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948,1 km2

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Rennebu muncipality has approximately 3.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 948,1 km2. It is part of the Orkdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Berkåk, located along European route E6. The majority of the population lives in Berkåk, Innset, Stamnan, Ulsberg, Voll, and Nerskogen.

Rennebu mainly consists of uncultivated areas of mountains, lakes, moors, and forests. The highest point is Svarthetta 1,548-metre (5,079 ft) tall. The mountain Ilfjellet is located in the northeastern part of the municipality.

The Orkla River flows through the municipality from south to north in the Orkdalen valley. The northeasternmost part of the Trollheimen mountain range also lies within the municipality of Rennebu.

The municipality is surrounded by Oppdal and Rindal to the west, Meldal to the north, Midtre Gauldal to the east, and Tynset to the south. The Forollhogna National Park lies in the extreme southeastern part of the municipality.


The Orkla River is by everyone visiting this "big-salmon-river" amazed how easy accessible and easy to fish she is. The total salmon run is for about 60 km (40 miles) from the Tosetfoss at Rennebu to the river mouth at the town of Orkanger. The Norwegian fly fishing fraternity regards the Orkla as "the Norwegian Flyfishing River" and the Orkla has probably more experienced fly-fishers per mile than any other Norwegian river.

The fishing conditions throughout the whole river are excellent and there are a stable run of big salmon during the season from early June to late August. In addition the river has a satisfactory grilse run as well. The Orkla is the southernmost river we are offering in Central Norway and we are very pleased to be able to represent some excellent beats in this river.

A quite remarkable feature about the Orkla is that she is one of the few Norwegian rivers that have benefited from hydro power regulations and in fact so much that the Orkla has increased the catches of salmon during the last decade. An added benefit is that it has provided a better quality fishing on the upper parts of the river and a more stable run throughout the season.

The Orkla has been known as a big-salmon-river since the 1880s when English noblemen discovered the river and her features. The fishing stretches are variable with waterfalls, white water areas, deep holding pools as well as magnificent steady current making the fly move tempting across the current.