Beitostølen is one of the most popular winter destinations in southern Norway. With a variety of alpine skiing hills, 320 kilometers of cross country skiing trails, and other winter activities like dog sledding, and evening sleigh rides, it is no wonder why many Norwegians, and even visitors from out of the country, flock to this winter wonderland every year.
Located just a 3.5-hour drive north from Oslo and accessible with public transportation, this is a great place to check out this winter.
From Oslo, head north on E16, for 185 kilometers towards Bergen. When you reach Fagernes, follow road 51 towards Vågå/Beitostølen for 38 kilometers until you reach Beitostølen.
From Bergen, head east on E16, towards Oslo, for 328 kilometers. When you reach Fagernes, follow road 51 towards Vågå/Beitostølen for 38 kilometers until you reach Beitostølen.
From Oslo, take the Valdresekspressen bus to Beitostølen. There will be one potential bus change in Fagernes, so be aware of which ticket you purchase.
From Bergen and Lillehammer, take the Øst-Vestekspress bus to Fagernes Station. Buses depart daily from Bergen and Lillehammer around 9am. Once in Fagernes, change buses to the Valdresekspressen, which takes you straight to Beitostølen in 45 minutes. The Valdresekspressen bus departs from Fagernes to Beitostølen 6 times a day.
Book your bus tickets to Beitostølen here.
Beitostølen has two different alpine hills, one located in the heart of the town and the other a short drive away. With a variety of terrain, Beitostølen has something for every level of skier. Find information about the alpinehills and lift passes here.
Cross Country Skiing Trails
With 320 kilometers of maintained cross-country skiing trails, there are endless adventure possibilities around Beitostølen. For a full cross country trail map, download the Outtt app for iOS and Android. Turn on the trails by accessing Map -> Map Layers -> Cross-Country Skiing.
To see the updated trail grooming, visit SkiSporet.no.
- The typical winter ski season in Beitostølen is normally between mid-November and April (depending on the snow, of course).
- Learn about other winter activities, like dog sledding and horseback riding, in Beitostølen, here.