Plant and animal life
The Hardangervidda National Park is considered the southern boundary for several Arctic plants and animals, especially mountain foxes and snowy owls. Within the National Park we also find rich plant life and an animal and bird life with many species. In addition, the Hardangervidda is known for its many trout lakes and watercourses with a rich fishing.
Facts about Hardangervidda National Park
- Created April 10, 1981
- The National Park itself is about 3422 km2
- Habitat of Europe's largest wild reindeer tribe
- Sandfloegga is the highest peak at 1721 masl. The characteristic peak Hårteigen is 1690 masl.
National Park Center
There are two National Park centers for the Hardangervidda. Hardangervidda National Park Center at Skinnarbu in Tinn and the Norwegian Nature Center in Eidfjord.
At Skinnarbu is also the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center, a competence center that will promote the conservation and sustainable management of wild reindeer populations and wild reindeer mountains in Norway.