Family-friendly Trysil is Norway’s largest ski destination. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, Trysil was one of the first holiday spots in Europe to achieve the prestigious Sustainable Tourism certification.
Trysil is situated close to the Swedish border, about two and a half hours from Oslo. Here, you’ll find Norway’s biggest ski resort, which offers a varied set of challenges, regardless of whether you’re looking for wide slopes, terrain parks, off-piste, or some other form of fun in the snow.
Trysil consists of one large ski area. The mountain’s three faces are linked by lifts and slopes. The highest point is 1,132 metres above sea level, and from the top, you can see for many kilometers in each direction.
There are also a number of activities to choose from outside of the ski slopes, such as dog sledding, sleigh rides and ice fishing. If you want to go cross-country skiing, you can enjoy no less than 100 kilometres of groomed cross-country tracks around the mountain.
With its deep forest, river and inviting mountains, Trysil is also an ideal base for summer activities such as whitewater rafting, hiking and fishing.
For fun on two wheels, Trysil Bike Arena offers 100 kilometres of natural trails and more than 10 kilometres of handmade gravel trails.
In 2013, Trysil received the Sustainable Tourism certification, a quality label awarded to destinations that work systematically to reduce the environmental impact of tourism while maintaining a high-quality experience for visitors, as well as preserving the destination’s history, character and nature.
Enjoy everything from a five course dinner of local ingredients to fondue, steaks or thai food. Increasingly many places take pride in fresh, local food. The ski resort itself has more than 30 eateries and restaurants. Trysil has several places for after ski, often with live music. There are several options for getting to Trysil.
Many places follow sustainable principles, but being certified as a sustainable destination is an honour few qualify for. It takes years of work demonstrating their lasting commitment to providing the best possible experiences for their guests, while keeping the negative impact of tourism to a minimum. In addition, the destination must work to continually improve its business practices and relations with the local community, whilst safeguarding their natural and cultural assets, history and traditions.
Elverum is the nearest train station, approximately 70 kilometres from Trysil. There are several corresponding buses per day.
The train to Elverum takes around two hours from Oslo, or 5 to 6 hours from Trondheim.
By car or by bus, travel time from Oslo to Trysil is approximately 2,5 hours.
There are several daily departures by express bus between Trysil and Oslo. Advance booking is advised in the winter, when buses will often be fully booked before departure. Check out SkiStar Trysil's website for prices and timetables.
Oslo Airport is situated two hours by road from Trysil.
There are several daily departures by express bus between Trysil and Oslo Airport throughout the year.