Activities in Hemsedal

There is a lot to do in Hemsedal, and Skarsnuten Hotel is happy to help you find activities. Enjoy Norwegian nature from the orchestra place.

Alpine activities all year round

Whether you like lazy days in the sun, long walks in the mountains or something in between, Hemsedal is the place to be. All seasons have their own mountain to offer, and no two days are alike. That is what is so fascinating about life at 1000 meters altitude…

Hemsedal has a number of different activities to offer, and at Skarsnuten Hotel we are happy to help you with tips for activities. Let us know what you want to do while you are with us, and we will find out.

In the summer of 2021, Skarsnuten Hotel has electric bicycles at the hotel for guests and other interested parties to rent. The bikes are full suspension trail bikes, and we guarantee that you will have fun on a ride with one. If you prefer to walk on your feet, there are many fantastic mountain hikes throughout Hemsedal.

Electric bikes for rental

At Skarsnuten Hotel we have 7 brand new Scott full suspension trail bikes in different sizes – and of course they are electric! With such a bike, you can really explore Hemsedal without the hills becoming too steep, or the stretches too long. Bicycle helmet is included in the rent. Call to book, or stop by the hotel to check capacity. Enjoy Norwegian nature from the bike seat!

Rent all day NOK 695,-

Rent per (started) hour NOK 200,- 

Phone: +47 32 06 17 00

Tips for your bicycle trip…

We rent out the bikes with a helmet, but we also recommend the use of other safety equipment if you are going to use the bike in the trails in Hemsedal Ski Center, or similar places. An electric bike achieves high speed and weighs a lot, therefore one should not ride beyond capacity, to avoid injuries. Always start the trip by finding out how the different functions and modes of the bike work. And not least – remember to have fun!

Show consideration for others who travel in nature, and do not cycle in vulnerable areas such as wet terrain and other terrain where the wheels leaves traces. We recommend sticking to paths, roads, tractor roads and the like for a pleasant trip. Thank you.

Remember that you are in the mountains. Bring extra clothes, drinks (water) and a telephone with battery. Sunglasses, sunscreen and gloves are also recommended. Have a good trip!


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Hemsedal – mountains with altitude…

How about enjoying the whole day in what has many times been voted Norway’s premier ski resort with fantastic skiing. The facility is designed for both those who want to go downhill or legendary off-piste driving such as Gummiskogen, Reidarskaret, Lille Matterhorn, Skånebollen, just to name a few. During the spring, Hemsedal can offer all types of top trips.


Read more about Hemsedal Skisenter here

Over 250 km cross country tracks

If you dream of wonderful cross-country skiing, you have endless possibilities with over 250 km of easily accessible trails in the mountains and in the valley. For atmospheric evening trips there are floodlit circuits with tracks for both classic and skating.


Read more about cross country skiing in Hemsedal here

Dog sledding

Run your own dog team with 5-6 friendly and happy housewives or just relax in the sled. The tour leader runs his own dog team in front and the participants’ team will follow. It is not necessary to have any experience with dog teams from before, training will be provided.


Read more about dog sledding in Hemsedal here

Challenging and varied

If you are an active cyclist, the terrain in the surrounding area is challenging and varying for all skill levels. If you want an action-packed day, Hemsedal Ski Center offers a downhill. The eight-seater in Hemsedal ski center is open on selected days and periods also during summer. In the valley there is also a 2 km long flow path suitable for cyclists of all ages.


Read more about cycling in Hemsedal here

Excellent fishing

There are excellent fishing in the sought-after river Heimsila, which is considered one of Scandinavia’s foremost trout rivers. The river runs through Hemsedal and is easy accessible for eager fishermen. Just remember that you need a fishing license for the zone you are in. We are happy to help you.


Read more about fishing in Hemsedal here

Top 20 in Hemsedal

20 popular summit trips in Hemsedal is chosen for this summer-program with different levels of difficulty. There are trips for all levels of skills and everyone will find a trip to their taste. Some of the trips even has Skarsnuten Hotel as a good starting point. Let the mountain spirit capture you – how many summits can you master during your stay?


Read more about hiking in Hemsedal here

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