Step into new adventures.
Maybe you will make some new friends along the way!
Mjølkevegen passes through the Stølsvidda mountain plateau, where you can visit summer pasture farms and sample local food, including waffles and, of course, freshly made sweet brown cheese.
Remember to try...
...Norway's unique sour cream porridge, rømmegrøt, served with a cured sausage called kurv.
Rømmegrøt is a rich, creamy porridge, often served with cinnamon, sugar, and a little butter. A taste you will not forget.
Another important food tradition in Valdres is fermented fish, called rakfisk. The tradition dates back to the 1300s, at least.
Rakfisk even has its own annual festival, which is held in early winter – definitely worth a visit!
If you want to catch your own fish, the region offers plenty of fishing opportunities!
Go with a local fishing guide to discover the best spots.
Ready for more action? Beitostølen Summer Park offers loads of fun for the whole family.
Race on go carts, ride a bob sleigh, or jump on gyro trampolines and bouncy castles, among many other activities.
You can also take the chair lift to the top of the mountain and enjoy expansive views across Beitostølen.
In winter, the park is clad in white, and is the biggest ski centre in the region (Valdres has as many as seven).
Which do you prefer? Après-ski fun or winding down in front of a crackling fireplace in your cosy cabin?
Crisp winter air and 1,500 kilometres of freshly prepared cross-country trails also await.
Ready, steady, go!
The region is packed full of culture and history.
In fact, as many as 6 of Norway's 24 stave churches are located here. A visit to the church in Hedalen takes you back almost a thousand years – to a time when Vikings ruled!
Soak up the unique atmosphere that tells stories about life in earlier times, experience folk music, and learn about culinary traditions and traditional costumes.
Valdres Folk Museum is one of the biggest open air folk museums in Norway. The museum is in Fagernes, the administrative centre of Valdres, which offers a range of shopping, restaurants, and accommodation.
Valdres has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.