AboutØstre Toten, with its 15,000 residents, is situated on the western shore of lake Mjøsa, by road Rv 33 between Minnesund and Gjøvik. The landscape is varied, stretching from the shores of Mjøsa across the rural region to the hills of Totenåsen 700–800 metres above sea level.
The commercial centre is Lena, a bustling and pulsating rural town with schools and a variety of shops and services. Lena also has a central library and a study centre, which provides an arena for learning and skills development. Other towns and villages are Skreia, Kapp and Kolbu. Østre Toten is the main agricultural district in the county of Oppland and one of Norway’s biggest producers of potatoes and onions.