Hardangervidda National Park at 3,422 square kilometers, is Norway's
Designated as a national park in 1981, today it serves as a popular tourist destination
The name Hardangervidda is put together by the name of the district
Hardanger and the finite form of 'vidde', 'wide plain, large mountain plateau'
'Red fox on the Hardangervidda'
photo by Klaus Meyer
Several hundred nomadic stone age settlements have been found in the area,
most likely related to the migration of the reindeer. Ancient trails cross the plateau,
linking western and eastern Norway; one example is the 'Nordmannsslepa' linking
The Hardangervidda Nature Centre (Natursenter) holds many
interesting exhibits with both living and prepared animals. White polar fox
Photo by Hans van der Boom
Photo by Aleksander Gjøsæter