Information about Hedmark

The county of Hedmark covers an area of 27 397 square kilometres and has 196 731 inhabitants (October 2017).

The county is situated in the eastern part of Norway, bordering the counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. Hedmark also borders to Sweden. The county administration is in Hamar, situated 120 kilometres from the Norwegian capital Oslo and one hour’s drive from Norway’s main airport Gardermoen.

Hamar, Kongsvinger, Elverum, Brumunddal and Moelv are the towns of Hedmark.

Hedmark is one of the largest regions in Norway and features a wide-ranging array of beautiful nature and rural areas, interspersed with charming towns. The largest lakes are Femunden and Mjøsa, and the river Glomma runs through Hedmark.

Geographically, Hedmark is in the traditional sense divided in the following areas: Hedmarken, east of Mjøsa, Østerdalen, north of Elverum, and Glåmdalen, south of Elverum. The nature varies from beautiful snow-covered mountains in the north, to green forests and wilderness in the east, and productive farmland in the south.  

Hedmark and Oppland are the only Norwegian counties with no coastline. 

For more information about places to visit in Hedmark, please follow the links:

Read more about Elverum

Read more about Femund Engerdal

Read more about Finnskogen

Read more about the Hamar region

Read more about Destination Trysil

Read more about Destination Røros

Read more about Visit Hedmark