OttaOppland. Otta sits at the confluence of Lågen and Otta rivers. The small town is an important junction in Gudbrandsdalen valley as the Otta valley joins the main valley. The Otta valley and river cuts deep into the central mountains almost to Geiranger and Stryn. Otta town sits between Reinheimen and Rondane mountain ranges.
By railOtta is on the Oslo-Trondheim line.
By carE6 from Lillehammer and Oslo from the south, or Trondheim from the north. Route 15 from Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane.
phone: +47 61233700A constructed medivial farm, complete with its own stave church. Built in 1991 for the filming of the mowie Kristin Lavransdatter.
Sel churchaddress: Valley floor just north of Otta villageWooden church, 1742. Colorful, decorated interior, particularly the rich altarpiece carved in wood, copied largely from Lesja Church.
Rondane range and national parkRondane mountains was protected in 1962 as Norway's first national park. No road through the park but road 27 along the edge, access also from Høvringen at E6 north of Otta.
Battle of KringenSome 300 Scottish mercenary soldiers on their way to Sweden in 1612 were massacred by locals after the ambush at Kringen, a few kilometers downstream from Otta village. While the Battle had limited military signficiance, it has since become a part of folklore in Norway. There is a monument next to the main road.
phone: +47 93406500Rafting in the Sjoa river, one of the best rivers for rafting in Europe.
Sjoa Vandrerhjemphone: +47 61236200address: Sjoa
phone: +47 61210800address: Ola Dahlsgate 7