Friendly locals and breathtaking scenery
Pack your rucksack, tighten your laces and breathe in the fresh air. A trip to Valdres will provide memorable adventures in forests and on mountains. Are you going to join us?
Valdres is located around 200 km from Oslo – an idyllic area with friendly locals and breathtaking scenery. You can enjoy outdoor pursuits all year round in Valdres, thanks to its stable climate. You are almost guaranteed snow from November to May. The area has a rich variety of downhill skiing and snowboarding. If you prefer to go cross-country, there are more than 1,500 km of groomed trails throughout delightful landscapes.
During the hiking season, from mid June to end September, the Jotunheimen mountain range is a wonderful destination with practically untouched areas, majestic mountains and snow-capped peaks.
Valdres can also offer beautiful, forest-clad hills in Begnadalen valley and Langsua – Norway's youngest national park, where you can enjoy wonderful walking and cycling over easy mountain terrain. You can come for a day trip or spend several nights.
And if you are a food lover, you have a treat in store. Valdres has an impressive bounty of local produce to offer. Fantastic cheeses, delicious cured meats, ice cream, soured cream porridge and the uniquely Norwegian rakfisk – trout cured according to ancient local traditions.
The people in Valdres are very proud of their valley. And when you see how beautiful the area is, you will understand why.