Come to Tynset and Feel Welcome
Tynset is the Centre of the Nord-Østerdalen Region of Hedmark county. Tynset is well positioned in the centre of the mainland Norway. It can easily be reached by rail, road and air. Rv3 - the shortest route between Oslo and Trondheim - runs through Tynset. The Rondevegen connects Tynset with Lillehammer and Røros and continues into Sweden. Rv30 through Rendalen also continues into Sweden. The Rørosbanen railway line connects Tynset with Oslo and Trondheim. Røros Airport, 55 km.
away, is part of the national network. Small planes can also use Tynset Airport.
Orkelbogen friluftssenter 62 48 14 00
Savalen Fjellhotell og spa 62 48 47 42
Savalen Seter 62 48 47 46
Storeng gård & Kvikne Camping , 62 48 41 04
Tron Ungdomssenter 62 48 10 55
Tynset Hotel & Motel 62 48 06 00
Tynset Rom og Camping 62 48 03 11
Kulturkafeen, kulturhuset Tynset, 62 48 52 59
Milano Østerdalstua, Tynset, 62 48 03 75
Palermo Cafe' & restaurant Sertdemir, Tynset, 62 48 13 33
Stasjon' restaurant/pub Lindita Salihu, 62 48 22 23
Domuskafeen, Tynset, 62 48 38 00
Tynset is Nord-Østerdalen's shopping centre and has a good range of all types of shops.
All roads lead to Tynset.
In a Nutshell
Visitors to Tynset are always struck by how easy it is to reach the various services. Administrative offices, shops, the centre of arts, the sports facilities, the schools, childcare centre etc. - everything can be found within a radius of 500 m. The town's largest residential area, Haverslia, is also only a walk away from the town square. This makes Tynset an Eco-friendly town where a bicycle and a kicker will take you where you want to go, summer and winter.
Making a living
With its population of 5400 Tynset is the centre of the Nord-Østerdalen region. It is a modern business and shopping centre with a wide variety of business activities. Agriculture and forestry are still the traditional ways of making a living but municipal administration and service industries such as EDB, law, finance and construction are playing an increasing role. Tynset has most of the functions of a regional centre because of its schools and hospital and many of the region's intermunicipal services
have naturally been positioned in Tynset: The Family Centre, Centre for School Psychology etc.
A Cultural Centre
Tynset has a rich cultural life with a huge range of organisations in sports, music, drama, the arts and youth work.
When the centre for the arts (kulturhuset) was opened in 1988, Tynset entered a new era and the centre has become a living breathing cultural home for the population of Tynset and Nord-Østerdalen. The centre houses concerts, plays, cinemas, a library, art exhibition, rehearsals, reunions, conferences and festivals - and also has a cafe where people meet informally.
Tynset's first sports hall (Tynsethallen) was built in 1986. Then, in 1996, a second sports hall (Holmenhallen) was opened. A swimming pool and smaller Gymnastic Hall in the building connecting them complete a set of sports facilities, which few municipalities of Tynset's size can equal.
Tynset is known for its vast areas of forest and mountain, which are ideal for skiing, walking, cycling, hunting and fishing. In many areas there are signposted paths and ski tracks are ploughed in winter.
Savalen is known internationally for its speed-skating rink. Many personal, national and international records have been broken on this rink. Now Savalen has also developed a football pitch, an arena for Nordic skiing and biathlon, roller-ski track, an alpine area and 90-km. Of cross-country skiing tracks. Savalen has become a place, which is especially designed for the handicapped and includes wheelchair paths and a specially equipped fishing pier. Savalen now suits people of different ages who like different
outdoor pursuits. With its various types of accommodation Savalen has become a perfect holiday area.
Wild Life and Preservation Areas
Tynset has many wild life areas, which are national treasures. The geological formation in Ripan and Gammeldalen are extremely interesting. Ripan witnesses to the existence of a lake formed by glaciation during the last ice age. In Gammeldalen you will find some beautifully formed corries also created during the ice age.
Life on the Seters
Tynset can be proud of being one of those municipalities that has many of its mountain farms (seter) still in production. It is therefor possible to visit such farms when out hiking and this is a valuable experience both for children and adults. Tynset municipality also rents chalets, which used to belong to mountain farms.
Experience Our Tradition
(Minutes by car from Tynset)
Kvikne Mines - Odden. The remains of mining operations begun in 1632. (60 min.)
Kvikne Church. A cross-shaped timber church built in 1652, with a richly decorated interior. The altarpiece is Norway's finest Renaissance altarpiece. (45 min.)
Vollan Farm and Chapel. The farm was originally built in the mining period. The core of the building dates from the 17th century. This is one of the few farms in the country with its own private chapel. (45 min.)
Vollandagan. Annual festival connected with the traditional life of Vollan.
Bjørgan rectory, Kvikne. The birthplace of the author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. (50 min.)
Soapstone quarry, Kvikneskogen, dates from 400-600 BC It now supplies stone for the restoration of Trondheim Cathedral. (30 min.+ 45 min. on foot).
Røstvangen mines. The remains of a mining community from the beginning of this century. It survived for only 15 years and was ruined by the greatest bankruptcy of the period. (25 min.+ 15 min. on foot).
Tynset Bygdemuseum. Tynset's village museum is 1 km. from the town centre.
Ramsmoen museumssenter: Exhibitions throughout the year - in the centre of Tynset.
Garborgdagan. An annual festival built around the work of the authors Hulda and Arne Garborg. Held in Tynset kulturhus and at Kolbotn - Garborg's home for many years.
Tynsetutstillinga. An annual exhibition held in Galleri Elgen in Tynset kulturhus, featuring well-known Norwegian artists.
Troll Cup. An annual Handball Tournament for 11-16 year-olds, held in Tynsethallene.
Fåsetsprellen. An annual Handball Tournament for seniors, held in Tynsethallene.
Tylldalen bygdetun. Tylldalen's village museum (20 min.) An annual play for St. Olav's Day is Norway's second oldest historical outdoor play.
Other attractions easily reached from Tynset: The mining town of Røros - 45 min. Jutulhogget - the deepest canyon in Northern Europe - 35 min. The Aukrust Centre in Alvdal - 25 min. Tronden Mt. - by road to the mountain top 1666m above sea level - 45 min.