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Skiing in Norway

More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.

Mountain Guide

Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 8,100 feet above sea level.

Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.

Fortresses

The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.

Polar explorers

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.

Popular Areas for Cross-country Skiing

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.

Winter in Vrådal

Try alpine skiing and snowboarding at Vrådal Panorama Ski Center, or cross-country skiing in the surrounding mountains.

The 10 Largest Ski Resorts in Norway

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.

Snowkiting in Norway

Reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on Hardangervidda.

Geilo Ski Patrol

Geilo Ski Patrol is one of the oldest professional rescue teams in Norwegian ski resorts, with more than 30 years of experience

Back to the Roots: Telemark Skiing in Norway

Invented high in the Norwegian mountains, the elegant style of Telemark skiing leaves you thrilled and excited.

Snowboarding in Norway

Oslo Winter Park and Vierli lead the scene. Hemsedal has good off-piste snowboarding and many parks offer high international standards.

Winter at Høvringen

Høvringen is a traditional cross-country skiing area within Rondane national park.

Sign up for Skiing Lessons

Get the more fun out of your skiing holiday by learning to ski at Norwegian ski schools.

Winter in Oppdal

Oppdal Ski Resort is located south of Trondheim in Central Norway, and offers several ski lifts and plenty of pistes spread over four mountains.

Alpine skiing in Norway

Go skiing in the same tracks as Olympic gold medallists Lasse Kjus and Alberto Tomba at Hafjell, or choose another recommended ski resort.
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