Hemsedal is located in the middle of Soth Norway, between Oslo and Bergen. Sognefjorden is just 1 hour away from Hemsedal and you can take a trip over for the day to experience the magic of the fjords. Take the "Snow road" over from Lærdal to Aurland and drive on to Flåm where you can discover Nærøyfjorden and it's surroundings. One of the most beautiful train journeys in the world is the one with Flåmsbanen. You can buy your tickets at the tourist information in Hemsedal and be sure to have a seat on your selected journey.
If you are looking for a place to go hiking in Norway, come to Hemsedal!
Hemsedal has many beautiful hiking tours for all levels. The hikes are well marked and signed and you can buy a hiking map for Hemsedal with all hiking paths at Hemsedal Tourist Office.
We can offer 41 marked routes with fantastic views of the dramatic landscape. We can also offer you the "Topp 20" program. This program guides you to 20 different peaks in Hemsedal with altitudes between 804 m and 1920 m (the town centre is situated 625 meters above sea level).
Hemsedal is called the Scandinavian Alps. In the small village of Hemsedal you are greeted by lush mountain surroundings and some of Norway's best skiing and fly-fishing.
Even though you might think of Hemsedal as winter destination, there is no lack of things to do here in the summer. The Hemsila river offers top-notch opportunities for fly-fishing, while the lush and varied nature surroundings provide an ideal base for activities including hiking, climbing, cycling and horse riding.
Hemsedal is known for good trout fishing. With over 18 waters and 4 rivers you got many possiblities to catch the "big one".
Fishing at Storevatn:
A fish license card can be bought in the tourist information in Hemsedal city. The oar for the boat you can find under the terrace. It is not allowed to fish from the boat, but you can fish from land.
Rjukandefossen, one of many impressive waterfalls in the area, is a powerful two-part waterfall, falling 59 feet through a narrow gulley. Hemsedal is also home to Hydalen, a protected landscape with a rich and special fauna and a wonderful experience either by bicycle or on foot. If you want to see what life is like on a mountain pasture farm, Ulsåkstølen is well worth a visit. Here, old traditions and modern methods show how life on the farm has changed in the last 100 years.
Hemsedal village, often referred to as Sentrum, is a small town center with a range of accommodation options, restaurants, cafès, bars and shops; altogether providing a small yet convenient hub for domestic and international visitors alike.