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Hydalen Valley near Hemsedal
Photo: Ove Engene
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The Scandinavian Alps

Explore our top hiking tips in the mountains around Hemsedal, a well-established skiing resort which is a favourite for holiday makers in the summer too.

On the map

Check the specific location of the hikes in Hemsedal and Golsfjellet below.

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    Getting here and around

    • Hemsedal hiking car

      By car

      The drive from Oslo to Hemsedal takes around 2.5 hours. 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.

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

    • Hemsedal hiking 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 hiking plane

      By plane

      Travel by plane to Oslo or Bergen and continue by car or bus to Hemsedal, around 200 kilometres from Oslo.

    Safety in the mountains

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    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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