About the National Park
Together with adjoining protected areas on the Swedish side, Femundsmarka National Park forms part of one of the largest continuous areas of wilderness in southern Scandinavia. The area provides a habitat for several rare and vulnerable plant and animal species.
Would you like to paddle a canoe on calm lakes? Go hiking through barren pine forests and tall mountains? Try your luck fishing in the countless watercourses?
The Visitor Center
Why are dead trees full of life? Why is the Southern Sámi culture dependent on domesticated reindeer? And why is there so much stone in Femundsmarka?
Visitors can get answers to these questions and many more at the Visitor Center. Make sure to take a look at our event calendar!
There are many starting points from which to enter Femundsmarka National Park. You can get valuable information at several of these locations before you start your journey into the park.
Cabins and open huts
Several different types of accommodation can be found in Femundsmarka. Everything from the characteristic open huts with beds and a wood-burning stove, to larger Norwegian Trekking Association cabins that have more facilities.
Advice when visiting
Everyone is welcome in Femundsmarka, but remember to take care of nature! Show consideration for bird and animal life, and do not leave any traces behind.
Travel and accommodation
There are good public transport connections to Røros and Elgå. The area offers a variety of accommodation options in all categories, from the simplest open huts to great hotels.
|Synnervika, Røros, Norge
|Ljøsnåvollveien 1249, 7375 Røros, Norge
|Ljøsnåvollveien 1249, 7375 Røros, Norge
|62C7+JX Elgå, Norge
|FRMX+32 Sorvika, Norge
|CVM3+X5 Sorvika, Norge
|Jonasvollvegen, 2555 Tufsingdalen, Norge
|9F3C+MG Käringsjön, Sverige
|4PH6+3Q Buvika, Norge
|34JV+9F Rostvollen, Norge
|FVCW+JW Sorvika, Norge
|FW54+28 Sorvika, Norge
|CWR7+QV Sorvika, Norge
|CWM9+P4 Sorvika, Norge
|CXFQ+PX Sorvika, Norge
|C247+3V Sorvika, Norge
|5W8V+5H Elgå, Norge
Where is Femundsmarka?
Femundsmarka National Park is located between Femunden lake and the Swedish border, in Røros and Engerdal counties.
How do I get there?
You can travel by train and bus to get to several of the starting points. Read more under travel and accommodation
The National Park Visitor Center for Femundsmarka and Gutulia is located in Elgå. Read more about the Visitor Center
National parks nearby
Gutulia National Park, Forollhogna National Park, Fulufjellet National Park and Töfsingdalens National Park (S).
Management and supervision
The conservation objective and the Protection Regulations define which activities and measures are allowable in the area. See the National Park Board’s website.
The National Park Board cooperates closely with the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO), which conducts supervision and control with the protected areas.
The Right to Roam – joys and obligations
Everyone is welcome in Femundsmarka, but remember to take care of nature! Show consideration for bird and animal life, and do not leave any traces behind. You are nature’s guest when you visit the national park. The Right to Roam allows us to travel freely. Nevertheless, you are obligated to show consideration so that animals and plants are not harmed or disturbed. Leave nature the way you want to find it.
Welcome to Femundsmarka, take care of nature
The trees are protected! All trees that grow within the national park are protected by a preservation order against harm and damage. The ancient dried-up pine trees are also covered by this preservation order. These old, silver-gray pines are a characteristic of Femundsmarka, and the dead trees are home to many rare animal and plant species.
Campfires. Visitors are permitted to use small twigs from trees, but first and foremost twigs found on the ground. Remember that campfires are prohibited during the period from April 15 to September 15. However, visitors are permitted to light campfires in places where there are no obvious risks of forest fires. Do not make new fire pits, use the existing ones. Do not light campfires directly on rocks, this will crack open and make eternal tracks. Firewood is delivered to certain campsites and this can be used, but with care.
Trash must not be left or burned in the national park, visitors must take it with them when they leave and dispose of it properly. Feel free to pick up any trash that you find on your way.
Go wherever you want, on foot or on skis. We appreciate you taking care when visiting the park so that you leave no trace when the next visitors come to the area. Wildlife is particularly vulnerable to disturbance during the calving and breeding season in the spring.
Biking increases our range and can disturb wildlife and lead to wear on vegetation and soil, this is therefore not allowed. Biking is only allowed along these routes:
- Feragen – Ljøsnåvollen
- Langen – Nordvika – Svartvika
- Elgå – Svukuriset
Camping. Some species in Femundsmarka are particularly vulnerable to disturbance during certain periods of the year. Several vulnerable species nest near watercourses and islands; you are not permitted to camp on islands.
Of course you may go to the bathroom, but dig a hole of at least 15 cm and cover it afterwards. If you are not tough enough to use moss, use biodegradable toilet paper or take the paper with you when you leave. Wet wipes and panty liners are not biodegradable and must never be left behind.
You may bring your dog along on your trip, but remember to keep it on a leash between 1 April to 20 August. Make sure that your dog does not disturb the domesticated reindeer when you are passing through their grazing areas. Small, cute dogs can also cause harm.
Drones can disturb wildlife and other users of the national park and are therefore prohibited unless special permission has been granted. Read more about the use of drones here.
Picking berries and mushrooms. Please note that there are several rare plant species in the national park that can be difficult to identify. Therefore, it is important that you don’t pick plants other than berries and mushrooms.
Remember that fishing and hunting licenses are required, and you may also need to inform the landowner.
The national park has noise restrictions. Among other things, motorized ice drills are prohibited.