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The Valdres region is approxomately 5.400 km2 and stretches from the Begnadalen valley in the south, to Jotunheimens high mountain areas in the north. The landscape varies greatly and we can therefore present a wide variety of activities throughout the different seasons.
Valdres is probably most known for cross-country skiing, hiking and cycling. Many routes are signposted and there are theme guides with recommendations and maps at out tourist information offices. You can also download our TurApp for Valdres (Google Play) for a presentation of our most popular routes. The most famous hike in this area is Besseggen, and Mjølkevegen is one of Norways most attractive cycling routes.
Fishing in Valdres is increasing in popularity and in 2014 we published a fishing guide with 23 recommended waters.
Valdres is also well known for its culturage heritage, and 6 of Norway's 23 stave churches are located here. The Valdres Museums was voted "museum of the year" in 2013, including the Valdres Folk Museum; Norway's 4th largest open air museum. Valdres also has the most operative sommer mountain farms in Nothern Europe - and many of them are open for visitors. Hiking or cycling between the farms is a great way to explore these areas.
Other popular winter activities are alpine skiing, dog sledding, kiting and ice fishing.
Other popular summer activities are horseback riding, rafting, climbing, canoeing and golf.
You will find lots of information about our activities and attractions below. Please contact one of our tourist offices for further recommendations or help to plan your stay in Valdres.