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Things to do in Nesbyen
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Top 10 summer activities

SQUARE Hallingdal Museum

HALLINGDAL MUSEUM

This open air museum gives a fascinating insight into life in the valley in the past.

The oldest building is from the 12th century. Activities for the children and indoor exhibitions. 

Activity days are arranged every Wednesday from the end of June to the beginning of August. Experience old crafts traditions at the Hallingdal Museum. 

OPENING HOURS 

Tuesday - Sunday 09 - 15 (July 2nd - August 8th) 

Activity days Wednesday 11 - 15 (July 2nd - August 8th) 

SQUARE Meteorittparken Gardnos

GARDNOS METEORITE PARK

More than 500 million years ago, a meteorite crashed in Gardnos, close to Nesbyen. Today you will find a visitor centre in the middle of the crater. Guided tours starting every full hour.

This is one of only 190 confirmed meteorite crash sites in the world and one of the most accessible. Activities and play site for the children. Book tickets online for 10% discount. 

OPENING HOURS 

Every day 10 -18 (June 15th - August 15th) 

Langedrag Naturpark

LANGEDRAG NATURE PARK

At the scenic Langedrag Nature Park, you can get in close contact with both wolf, lynx and mountain foxes.

Also you´ll meet goats, rabbits, moose and reindeer. Ride a horse or check out their new climbing park (with zip-line). An experience you won´t forget! 

Read more at Langedrag´s website.

OPENING HOURS 

Every day 10 - 18 

Art landscape Nesbyen

ART LANDSCAPE NESBYEN

23 easels with paintings are placed in Old Nes and along the river Rukkedøla.

In the mid-1800s, Nesbyen became a centre for the “national romanticism” of Norwegian painting. Each easel is placed where it is assumed that the artist found inspiration for the work. Grab a free map/brochure from Nesbyen Tourist Office and go explore the outdoor gallery by yourself.

Stand Up Paddle Nesbyen

STAND UP PADDLE

A fun water activity that everyone in the family will master.

Float down the quiet Hallingdal river or play on a lake - with your legs safely planted on the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board. You can also bring the board with you to the lake Trytetjern (or where ever you like). Local company Trailhead Nesbyen offers rental of inflatable SUP-boards (incl. pump, oars and swimming vest) and they also offer transportation and guiding (optional).

Book here or CONTACT ridenesbyen@gmail.com 

 

Into the art

EXHIBITION - INTO THE ART

A journey into the art of the famous Norwegian artist Hans Gude and the national romanticism in Norway.

The small exhibition is also a journey into the life of Nesbyen in the 1840´s and 1850´s. To watch a short video of the exhibition click here.

Visit the exhibition at Sorenskrivergården (press link for directions). See www.kunstlandskapnesbyen.no for details.

OPENING HOURS 

Wednesday 11- 17 
Sat - Sunday 11 - 16 (until September 15th) 

Hiking in Nesbyen

GO HIKING

Nesbyen offers lots of family friendly hikes in easy terrain - still the view from the mountain tops are stunning!

Pick up a free hiking map at the Tourist Office and ask for recommended hikes. As well as numerous high mountain hikes, you´ll also find shorter routes close to Nesbyen town centre. 

Also, check out the norwegian website www.ut.no for digital maps and hike suggestions. For fishing license visit Intersport Nesbyen

Nesfjellet Golf

HIGH MOUNTAIN GOLF

Nesfjellet Golf is a complete golf facility and one of Norways finest mountain golf courses.

Equipment rental. Plenty of space, both for beginners and advanced players. Nine holes, driving range, two exercise courses, pro shop. 

OPENING HOURS 

Every day (June 29th - August 18th) 

Trytetjern

GO FOR A SWIM

Nesbyen has a countless number of lakes - inviting you for a swim.

The most popular lake is called Trytetjern, 5 km east of town centre. Here you find a swimming dock, a small beach, terrain bike play park, a walking path around the lake, a beach volley ball course and toilet facilities nearby. Using a GPS, search for Trytetjern, or follow signs toward Vassfaret. 

Also, the Rukkedøla river is popular for a dip to cool down. Just outside the Tourist Office or by Hallingdal Museum are popular spots. 

Trail biking Nesbyen

TRAIL BIKING

Nesbyen is top rated in Norway when it comes to steep donwhill biking. 

For the experienced bikers, there are lots of challenging trails to choose from. Go to www.trailguidenesbyen.no for detailed trail map. Less experienced bikers can enjoy a handful of easier trails. Look for green and blue trails in the app. All cycling at your own risk. Bikes can be rented at Intersport Nesbyen. Trailhead Nesbyen offers shuttling and guiding, both for experienced and less experienced riders. 

CONTACT

post.nesbyen@intersport.no 
ridenesbyen@gmail.com

 

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