At Smedsmo camping
We offer lots of different activities to keep the children entertained. The playground is located next to our reception. In safe surroundings the young family members can have a good time, they can play on the swing, climb, jump on our trampoline or just make some new friends.
The adults can relax with a cup of coffee from a safe distance, while keeping an eye on the children.
The idyllic swimming pond is located at the heart of the camping. This is a great pond, and a perfect location for many water activities. Here young and old can relax on a warm summer day. We continue to delevop the pond with more exciting activities, so watch out for more water related fun!
In the center of the camping we have a designated bbq area. Here you have access to a bbq and a seating area (with table, chairs, and benches) so that you can enjoy your meals outside when the weather is nice.
We offer all our guests the possibility to fish for free from the bridge and down to where the river Finna flows out. Fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased from our closest neighbour, the gas station YX. Take som time off and enjoy a quiet afternoon by the river.
with tv and fireplace
We have a cosy communal area where guests can relax in front of the fireplace with a good book. Or maybe you want to watch some tv together after a whole day in the mountains?
«Vågåkyrkja», Vågå church
A historical journey through time
the church in Vågå, Vågåkyrkja was originally a stave church that was built in the 1100s. It was moved to its current location and rebuilt as a cross church in 1630. The entrance portal and the decorated walls are all from the old original church buidling. The church has a baptismal font in soapstone from the 1100s and a crucifix from the middle ages. The grave yard has many unique gravestones in wood and soapstone. The legendary reindeer hunter, Jo Gjende (said to be the inspiration of Ibsens Peer Gynt). is buried here.
Right next to the church there is a small wooden tower, «klokkestupulen», where the church bells hang. If you want to have a look inside you can join a church tour. The church is only 5 minn walk from the camping.
The old rectory in Vågå is situated on a small hill overlooking the village, and only ten minutes walk from the camping. At Ullinsvin there is a large gallery where you can view art from both local, national and international artist, both historical and contemporary. In Café Edvard, named after the artist Edvard Munch who has roots in Ullinsvin, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and home baked goods. The historical rectory garden is also well worth a visit, with beautiful flowers and historical herbs.
The annual summer exhibitions in the gallery are usually on from june until september, and the autumn exhibitions last from september to the end of october. The lovely christmas market is also well worth a visit.
Vågå Hotell is around ten minutes from the camping. The hotel restaurant serve both local and international dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Drinks and refreshments can be purchased in the bar.
Bokhandel’n café and bar is located right in the middle of Vågå, five minutes walk from the camping. Here you can enjoy local food in a cosy atmosphere.
Where time stands still
The restaurant «Andre Etasje» lies in the middle of Vågå, five minutes walk from the camping. In the restaurant, located in the charming old swiss style villa, you get served exquisit homemade food in a very unique atmosphere.
The farm, Valbjør, is located above Vågåvatnet in øvre Nordherad, 5 km from the center of Vågå. The farm consist of of several preserved buildings dating back to the viking ages. The buildings all show signs of old crafts and traditions, and this charming farm is worth a visit.
The Villa park
The Villa Park lies just a short walk from the camping and is named after the famous FMX athlete André Villa, who grew up in Vågå. The park has a skate park and a bmx track. Great place for kids!
The guide company, Gjendeguiden, have their office in Vågå, only five minutes from the camping. They offer guided hikes, moutain biking tours, paddling and ski tours all across Jotunheimen. The goal is to make everyone enjoy nature while learning and growing as an individual.
Hunting and fishing
Vågå has lots of possibilities for fishing and hunting. For licenses and more information contact Vågå Fjellstyre.
Blåhøe with its 1617 meter has a fantastic view. There is a road all the way to the top, so you can either drive or walk up. A trip well suited for everyone!
Skagsnebb is 1271 meter and has a lovely view from the top. The peak can either be reached by hiking from the center of Vågå (2-3 hours) or driving on the road towards Blåhøe and then hiking up from around «Tverrhøi».
Lies on Bringsfjellet. From the top (at 1246 meter) you can see Jotunheimen and Rondane. An easy hike with a good trail. The hike is aproximately 2 hours.
1073 meter. Lovely view over Vågåvatnet. An easy hike, aproximately 2 hours.
Smedsmo camping is a perfect to stay if you are planning to hike in Jotunheimen or Rondane. Nice hosts, and pretty location next to the river with fishing spots. Smedsmo is in perfect walking distance from the center of Vågå with shops and cafe's. We had a nice stay at Smedsmo and would love to come back next summer!
Kind regards Torill Steinagard
Thanks for five nice days. We've had a lovely time. Friendly hosts.
Anne Berit Hjermstad, Atle Solstad, Tom Roger Hjermstad, Mia and Kristoffer