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Ål in Hallingdal is a charming small town situated in the midst of prime Norwegian nature - Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
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Ål in Hallingdal is a charming small town situated in the midst of prime Norwegian nature Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Key facts about Ål in Hallingdal

In Ål in Hallingdal you find beautiful and powerful nature, a wide spectrum of culture, activities and attractions for the whole family.

Ål in Hallingdal plays host to numerous cultural and sporting events throughout the year.

Everything is well facilitated for an active holiday, whether you prefer hiking, cycling or skiing. Both the center of Ål and the high mountain areas invite you to seek physical challenges in the nature and the many activity offers, as well as recreation.

All the information you need about activities, events and accommodation in Ål in Hallingdal is available on the official website for Ål in Hallingdal .

Rose painting, folk music and other forms of culture have rich traditions here and play a major part in local life. You find exciting galleries and museums worth a visit. Ål Culture Center is Hallingdal's regional "living room" for concerts, theatres and dance performances. The Rolf Nesch museum, Gallery Syningen, with its changing art exhibitions and the rose painting museum Hallingrosa are also situated here. You should also visit Torpo Stave Church from about 1160 AD.

The hiking trails in Ål are numerous, and many of them well facilitated with signs according to the national standard. The hiking portal aal52.no offers more than 50 hiking tips in the whole municipality of Ål. Gathered there are everything from short walks in the centre to demanding summit hikes. Most hikes have a cultural monument along the trail or close by, and every hike has a tour description, map and elevation profile which you can print out. Every summer the website selects 10 different hikes to comprise the 10 favorite hikes in Ål. These selected hikes have a post box with a guest book, and if you buy a punch card you can gather hikes.

A stay in Ål is comfortable whether you want to rent a cabin, stay at a hotel or want to go camping. Visit the 5 star adventure camping Hallingdal Holiday Park close to the center of Ål. On the same location you also find the climbing park "Høyt & Lavt".

The area around Ål in Hallingdal is also well suited for cycling, whether you prefer challenging terrain cycling on exciting trails or family friendly cycle trips on idyllic mountain roads. If you enjoy fishing you can try your luck in one of the many rivers, waters and tarns in Ål.

Rv7 and the Bergen Railway are important transport thoroughfares between east and west, and the location between Oslo and Bergen makes Ål a central destination in Eastern Norway. From here a trip to the fjords in Fjord Norway is short and easy.

County: Buskerud
Area: Hallingdal
Altitude: 1,476 feet above sea level.
Reineskarvet mountain ridge: 5,785 feet above sea level.
Nearest cities: Oslo 123 miles) and Bergen (167 miles).
Nearest airports: Oslo Airport and Sandefjord Airport Torp.

About Ål in Hallingdal

Ål in Hallingdal has a population of 4,800 inhabitants and is situated in the middle of the two main cities, Oslo and Bergen. Sundre is the commercial center of Ål in Hallingdal, where you can find shops, a shopping center and a cosy pedestrian street.

Agriculture, and especially meat and dairy products, is the principal local industry. Others include manufacturing, tourism and services. The health sector is also a big employer.

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Last updated:  2014-10-27
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Ål in Hallingdal is a charming small town situated in the midst of prime Norwegian nature - Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Key facts about Ål in Hallingdal

In Ål in Hallingdal you find beautiful and powerful nature, a wide spectrum of culture, activities and attractions for the whole family.

Key facts about Ål in Hallingdal

Source: Visitnorway

About Ål in Hallingdal

Ål in Hallingdal

In Ål you can enjoy enjoy outdoor activities and a number of cultural events.

Tourist information in Hallingdal

There are several tourist information offices in Hallingdal.

Tourist information in Ål in Hallingdal

Ål Tourist Information is located in Ål Cultural Center, where you can find information on activities and accommodation as well as maps and brochures.

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