Named after the mountain that looks like a hat, Hattfjelldal and neighbouring Grane are the only two municipalities that are not connected to the sea. This large mountainous area which shares a border with Sweden has always been an important reindeer grazing region which is why it has become a centre for the southern Sami in Norway. For hiking, hunting and fishing folk it is bursting with opportunities. You can hike along part of the Nordlandsruta trail or walk to the Hatten summit. Many hikers also like to head for the two national parks, Børgefjellet and Børgefjell, both of which are also prime fishing territory. Visitors to this area will also find it hard to miss Lake Røssvatnet as it’s Norway’s second largest inland lake and, fishermen take note, home to some really large arctic charr.
Hattfjelldal Tourist information
phone: +47 75 18 54 00