Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter

Hardangervidda National Park Center

Hardangervidda National Park Center, Skinnarbu is a state-authorized national park center for Hardangervidda National Park and is co-located with Norsk Villreinsenter Sør , which is a partner.

Hardangervidda National Park Center opened 14 August 2013 with an interactive exhibition about nature and wildlife in new premises of 600 m2.

Interaktiv utstilling på Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter, Skinnarbu

Interaktiv utstilling på Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter, Skinnarbu

The exhibition has been very well received and has been awarded 2 international awards.

The exhibition includes a total of 22 interactive installations, all in Norwegian and English, mini-cinema with short films by Arne Nævra. A separate French cave with orginal tools / objects made from wild reindeer bones more than 17,000 years ago in southern France, etc.

Exhibition has 6 wards:

  1. A first meeting – a sensory department where the experience of wildlife is the key.
  2. A professional department in which wildlife biology and ecology are presented. Here we also find out where in the world there is wildlife and information about the various wildlife areas in Norway.
  3. A historical ward about the origins of wildlife, walks, man and the reindeer.
  4. A red light department that addresses various challenges and threats to today’s wild land, land loss, disturbances, increasing traffic, etc.
  5. A department that includes management and research related to the wildlife at Hardangervidda.
  6. An afterthought department where the audience itself can reflect on the future of the wild and Hardangervidda.

In addition to the exhibition, Hardangervidda National Park Center has an intranet library about Hardangervidda National Park. The center also has a fully equipped natural laboratory for students and school classes.

Visit our webpage at http://hardangerviddanasjonalparksenter.no

Foto: Håkon Nordby

Foto: Håkon Nordby