Holiday Homes in Oppland - Norway

The administrative district of Oppland is large and diverse. The landscape in the south is flat and open, while in the north it enchants with its valleys and mighty mountains. Valdres and Gudbrandsdalen are the largest valleys here. Gudbrandsdalen, 320 km long, with the river Gudbrandsdalslågen is the largest and most famous valley in Oppland. The European route E6 runs through the whole valley, connecting Oslo and its surroundings with Trondheim and the north of Norway.

The old pilgrimage route to Nidaros (now Trondheim) led in the Middle Ages through the Gudbrandsdal and caused thereby international influences, among other things in the architecture. Ibsen's well-known literary figure of Per Gynt comes from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdal. Many also know Gudbrandsdalost, a sweet whey cheese made from goat and cow's milk.

Gålå is surrounded by three large national parks. All three national parks have a fantastic high mountains and a breathtakingly beautiful nature. Jotunheimen is known as Northern Europe's most powerful mountain landscape, wild and largely untouched, with glaciers and high-lying lakes. In these natural parks, you can hike along the marked paths in summer. The tranquility and vastness of this nature will enliven you; charge your batteries and let your mind wander.

The musk ox, a naturally occurring animal in Norway in ancient times, lives in Dovrefjell and Femundsmarka. In 1947 and 1953, when musk oxen existed only in Canada and Greenland, 23 animals were abandoned here, today the stock is about 100 animals.

The big rivers, such as Begna and Lågen lead in spring enormous amounts of blue-green meltwater from the mountains with them down to the valleys to the agricultural areas around the lake Mjøsa. Here in the south, the landscape is flat and densely populated. The biggest cities in the region are Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Hamar and Raufoss.

No matter how you want to spend your holiday, a Norway holiday house always offers the ideal starting point for your adventures in nature.

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