass cathedral. The open-air museum includes over 60 buildings and courtyards collected from the Hedemarken region, permanent exhibitions and an Herb Garden. Every year in June, we welcome you to the Medieval Festival. 18 May - 22 June Every day, except Mondays June - 17 Aug. Every day Aug Aug. Every day, except Mondays Strandvegen 100, 2315 Hamar. Tel The Kirsten Flagstad Museum Kirsten Flagstad, Norway s most famous international opera singer, was born in Hamar in In 1935, she became an overnight international sensation when she made her début at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York as "Siegelinde" in Wagner's opera "Die Walküre". The museum has a unique collection of costumes, props, photos and artefacts from the artist s life and work, photographs and programs from a number of productions, recorded performances and various recordings on record and CD. Daily guided tours during the summer season. 28 April - 14 May Tues - Fri May - 15 June Tues - Sun June - 22 June Mon - Sun June - 31 Aug. Tues - Sun Sept Oct. Tues - Fri Guided tours for groups are available all year round. Tel
12 12 Atlungstad Brenneri Every autumn, this historic distillery produces 25,000 litres of potatobased spirits. This gives you a unique opportunity to follow the potatoes from they are fed into the hopper until the finished product. You can also see the impressive fermentation tanks and listen to the bubbling sound emitting from the fermentation lock. The spirit is made into the Norwegian national spirit called aquavit. A guided tour gives you an introduction to the production process, and we also take you into the aquavit cellar, with its rows and rows of oak barrels. Atlungstad Brenneri is in a beautiful location beside Lake Mjøsa. Guided tours every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 15.00, from 22 June until 24 October. Groups need to book in advance. Sandvikavegen 214, 2312 Ottestad. Klevfos Industrimuseum The museum is a closed-down pulp and paper factory, which is intact with the original machinery, dam and canal systems and housing. Guided tours follow the process from timber to the finished product paper. Opening hours: Open daily from 1 June to 11 August, Guided tours every day at the Munch Center at and at Klevfos at Otherwise by appointment. Other opening hours can be arranged for groups. The museum is closed during the Whit weekend Ådalsbruk. Tel The Munch Center The exhibitions at the Munch Center at Klevfos focus on the young Edvard Munch and the visits he made to the Hedmark area after his family moved to Oslo. It also focuses on his childhood work. Among other things, you can read the correspondence between the Munch family and their good friends at Ådalsbruk, and you can try your hand at painting skin tones, like Munch did. The Munch Center has the same opening hours as Klevfos Museum.
13 13 KUNSTBANKEN Hedmark Kunstsenter At Kunstbanken, Norwegian as well as international art of high quality are exhibited in both new and old surroundings full of character. The art centre is located in the old Norges Bank building where a modern extension has been added. In eight galleries, we host temporary exhibitions comprising handicraft and visual art. We also communicate art through a Performance Festival held every second year in the autumn as well as through professional advice and guidance for companies and individuals. In our art shop are unique products by professional artists from Hedmark and the rest of the country. The gastropub Conto serves lunch dishes during the day and tapas in the evening. Opening hours: Tuesday Friday, Saturday Sunday, Closed Mondays and public holidays Parkgt 21, 2317 Hamar. Tel Hamar Sagbladfabrikk Hamar Sagbladfabrikk, one of the leading cultural venues in inland Norway, is very popular for concerts, weddings, company functions, Christmas parties and other events. This old saw blade factory has a floor space of 1,000 square metres on two floors, and it is full of history and character! The first floor seats up to 350 people, and there is room for 900 during concerts. It also houses a gallery, where exhibitions showing the works of several of Norway s foremost artists are regularly held, in addition to a permanent exhibition containing approximately 50 oil paintings by Nicolai Astrup Geelmuyden. On Sundays, there is a café in the old engine room. Raubekkgata 15, 2318 Hamar. Tel
14 14 Norwegian Motor Historic Museum Norwegian Motor Historic Museum has a unique collection of some 200 motorised vehicles and machines. Engines and tractors dominate the exhibition, but vintage cars, motorcycles and plant machinery are also on display. Open in July. Guided tours on request. Lindstad Vestre, Gml. Stangeveg 39, 2355 Stange. Hamar Olympiahall - the Viking Ship Arena The shape of the arena is based on our Viking Ship heritage - functional, elegant and as aesthetically pleasing today as it was a thousand years ago. It was built for the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994, and is today the country s national arena for ice skating. The arena is open to visitors all year round. Guided tours for groups require advance booking. Hamar Olympiske Anlegg AS, Åkersvikvegen 1, 2321 Hamar, Tel Norsk Tipping - Visitor s centre For almost 70 years now, Norsk Tipping has supplied dreams, excitement and entertainment to the Norwegian people. In our visitor s centre, you will learn about the history of one of Norway s most well-known companies from the first betting voucher sold on 13th March 1948 to the modern age of hyper-sophisticated gaming. The visitor s center offers an exciting journey through the company s history and the important role it has played in Norwegian society. Giving the dream a chance is the central theme for all of Norsk Tippings efforts. It is the underlying principle for the centre, and the new digital «Dream Column» is the first of its kind in the world. Here you can create your own dream, and who knows, perhaps your dream may come true one day! Large groups or others who want a guided tour must make reservations in advance. Contact: , Free admission. The center is oriented toward adults 18 years and older. Opening hours: Monday to Friday,
