Ringebu is situated in the heart of Gudbrandsdalen. The municipality, which has a population of over 4500, has beautiful nature, a varied business and industry and a rich cultural life. Ringebu Municipality lies in Oppland County in South-east Norway roughly midway between Oslo and Trondheim.
The municipality covers an area of 1228.8 km², 60% of which is at an altitude of more than 900 m. As a gateway to the Rondane mountains, people throughout the generations have learned to appreciate the natural qualities these areas offer.
The location and nature have made Ringebu an attractive municipality for cabins, and the municipality now has several thousand holiday homes. The municipality has two villages: Ringebu (Vålebru) and Fåvang. Ringebu is the municipal administrative centre and is often referred to as Norway’s smallest town. You will find a traditional trade centre, which was planned and founded in 1899. Ringebu received the national urban environment award in 2011.
Venabygdsfjellet, along route no. 27, is well known as a popular mountain area for hikers and cabin owners. The terrain is popular among hikers in summer and skiers in winter and stretches all the way into Rondane National Park. The area lies on the eastern side of the Gudbrandsdalslågen river and is home to a large population of wild reindeer.
The Kvitfjell ski area on the western side of this river was established for the Winter Olympics in 1994. Large areas of holiday homes have been constructed around this enormous and modern alpine skiing centre and activities on offer range from cross-country skiing to horseback riding.
The Ringebu Stave Church was built around 1220. It is one of 28 remaining stave churches in Norway and is among the largest. The stave church, Ringebu Vicarage (which now houses the Weidemann Collection) and Gildesvollen comprise the municipality’s millennium site.
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Contact Ringebu Municipality
Hanstadgata 4, 2630 Ringebu