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NESBYEN

Fun for the whole family!

In Nesbyen, Mother Nature is your closest neighbour ...

... and she has plenty to offer!

Nesbyen .
Photo: Visit Norway
Nesbyen .
Photo: Visit Norway

Located in the Hallingdal valley in Eastern Norway, Nesbyen is just a two-hour drive from Oslo. 

Summer at Nesfjellet .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Summer at Nesfjellet .
Photo: Lars Storheim

Boasting hot summers and snow-rich winters, it's the perfect holiday destination, no matter the season.

Swimming, Skålrudstølen .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Swimming, Skålrudstølen .
Photo: Lars Storheim

Animal lovers rejoice! Bring your kids to Langedrag Nature Park, where you can meet polar foxes and cute rabbits, and have a close encounter with lynxes, wolves, and the king of the forest himself, moose!

Polar foxes at Langedrag in Nesbyen in Hallingdal .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Polar foxes at Langedrag in Nesbyen in Hallingdal .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com

Looking for an active holiday? Nesbyen offers biking trails for both beginners and experienced cyclists! Bring the whole family along for a ride on one of Norway's longest biking trails, HallingSpranget!

Cycling in Hallingspranget .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Cycling in Hallingspranget .
Photo: Lars Storheim

Or feel the adrenaline rush as you race down Den Ravinde!

Cycling in sunshine down Den Ravinde .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Cycling in sunshine down Den Ravinde .
Photo: Lars Storheim

If you prefer hiking, then Dyna, Trommenatten and Hallingnatten offer some beautiful views! Other activities include horse riding, golf, and climbing.

Hikers at Hallingnatten .
Photo: Elisabeth Engen
Hikers at Hallingnatten .
Photo: Elisabeth Engen

Lake Trytetjern, with its sandy beach, beach volleyball court, and water trampoline, is one of the best places to head in Hallingdal on hot summer days.

Trytjern in Nesbyen .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Trytjern in Nesbyen .
Photo: Lars Storheim

Visiting in winter? Go cross-country skiing or speed down the slopes at Nesfjellet Alpin ski resort. Or how about going winter cycling or dog sledding?

Skier on the Natten-round .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Skier on the Natten-round .
Photo: Lars Storheim

What are you waiting for? A holiday full of amazing experiences awaits!

Keep scrolling for more inspiration on where to stay and what to do!

Sunset at Nesfjellet .
Photo: Lars Storheim
Sunset at Nesfjellet .
Photo: Lars Storheim

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Where to stay

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

Food and drink

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

Getting around in Nesbyen

Find detailed information on Nesbyen's official website.

Top attractions in Nesbyen
Swim, bike and hike. Walk the beautiful footpath around the water or try the bike trails in the forest by the lake. Trytetjern is the locals favorite… Read more
Trytetjern, a summer favourite in Hallingdal
There's an abundance of freshwater fishing spots in Nesbyen with clear water, and lots of happy fish.The high season for freshwater fishing starts in… Read more
Fishing in Nesbyen
Langedrag Nature Park is open for overnight and daily visits, all year round, and offers a number of unforgettable activities and meetings with more… Read more
Langedrag Nature Park
Explore one of the world's most accessible meteorite craters. Guided tours throughout the summer. Read more
Gardnos Meteorite Park
HALLINGDAL MUSEUM, NESBYEN One of Norway's oldest open air museums! Hallingdal folk museum was established in 1899 as one of the first open air… Read more
Hallingdal museum, Nesbyen
A fun water activity for the whole family. Read more
Stand Up Paddle in Nesbyen
Experience a small part of Norway and Hallingdal - genuine, authentic and tasteful! Read more
Nesbyen Historical Experiences
Family friendly high mountain golf with 9 hole course, driving range and 2 practice greens. Read more
Nesfjellet Golf
An exhibition about the Romantic Nationalism period and its paintings Read more
The exhibition "Into the Art"
Skillful local MTB guides are more than happy to show you the way to the finest bike trails in our valley. Read more
MTB guiding in Nesbyen
Rent a mountain bike and get out on the trails! Read more
MTB bike rental in Nesbyen
Get the most out of your bike day in Nesbyen with shuttling! Read more
MTB shuttling in Nesbyen
Our favourite hikes in Nesbyen! Read more
Hiking in Nesbyen
Do you want to ride a horse? Langedrag Nature Park offers both short and long rides in beautiful surroundings. Read more
Horse riding at Langedrag
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