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Family skiing in Hemsedal
Photo: Kalle Hägglund / SkiStar Hemsedal
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Family-fun in the Scandinavian alps

Hemsedal offers a wide range of slopes with snow guarantee and skiing opportunities for all levels. The popular resort also has a large children's area, snowparks and excellent off piste opportunities. 

Hemsedal is situated between Oslo and Bergen, about 200 km northwest of Oslo. The ski resort has a characteristic atmosphere, resembling the Alps, with high peaked mountains and slopes from 620 to 1,450 metres above sea level. 

From the top you can choose between slopes with varied difficulty levels, and ski downhill continuously for 6 kilometres to the bottom station of the ski resort. 

Hemsedal has a large selection of high standard cabins and holiday apartments, most of them situated close to the slopes and lifts with ski-in/ski-out opportunities. Hemsedal also offers several excellent restaurants and bars. For several consecutive years, Hemsedal has been crowned Norway’s best ski resort.

Check out piste map, weather reports and webcams from Hemsedal. 
For more information please visit Skistar's official website.

Alpine activities 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.

Weather and conditions

Get the latest update on snow conditions and weather reports from the ski resorts.

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Valle - Hemsedal - Park Shred
Valle - Hemsedal - Park Shred.
Photo: SkiStar

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information at Skistar'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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Safety in the mountains

Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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