Families Find Fun Year-round in Hemsedal
Families can find fun in both winter and summer among the Alps with a holiday home in Hemsedal, Norway.
There are outdoor winter activities such as skiing and fun summer activities like biking and river snorkeling. Outdoor activities will bring a lot of excitement to your holiday!
The white covered mountains and powder under your feet is one cool way to spend family time. Skiing should be at the top of the activity lists and one of the most highly-rated facilities is the Hemsedal Skisenter.
There are 51 slopes and 20 ski lifts to keep everyone of all skill levels busy. Those seeking a little more adventure can try morning or night skiing. The crisp air of early morning whipping by you speed down the slope past snow-laden trees is an experience like no other. The thrill of skiing into the night will end the day with an adrenaline rush.
Children are included in the winter wonderland - a large area for children to test their skills and a large ski cross space. The center also has snow parks, so the family can spend time building snowmen or engage in a snowball fight.
Those who tire of the snow and opt for indoor fun can go to the Hemsedal Climbing Center, located in the SkiStar Lodge Hemsedal Suites. The highlight is a 14-meter climbing wall with a large bouldering area nearby. End the days with warm fireplace nights where the family gathers with hot beverages to reminisce about their adventures.
For those who want sledding, Stiga snow races has all the speed you need. Visitors use the Fjellheisen to reach the top and sled down the 1 km slope. Children under 10 years old must be with an adult.
While Norway is known for its vast Alps and skiing, summer activities abound from June until September. The mountain cars, a three-wheeled, non-motorized machine that whizzes down the slopes, offers thrills by the minute for the entire family. You take a chairlift up to the top to get your mountain carts.
River snorkeling in the Hemsila river allows your family to swim with the trout, getting an up-close look at Norwegian nature. A drysuit and snorkeling gear our is included for your swim from the ski resort bridge to the city center. Biking enthusiasts will love the 240 km marked biking routes in Hemsedal. There is also a bike park and mountain biking available.
The one thing you need to be aware of when visiting Hemsedal is the weather. Winter winter hovers in the mid-twenties during the day and dips to around 13 degrees at might. Average temperatures during the summer months peak at 59 degrees in July and start dipping back into the 40s in September. Summer low temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s.
Those looking for a different type of holiday with a lot of focus on an outdoor adventure should consider Hemsedal. It will be the trip of a lifetime!