Forollhogna is a mountain area in central Norway. At the heart of this area lies the Forollhogna National Park. Lush valleys with traditional mountain farms stretch onto the mountain plateau from all sides. The villages on the outskirts are home to one of the most vibrant farming communities found in Norway.
The network of trails and quiet mountain farm roads are well suited to cycling and hiking, taking you from the villages up into the peace and quiet of the mountains. The local lakes and rivers are known for excellent fishing with salmon and trout on offer. In the fall, the area is a popular location for hunting wild reindeer, moose, and grouse.
The long traditions of farming in the area have created a unique cultural heritage and local hospitality includes sharing stories and knowledge on local history. Accommodation can be found in farms, guesthouses, and cabins throughout the area. Food produced in the region, particularly dairy products, is an important part of the culture for the community.
Vingelen is the national park village and the most easily accessible park gateway from Oslo. Home to 500 residents, Vingelen has some of the most well-preserved wooden buildings in Norway and plenty of opportunities for exploration. You will also find the Forollhogna information centre in the village. Further to the east lies Dalsbygda with its rich animal and plant life and options for hiking and cycling.
To the north, Budal is a key access point for those coming from Trondheim. Valleys stretch in towards the national park offering hiking through mountain farms and fishing in rivers and lakes. Kvikne in the west features the national park center at Vollan gård and its own interesting selection of hiking and fishing adventures.