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Test the pure snow of one of Norway’s major ski resorts. The family-friendly Hafjell mountain area is internationally known for varied skiing and snowboarding offers. In summer Hafjell moults to a popular playground for mountain and freeride/downhill biking.
Seat yourself comfortably on the lift to the top of Hafjell mountain, where you can glide right into all kinds of skiing possibilities, from ski school and gentle blue slopes to seriously challenging black runs.
With access to more than 47 kilometres of alpine slopes, several terrain parks, lifts and a gondola, you rarely get the feeling of crowded pists. Satisfying the little ones is a main focus in Hafjell – with several ski areas dedicated to kids. In addition to this, Hafjell is the first resort in the Nordic countries to offer SkiMovie, a separate slope equipped with automatic timing and filming equipment. How cool is that?
Cross-country enthusiasts can ride the Gondola to Mosetertoppen or pick up the trailhead at Hafjelltoppen – the Øyer mountain plateau has scenic views and easy and moderate tracks that are connected with the even more extensive Nordseter/Sjusjøen system.
In the spring, summer and autumn, Hafjell Bike Park with its numerous trails is a world class venue for downhill and trial biking. The difficulty ranges from beginner to expert, with a mix of excellent man-made and natural trails.
If you’re more of a hiking type, you can take the Gondola to the top of the mountain and pick one of several hiking trails, some of which are even suitable for prams. The area is also great for hunting and fishing.
Hafjell’s culinary flagship, Skavlen Restaurant, lies right next to the Gondola. Choose between delicious Italian pizzas, tender lamb shanks or irresistible cinnamon buns. Skavlen is just one of several exciting eateries in the resort.
With only a 15 minute drive from Lillehammer it is easy to get to Hafjell and around. If you want to spend the night, the mountain has a wide range of accommodation alternatives, from cabins and chalets to modern ski in/ski out hotels.
Find more inspiration on Hafjell’s official website.
In spring, summer and autumn, you can go freeride/downhill biking in the world renowned Hafjell Bike Park, or take the gondola to the top of the mountain and choose one of many marked hiking trails, with or without your baby carrier.
The regional train service have daily departures to Lillehammer from both Oslo and Trondheim. From Lillehammer you can take corresponding busses to Hafjell Ski Resort.
You can reach Lillehammer by bus from many destinations in the country. From Lillehammer, there are many bus departures to Hafjell during the winter season, with regular buses, ski buses and restaurant buses.
Hafjell is situated about 15 kilometres north of Lillehammer, and around 200 kilometres north of Oslo. If you choose to go by car from Oslo, follow the E6 or Rv4 via Gjøvik. The journey takes around 2,5 hours.
Oslo Airport is Norway's main airport and serves over 100 domestic and international destinations. From Oslo Airport you can reach Oslo's city centre by express train, express bus, local train, hire car or taxi.
Many European cities have direct connections to Torp Sandefjord Airport, which can be reached from Oslo by express bus or train. The trip to Oslo from the airport takes around 2 hours.
Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.