Alvdal is a parish of ca. 2500 inhabitants, situated in Nord-Østerdal, Hedmark county, Norway. Alvdal was called Lille-Elvedalen until 1917.
The built-up area is concentrated along the rivers Glåma and Folla, which meet at the center of Alvdal, called Steia. Alvdal is an agricultural village, but do also has industry and service trade important to the local community.
One of the oldest skis ever found in Norway, was found here in Alvdal, and Alvdal as a ski village has reared many well-known names through the ages. The municipality also has ski in its coat-of-arms symbol.