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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.

Family skiing in Hemsedal
Nils-Erik Bjørholt/Visitnorway.com
Fly-fishing in Hemsila
Fly-fishing in Hemsila
Yngve Ask/Visitnorway.com
Skarsnuten Hotel, Hemsedal
Skarsnuten Hotel in Hemsedal
Hemsedal.com/Frank Tolpinrud
Horseback riding in Hemsedal
Morten Gulbrandsen/Hemsedal.com
Rjukandefossen, Hemsedal
Rjukandefossen waterfall in Hemsedal
Hemsedal.com/Nils-Erik Bjørholt
Dog sledding in Hemsedal
HemsedalAktiv/Kalle Hägglund
Cross-country skiing in Hemsedal
Nils-Erik Bjørholt
Cycling in Hemsedal
Hemsedal.com/Gunn Eidhamar

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.

Getting here and around

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

  • 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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  • Hemsedal 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.

  • Hemsedal local

    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 car

    By car

    If driving from Oslo to Hemsedal, follow the E18 towards Drammen. Exit at Sandvika, follow the E16 towards Hønefoss for 45 kilometres. Take the exit towards Rv7 and Gol. Make a right after Gol, onto Rv52 towards Hemsedal. The journey takes about 3 hours.

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

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  • Hemsedal 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.

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