Trysil: outdoor holidays in Norway’s largest ski resort

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Hardly any other country has such a close connection to skiing as Norway – so how about a skiing holiday in the country’s largest ski resort? Whether skiing, snowboarding or snow hiking: Trysil offers everything that makes the hearts of winter sports fans beat faster, and against a picturesque backdrop to boot. Find out everything you need to know about this winter sports paradise here!

Why should you come to Trysil?

Trysil: Holidays
A holiday in Trysil offers more than just skiing.

Trysil is the perfect destination for an outdoor holiday – a family-friendly ski resort in winter and a paradise for cyclists and hikers in summer.

Nevertheless, the municipality is probably best known for its ski slopes and trails. In summer, on the other hand, hiking trails through stunning scenery and mountain bike trails attract visitors from all over the world.

in 2013, Trysil received certification for sustainable tourism, a Norwegian seal that is only awarded to areas that endeavour to minimise their ecological footprint and reduce the negative impact of tourism.

So if you want to experience Norway’s nature up close – hiking, fishing or winter sports – and also value sustainability, Trysil is the place to be.

Trysil is the municipality with the highest moose population in Norway.

Where is Trysil?

The municipality of Trysil in the province of Innlandet is located in south-east Norway, right on the border with Sweden. The Norwegian capital Oslo is around 220 kilometres away by car, and Stockholm is around 475 kilometres away. The municipality comprises several small villages and its administrative centre is Innbygda.

Weather in Trysil

The region’s subarctic climate makes for warm summers and cold winters. In the summer months, the best time to visit is June to August, with an average temperature of 18° Celsius in July. Winter fans, on the other hand, should book their holidays between December and April: during the ski season, temperatures can drop to an average of -6° Celsius in January.

Activities in Trysil

Winter sports in the ski resort

Trysil winter sports
Trysil offers countless ski slopes and trails.

Of course, there’s no getting around skiing and other winter sports in Norway’s largest ski resort.

There are a total of 66 downhill runs and 31 lifts in the four interconnected areas, plus over 100 kilometres of groomed cross-country ski trails.

Whether beginner or pro, skier or snowboarder, family or loner: Trysil has the right run for everyone. By the way: during the special family weeks, children aged six and under can ski for free or attend the local ski school.

The highest slope in Trysil is 1100 metres above sea level and the longest slope is 5.4 kilometres long.

Summer activities

There is also plenty to experience in Trysil in summer. The deep forests, wild rivers and high mountains invite you to go hiking or rafting. Cyclists and mountain bikers also get their money’s worth in Trysil: the Trysil Bike Arena offers a total of 100 kilometres of trails to explore the surrounding area, plus 10 kilometres of gravel trails for mountain bikers.

Trysil/Engerdal Museum

Trysil/Engerdal Museum is an open-air museum with several locations in Trysil and the neighbouring municipality of Engerdal. The oldest part, Trysil Bygdetun (Trysil Village Museum), was founded in 1901. Here you can learn more about the history and culture of the region away from the ski slopes. The village museum has 21 buildings, including farms and mountain pastures, dating from the 17th to the 20th century and is ideal for a visit with the whole family.

Accommodation in Trysil

Holiday cottages in Trysil

For a holiday in Trysil with the family or a larger group, a holiday home is a particularly good choice of accommodation. A holiday home offers independence and, above all, space, as well as cooking facilities. This means you can end an exciting day on the piste with a relaxed evening of cooking or games. In Trysil there are several options, most of which are in the immediate vicinity of the ski slopes.

Camping in Trysil

If you like things a little simpler, a campsite is the place for you. Camping in Norway offers the advantage of often being close to nature, and in most cases it is also inexpensive and flexible. However, most campsites still offer a certain level of comfort; Trysil Hyttegrend & Camping, for example, has a sauna. There are also excursion programmes and various cycle routes from the campsite. For holidaymakers who can do without this comfort, wild camping, which is permitted in Norway, is an alternative.

Hotels in Trysil

If you don’t want to miss out on comfort and luxury during your holiday, you should stay in one of the many hotels in Trysil. There is often a suitable offer for every price range.

Travelling to Trysil

Travelling by car and ferry

If you already have your own ski equipment, it’s a good idea to travel by car. Although the municipality can also be reached by land from Central Europe, and you can still see a lot of Denmark and Sweden, you can shorten the journey by travelling part of the way by ferry. You can either take the ferry to Oslo, which is just 200 kilometres from Trysil, or Gothenburg, which is around 500 kilometres from Trysil.

Trysil: Ferry
Parts of the journey to Trysil can be travelled comfortably by ferry.

Travelling by plane

Travelling by plane is the quickest and easiest way to travel to Trysil from the UK. The Scandinavian Mountains Airport on the Swedish-Norwegian border is only a 40-minute drive from Trysil and is mainly used by tourists from the local ski resorts. It is served by flights from Copenhagen or Aarhus, for example. Alternatively, you can also take a flight to Oslo and continue your journey from there in a rental car. Oslo-Gardermoen International Airport is served by flights from all over Europe and the UK.

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