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lose your eyes and sense the mountains: over 2,000 metre-high summits in a singular landscape
decked in blinding white snow, the rays of the low-hanging sun reflecting on the glittering snow,
the bluish light. Tranquillity and quiet, and the knowledge that the sunny day can be transformed
within moments to threatening stormy weather. This is when you get the feeling that Rondane is a
place you must visit. Perhaps it is this feeling that has led so many artists and writers to derive inspiration
from Rondane – and maybe this is why people return to Rondane again and again over generations. Like
ancient giants the mountains stand at rest on the road that takes you alongside the Rondane national park.
Experiencing the slowly changing landscape with its towering mountains is very
special – almost magical.
Here you must find repose and let your impressions sink
in. The bluish light will accompany you on your way. If you
have the opportunity, you should stop at the curving SohlE6
bergplassen viewing platform at Atnsjøen. The atmosphere
in Harald Sohlberg’s famous painting from 1914 “Winter’s
Night in Rondane” is bewitching. The architect wanted to
recreate this atmosphere and from Sohlbergplassen you
can take in the view of Rondane from the same angle as
portrayed in the painting.
TRAVEL INFORMATION. National Tourist Route Rondane
runs from Venabygdsfjellet to Folldal, and from Sollia Church
to Enden, 75 km (fv. 27/219).
© Statens vegvesen May 2015
3 SOHLBERGPLASSEN. Sohlbergplassen, the viewing point at Atnsjøen lake, curves gently around
slender pine trees. The platform frames the view
towards the lake and the rounded peaks of the Rondane massif almost exactly as they appear in Harald
Sohlberg’s famous painting “Winter’s Night in Rondane”. Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
4 STRØMBU. Strømbu is one of the main gateways
to the Rondane massif and an excellent starting
point for hikes in what was Norway’s first national
park. The rest area has a roof terrace and a lounge
directly adjacent to the river Atna that winds between pine trees and sand banks. The roof terrace
2 ATNBRUFOSSEN VANNBRUKSMUSEUM The provides a place to rest and admire the view of
Atnbru area is one of the most outstanding cultur- the mountains and the river. Architect: Carl-Viggo
al landscapes in Hedmark county. Fossehuset, the Hølmebakk.
museum at Atnbrufossen waterfall, lies in a verdant
birch grove. The building was formerly a sawmill
with timber-floating facilities and a hydropower staTHE NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTES comprise
18 selected motoring trips through
tion, but is now also a venue for art exhibitions and
natural surroundings in Norway.
concerts. Landscape architect: LJB-Lars Berge.
Viewing points and rest areas
have been created along the
routes employing innovative architecture and
of art. All of the 18 routes,
from Jæren in the south
to Varanger and in the
north, have their
terms of the
natural surroundings and
15-0793 [email protected] Foto: Statens vegvesen
1 SOLLIA CHURCH. In 1720 a law was introduced
that required people to go to church twice each year.
The inhabitants of the Setningsdalen valley had to
make the long trek across the mountains to Ringebu, and on one occasion an entire group of travellers
froze to death. In 1732, the king granted permission to
build a new church, but the inhabitants of Sollia did
not receive any funds for construction. As a result,
the local parishioners mustered the ground, timber
and stone to build the church themselves. The timbered church was completed in 1738. Near the church
there is also a small rest area and an information
board. Landscape architect: LJB-Lars Berge.