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In Hafjell, Norway, there is both a chairlift and a gondola that give you access to the mountains - Photo: Esben Haakenstad
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In Hafjell, Norway, there is both a chairlift and a gondola that give you access to the mountains Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Mountain biking in Hafjell

Hafjell Bike Park is an excellent starting point for mountain biking, both for gravel and single tracks.

From the gondola at Mosetertoppen you have access to the mountain scenery with possible round trips in the Øyerfjell area. The roads are flat, undulating gravel roads, almost without cars. These trips are fairly easy and can be done with children from around the age of eight or nine. At the bottom of the bike park at Hafjell, you find Øyer, with some of Norway's most popular family attractions, including several theme parks. 

Tour Suggestions

Easy  
From Mosetertoppen, ride to Lisetra, Moksjøen and Pellestova Café. This is a fairly short round trip and a nice introduction to Hafjell and the surroundings. Distance: Around 20 kilometres.

Easy/medium 
A longer version of the trip above. From Moksjøen, ride eastwards to Hornsjø Hotel, south to Lake Reinsvatn and then via Pellestova back to Mosetertoppen. The trip is suitable for families with children from ten years. Distance: Around 35 kilometres.

Medium
Start easy from Mosetertoppen to Reinsvatn and Nordseter. After that, a long hill takes you to Sjusjøen Village and further up to Storåsen. Return via Kroksjøen, Elgåsen, Mellsjøen and Reinsvatn to Pellstova and Mosetertoppen. There are cafés and grocery stores at Nordseter and Sjusjøen.

This is an all-day outdoor adventure through both wilderness and civilisation, passing through the major cross-country skiing destinations of Nordseter and Sjusjøen. Distance: Around 45 kilometres.

Medium/difficult
The mountains around Hafjell are not very steep, and several can be reached by bike on single tracks. Mountain bikers with some experience can access the peaks of Hafjell (1,065 metres), Reinsfjell (1,066 metres), Hitfjell (1,083 metres) and Nevelfjell (1,089 metres) from the gondola at Mosetertoppen. In some places, you may have to push the bike uphill a little, before you start cruising down on the other side. 

Mountain biking in Øyerfjell and Sjusjøen

From Hafjell there are plenty of bike rides to choose from in the Øyerfjell and Sjusjøen areas. Mountains, lakes, moors and old summer dairy farms are typical elements of these peaceful surroundings. A great starting point for these trips is the gondola at Mosetertoppen. The trails start in the forest, but after just a few kilometres you will ride through open landscapes, taking in the mountain scenery.

Bike rental

The Hafjell bike shop has 120 downhill bikes and 20 cross-country bikes to rent. The shop sells a range of spare parts, safety gear and bike clothing. There is also a workshop that can help you with any mechanical problems, regardless of whether you have hired a bike or brought your own.

When

The season runs from June to October.

The park's opening hours are available online (usually 10.00 – 17.00).

How to get to Hafjell

From Oslo or Oslo Airport Gardermoen you can go by train or car (around two and a half hours). Contact the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) in advance if you want to bring your bike on the train. The shuttle bus service from Lillehammer (20 minutes) also carries bikes.

Where to stay

Hafjell is situated in the small town of Øyer in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley and offers many hotels, apartments, cottages and campsites.

Online booking: hafjellbooking.com 
Tel: +47 61 24 90 00

Hafjell Bike Park has several restaurants that offer a range of dishes, from fast food to top quality cuisine. On the mountain plateau there is a brand new restaurant with excellent food and beverages.

Useful links

Download a trailmap.
Watch Hafjell Bike Park's biking videos.
Visit Hafjell Bike Park on Facebook.

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Last updated:  2014-02-20
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In Hafjell, Norway, there is both a chairlift and a gondola that give you access to the mountains - Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Mountain biking in Hafjell

Hafjell Bike Park is an excellent starting point for mountain biking, both for gravel and single tracks.

Mountain biking in Hafjell

Source: Visitnorway

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