Central Norway Travel Guide
Central Norway is dominated by Hardangervidda, Europe's largest mountain plateau. Several mountain areas and valleys—Hallingdal, Numedal, and Hemsedal—surround the plateau. North of Oslo are the famous valleys of Gudbrandsdalen and Valdres, and the mountain regions of Rondane, Dovrefjell, and Jotunheimen. Route 7 crosses Hardangervidda, and the Oslo-to-Bergen railway serves many towns in the region, including some in remote mountain areas that are hard to reach, such as Finse. Traveling by car involves lots of mountain driving, and may be impeded by the occasional avalanche or bad winter weather.
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