The Brekken district is characterized mainly by gentle hills and mountains, with some high peaks and occasional deep valleys. There are large expanses of wilderness, untouched forest and highland.
The Brekken district is suitable for tours both summer and winter, also possible to pick berries and mushrooms.
For the angler, the Brekken district is a kind landscape with lots of lakes and tarns, rivers and brooks.
Solendet nature reserve has an especially rich flora with 12 sorts of orchids, and several quite rare species are present in local abundance. Two nature trails have been laid out, traversing the most interesting parts of the reserve.
In the Brekken district you can also find other places that are of special interest for botanists, geologists and ornithologists.
In Brekken you will find a foodstore, a petrol station, post office and a bank.
Brekken is an old community, with a great deal of voluntary communal work and a lot of different societies and activities for instance the folk music weekend "Brekkendagan", the dancing evening at the beach "Aursundskvell" and the traditional food weekend
Brekken was earlier the center of Brekken local authority, but in 1963 Brekken together with Glamos and Roros become Roros local authority.