Oppdal is a municipality in central Norway, between Oslo and Trondheim. The region is surrounded by two natural highlights, the Dovrefjell and Trollheimen mountain ranges, which hold many of the area’s best adventures.
In the south, Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park is home to Norway’s lone population of musk oxen. Mountain reindeer and moose can also be spotted in the area. Towering above all is Snøhetta, the highest mountain in Norway outside of Jotunheimen National Park.
To the north, Trollheimen offers one of Norway’s most well-known hikes, Trekanten. Gjevilvasshytta, a serviced cabin along the route, is considered by some to be Norway’s prettiest tourist cabin.
An extensive trail network winds its way through the whole region and with so many mountains, hikers seeking views are rarely disappointed. Mountain bikers are increasingly flocking to the area and during the warmer months rafting on the Driva river is a thrilling way to spend a day.
Oppdal is central Norway’s premier winter destination. In the winter and spring the mountains hovering above the region’s valleys are renowned for wonderful ski touring. Oppdal is also home to a large alpine ski center and many kilometers of groomed cross-country trails.
In Oppdal village, the compact center has everything required for a comfortable stay. There are an array of hotels, shops, cafés and restaurants. For self-caterers, there are several supermarkets and a Vinmonopolet.
Oppdal is located about 2 hours from Trondheim and 5–6 hours from Oslo, on the main highway and railway line between the two cities.