Oppland is the only Norwegian district that has no access to the sea. It is located in the southern part of the country and is known primarily as a winter sports center.
The region's capital is Lillehammer, where the 1994 Winter Olympic Games were held. In the vicinity there are alpine skiing resorts in Hafjell, Kvitfjell, Beitostølen and Aurdal as well as numerous cross-country ski runs. Another winter attraction of the area is Hunderfossen Winterpark, where you can meet characters from fairy tales and learn about Norwegian customs.
Many wooden churches (so-called stavkirke) from the Middle Ages have survived in Oppland. These buildings currently belong to the most important monuments of the south of Norway. You can see them, among others in Maihaugen, Hedal, Hegge, Rinia, Hore and Ringebu.
A large part of the region is covered by mountains, including Jotunheimen, in which Norway's highest peak is Galdhøpiggen (2469 m above sea level). However, the Rondane Mountains are known for their extensive plateaus and peaks exceeding 2,000 m above sea level. Both ranges are protected as part of the national parks and can be used for hiking and skiing.