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People cycling in scenic surroundings in Valdres
Strø in Valdres.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic life
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According to National Geographic, the Besseggen ridge is one of the top 20 hikes in the world. Not surprisingly, it’s located near Valdres – the home to some of the most impressive mountains in Norway.

Valdres
Fishing in Valdres.
Photo: Nils Rogn
Besseggen
Hiking at Besseggen.
Photo: Morten Helgesen
Beitostølen
Dog sledding at Beitostølen.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Visitnorway.com
Valdres
Cross-country skiing at Beitostølen.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic life / Visitnorway.com
Beitostølen
Off-piste skiing at Beitostølen.
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Sørre Hemsing, Valdres
Sørre Hemsing farmyard in Valdres.
Photo: Tina Stafrèn / Visitnorway.com
Valdres
Fermented trout "Rakfisk".
Photo: Cathrine Dokken
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Whether you’re going on a trip with your family, partner, or friends,
you’ll find plenty of things to do here.

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.

Seasons and climate

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Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Valdres’ official website.

Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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