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Advice and rules for visitors

Forhollhogna National Park is a unique area that you can help protect. Show consideration and leave no traces. Here you will find advice and practical information on how we can all contribute to take care of the protected areas.




Nasjonalparkstyret for Forollhogna
Postboks 2600
7734 Steinkjer

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Help us preserve the nature


Help preserve nature and wildlife in the protected areas. Clean up after yourself and do not leave any garbage behind.


If you are in luck and meet wild reindeer, keep a considerable distance, and avoid disturbing them.  

Are you riding a bike or driving a car? Please do not hinder or delay necessary farm traffic. Park in designated spaces and avoid parking close to the seasonal mountain hill farms.
Park in designated spaces and avoid parking close to the seasonal mountain hill farms.

You are welcome!

The Right to Roam gives you the opportunity to go anywhere you want to on foot or skis. You can pick berries and mushrooms for personal use, as well as common plants, but not endangered or protected species. Show consideration for nature and wildlife in the area. Be extra considerate during the calving, breeding and spawning seasons which lasts from February to July, and for some species until August.

VThis is a farming area, make sure you do not hinder agricultural activities. Park on designated spaces.

Keep in mind that many places in Forollhogna have no mobile coverage. For more information, visit


Photo: Arnfinn Storli
Photo: SNO/Berit Broen

The wild reindeer

Forollhogna is an important living area for the wild reindeer. They graze in both valleys and mountains. Should you see the animals, we kindly advise you to stop and move away. Bring binoculars and admire the wild reindeer from a considerable distance.

They are extra vulnerable in springtime, during calving season and when they graze on the seasonal mountain hill farms (April-June). Do not disturb the animals as this will cause them to waist valuable time needed for grazing and resting.

Be aware of the hunting season between 20 August and 20 September.

Learn more about the wild reindeer



You are welcome to bring your dog, but show consideration for wildlife, livestock, and people. Dogs are to be kept on a leash between 1 April and 20 August. Remember that birds who nest on the ground are very vulnerable to lose dogs.

In the villages surrounding Forollhogna local regulations means dogs must be kept on a leash during the sheep’s grazing season, most commonly to the end of September.

Be aware that you may meet cattle grazing. Some animals can be curious and importunate, especially if you bring a dog. Keep your distance and stay away from the herd.

Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg


If you open a gate, make sure to close it! Open gates may cause the livestock to enter areas where they shouldn’t be.

Give notice if you see wounded animals. Contact information is found on information signs along the farm roads.

Campfires, tenting and resting

You are not allowed to light a fire between 15 April and 15 September. On designated campfire sites or other places where there are clearly no fire hazards you may light small fires year-round. Make sure to extinguish the fire before leaving.

You may pitch your tent anywhere on uncultivated land, but it must be at least 150 meters from the nearest house or cabin. Leave the area as you would wish to find it and take your garbage with you.

Use degradable toilet paper which you bury or bring with you.


Where can I ride a bike?

With a few exceptions, biking is not allowed in Forollhogna National Park. Here, you can ride non-electric bikes:

  • Roads to the seasonal mountain hill farms at Kvikne
  • Track from Såttåhaugen to the lake Forollsjøen and along the road Fjellveien from Kløftåsen in Dalsbygda.
  • Track from the border of the national park at Haukfjellet to the lake Storhiåasjøen in Midtre Gauldal.
  • Trail between Meiåvollan in Øyungen, Holtålen and Øyavollen in Forddalen in Midtre Gauldal.

Electric bikes are motorized vehicles and are not allowed anywhere in the national park. This also applies if the engine is turned off.

Toll roads and winter closings

To use motorized vehicles on the toll roads you need to pay a fee. Many of the roads have electronic payment options.

The snow is not cleared from several of the seasonal mountain farm valley roads during winter and they are closed. Most roads open for traffic in the beginning or middle of June.

Mobile phone coverage

Several areas in Forollhogna have no mobile phone coverage. To find out where you’ll get coverage, you can download a mobile phone coverage map before setting off.

Skiløper i vinterlandskap


Using a drone is prohibited in Forollhogna National Park, but there are no regulations in the protected landscape areas.

Beware that drones can disturb livestock and wildlife and show consideration for people’s privacy.

For special purposes like research, farming and preservation one may apply to the Board of the National park for an exception from the prohibition.

Organized activities

Organized activities such as horseback riding or driving horse drawn carriages in the National Park is allowed on existing roads, and here:

  • Road to the seasonal mountain hill farms at Grøntjønnan at Kvikne
  • Track from Falken to Dalbusjøen in Dalsbygda
  • The mountain road from Kløftåsen to Forollsjøen in Dalsbygda
  • Track from the border of the national park at Haulfjellet to Storhiåsjøen in Midtre Gauldal.
  • A special permit is needed if going anywhere else in the protected area.

Traditional activities such as hikes arranged by schools, kindergartens, the National Tourist Association, and other non-profit organizations are generally allowed. For other types of organized activities that may harm the nature of the national park, special permits are needed. Visit

Forollhogna National Park Board

for more information.