The history of skiing
More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.
Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 8,100 feet above sea level.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.
Roald Amundsen was the first man in history to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. He is only one of several great Norwegian polar explorers.
The cross country trails are color coded by difficulty level. Here are the different options.
See the route and times for the skibus in Geilo, which runs from December 15th to the end of the season.
Cross-country skiing in Norway is free of charge. Well-groomed tracks are found in large parts of the country. Here are some recommended areas.
Try alpine skiing and snowboarding at Vrådal Panorama Ski Center, or cross-country skiing in the surrounding mountains.
Choose skiing close to the capital of Oslo. Travel to Norway's largest ski resort in Trysil or to the oldest in Geilo. All resorts are child friendly.
Reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on Hardangervidda.
Geilo Ski Patrol is one of the oldest professional rescue teams in Norwegian ski resorts, with more than 30 years of experience
Invented high in the Norwegian mountains, the elegant style of Telemark skiing leaves you thrilled and excited.
Oslo Winter Park and Vierli lead the scene. Hemsedal has good off-piste snowboarding and many parks offer high international standards.
Høvringen is a traditional cross-country skiing area within Rondane national park.
Get the more fun out of your skiing holiday by learning to ski at Norwegian ski schools.
Oppdal Ski Resort is located south of Trondheim in Central Norway, and offers several ski lifts and plenty of pistes spread over four mountains.
Go skiing in the same tracks as Olympic gold medallists Lasse Kjus and Alberto Tomba at Hafjell, or choose another recommended ski resort.