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Biking in Hemsedal, Norway - Photo: Hemsedal Turistkontor
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Biking in Hemsedal, Norway Photo: Hemsedal Turistkontor

What to do in Hemsedal

The Hemsila River offers top opportunities for fly-fishing. Hiking, cycling, horse-riding and golfing are other popular activities in Hemsedal.

Fishing

Hemsila is one of the best rivers in Northern Europe for fly-fishing for brown trout. There is a joint fishing permit covering four rivers, 18 lakes and a zone for fly-fishing only. Guided fly-fishing and three- or seven-day fly-fishing packages are also available.

Learn more about fishing in Hemsedal.

Mountain hiking

There are guided walks to Veslehorn every Tuesday and Friday from the beginning of June to the beginning of September (medium graded walk).  

The Top 20 walking program is a great success. The mountain walks are signed and marked and graded from easy (green and blue) to more demanding routes (red and black). 

Learn more about hiking in Hemsedal.

Golf

Hemsedal has one nine-hole course and one 18-hole course, both with low green fees. The two courses are very unlike and offer varied challenges. Both courses are usually open from May until the beginning of October.

Horse riding 

Ride in beautiful forest and mountain terrain. One-hour rides, children's rides, riding camp or one-week tours on horseback from hotel to hotel are all available.

Learn more about riding in Hemsedal.

Biking

In Hemsedal you will find 13 biking routes (200 kilometers) marked and graded from easy green and blue to more advanced red or black trails. There are short day trips on gravel roads to more demanding trips with overnight stays at the many mountain cabins in the area. The terrain is varied, from asphalt, gravel and cart roads to more challenging tracks and paths. You can take cycles up into the mountains on the new eight-seat chair lift.

Hemsedal Tourist Information Office has a brochure with tips on the best cycling routes in the area.

Learn more about biking in Hemsedal.

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Visit mountain farms

There are several traditional mountain farms open to the public in Hemsedal. As well as meeting the animals, you can taste or buy local specialties such as butter, sour cream, cheese, flat bread or "kvikaku" (traditional pancakes).

Canoeing

You can hire canoes for canoeing on Lake Vannin from Norske Opplevelser

"We rented canoes from Norske Opplevelser and had a nice paddling tour at Vannin. We also rented bicycles; we especially liked that the biking routes were so well signposted."
(Sies Buisman from The Netherlands)

Climbing

Hemsedal offers varied climbing in scenic surroundings. Several activity companies organise climbing courses and guiding for both beginners and advanced climbers. Try the via ferrata route up to Vesle Røggjin, suitable for anyone over 12 years.

Learn more about climbing in Hemsedal.

Paragliding

Oslo Paraglider Club has its base in Hemsedal and offers tandem flights or an intensive nine-day course to learn to fly yourself. 

River snorkeling 

Join an exotic three-hour river snorkeling tour in the Hemsila River. With a wetsuit, snorkel, diving mask and flotation vest you can swim with the trout and discover their underwater world. 

The trout safari is a thrill and is suitable for anyone over 12 years who can swim. Price: NOK 650. Guide and equipment included.

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Last updated:  2013-05-29
Hemsedal offers fun biking opportunities for the entire family - Photo: Hemsedal Turistkontor
Hemsedal offers fun biking opportunities for the entire family
Take a trout safari in Hemsedal and explore its underwater world - Photo: Hemsedal Turistkontor
Take a trout safari in Hemsedal and explore its underwater world

Interest:  Climbing, Hanggliding & Paragliding, Canoeing & Kayaking, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Riding & Sledding, Mountains

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Biking in Hemsedal, Norway - Photo: Hemsedal Turistkontor

What to do in Hemsedal

The Hemsila River offers top opportunities for fly-fishing. Hiking, cycling, horse-riding and golfing are other popular activities in Hemsedal.

What to do in Hemsedal

Source: Visitnorway

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Winter in Hemsedal

Hemsedal is one of the top ski resorts in Northern Europe. Snow conditions are stable, and the resort boasts plenty of ski lifts and slopes.

Tour suggestions in Hemsedal

Hike one of Hemsedal’s top mountain peaks, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your car, or take a trip on the mighty Sognefjord.

Attractions in Hemsedal

Experience Rjukandefossen Waterfall or the Old King’s Road between Bjøberg and Hemsedal.

About Hemsedal

Hemsedal

Hemsedal is a small mountain village known for some of Norway's best skiing and fly fishing.

Tourist information in Hemsedal

Hemsedal Tourist Information Office is located in the center of Hemsedal.

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