Facts about Hallingdal
Hallingdal is one of the most vited tourist regions in Norway, and the valley stretches from Flå to Hol and Geilo. The Hallingdal valley is the meeting point between east and west.
Flå - beginning of the valley
Flå municipality in Hallingdal offers many outdoor adventures at locations such as Krøderfjord, Høgevarde and Gråfjell, up to 1400-1500 metres above sea level. In the centre og town is the bear park, a shopping centre, hotel and restaurants. Both the Bergen Railway and Rv 7 passe through Flå.
Population: Approximately 1000 inhabitants.
Area: 692 square kilometres.
Nes - the old town in Hallingdal
Nes municipality in Hallingdal is situated 170 kilometres north of Oslo and 300 kilometres east of Bergen. Gamle Nes is the oldest part of Nesbyen. Nes is known for its lofts and characteristic historic buildings called Hallingstuer. In Gamle Nes you will also find buildings influenced by European small town architectural history. Nesbyen has large mountain areas with hiking terrain for all levels of hikers, in both summer and winter. You'll find such places as Nesbyen Ski Resort, Nesbyen Golf Resort and several attractions like Hallingdal Museum, Langedrag Nature Park and Gardnos Meteorite Crater.
Population: Approximately 3500 inhabitants.
Area: 809 square kilometres (70% of the area is moutainous).
Gol - a natural hub
Gol, with its central location, is a natural hub for both the other Hallingdal municipalities and travelers between eastern and western of Norway. In Gol municipality, you will find several towns and villages, like Rotneim, Øygardan, Robru, Åsgardan, Gol and Herad. Today, Gol is a natural centre for trade and services in the Hallingdal region. Here you will find what you need in retail, car dealerships, construction materials and so on, as well as many common public services.
Population: Approximately 4600 inhabitants.
Area: 532.5 square kilometres.
Ål – culture- and health municipality
Ål is a traditional agricultural village, and the largest livestock municipality in Buskerud. Ål is also known for its construction industry and healthcare. The hospital in Hallingdal, known locally as Sjukestugu, is made up of of great health expertise and personnel. Culture has a long tradition in Ål, and this is where you can find the regional cultural center. Ål municipality is well suited for family and cottage tourism.
Population: Approximately 4800 inhabitants.
Area: 1,173 square kilometres.
Hol - Hallingdal National Park municipality
Hol municipality is one of Norway's largest tourist municipalities, much because of its national park. 400 square kilometres of the total area is protected as a national park, and 91% of the municipality is above 900 meters above sea level. The largest town is Geilo, and this is also where Hol municipality's service-centre is located. The largest industry, besides tourism, is manufacturing of tools. Geilo has a long tradition of making quality tools, cutlery and knives. Farming has also been a traditional industry, especially sheep- and cowfarming.
Population: Approximately 4500 inhabitants.
Area: 1,889 square kilometres.
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