Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Sel
Sel municipality has approximately 6.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 904,7 km2. Otta is situated in the heart of Gudbrandsdal valley, at the meeting point of highway E6, road 15 and the railway. Otta is the foremost tourist center in the Gubrandsdal valley. From Otta, daytrips can be made to famous mountain areas such as Rondane, Jotunheimen and Dovrefjell as well as the fjords Nordfjord and Geiranger. Høvringen, Mysuseter and Heidal are popular tourist destinations and good points of departure for excursions into magnificent mountain terrain both summer and winter. The landscape and the old farms of Nord Sel provide the medieval setting for Sigrid Undset´s novels about Kristin Lavran´s daughter. The highest mountain is Storronden 2.138 metres.
Norway´s first national park, set aside in 1962. Some 200 km2 of the park´s 570 km2 are in the so-called high-alpine region, i.e., more than 1445 metres above sea level. Rondane´s highest peak, Rondeslottet, 2178 metres above sea level. All ten peaks rising more than 2000 metres above sea level can be climbed by tourists in good physical condition.
Sjoa is the name of the river which runs through Heidal. The river is protected by law from hydroelectric development. Popular river for rafting and river paddling.
Otta the seat of the townships administration is situated at the junction of highway E6 and RV 15, with good bus and train connections. The town is an important centre in the northern part of the valley. Wide range of commerce and service and long established slate industry.
The side valley of the Gudbrandsdal valley is the community in the country with the most protected buildings. Unique historical documentation of a valley community. 90 of northern Gudbrandsdal´s some 400 protected buildings are to be found in Heidal.
Heidal church from 1937. Rebuilt as a copy of the old church from 1752, which burnt down in 1933. Bjølstad chapel from approximately 1600. The portal boards can be traced back to the 11th century.
Rare pyramids of morainic gravel in the Uladal valley east of Selsverket. They are formed by the erosion of the morainic material. The pyramids are up to 6m tall. They are called "white-clad clergy" becouse of their appearrance; from a distance the white pyramids topped with dark stone "hats" look like a group of white-clad clergy.
HØVRINGEN and MYSUSETER
Høvringen and Mysuseter were orginally old summer farm districts at the gateway to the Rondane mountains, but they have developed into popular tourist destination. Høvringen was one of the country´s largest summer farm districts. In earlier times more than 30 summer farms were in operation here. The first tourist came to Høvringen as early as 1850-60, and to Mysuseter at the turn of the century.
Today they offer more than 1000 beds, in mountain lodges and hotels steeped in tradition. Norway´s first mountain camp school for children and youth was established at Høvringen in 1957. Magnificent nature and an excellent point of departure for excursion into the Rondane mountains either summer and wintertime.
Dovre Golfclub is a golf course under construction.