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Play in powder snow in Nesbyen Photo: Nesbyen turistkontor/Birgit Rustberggard
Photo: Nesbyen turistkontor/Birgit Rustberggard
Photo: Thomas S. Mørch
Photo: nesbyen.no
Photo: nesbyen.no
Photo: Thomas S. Mørch
Photo: Marit Haug
Photo: Ola Arnfinn Haraldset
Photo: nesbyen.no

Winter in Nesbyen

Nesbyen is a complete winter sport destination with an alpine ski center, miles of cross-country tracks and good possibilities for snowkiting.

Alpine skiing and snowboarding

Nesbyen Alpine Center is located in the sunny Natten area, 8 miles from Nesbyen town center. There are several lifts and slopes as well as one of Norway's longest snow parks. The center is known for its good children's areas, well screened from the rest of the ski center.

From the peak station you have a great view over the famous mountains Hallingskarvet, Reineskarvet and Jotunheimen. At the bottom of the ski center you will find Skistua, a modern service center, where you can buy food and drink.

For the children

The children are in focus at Nesbyen Alpine Center. There is a separate children's area with two lifts that are shielded from the rest of the slopes. The center's own course and wave shape trail are also exciting attractions well suited for children to learn balance and ski technique.

At the bottom of the children's area, there is an extended area where parents can accompany their children whilst skiing.

Ski passes

The touch-free ticketing at Nesbyen Alpine Center makes key card compulsory for all types of cards. If you do not have a key card already, you can buy one there.

Check out the latest ski pass prices (in Norwegian only).

Children 0-6 years ski for free provided they wear a helmet.

Ski hire

The ski hire offers rental of all types of high-quality skis: Alpine, snowboard, Telemark, cross-country and snowblades.

Ski school

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.

Cross-country skiing

Nesbyen offers over 250 miles of well-prepared cross-country tracks and with its varied terrain and scenery, it is a winter wonderland for cross-country skiers. Here you will find challenges for families, as well as for the more daring who wish to climb the various summits in the area. Choose between sheltered forest tracks, easy round trips, or challenging expeditions to peaks like Åkrefjell or Hallingnatten.

From several peaks in Nes Nordmark, like Dyna or Såtenatten, you can enjoy the view of Hallingskarvet and Jotunheimen. From Vardefjell in Nes Østmark you will have a good view towards Gol and Valdres with the Hemsedal mountains in the background.

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 Center and turn right towards Nystølen. Follow the yellow ski track from Nystølen to Øyvann (about 45 minutes). At Øyvann, you have arrived at a high mountain plateau that goes on for miles to the south towards Norefjell. This high mountains area is ideal for exciting sailing tours.

Winter without skis

Dog sledding
For booking, please contact E.K.T. Langedrag Nature Park or Ole Christian Haga on +47 906 09 852.

For booking, please contact Ranten Hotell or Nystølen Café on +47 918 45 238.

Go swimming
Relax at Ranten Bath where you will find a heated pool and a separate children's pool.

Visit Hallingdal Museum
Hallingdal Museum from 1899 is among the oldest open air museums in Norway. There are 29 buildings and 30,000 objects representing the entire region on the museum’s premises.

The Staveloft from Ål in Hallingdal 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. Read more about where to stay in Nesbyen.

Dining and nightlife

You will find traditional and international cooking in and around the town center.

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Last updated:  2014-12-15
Nesbyen has plenty of mountain areas for cross-country skiing - Photo: Marit Haug
Nesbyen has plenty of mountain areas for cross-country skiing
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Play in powder snow in Nesbyen - Photo: Nesbyen turistkontor/Birgit Rustberggard

Winter in Nesbyen

Nesbyen is a complete winter sport destination with an alpine ski center, miles of cross-country tracks and good possibilities for snowkiting.

Winter in Nesbyen

Source: Visitnorway


Winter in Hallingdal

Hemsedal, Geilo, Ål, Gol and Nesbyen together represent a comprehensive and concentrated ski region.

About Nes

Tourist information in Hallingdal

There are several tourist information offices in Hallingdal.

Tourist information in Nesbyen

The tourist information is centrally located at the culture center, facing the idyllic inner town square.

Key facts about Nesbyen

The village of Nesbyen lies in the municipality of Nes, in the county of Buskerud. It is situated in the Hallingdal Valley.

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