Nestled at the foot of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, Rauland is one of the largest winter sports destinations in Telemark. It boasts three ski resorts and countless cross-country skiing trails and is a popular base for fishing, hiking and moose safaris.
In the winter months, hit the alpine ski slopes of the Rauland Skisenter and Raulandsfjell Alpinsenter or take advantage of Norway’s largest toboggan centre at the Vierli Skisenter. Snowboarders love the huge Vierli Terrengpark while cross-country skiers can explore Rauland’s spectacular surrounds along the network of groomed tracks.
In addition to its recreational pursuits, the village is home to the Rauland Art Museum where paintings, sculptures and drawings by the locally-born Dyre Vaa are exhibited. As you stroll the peaceful streets, don’t miss a visit to the Rauland Church, which was designed in a cross shape by Jarand Rønjom in 1803.
Rauland is around three hours’ drive from Oslo and 3.5 hours from Oslo Airport. Buses connect the village to Åmot, which is located along the main route between Oslo and Bergen. The centre of Rauland is compact enough to explore on foot and ski lifts access the surrounding slopes.