Reinheimen National Park

Central Norway

Founded in 2006, this 1969-sq-km park stretches from Lom in the southeast to Åndalsnes in the northwest. It's a varied and relatively unexplored park that is steep and mountainous in the west with a more gentle Alpine plateau in the east. It's home to wild reindeer, wolverines and golden eagles. For more information, visit the Lom tourist office.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Central Norway attractions

1. Fossheim Steinsenter

15.07 MILES

The fascinating Fossheim Steinsenter combines an impressive selection of rare and beautiful rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and jewellery for sale, and a…

2. Lom Stavkyrkje

15.2 MILES

This delightful Norman-style stave church, in the centre of town on a rise by the water, is one of Norway's finest. Still the functioning local church, it…

3. Norsk Fjellmuseum

15.32 MILES

Acting as the visitor centre for Jotunheimen National Park, this worthwhile mountain museum contains mountaineering memorabilia and exhibits on natural…

4. Lom Bygdamuseum

15.35 MILES

Behind Norsk Fjellmuseum, this museum is a collection of 19th-century farm buildings, several stabbur (elevated store houses), an old hut (it's claimed…

5. Fokstumyra Marshes

15.68 MILES

These wild marshes are home to an astonishing array of bird life. Approximately 87 species nest in the area and 162 species in total have been observed…

6. Dovre National Park

21.16 MILES

Immediately north of Rondane National park, this 289-sq-km park was established in 2003 and is famous for having almost every Norwegian flora type within…

7. Breheimen National Park

21.61 MILES

One of Norway's newest national parks, Breheimen opened in 2009 and covers 1691 sq km. It's wedged between the Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen national…

8. Snøhetta Viewpoint

26.09 MILES

This arresting building of rippled timber and mirrored glass was commissioned by the Wild Reindeer Foundation as an educational centre and observation…