Hedmark

Hedmark is a landlocked inland county in East Norway.

Towns

Other destinations

Lake Femunden
Østerdalen valley

Understand

Hedmark is moose land

Hedmark together with Oppland are landlocked counties and makes up the great interior between Oslo and Trondheim. There are no big cities, only the smallish regional capital of Hamar. Hedmark is dominated by the river Glomma and its valley Østerdalen, as well as lake Mjøsa and Trysil river (that flows into Sweden). Hedmark stretches from the shores of lake Mjøsa to the border with Sweden. The southern section are some of Norway's rare flatlands and an important agricultural district with stately ancient old farms. Hedmark is also home to wide forests and Norway's largest population of moose ("elg"). This is moose land, drivers be aware at twilight.

Talk

All residents speak Norwegian, some with a hint of Swedish. English is understood and spoken by most adults.

Get in

By plane

There is no airport with scheduled flights in Hedmark. The closest option is Oslo airport, a major international airport with flights from the USA and major European cities. Direct trains to Hamar, and with a change to Kongsvinger.

By rail

By bus

The long-distance coach operator Nor-Way Bussekspress operates extensively throughout the county, serving Østerdalen valley, Trysil and other destinations. From Oslo, Timeekspressen operates to Elverum.

Get around

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