Vaset to Tisleidalen Cross-Country Skiing

The route connecting Vaset and Tisleidalen on ski

Essential info

  • Season: January-April
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 22.6 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 230 meters
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

About Vaset to Tisleidalen

The route connects Vaset and Tisleidalen with snow capped mountain plateaus, groomed tracks, and relatively flat terrain. Passing mountain farm areas active during summertime, with views to both Jotunheimen and Hemsedal. The start is at Vaset, accessible by car as the road is open year around. This is a perfect extension to the adventure ..

Getting there

To/from Vaset

By car

  • Follow the main road E16 from Fagernes towards Bergen and look for a sign towards Vaset and Panoramavegen in Ulnes, by the church. Follow the road through the toll station (NOK 40,- in 2010) and keep straight. Continue on this road until you reach Vaset and make a left following the signs to Gomobu.
By bus
  • There are busses connecting the closest city Fagernes and Vaset. 
  • From Oslo, choose NOR-WAY Bussekspress Valdresekspressen (NW160). The bus ride from Oslo takes about 3 hours and costs 300-400 NOK.
  • From Bergen, choose the Øst-Vest Ekspressen (NW162) bus with NOR-WAY Bussekspress. It takes about 6 hours to get to Fagernes from Bergen and the ride costs 500-600 NOK.
  • Local bus 612 leaves Fagernes skysstasjon multiple times a day and takes about one hour to reach Vaset.

To/from Tisleidalen

By car

  • Coming either southbound or northbound on road E16, take the exit towards Gol at Leira, and continue on road 51 for about 15 km until you reach Tisleidalen.

By bus

Trail description

Starting at Gomobu mountain lodge, head south passing the ski lift on your right side. Make sure you follow the green marked tracks. The tracks will eventually meet the blue route after 2,4 km. Switch to the blue route here and follow it to its highest point, Knatten at 1060 meters above sea level. From Knatten, a nice descent awaits, and a easy climb up to Brattåsen. Continue south from Brattåsen, ski down and prepare for the last push up to cairn. An easy decent awaits before you end up at Tisleidalen.

Where to stay


The family owned Gomobu fjellstue, is the perfect base basecamp for winder adventures, such as cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the Vaset area. The modern hotel situated at 1000 meters above sea level, was founded in 1967, and offers modern cabins, traditional Norwegian food with local commodities and much more.


Sanderstølen Hotel, located midway between Valdres and Hallingdal, has been a popular place to stay for many years. Situated at 850 meters above sea level, you can easily reach the high mountains. Close proximity to nature, terrain that invites to activities, and access to Sanderstølen hotel with, among other things, restaurant, bar, night club, pool and fitness room, make the area attractive for active tourists people - summer and winter.


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