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is the largest settlement in the valley of Valdres
Valdres is a traditional district in central, southern Norway, situated between Gudbrandsdal and Hallingdal.Administratively, Valdres belongs to Oppland. It consists of the municipalities Nord-Aurdal, Sør-Aurdal, Øystre Slidre, Vestre Slidre, Vang and Etnedal. The main town in the region is...
, Norway, with a population of 1,801. Fagernes is the administrative centre of the municipality of Nord-Aurdal
Nord-Aurdal is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Valdres. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Fagernes....
See video from the Fagernes Town : *Fagernes in pictures
On 14 June 2007 the municipal council of Nord-Aurdal decided to bestow city status
upon Fagernes. The decision came into force on 8 September 2007, when Fagernes celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Fagernes lies approximately 3 hours north west of Oslo, and is an important destination for tourism in Norway
The main tourist attractions of Norway are the fjord-indented coastline and its mountains, the unspoiled nature of the inner parts of the country, and the cities and smaller towns.-Attractions:...
, due to good communications and the nature in the surrounding Valdres valley, and mountain areas such as Jotunheimen
Jotunheimen is a mountainous area of roughly 3,500 km² in Southern Norway and is part of the long range known as the Scandinavian Mountains. The 29 highest mountains in Norway are all in Jotunheimen, including the very highest - Galdhøpiggen...
Spåtind is a mountain in the middle between Lillehammer and Fagernes. The summit lies on the border between the municipalities Nordre Land and Etnedal, both in the county of Oppland. Spåtind is the highest mountain in the mountain area Synnfjell....
. The local airport is Fagernes Airport, Leirin
Fagernes Airport, Leirin serves Fagernes and the surrounding valleys of Valdres, Hallingdal and Gudbrandsdal in Southern Norway, from Oslo. Opened in 1987, it is owned and operated by state-owned Avinor. The airport is above sea level, and has a runway...