15 15 Rokoberget Nes kirke Hamar Cathedral. A long-church in white-washed brick, built in The interior is characterized by an elevated nave, inspired by the basilica structure. Petroglyphs at Steinstranda. Large boulder with petroglyphs located close to Steinsholmen. As many as 16 characters are identifiable. Lalumsvangen Mountain Farm Museum. Old farm and Finn settlement first mentioned in writing in Used as a summer farm from 1600s until Løten Church. Dates back to medieval times. The original stone building comprise what is currently the eastern part of the nave and the choir. Mjøskastellet Fortress. Build during the period as a result of a landowner argument between Håkon Håkonsson and the bishop of Hamar. Ringsaker Church. Built prior to 1150, possibly by Sigurd Jorsalfar. One of our oldes and most beautiful church buildings. Rokoberget, Løten. Old church ruins. The church was mentioned in a letter to the pope as early as Tolvsteinringen Stone Circle. 12 large stones in a circle with a diameter of 25 m. Sjusjøen Mountain Church. Built mainly in natural stone from the loval area, and blends naturally into the surroundings. The church was consecrated in Stange Church. One of Norway s oldest medieval church buildings, and mentioned in Håkon Håkonssens s saga as early as Stone Circle at Veen, Løten. 7 large stones in a circle.(dates back to A.D.) Vang Church. Dates back to the 12th century. The present building was completed in 1810.
16 16 Activities The Hamar region is the ideal location for anyone looking for an active holiday. Here you will find everything from bicycle rides, boating and fishing to dog sledding and painting courses. A range of activity providers can offer exciting activities for small as well as large groups - both indoors and outdoors in spectacular surroundings. Children love the Hamar region as adventures are many and never far between. In the museum park at the Norwegian Railway Museum, you will find station buildings and locomotive halls. Experience Tertittoget and Norway's shortest railway line, or try Knertitten - the country's only permanent mini-train service. At Lekeland1 play centre, children can revel in 1500 sq. m of indoor fun. The Prøysen Museum and Home is an enchanting experience for the whole family. Ice activities in the Viking Ship Arena During the winter season, groups are welcome to book tailored ice activity packages at one of the world's largest sporting arenas. Curling is the most popular group activity. A curling tournament can also be combined with other activities such as a speed skating competition, islegg relay (the type of skates used by the Vikings), kicksled relay etc. The shop «Skøyteservice» offers ice skate hire and sharpening as well as sale of ice-skating related sports equipment during the season. Summer ice skating is available the two first weeks of August, and is open to everyone. Hamar Olympiske Anlegg AS, Åkersvikvegen 1, 2321 Hamar, Tel
17 17 Lekeland1 Welcome to Lekeland1. We can offer 1500 sq. m of climbing challenges, spiral & regular slides, ball pools and trampolines as well as café, internet and TV. Birthday party at Lekeland? We will make all the necessary arrangements. Opening hours Tuesday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday closed. Holidays open every day (Mondays included). Entrance: Children 1 16 years NOK 130 Adults NOK 50 (coffee incl.) Lekeland1, Midtstranda, 2321 Hamar. Tel Ankerskogen swimming pool Fantastic activities for the whole family all year round in Hamar town centre. Contains a 25-metre pool, a hot pool and a 50-metre pool with diving facilities and a big water slide. An aquatic complex suitable for families with children, with several pools, slides, a climbing wall and water cannons. Well-being section with a hot pool, aroma pool, several types of saunas and a relaxation area. Café serving hot and cold dishes. Swim shop with well-being products, pool toys and swimwear. Fitness centre with modern equipment. Pools, café and swim shop: Open Fitness centre: Open (Saturday/Sunday/holidays: Open ) Note: The ticket office shuts one hour before the complex closes and guests must leave the pool 30 minutes before closing time. For opening hours in the summer, go to Ankerskogvegen 7, 2319 Hamar. Tel
18 18 Atlungstad Golf Atlungstad Golf is a 18-hole golf course located southwest facing in the magnificent landscape down to the lake, a few minutes south of Hamar town center. The track is one of the country's finest, formed by the famous golf course architect Dave Thomas LTD. It is challenging for both the best and the freshest. The golf club also offers clubhouse, pro shop and cafeteria. Sandvikaveien 222, 2312 Ottestad. Tel Ilseng Farm Are you looking for a truly memorable experience? Join us on a dog sledding trip. Our 35 friendly huskies love pulling the sled! You can control the dog team yourself, or join one of our experienced guides. The trip can be combined with a meal in a lavvo (Sami tent), or an overnight stay in the mountain. Ilsenggveien 220, 2322 Ridabu. Tel Aktivent AS Aktivent organises activities for small and large groups everything from straightforward conference breaks to more comprehensive events and teambuilding. Our experience and know-how mean it is easy and cost-efficient for our customers to organise active conferences and events. Gillundvegen 83, 2335 Stange. Tel
