About Hafjell

Hafjell Alpine Resort is one of the most popular winter destinations in Norway. With a variety of alpine skiing hills, and the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, it is no surprise that it attracts many visitors every winter.

Located just a 2.5-hour drive north from Oslo and accessible with public transportation, this is a great place to check out this winter.

Getting There

Car

From Oslo, head north on road Rv4 and road E6 for 175 kilometers. Follow signs for road E6 towards Trondheim and Lillehammer. Take the exit for “Hafjelltoppen” and follow the road Fv312 for 5 kilometers until you reach Hafjell Alpine Center.

From Lillehammer, head north on E16 towards Trondheim for 9 kilometers. Take the exit for “Hafjelltoppen” and follow the road Fv312 for 5 kilometers until you reach Hafjell Alpine Center.

Public Transportation

From Oslo, take the NSB train from Oslo S to Lillehammer train station. There are trains departing nearly every hour. Book your train ticket here. From Lillehammer train station, there are local buses departing multiple times an hour to Hafjell Alpine Resort. View the times here.

From Bergen, take the Øst-Vestekspressen bus to Lillehammer. Book your bus ticket with NOR-WAY Bussekspress here. From the Train Station, there are buses departing multiple times an hour to Hafjell Alpine Resort. View the times here.

Alpine Hill

Hafjell Alpine Resort is Norway’s 3rd largest ski resort and was built in 1988 in hopes to win the bid for hosting the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. These hopes were realized and Lillehammer, and the surrounding area, welcomed the 1994 Winter Olympics! Since then, Hafjell has continued to grow and welcome skiers from Norway and abroad, every winter.

View Hafjell Alpine Resort’s map here.

Facts

  • Hafjell Alpine Resort boast 33 slopes, 19 lifts, 4 terrain parks, and 3 children ski areas.
  • The longest run is 7 kilometers long.
  • 90% of the resort has snow making capabilities.
  • The typical winter ski season at Hafjell is normally between mid-November and April (depending on the snow, of course).

Amenities

  • There are many great places to eat and drink at Hafjell. View the selection of restaurants, cafes and bars here.
  • There are many different options for overnight accommodation near Hafjell Ski Resort. View the different options for cabins here and hotels here.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *