Høvringen is located 1000 meters above the sea level in the northern end of the valley Gudbrandsdalen in the municipality of Sel. Høvringen is the main entrance to Rondane National Park, the very first national park in Norway.
Originally, Høvringen was a community of summer mountain pastures ("seter" in Norwegian) used by farmers from the villages further down. The first tourists came to Høvringen as early as the 1880s, and even though it has now developed into a modern tourist resort, the animal life is still rich and high standards and good service are combined with preservation of the culture and tradition of the old "seter" farms.
The culture and traditions of the old mountain pasture community are still well preserved and today Høvringen has about 1000 guest beds including everything from simple self-catering cabins and a mountain school camp to several mountain lodges and hotels. In addition over 200 privately owned cottages are built in the area. Høvringen and its surrounding areas has 120 km prepared cross country tracks and 50 km marked tracks within Rondane Nasjonalpark. The marked summer hiking trails expands for more than 150 km both within and outside Rondane National Park