About Rena

Main building Rena

There are many opportunities for a varied and enjoyable leisure time in Rena.

In the centre of the town of Rena lies Inland Norway University of Applied Science’s Department of Economics and Management. With about 80 employees, we teach and provide administrative services to about 3300 college students.

Destination Rena

Rena is located in Åmot municipality in Østerdalen, and is the municipal centre for Åmot. The municipality has just under 4500 inhabitants and is not very large. However, in spite of being small, it offers a wide range of activities and events, both within culture and sport.

Culture and sport

“Kulturhuset” is located in the centre of Rena and has facilities such as a library, a café, and a cinema. It also features concerts and performances. Rena Sports Park is located in Rena Leir. This is a complete sports centre including weight room, climbing wall, swimming pool, football and athletics stadium, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, floodlit ski trail – during both summer and winter.

It is also possible to work out at two gyms located in the centre of Rena. “ Birken” is arranged annually, starting in Rena, and we have a large trail network that allows for both cycling and skiing – in and around the Birkebeiner trail. 

Outdoor life and challenges

Rena and its surroundings have excellent conditions for a versatile outdoor life; among others, two of Norway's best fishing rivers, Glomma and Renaelva, merge here.

In addition, there is an 18-hole golf course, bowling alley, and two smaller ski destinations in the municipality, Rena Alpine and Ski Centre and Furutangen.

The national centre for skydiving, Østre Æra, Norway's largest skydiving field, is located in the municipality as well.

Teams and associations

As a student in Rena, you will have various opportunities to partake in teams and association. Rena sports association includes, among others, artistic gymnastics, football, and swimming. Other organizations offer skiing and alpine skiing.

Kulturskolen” offers dance classes, theater classes, as well as instruction of various musical instruments. Some of the activities are free of charge, and some are paid.

A doorway to travel

If you crave other activities, it is possible to take a bus or train to one of the nearby cities, Elverum or Hamar, and Oslo is only 170 km away.

It is also a short way to Trysilfjellet, one of Norway's largest ski destinations.

Student involvement

You will also have the opportunity to participate in the student organization ARENA. The Arena community is run by students at Rena Campus. ARENA's core activities are the ARENA pub and sports activities.

ARENA is at the forefront of events for the students throughout the academic year, such as FadderUKA and UKA, sports matches and happenings, theme parties, concerts and more. For more information about these activities, check the Arena Bar and Arena Sports pages.