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Elverum is a small town and municipality to the northeast in the Norwegian Fylke Hedmark, situated on the river Glomma in Østerdal of Oslo.


The city was the capital for a short time during the German occupation of Norway, as the royal family had to flee to Sweden and made ​​a stop here. The historic cityscape ( building in the " Parisian style " ) was destroyed during air raids in April 1940. Since the founding of the College of Hedmark in 1994 Elverum is a student town.


  • The Glomdalsmuseum is an art-historical museum and the third largest open-air museum in Norway.
  • The Norwegian Forestry Museum (Norsk Skogbruksmuseum ) contains collections relating to forestry, hunting and fishing.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Gunnar Sonstevold (1912-1991), composer
  • Bjørn Dæhlie (* 1967), cross-country skiers and eight -time Olympic champion
  • Rune Djurhuus ( b. 1970 ), chess grandmaster
  • Roy Khan (born 1970 ), former lead singer of the band Kamelot