Sjusjøen and the Ringsaker mountains
Outdoor life has never been more popular, and no place is more suited for outdoors activities than the mountains. The Ringsaker mountains cover a large area and offer more than 40 lakes for fishing as well as kilometres of rivers and streams with fish just waiting to be caught.
Fishing is free of charge for anyone under the age of 18, those above the age limit can purchase fishing licenses for anything from 24 hours to a week or even a year at inatur.no.
Go for a walk!
A very special kind of recreation is found among twinkling streams, quiet mountain lakes and moors filled with heather and cloudberries as far as the eye can see. The Sjusjøen area and the Ringsaker mountain as a whole offer miles of marked hiking trails, but you can also wander “off-piste” and follow your own course. Walk for minutes, hours or bring a tent and explore the mountain for days – the choice is yours! Surrounded by this magnificent landscape, leaving the stress of everyday life behind is easy.
If you want to bring a tent and spend several days on the move, remember to check which rules apply to tenting and lighting fires before you set off. If tenting is a bit too “outdoorsy” for you, you can rent a cabin as a perfect starting point for shorter excursions. If you prefer full board and lodging, there are several options available.
Adventures for everyone
During the summer season, the mountain offers a wide range of activities. If you want to travel the mountain on wheels, there are numerous cycling tracks and mountain roads waiting to be explored. Or you can test your skills at Sjusjøen Mountain Bike Park. The area is also perfect for horseback riding! Or maybe you want to rent a canoe and explore the river at Åstdalen? The choice is yours!
Throughout summer, there are concerts, festivals, and open farm-days in some of the mountain farms. You can meet cute farm animals, sit down for a cup of coffee, a waffle, or a cinnamon bun – or you can try the traditional sour cream porridge. Visit Låven Bar, Rustad Hotel og Fjellstue or Hygga at Ljøsheim for a proper meal.