Ormtjernkampen National Park

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Ormtjernkampen National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Ormtjernkampen Nationa Park logo.jpg
Location Oppland, Norway
Nearest city Lillehammer
Coordinates 61°12′N 9°48′E / 61.200°N 9.800°E / 61.200; 9.800Coordinates: 61°12′N 9°48′E / 61.200°N 9.800°E / 61.200; 9.800
Area 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Established 1968
Governing body Directorate for Nature Management

Ormtjernkampen (Norwegian: Ormtjernkampen nasjonalpark) is a former national park located in Gausdal municipality in the county of Oppland in Norway. It was in 2011 included in the larger Langsua National Park.

It was the smallest national park in Norway and consists primarily of virgin spruce forest, with some lakes and marshes. It was established to preserve the virgin spruce forest that prevailed in Norway prior to the rise of forestry.

The park borders on the Ormtjernmyra nature reserve.

The name[edit]

The last element is the finite form of kamp m 'round mountain'. The first element is the name of the lake Ormtjernet - and this is a compound of orm m 'snake' (vipera berus), and the finite form of tjern n 'small lake, tarn'.

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