Vinje is a captivating pocket of Norway surrounded by lakes, mountains and rivers. Small towns and villages pepper the region and are great launchpads for exploring the region. Outdoor adventures are a dime a dozen in Vinje, with hiking, mountain biking, skiing and dog-sledding just some of the ways to enjoy the region.
Things to do
Set at the foot of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, Rauland is a great base for exploring Vinje. The town has a rich cultural heritage and has inspired an array of artists, musicians and authors over the years. Visit the Mjonøy Handicraft and Cultural Centre to learn more about the rich artistic heritage of Rauland.
If you’re looking for adventure, Rauland is the place to be. Hiking, mountain biking, cycling and fishing are just some of the outdoor activities on offer throughout the summer. Stop by the Rauland tourist office to find out more about the famous moose safari, a scenic route that takes you past some of the best moose-spotting locations in Norway.
In winter, Vinje transforms into one of Norway’s top snow sports destinations. Explore more than 150 kilometres of cross-country trails near Rauland and test your skills on the steep slopes of Raulandsfjell ski resort. Vierli Terrengpark at Rauland Ski Centre is one of Europe’s best snowboard parks. Winter activities like dog-sledding and snowmobiling are always a hit with families.
Hardangervidda National Park is set on the northern border of Vinje and is one of the largest nature reserves in Norway. Hiking trails wind through the park and immerse you in the rugged natural beauty of Vinje.
Rental cars are the easiest and most flexible way to explore Vinje at your own pace. The administrative centre of Amot is a three-hour drive from Oslo and 3.5 hours from Oslo Gardermoen Airport.