Alvdal is a mountain municipality in Nord Østerdal, approx. 300 km north of Oslo and 200 km south of Trondheim. The municipality’s coat of arms symbolizes the importance of skiers to the area, while its slogan is “Where the difficult becomes trivial and the impossible is a challenge!”
The main industry is agriculture with emphasis on dairy and meat production, but the industrial and service sectors are also of major significance for the local community. There are short distances to kindergartens, schools, shops and the municipal administrative centre.
The wide diversity of clubs and associations contributes to creating good networks. The landscape is open and gentle, making it ideal for outdoor recreation activities all year round. Alvdal Vestfjell is a popular area for hikers. The mountain Tron (1,666 m above sea level) is a towering landmark. There is road access to the summit in the summer, exceptional views and diverse mountain flora. In the far south of the municipality is Jutulhogget, one of Northern Europe’s largest canyon, which was formed during the last Ice Age.
Kjell Aukrust grew up in Alvdal, and he has given his life’s work to his childhood municipality. A statue of Kjell Aukrust, Solan and Ludvig made by sculptor Nils Aas is located in Steia, while a bit further north, on route no. 3, you will find the Aukrustsenteret designed by award-winning architect Sverre Fehn.
There are good connections to Oslo and Trondheim via route no. 3, which runs through the municipality, and westwards on route no. 29 through Folldal to Hjerkinn. There are train services to Oslo Airport Gardermoen Airport, Oslo and Trondheim (the Røros Line), as well as daily bus connections with Oslo and Trondheim.
Contact Alvdal Municipality