Fagernes lies approximately 3 hours north west of Oslo, and is an important destination for tourism in Norway, due to good communications and the nature in the surrounding Valdres valley, and mountain areas such as Jotunheimen and Spåtind.
Fagernes is a compound of fager 'fair, beautiful' and nes n 'headland'.
- Statistics Norway (2007). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2007". Archived from the original on 7 November 2007.
- Kessel, Dag (15 June 2007). "Fagernes blir by". NRK (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 July 2007.
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