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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.

Hemsedal is a well-established skiing resort but also a favourite for holiday makers in the summer, and thanks to the jagged mountains in the area the valley has become known as "the Scandinavian Alps".

Try one or more of Hemsedal’s Top 20 hikes – marked hiking paths to twenty different peaks. This is the most popular summer activity in the area with more than 20,000 registered visits every year.

You don’t have to be a hardcore hiker to enjoy the mountains and scenery in Hemsedal. Here are over 40 marked and graded hiking trails, offering amazing views and beautiful scenery with waterfalls, mountains, rivers and lakes.

The easiest peaks are great for beginners and families, or as short evening hikes for experienced hikers. The longer hikes are suitable for intermediate to experienced hikers.

Summer in Hemsedal


Hiking in Golsfjellet

Enjoy the scenic mountains and beautiful views on Golsfjellet. The location between the region of Hallingdal and Valdres offers a vast and varied landscape with easy peaks reaching above the tree line. You have views towards the famous Jotunheimen as well as Skogshorn in Hemsedal.

The hiking program includes a brochure with a description of the hikes and the hikes are well signed onsite and with clear paths. The hikes are suitable for families as well as seniors.

Hike at Golsfjellet and stay at Storefjell Resort

Get to know the friendly mountain terrain around Golsfjellet in Hallingdal.

Accommodation in Storefjell Resort including a map and hiking suggestions. Deals including half board/full board available on request.

Price from NOK 690 per person.


On the map

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

Hiking in Hemsedal
Top 11 - hiking program for the whole family “Top 11” - is a hiking program for everybody. All trails are marked so that it will be easy to find your… Read more
Topp 11 - Golsfjellet
Hike to the top of 11 different mountains on Golsfjellet and get the chance to win a winter holiday stay at Storefjell. The mountain tops are… Read more
Storefjell Top 11
Hemsedal Tourist Office is located in Hemsedal village centre. We can help you with: Information and brochures about Hemsedal andthe surrounding area,… Read more
Hemsedal Tourist Office
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    Getting here and around

    • By car

      By car

      The drive from Oslo to Hemsedal takes around 3 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.

    • By plane

      By plane

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

    • 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.



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