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With its 5550 inhabitants (2500 in the town itself), Tynset is the regional centre in Nord-Østerdalen, Innlandet County.
The primary industries are still an important part of the business sector in the area, but in Tynset's town centre the public sector and service industries like commerce, law, finance, building and construction dominate.
Many state, county and inter-municipal measures have been added to Tynset. Tynset is also home to the regional hospital, Sykehuset Innlandet, as well as a newly built high school.
The Cultural Community Centre in Tynset has become a vibrant place for Tynset and the population of the Nord-Østerdalen.
Tynset and its connecting villages has a rich cultural life with an interesting history and many sites to be explored.
Tynset is one of the municipalities in Norway with the most ”mountain farms” in active operation. These ”mountain farms”, or ”seter” in Norwegian, are only open in the summer and were/are a way for farmers to keep track of their live stock in the summer months.
Many of these ”seters” are open to the public and serve food and drinks.
With about 1500 cabins in the municipality, a lot of people have found their dream place for hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing and relaxation.
The trading centre in Tynset is also a tourist attraction, with Tynset Rom & Camping centrally located in the town centre with the river Glomma close by.
At the nearby village of Savalen you will find Savalen Fjellhotell with a spa department, ski lifts in the winter season and the famous “Nissehuset” – Santa Clause`s house (open all year).
The climate in Tynset is varied, with temperatures down to -35c in the winter and up to + 35c in the summer.