Welcome to Nesbyen!
The old town in Hallingdal!
The council of Nes has 3600 inhabitants, of which approximately 2000 live in the town center Nesbyen. According to old legends, there lived a king here called King Haddding, who gave his name to the valley we live in, Hallingdal (in old writing Haddingdal).
Where is Nesbyen ?
We are situated in the middle of southern Norway on the Oslo - Bergen route, 110 miles from Oslo and 200 miles from Bergen. We have a very good and stable climate, with four very different seasons. In winter we usually have lots of snow and a temperature of about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. In May Spring arrives and the nature turns green in time four our national day, 17th of May. Those who have visited Norway on that particular day and seen all the flags, the happy children parading through the streets and almost all wearing national costumes all have a memory for lifetime.
Nesbyen has great areas both for cross-country and downhill skiing. Several hundred miles of well prepared cross-country skiing tracks await skiers from December till late April, while our alpine center also has excellent winter conditions in the same period.
The mountains are of course also used in summer for hiking trips, fishing trips on horseback and much more. Here you can sit down after a busy day at the office and relax, listening to a roaring silence and really enjoy the nature, the calm and the peace.
We have a long, hot and dry summer. In June 1970 a temperature of 96 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in Nesbyen, and to this day this is the highest temperate measured in Norway