Hardangervidda nasjonalparksenter, Skinnarbu has received 3 international awards for the interactive wild reindeer exhibtion. In 2014 the exhibition was awarded silver medal at the European Design Awards. Same year also awarded gold medal from the Icelandic Design Awards. Winner at German Design Awards 2016.
The Hardangervidda National Park Centre is located at Skinnarbu, on the road 37 between Rjukan and Rauland.
Interactive exhibition about wild reindeer.
The Hardangervidda National Park Centre has received several international awards for the exhibition ( EDAwards 2014, German Design Awards 2016).
The exhibition includes 6 sections:
An introductory meeting - taking the visitor on a tour of the 4 seasons with the reindeer.
A scientific section - where the biology and ecology of the wild reindeer is presented. Discover where the wild reindeer is located on the globe, and information about the various wild reindeer habitats in Norway.
A historical section - about the origins of the wild reindeer, its roaming patterns, and its relationship to humans.
A scientific section - that covers the management and research connected to the wild reindeer on the mountain plateau.
A "red-light" section - presenting the various challenges and threats facing the wild reindeer today such as the loss of space, disturbances, increase in traffic, etc.
A reflective section - where the visitor can reflect upon various scenarios connected to the wild reindeer and Hardangervidda.
In addition to the exhibition, the Hardangervidda National Park Centre offers an intranet library on the Hardangervidda National Park, cinema and café as well as outdoor activities.
Furthermore, the centre has a nature laboratory for student and schools.
The films in the cinema:
"The Hardangervidda National Park"
”According to Nature” – a portrait of the nature-lover, hunter and war hero, Colonel Jens Anton Paulsen.
”The Mountain People ” – a documentary film about life in the past and in the present in the mountain villages bordering to the mountain plateau.