municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

Oppdal is in Middle Norway on the Nidaros Path. It is one of Norway's main winter sport resorts, and is surrounded by national parks.

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Oppdal is an alpine community which dates back to the Norwegian Iron Age. It is at a crossroads for traffic from Trondheim, the Dovrefjell mountain range, and Sunndal on the west coast.

The main industries in Oppdal today are agriculture, tourism, and some light manufacturing. It has the largest sheep population of any municipality in Norway, with 45,000 head of sheep put out to graze in the mountains every year.

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Spring is the driest season and summer is the wettest season. The winters are fairly mild, but snowy weather is not that unusual on the 17 May National Day celebrations.

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Oppdal is a hub for traffic between southern Norway and northern Norway with the train connection Dovrebanen and for the cross connection from Møre og Romsdal. Buses partly correspond with the departures to Dovrebanen.

Oppdal has a small airport for air sports.

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Oppdal village museum
  • 1 Oppdal Village Museum (Oppdalsmuseet), Museumsvegen 11 (central Oppdal), +47 415 11 509. Th F 11:00-15:00, Su 11:00-16:00, guided tours 13:00. The museum has 30 buildings that show what the farm environment was like from the end of the 16th century to the middle of the 20th century. You can see a farmhouse, barn, storage cage, sauna, smithy and hunting lodge. The museum also contains a ski museum, school museum, telemuseum and a collection of hunting and fishing gear. Family (2 adults, 3 children) kr 160, adult kr 60, senior/student/youth kr 40, child 6 – 16 years old kr 30, child under 6 free.  

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  • 1 Oppdal ski resort (Oppdal skisenter in Oppdal) (4 km from Oppdal city centre on Road E6 or Dovre railway; the main entrance station is Vangslia). One of Norway's major alpine ski resorts with 56 km of pistes. Frequently listed among top 5 or top 10 resorts in Norway. 46 slopes, 3 chair lifts, 14 T-lifts, 1 band lift. There is a ski bus going. The system can also reached at Hovden ski lift, 900-meter walking distance from the city centre, no parking but suitable for visitors without a car.

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Routes through Oppdal
TrondheimMelhus  N   S  DovrefjellOslo

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