19 Løiten Brænderi Spirits, fruit squash and jam used to be produced in the old distillery buildings. Today, the premises are home to the candle maker Løiten Lys, among others. It has 3,000 square metres of showroom space spread over four storeys. Both the assortment and colours of the hand-made candles vary with the seasons, and new designs are constantly being developed. The candle factory is just one of many enterprises that has breathed new life into the old distillery, Løiten Brænderi. There are also many specialist shops and antiquarian bookshops. Good, home-made food is served in a café at the end of the covered shopping street. The café's interior is in traditional style, featuring roof tiles, cladding, doors and other materials taken from houses that have been demolished in Løten. Capacity: 80. Gildestua can accommodate up to 50 guests for a four-course meal. The play 'An Aquavisit' The one-man show 'An Aquavisit' is the most staged theatre production in Norway. It takes you on a tour of the old production premises while you learn about the history of the distillery and Løiten aquavit. Capacity: 50. Løiten Brænderi, 2340 Løten. Løiten Lys. Tel Løiten Brænderi Servering. Tel Løiten Brænderi Opplevelse. Tel
20 20 The Pilgrim Centre The Pilgrims Route to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim consists of approximately 2,000 kilometres of different pilgrimage roads in Norway. Along the Gudbrandsdalen valley section of the Pilgrims Route from Oslo to Nidaros lie six regional pilgrim centres, including the Pilgrim Centre in Hamar. The centre is situated on the site of the old marketplace in the area now known as Domkirkeodden (the cathedral promontory), on historic ground with views of Hamar Cathedral, which was and continues to be an important destination for many pilgrims. There are places you can stay overnight along the Pilgrims Route, many of them in idyllic settings. They vary with respect to standard and price. Booking in advance is recommended. Information about the services on offer etc. are available via a digital map at: Throughout history, pilgrims have also travelled on waterways and Lake Mjøsa, and the paddle steamer Skibladner is now part of the Pilgrims Route as a pilgrims boat. Pilgrims get a discount when they show their pilgrim s passport. Passports are available at the Pilgrim Centre. The Pilgrim Centre in Hamar is a visitor and information centre. We can help you with suggestions for tours/walks and provide information, maps and brochures. We also organise local and regional thematic walks along the Pilgrims Route. The centre has its own hostel and is open daily from May to September. You are welcome to stop by! For opening hours and the summer programme, visit hamar.pilegrimsleden.no Tel:
21 21 DS Skibladner When the ship's bell rings and Skibladner puts out to sea, you will discover "the art of slow travel". Skibladner has been carrying passengers across Mjøsa since 1856, and is today the world's oldest paddle steamer still providing this type of service. An impeccably dressed head waiter will ensure that you are comfortable in one of the region's best restaurants. The unique interior, with its plush, mahogany, brass ceiling lights and gilded mirrors, are reminiscent of a time when gentlemen arrived wearing top hats and ladies came dressed in layers of skirts. A varied menu is available on board; you can start the day with a breakfast, enjoy a salad or sandwich for lunch, or indulge in Skibladner's renowned, traditional salmon followed by delicious strawberries for dessert. The ship is fully licensed and offers its own Skibladner wine with a specially designed label signed by a local artist associated with the Mjøsa area. Skibladner is available for chartered trips the month prior to and after the season. During these periods, a range of themed events with food and music are also held. Scheduled service, 2013 season: 24. juni 17. august. Charter 28. mai 10. september. AS Oplandske Damskibsselskap, Jernbanetorvet 3, 2821 Gjøvik. Postboks 230, 2802 Gjøvik. Tel
22 22 Budor Welcome to the gateway to the Hedmarksvidda mountain plateau (620 m), an area that offers many great destinations for walking, cycling and skiing. Budor Gjestegård (guest house) has nice cabins and apartments, good food and meeting rooms in addition to a caravan site with modern service facilities. Budor Skitrekk is a popular, family-friend - ly ski centre with two lifts, five downhill slopes and around 100 sledges for hire, making it one of the biggest sledging centres in Norway. The area is prepared for snowboarding, has a big play area and a magic carpet for small children, as well as a lounge. Skis, blades and snowboards for hire. With more than 300 km of prepared trails, Budor is a perfect starting point for cross country skiing trips. In 2013, the Norwegian Skiing Championships were held here. Activities on offer include horse-drawn sleigh rides, dogsledding trips, sledge rides and snowtubing. There are also several good bathing spots in the area. In Budorskogen forest, children can get to know the lovable character Risse, who organises activities for children. Budor, 2340 Løten. Tel