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Otta is a town in the municipality of Sel in the county of Oppland in Norway.The nameThe town is named after the Otta river.General informationIt has 1,687 inhabitants per 1 January 2012 making it the largest settlement in the municipality Sel, of which it is the administrative centre.Otta has a regional medical clinic.The first three tiers of Norwegian education are covered by its primary and secondary schools and the high school, Otta vidaregående skule.GeographySituated 110 kilometers North from Lillehammer, it spans the valley floor where Ottadalen branches of the Gudbrand Valley and the largely glacial fed, most of its 4,000 km^2 watershed being in a very arid region, the river Otta merges into GudbrandsdalslågenNorth-east lies the massif Rondane, which areas became the first national park in Norway in 1962, and has several mountains over 2,000 metres.TransportationOtta sits at roughly the midway point between Oslo and Trondheim along the (E6)European route E06, and the Rv15 starts here connected to the E6, heading west along Ottadalen and over the mountains to Stryn, along the Nordfjord, finally terminating in Måløy Otta is also an important link on the Dovre Line, since Otta Station is the only station in the valley where every single passing passenger train stops.When using our Norway trip itinerary maker tool, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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