Alvdal

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Norway

General info

Alvdal is not a well-known and overly large place, but it offers an ideal starting point for great mountain bike tours. Especially for enduro freaks.

Possible sports

Mountain bike

Impressions

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Location

Alvdal is a small municipality in the north of the Osterdaken region. The place is quiet and tranquil, surrounded by beautiful nature. The name "Alvdal" comes from "elv" for river and "dal" for valley. The mountains and the rather flat terrain is divided by the river "Glâma". The highest mountain is "Tron" in the northeast, which reaches a height of 1665 meters.

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Latitude: 10.634045245963563 Longitude: 62.109578171537436

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To the highest mountain near Alvdal - Tron - the highest mountain road in Norway leads to the top. This mountain road can be perfectly used to get to the starting point for numerous mountain bike trails. In the region, a network of single trails awaits us, which often lead over 800 meters in altitude down into the valley. The descents are ideally made for biking: Sufficiently steep for brilliant downhills, but not too steep to climb the mountain with your own muscle power and without carrying passages.

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Weather

Weather during the travel period

Weather during the travel period

The region around Alvdal is blessed with consistent weather. Packing a rain and wind jacket is still an advantage. Alvdal is one of the driest regions in Norway, as it is protected by the Atlantic weather on the one hand, but also by the mountains of Rondane and Jotunheimen on the other.

Climate

Climate

When you think of Norway, the first thing that comes to mind is the long winters. However, few people have in mind that Norway also offers quite mild summers. In spring, the average temperature is about 14 degrees Celsius.

Culture &
Free time

Alvdal is a quite contemplative, small place, which shines above all with mountain and nature atmosphere. Through the mountains on one side, the visit of numerous mountain huts is possible.

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Sights

You won't find any real sights in Alvdal that are visited by heaps of tourists. Only a wooden church built in 1861 - the Alvdal kirke - is worth a short visit. But the place scores with great mountain biking opportunities.

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Culinary

In Alvdal itself, the classic Norwegian cuisine is characterized. The basis of the cuisine is fish and dairy products and cereals. Because the long Norwegian winters made preservation of food very important, many foods were smoked, salted, pickled or dried. Lunch is often cold. Dinner is usually served between 5 and 6 pm.

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Lifestyle & Tips

Norway is known for its "outdoor lifestyle". Leisure activities take place mostly outdoors - even despite the long winters. As a mountain biker you are exactly right here.

Destination Info

Norway is officially called "Kingdom of Norway". The capital is Oslo. Although Norway is the largest country in Europe in terms of area, it is rather sparsely populated with only a good 5 million inhabitants.

Languages

Language

Norwegian, Sami, other minority languages

Travel documents

Travel documents

Passport or ID card and driver's license (if required)
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Customs and rules

Customs and rules

Norwegians are generally considered super-relaxed, if a bit aloof with strangers at first. Norwegians place great value on punctuality.
The main meal is usually not eaten until 5 pm. Smoking is prohibited in public places, transportation, restaurants, bars and hotels throughout Norway
A tip is customary in the amount of approximately 5 %.

Security

Security

The crime rate in Norway is low. Watch out for pickpocketing during the peak travel season and in busy places.
The Covid situation may give rise to additional risks and regulations.

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Population

2445

Religions

Religions

Evangelical Lutheran State Church,
Protestant, Catholic and Muslim minoritiesb

Politics

Politics

Norway is ranked as the most stable democracy in the world