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Rafting down the Trysilelva River, Norway - Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Palookaville
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Rafting down the Trysilelva River, Norway Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Palookaville

What to do in Trysil

Family activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, golf and biking in summer, and in winter Trysil becomes Norway's largest ski resort.

Summer

Whitewater rafting

The Trysilelva river offers exciting experiences for the whole family, with the most popular activity being whitewater rafting. Children from the age of 7 can join a family rafting trip. River boarding, canyoning and trips on wooden rafts are other fun experiences to be had on the river. Rigorous safety routines are in place for all river activities.

Hiking

If you yearn for a little wilderness every day, you can enjoy new hiking trips. There are more than 20 well-marked walks in Trysil, and you'll get to know 10 of them if you join the peak programme "Top 10 Trysil". These hikes are designed for the whole family. You can pick up a free hiker's map of marked trails at the Tourist Office.

Biking

Whatever your ability level, Trysil has several marked biking routes. You can cycle on roads, in the forest, in the mountains, or combine different terrains and hills. Each route offers plenty of attractive rest points.

Bikes can be hired in Trysil. Free maps and route descriptions are available at the Tourist Office.

Fishing

Part of Scandinavia's longest water system, and well-known to flyfishers, The Trysilelva river. The river offers large stocks of wild fish, including trout, grayling, pike and whitefish. You can choose between several organized fishing activities. The quieter waters in the smaller lakes are perfect for children. You only need one fishing license to access most of the fishing waters in Trysil. 

Golf

Running through varied forest terrain at the foot of the Trysil Mountain is the 18-hole Trysil Golf Course. There is also a 7-hole short course and a large driving range. Equipment is available to rent for both adults and children. From Trysil you can also reach four other golf courses within an hour's drive.

Wildlife safaris

The wildlife in Trysil is unique to Norway, and there are a variety of animals whose natural habitat is close by. You can join various wildlife safaris. For example an elk safari, experienced either by bus or on foot with an elk dog. On a beaver safari you will be taken on a tour to search for beavers and beaver lodges and fellings.

Winter

With 66 slopes and 31 lifts, Trysil is Norway's largest ski resort. There are also a number of activities to choose from outside the ski slopes.

Dog sledding, sleigh rides and ice fishing

From December through April you can go dog sledding. The trips are of various lengths, and there are also special family days. If you fancy experiencing a horse-drawn rise through the woods of Trysil, then try sleigh rides. From March through April you can take part in guided ice fishing trips. You can catch perch, gwyniad, char and pike.

Cross-country skiing

In and around Trysilfjellet there are 100 kilometres of prepared cross-country tracks. The tracks are groomed for both classical and freestyle. Throughout the Trysil municipality there are other nice mountain areas with cross-country tracks. 

Spa and swimming pools

The two resort hotels in Trysil offer pools, saunas, spa fitness centre and wellness. The Radisson Blu Resort Trysil even has an indoorf surf wave. Pay Surfer's Bay a visit! At the Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzis. 

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Last updated:  2013-05-22
There are many family friendly hiking possibilities in Trysil, Norway - Photo: Jonas Hasselgren/Utefoto
There are many family friendly hiking possibilities in Trysil, Norway
Around the Trysilfjellet mountain in Norway there are 100 kilometres with cross country tracks - Photo: Ola Matsson
Around the Trysilfjellet mountain in Norway there are 100 kilometres with cross country tracks

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Rafting down the Trysilelva River, Norway - Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Palookaville

What to do in Trysil

Family activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, golf and biking in summer, and in winter Trysil becomes Norway's largest ski resort.

What to do in Trysil

Source: Visitnorway

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Freshwater fishing in Trysil

Try fly fishing in the rivers or test your luck for trout or pike. Trysilelva River is especially good for grayling.

About the Trysil area

Tourist information in Trysil

The Trysil Tourist Office is located in Trysil center, and the Welcome centers are in the mountains. Both provide information.

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