The mountain village of Folldal stretches between the valley of Østerdalen and the Dovre mountain plateau. The area enjoys a dry and stable inland climate, and there are rich opportunities for varied outdoor recreation activities year-round.
Folldal has Norway’s highest municipal administrative centre – the stairs of the council building are 712.5 m above sea level! The municipality’s land area is 1275 km², and the population is just under 1700. Folldal borders three municipalities in Hedmark County, Alvdal, Tynset and Stor-Elvdal, as well as Sør-Fron, Sel and Dovre in Oppland County and Oppdal in Sør-Trøndelag County.
The municipal services are well developed, including a primary school in a new building, full kindergarten coverage and a retirement home and service centre.
The mountain village has a vibrant cultural life with many clubs and organisations, and the Folldal Municipal Council runs a cinema and school of music and performing arts, which is regarded as one of the best in the region.
The economy is based on a vibrant agricultural industry in addition to tourism, trade, service and production of commodities. Folldal Verk’s mines at Dovrefjell were closed in 1993, and in so doing nearly 250 years of mining operations were a thing of the past. The mining history with inward migration of people from within Norway and from overseas has provided the municipality with valuable impulses from the outside. Consequently, Folldal is an open and inclusive community, positively curious about new fellow villagers.
If you want to know more about opportunities to live and work in Folldal, please contact the municipality’s customer service centre.
© Photo: Tommy Kristoffersen
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