Things to do

Short walks, for instance to the shelter cabin along the banks of Lake Femund, are available at the desk in the Femund Fjellstue. You can also buy maps of this area.

National Park Femundsmarka starts rights outside the Femund Fjellstue and offers lots of wildlife, even close to our fjellstue. Go out and don't forget your camera. More about Femundsmarka.

Hiking however is the most popular thing to do in this area. What really makes Elgå special are the thousands of reindeer. The most southern herd of reindeer is living here, taken care of by the Sami people. We are 100% sure you meet them on the road!

A trail to the Svukuriset cabin is well marked and easy to do. It takes approx. 3 hours for a two-way trip. From this mountain cabin you can hike deeper into Femundsmarka. More about Svukuriset.

Take the car and drive towards Drevsjø. Enjoy the reindeer along the way. After some 20 Km you see a sign on the road pointing towards the Gutulia nature reserve. You can park your car near the lake and walk in 45 minutes to the setercabins and the old spruce trees. Read more about Gutulia.

Take the MS Fæmund II, a more then 100 year old ferry, for a tour over Lake Femund. Read more about MS Fæmund II.

In wintertime: put your ski's on or try ice fishing on the lake. There is a lighted track in the centre of Elgå, where you can cross country ski at night. There's a cross country track of 10 miles. Alpine skiing is available in Idre (Sweden), Engerdal (Norway) and Trysil (Norway). Elgå has several cross-country trails to explore.

Drive to Drevsjø and visit the Sami Open Air Museum 'Blokkoden' and learn about their culture. Read more about Blokkoden.

When you drive a bit further on the road towards Trysil, you can see a sign towards the beautiful Røafallene (waterfalls). It's just an easy walk from the parking place. Enjoy the beautiful view over the valley!

Also interesting:

A daytrip to Røros (150Km). The former mining town of Røros is simply unique, a modern community, in which people live and work right in the middle of an UNESCO Heritage Site. A tour of the Olavsgruva Mine takes you for a stroll through 300 years of mining history in Røros - 500 metres into the mountain and 50 metres below the surface. Explore the towns exiting history at Røros Museum. The melting hut, 'Smelthytta' became a museum. This city is well worth a visit! Read more about Røros and the Røros museum.

A daytrip to Elverum where you can visit The Norwegian Forest Museum and the connected Open Air Museum Glomdal is well worth the 190 Km trip. Read more about the Norwegian Forest Museum and Glomdal.


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- Vestre Sorken Feriegård
- Lunde Kafé og Pensionat
- Canoeing in the wilderness
- Femund Canoe Camp