Current Prohibited Kitezone


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Reindeer forecast

Temporary Prohibited Kitezone is removed as the reindeers has moved south to their calving areas! Thank you very much for helping out and protecting the reindeers by staying out of the prohibited kiterzones🏆😃💪🏼

Be aware of the Prohibited Kitezones can be reestablished again without any further notice if the reindeers should come back again, please continue to monitor this page until the kite season is over. If you by any chance should unexpectedly meet reindeers while kiting, please discret kite opposite direction and avoid disturbing them. Do not ride with or against them! Please also report back to us where you met them.

This forcast was last updated:
Friday 05.04.2024 at 14:20.

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!

Important info about "Temporary Prohibited Kitezone"

Some periods in the wintertime, the reindeer herd 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 temporary prohibited kitezone areas will change accordingly. As soon as the reindeers has moved far enough away from the road RV7, 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 - It is your responsibility!

Be an ambassadeur and please do not kitesurf in the red areas marked on the map below!

Before you start any kite sessions at Hardangervidda, you must stay up to date with latest temporary prohibited no-kitezones area to protect the reindeers. The prohibited kitezone area might have changed since last time you enjoyed an epic session! 

It is crucial that you and your friends respect the temporary prohibited kitezone to avoid any total kitesurf ban at Hardangervidda, like you did last time👊. This is probably our last chance, where we as a kite society can prove to our authorities that this is the solution to avoid a total kitesurf ban! Whom wants that, at least not you!

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