What to do in Rauland
Rauland offers undisturbed nature, varied hiking trails, great fishing, cycling, horse riding and elk safaris with elk guarantee.
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Summer in Rauland and Hardangervidda:
A sunny summer's day on board M/B Fjellvåken on Lake Møsvatn, 919 metres above sea level, is an unforgettable experience.
The boat runs scheduled trips between Skinnarbu and Mogen in the summer season. Mogen Turisthytte (tourist cabin) is a popular gateway for hiking trips in Hardangervidda National Park.
Your options include a day trip from Skinnarbu up to Mogen Turisthytte, or a three-hour guided round trip from Skinnarbu to the island of Hovden with its beautiful church. You can also charter the entire boat with its crew – something to think about for your next birthday celebration.
Join a guide and driver on a minibus safari at dusk to see the King of the Forest – the elk. Elks have been important for Norwegians since they first arrived here after the last ice age. The elks are active during the day, but they are easiest to spot in the dusk and dawn.
Hiking on Hardangervidda.
Rauland offers a network of more than 90 kilometres of marked hiking trails with varying in difficulty. The hiking trails lie between 700 and 1,100 above sea level, and are shown on the map "Turkart Rauland" which can be bought at Rauland Tourist Information Office.
The most popular and spectacular hikes are to Falkeriset, Te-hytta and Dansarsteinen.
Try a cycle vacation using Rauland as a starting point, and choose between cycle routes of varying length and difficulty. Raulandsfjell hires out bikes in the months from May to October, and the tourist office has brochures on cycle routes.
Rauland Horse Ride offers horsemen and women of all ages, from novice to expert, indoor training, outdoor trips, three- and four-day trips, and much, much more.
Accommodation at the centre can be arranged.
Fishing and hunting
In Rauland you can fish in several lakes for trout and char. All you need is a licence, which can be bought at the tourist information office or online at inatur.no. This webpage also sells licenses for small game hunting in two different areas; Rauland Statsallmenning and Berunuten Vest.
Courses at Raulandsakademiet
Over the summer and in weekends Raulandsakademiet arranges shorter courses, mainly in the field of arts and crafts. For information about the different courses in English, please contact Raulandsakademiet, tel. +47 35 07 32 92.
Activities at Raulandsfjell and Vierli
Raulandsfjell offers boats, canoes, and bicycles for hire and a large outdoor play area with among other a trampoline, volley ball ground and an obstacle track. At Vierli Turistsenter you can visit the petting zoo, where the children can experience goats, ducks, rabbits and more at first hand. Vierli also has a large outdoor play area with own track with "pedal go-karts" and "pedal tractors" for loan, extended ball game area/playground with two football goals, basketball baskets, badminton/volleyball net, giant (8 x 8 metre) bouncy castle and "Tarzan slide" for children. All free of charge and always open.
Car Walks is a concept aimed at people who want to combine going for a drive with interesting and suitably long hikes in relatively easy terrain. Both the car trips and the walks have their own route guides with sketch maps and information about the routes. You can buy sketch maps and tour descriptions at the tourist office for NOK 10 each.
Boat – and canoe hire
Raulandsfjell has motor boats and canoes for hire, for excursions on Lake Totak.