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Man off-piste skiing in Hemsedal, Norway Man off-piste skiing in Hemsedal, Norway
Photo: Kalle Hägglund

The Scandinavian Alps

In the small village of Hemsedal you are greeted by alpine mountain surroundings and some of Norway’s best skiing and fly-fishing.

Skarsnuten Hotel, Hemsedal
Skarsnuten Hotel in Hemsedal
Hemsedal.com/Frank Tolpinrud
Snow fun in Hemsedal
Kalle Hägglund
Horseback riding in Hemsedal
Morten Gulbrandsen/Hemsedal.com
Rjukandefossen, Hemsedal
Rjukandefossen waterfall in Hemsedal
Hemsedal.com/Nils-Erik Bjørholt

Winter season in Hemsedal

The slopes in Hemsedal range from very easy green runs to difficult black ones, and if you like to venture off the slopes, the area has great off-piste skiing and fun après-ski, as well as a range of other winter activities to choose from.

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Think reasons, not seasons

In the spring, summer and autumn, you can go for numerous hikes in the mountains, try your hand at fly fishing in some of Norway’s best areas for freshwater fishing,
or race your bike downhill in Hemsedal Bike Park.

Where to stay in Hemsedal

Food and drink

Getting here and around

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

  • By plane

    By plane

    If you are arriving by air, Oslo Airport is the nearest large airport. There are direct transfer buses from Oslo Airport and Hemsedal, but the bus must be booked in advance.

  • By train

    By train

    From Oslo and Bergen you can take the train to Gol and continue to Hemsedal by local bus or taxi. Check out NSB’s website for prices and timetable.

  • By bus

    By bus

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

  • By car

    By car

    If you go by car from Oslo to Hemsedal, follow the E18 towards Drammen and Sandvika. Come off at Sandvika and follow the E16 towards Hønefoss for approximately one hour (45 kilometres). At the roundabout, take the exit towards Rv7 and Gol. Take a right after Gol, onto Rv52 towards Hemsedal. The journey takes about 3 hours.

    Form Bergen, follow the E16 towards Lærdal to Borlaug. After Borlaug, exit towards Hemsedal and follow Rv52. The trip takes approximately 4 hours.

  • Local travel

    Local travel

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

    In winter, you can take a shuttlebus from Hallingdal city centre to the ski resort.

Hemsedal also offers …

There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.