Alpine skiing and snowboarding
Nesbyen Alpine Centre is located in the sunny Natten area, 13 kilometres from Nesbyen town centre. There are 5 lifts and 13 slopes, and one of Norway's longest snow parks. The centre is known for its good children's areas, well screened from the rest of the ski centre.
From the peak station you have a great view over the famous mountains Hallingskarvet, Reineskarvet and Jotunheimen. At the bottom of the ski centre you will find Skistua, a modern service centre, where you can buy food and drinks.
For the children
The children are in focus at Nesbyen Alpine Centre. There is a separate children's area with two elevators that are shielded in relation to the rest of the slopes. Own course and wave shape trail are also exciting attractions as well suited to learn the smallest balance and ski tecnique.
At the bottom of the children's area, there is an extended area where parents can accompany their children whilst skiing.
The touch-free ticketing at Nesbyen Alpine Centre makes key-card compulsory for all types of cards. If you do not have a key-card, you can buy one for NOK 75,-.
Price examples for the 2012/2013 season
(< 16 years)
|Children lift (10 trips)
Children 0 - 6 years ski for free if they use a helmet.
The ski hire offers rental of all types of high-quality skis: Alpine, snowboard, Telemark, cross-country and snowblades.
Whether you are a beginner, want to improve your skills or want to try something completely new - Nesbyen's ski school is there to help you. The instructors are trained through the Norwegian Ski Academy.
Nesbyen offers 225 kilometres of well- prepared cross-country tracks.
From Nystølen in Trondrudmarka you can follow the trails over Nes Mountains. Here you can choose between easy round trips or set out on something tougher towards Åkrefjell and Hallingnatten.
In the Myking area you will find ski trails in gently forest and high mountain terrain.
From the tops of Dyna and Såtenatten you can see the majestic mountains Hallingskarvet and Jotunheimen.
Kiting and sailing
The mountains of Nesbyen offer great opportunities for those who want to sail on skis with ski sails or kites. Both Buvann by Buvassbrenna and Myking by Fagerhøy Lodge are great places to get started for beginners.
Drive through Rukkedalen from Nesbyen to Rukke. Turn right towards Myking. Great plateaus for ski sailing close to Fagerhøy Lodge.
Drive the same road through Rukkedalen from Nesbyen, passing Rukke up to Buvassbrenna. Parking at Buvann. Great training grounds on the frozen lake for both ski sailing and kiting. The wind conditions are at their best when the wind blows from the east or west.
Sailing tours in Nesfjella:
The southern part of Nesfjella is ideal for those who want to sail in the mountains. Drive through Rukkedalen towards Nesbyen Alpine Centre and turn right towards Nystølen. Follow the yellow ski track from Nystølen to Øyvann (about 45 minutes). By Øyvann, you have arrived at a high mountain plateau that goes on for kilometres to the south towards Norefjell. This high mountains area is ideal for exciting sailing tours.
Winter without skis
For booking, please contact E.K.T. Langedrag Nature Park or Ole Christian Haga on phone +47 906 09 852.
For booking, please contact Nesbyen Horse Centre.
For booking, please contact Ranten Hotel or Nystølen Café og kjelketrekk on phone +47 918 45 238.
For booking, please contact Nesbyen Horse Centre or Nesbyen Riding School and Equestrian Centre.
Relax at Ranten Bad where you will find a heated pool and a separate children's pool.
Look at art
Galleri Bjørnsen is a newly opened gallery and café. Open Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm. Phone: +47 966 70 602
Visit Hallingdal Museum
Hallingdal Museum from 1899 is among the oldest open air museums in Norway. There are 29 antiquarian buildings and 30,000 objects representing the entire region on the museum’s premises.
The Staveloft from Ål was build around 1330 and is today one of the country’s best preserved wooden buildings from the medieval period. The history of emigration is represented by the Skratte farm house from North Dakota. A Hallingdal native who emigrated built the house in 1892. In 1998, it was brought to Nesbyen.
There is a permanent exhibition showing the nature and culture of Hallingdal. In addition there are changing summer exhibitions. On activity days, there are demonstrations of old traditional crafts.
A visit to the museum should be combined with a pleasant walk through Old Nes, the old town.
Where to stay
In Nesbyen you can go camping, stay in a comfortable cabin or enjoy the service of a hotel. Book your accommodation online. Read more about where to stay in Nesbyen.
You will find traditional and international cooking in and around the town center. The hosts all emphasize friendly and good service.
Read more about dining in Nesbyen.