Reindeers at Hardangervidda

At Hardangervidda mountain plateau there exist large reindeer herd that must not be disturbed in any matter at all times! The reindeers has the hardest time during wintertime. There is lack of food and resources available to them. If you by chance should see or meet a flock of reindeer or other wildlife while snowkiting unexpectedly, please simply immediately turn discreet in opposite direction. Do not in any circumstances ride with or against them, as they will waste a lot of valuable energy! Avoid this!


Some periods in the wintertime, the reindeer tribes might be located quite close to the road RV7 and to our magnificent kitespots.

When this occurs; Oslo Kiteklubb will in co-operation with “Statens Naturoppsyn/The National Park Ranger” weekly update the temporary prohibited areas/zone that we shall stay out of to protect the reindeers. When the reindeers moves, the map will change accordingly. As soon as the reindeers has moved far enough from the road, the restrictions will be removed.

Before you start your epic kite session, please stay up to date with latest temporary prohibited kitezone and use this page actively!

If you do kite in these temporary prohibited areas, there is high risk of:

  • that you disturb the reindeers.
  • you getting fine from the police.
  • that all kiting will be totally prohibited at Hardangervidda.

Be an ambassadeur and do not kitesurf in this area!

The temporary prohibited kitezone area will rapidly change based on the location of the reindeers in accordance with “Statens Naturoppsyn / The National Park Ranger”

It is your responsibility!
Stay up to date with latest temporary prohibited no-kitezones area to protect the reindeers, before your kite!

Temporary Prohibited Kitezone

Valid from 24.04.2023 until further notice

The reindeers has finally moved further south to their calving areas. This means that “temporary prohibited kitezone” is removed! We really want to thank everyone for respecting the temporary ban, and spreading the word to all kiters.
Good job folks🤩🤙

Thank you for helping out to protect the reindeers! Have an epic kitesesion🤙