M/S Femund II travels on daily basis all summer from Synnervika in the north to Elgå and back. Synnervika
The company has its quarters for the crew and warehouses at Synnervika, where the ship is pulled up for the winter.
The first place we come to on our trip is Røa, on the east side of the lake. The river Røa is very popular, and this is the most visited area of the nationalpark, covering over 345 square kilometers.
The next stop is on the west side, Femundshytten, Originally a settlement from the mining period. Cabins for rent.
The tourist trail from Femundshytten and back to Synnervika is a very beautiful and popular trail, and takes 4-5 hours.
From Femundshytten we cross the lake over to Haugen on the east side. Anglers going in to the eastern part of the nationalpark usually start from here.
In the background you can see the mountain Store Svuku 1.415 m above sea level.
Our next crossing to the west side takes us to Jonasvollen. Cabins for rent, parking and marked tourist trails.
Crossing back to the east side again, we come to Revlingen. 4 km up the hills from here you find the tourist station Svukuriset, run by the Norwegian Tourist Association. Here you will find several marked tourist trails in the nationalpark.
From Revlingen it is only 8 km to Elgå, the last stop, before we turn and go back the same way. Elgå is a small community, with about 50 inhabitants. There is a fish smokery, hotel, cafees, a nationalpark- centre, a small church, and a grocerystore at Elgå.
Every tuesday, thursday and sunday in July you can go from Elgå to Buvika. Buvika is on the west side of the lake,and on the way we pass Femunds largest iland Sollerøya. The trip gives you a beautiful scenery of the area.
Femundsmarka National Park
Femundsmarka National Park is one of the largest continuous, unspoilt wilderness regions in Southern Scandinavia. A great area for canoeing and fishing. The Norwegian Trekking Association has selected it as one of the three best hiking areas in Norway.
The national park was formed in 1971 to protect the lake and the forests stretching eastwards to Sweden. The forest is sparse and consists of craggy pine and birch park in Norway. The landscape is largely marshes and lakes and lies adjacent to Norway’s second largest natural lake, Femunden. By the banks of Femund lake, and around in the woods of Gutulia and wild forests as well as in Femundsmarkas bare land up the timberline moose, lux and volverine can be met, with a good bit of luck even the hidden brown bear. Reindeer will cross your path and - along the many creeks, streams, and rivers - one might discover here and there a beaver.
How to get there?
Synnervika is located in the northern part of Femunden, and is the main pier for MS Fæmund II. You will arrive by car or bus from Røros in about 40 minutes. There is a parking lot a few hundred meters from the dock.