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Plan your trip to Hemsedal: A person alpine skiing in Hemsedal, Eastern Norway
Alpine skiing in Hemsedal.
Photo: Kalle Hägglund
A person hiking in the Hydalen valley near Hemsedal in Eastern Norway
Hiking in Hemsedal.
Photo: Ove Engene
Children playing with goats in Hemsedal, Eastern Norway
Family fun in Hemsedal.
Photo: Nils Erik Bjørholt

Norway’s best ski resort, world-class fly-fishing, and outdoor activities for the whole family – all year round. Welcome to the Scandinavian alps!

Stable snow conditions and two fantastic ski resorts have made Hemsedal one of the largest and most popular places for winter holidays in Norway. The alpine village in Hallingdal, midway between Oslo and Bergen, also offers excellent off-piste and cross-country skiing, as well as non-skiing activities like dog sledging, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and horse-sleighing.

The rest of the year, the lush and varied nature is ideal for hiking, climbing, horseback riding, cycling – and mountain biking. Or why not try mountain carting or river snorkelling?

If you enjoy fishing, you have 18 lakes and 4 rivers to choose from. Hemsila is one of the world’s best rivers for fly-fishing.

Rjukandefossen, one of many impressive waterfalls in the area, is a powerful two-part waterfall, falling 18 metres through a narrow gulley. Nearby Hydnefossen is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway.

Hemsedal has a range of accommodation options, from high-end hotels to cabins and summer mountain farms. The many restaurants, cafes and bars have menus to fit the whole family, as well as tasty local food.

Get in-depth travel information​ on Hemsedal’s official website.

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Attractions in Hemsedal

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Hemsedal.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Hemsedal offers.

Getting to Hemsedal

Get in-depth travel information on Hemsedal’s official website.
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    • Hemsedal train

      By train

      From Oslo and Bergen you can take the train to Gol and continue to Hemsedal by local bus or taxi.

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      By bus

      There are daily express buses between Oslo and Hemsedal every day all year round. The buses go via Oslo Airport and Hønefoss.

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      By car

      From Oslo to Hemsedal, follow the E18 towards Drammen. Exit at Sandvika and follow the E16 towards Hønefoss and Fv7 towards Gol. From Gol, drive the Fv52 to Hemsedal. The journey takes about 3 hours.

      From Bergen, follow the E16 towards Lærdal to Borlaug, then follow Fv52 to Hemsedal. The trip takes approximately 4 hours.

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      By plane

      Oslo Airport is the nearest large airport. There are direct transfer buses from Oslo Airport to Hemsedal, but the bus must be booked in advance.

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    • Hemsedal local

      Local travel

      A local bus takes you from the Gol train station to Hemsedal.

      In winter, you can take a free shuttle bus to the ski resorts from several places in and around Hallingdal.

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