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Hardangervidda National Park

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Hardangervidda National Park
Hardangervidda National Park
Europe’s largest mountain plateau—and the largest national park in mainland Scandinavia—Hardangervidda is wild Norway at its very best. The 1,321-square-mile park is the southernmost limit for arctic plants and animals, including the arctic fox and Europe’s largest stock of wild reindeer. To learn about the wildlife, geology, and botany of the park beyond what you can see from the roadside, call in at the Hardangervidda Nature Centre in Eidfjord. The 20-minute panoramic film Fjords, Mountains and Waterfalls is a must-see. The nearby 600-foot-high Vøringsfossen waterfall is a national symbol that has drawn tourists to the area since the late 19th century.
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Hardangervidda National Park
Although your ship won't sail into the national park, the Hardangervidda mountain plateau gets more imposing the further inland you venture on the fjord. At 3,422 square kilometers (1,321 square miles), Hardangervidda is Norway's largest national park, home to wild reindeer herds and a series of cabins used by fishermen, hikers and cross-country skiers all year round. At the northern edge of the park, the tiny settlement of Finse was the location for the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.
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Hardangervidda National Park

At 3,422 square kilometers (1,321 square miles), Hardangervidda is Norway’s largest national park and spans the vast Hardanger mountain plateau. Designated a national park in 1981, the region is home to hundreds of Stone Age settlements, and numerous species of arctic animals including the arctic fox, the snowy owl, the lynx and the largest population of wild reindeer in the world. The landscape within the park is largely made up of treeless moorland dotted with myriad lakes, rivers, streams and soaring peaks.

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