Innerdalen landscape protected area
The country's first landscape protected area - 50 years in 2017!
'INNERDALEN' HAS BEEN IN THE DIVISION FAMILY SINCE IT WAS BOUGHT IN 1740
For almost 300 years, the valley has been beneficial for summer mountain pasture and grazing.
In the sixties, the major expansion of power in Norway begins. The inner valley with its steep mountains and many rivers was immediately
interesting for power production. Ongoing landowner Øystein Opdøl chose to say no thanks to profitable power revenues and wanted to avoid development. He wanted to take care of the nature so that future generations could experience the special landscape in Innerdalen. This was a very unusual setting from one landowner, but together with 'Norsk Tindeklubb' he took the initiative to save his own property.
This work led to the country's first landscape protection area being created in Innerdalen in 1967, with an area of 73 square kilometers.
The purpose of the protection of Innerdalen is to preserve a beautiful natural landscape which, due to topography, waterways and vegetation, has considerable recreational and natural value.
The thoughts Øystein Opdøl had about environmental protection and sustainable use of nature in the 1960s stands well today.
Since the valley is protected, it is also not possible to drive into Renndølsetra, with the exception of operating the tourist cabins.
The walk to Renndølsetra usually takes about an hour to complete.
This gives you time to enjoy the wonderful nature that surrounds Renndølsetra.