Activities in Oppdal
Oppdal offers a wide range of outdoor activities for young and old alike. We recommend trying the following activities in Oppdal.
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Musk ox safari
Going on a musk safari in the Dovrefjell mountains is an exciting and exclusive experience. This is one of the few places on earth where you can see the mighty muskox up close. Guided musk ox safaris are arranged in the Dovrefjell mountains every day throughout the summer.
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Enjoy a playful time with Opplev Oppdal
Plan a full day of activities in the river Driva or on ziplines over the river. The guides at Opplev Oppdal arrange activities for the whole family and groups of friends. You can go on a whitewater rafting trip adapted to suit your group. Rafting trips are arranged every day during summer and, if you feel like it, you can even try cliff jumping and have a refreshing in the river during the trip.
If you visit the wilderness camp, you will face exciting challenges on an activity trail. The Oppdal Zipline Park in the same area features eight different ziplines high above the river.
Visit this farm with buildings from the 17th century and one of the most adventurous ziplines in Norway. With a zipline 100 m above the ground and 360 m across the valley, we guarantee a high pulse and loud screams!
If ziplining at such heights does not tempt you, the farm is well worth visiting anyway. The hosts sell coffee and home-baked goods in a small café in an old storehouse. As the road ends at the farm, this is an excellent starting point for hikes into the only car-free valley in Oppdal.
Gondola with or without your bike
Take the gondola up to Skjørstadtoppen at Oppdal Ski Centre. You can eat delicious pizza baked in a wood-fired oven at Central Norway’s highest restaurant. From the top, you can also enjoy wonderful views of the village and surrounding mountain peaks. You can also set off on hikes into the mountains. You even have the option of taking your bike in the gondola and then riding down the mountain paths back to the village.
The golf course in Oppdal is a 9-hole forest course with 18 tee boxes. You can play an 18-hole round in idyllic surroundings and enjoy the game as well as the view.
With three swimming pools, diving boards, a jacuzzi, sauna, 40 m long water slide and café serving hot and cold dishes, the facility at Oppdal is a “mini waterpark”.
Hike straight from the centre of Oppdal
Strap on your hiking boots and set off from the centre of Oppdal on asphalt that soon becomes well-marked paths leading into the forest and mountains. You can set off on a hike to a mountain summit from right outside the tourist office in the centre of Oppdal. Options range from an easy walk around a lake on a path suitable for prams and wheelchairs to a 4-hour summit hike rewarded with panoramic views of the village and the surrounding mountains.
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The Vikings from Oppdal – a one-(wo)man show!
The burial site at Vang is Norway’s largest burial ground from the Viking Age. There are many secrets and destinies associated with Vang. Who is better suited to convey the Viking story than a Viking who lived in the Viking Age? Join a guided tour with a difference. She can talk to the dead!
You will be delighted by a visit to Galleri Mali. Painter Mali Anette Hoel has a large sales gallery in the center of Oppdal. Mali is concerned with the present and the moments, and it is everyday life, good and bad, that inspires her. With caricatures and quotes, everyone will recognize themselves in one or more of the pictures. There is also a gallery and workshop on her farm Trenga in Drivdalen.
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MBT sykling med GotnBike
If you want to enjoy a few special days on the bike seat, you can join the guides at GoatnBike, an MTB company with its own mountain farm at the foot of the mountain Rauhovden in Oppdal. They have certified MTB instructors/guides (level 2) and rent out mountain bikes and enduro bikes for children and adults. They also offer evocative camping for mountain bikers and “bikepackers” in the yard – and by the way they have goats in the yard.