Photographer's Note

This image shows one of the shops in the centre of the village called The initials VPG stand for Vertical PlayGround and describes pretty well what their trade is, namely equipment for activities in up- or downward movement! Got it…?

The term “vertical playground” also describes what Oppdal is about as a tourist destination, as many of the activities you can enjoy either takes you up or down, or more correctly both! Downhill skiing, rafting, climbing, and parachuting to mention some...

As the name of the shop describes Oppdal quite well in a short term I also found the image to offer a nice colour contrast to the mainly blue and white winter landscapes in the series!

The workshop image shows the scene in a wider perspective.


Oppdal is an alpine village located between Dovrefjell mountain plateau in the south and Trollheimen mountain range to the west. The village is surrounded by majestic mountains, green valleys with idyllic summer farms and fine trout fishing.

Traditionally Oppdal was a place for winter tourism, but in the later years the range of offered activities for summer has increased. Today you can go mountain climbing, take a musk ox safari or go rafting or visit museums and art galleries if that is your preference, to mention a few.

This small series will show the different sides of Oppdal as a winter destination.

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Additional Photos by Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9892 W: 315 N: 14432] (53746)
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