The Best Ski Resorts in Norway

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Unsure where to ski in Norway? Based on more than 20 years of skiing there and feedback from thousands of happy customers over the past decade, these are the best ski resorts in Norway.

Whether you're looking for gentle, family-friendly slopes, ski-in ski-out convenience or world-class snow conditions, I'm confident that there's a Norwegian resort for you.

For personal advice and a tailor-made price from our knowledgeable and friendly team, enquire online or 01273 224060.

By Andy HemingwaySales Manager / Norway & Sweden Product Manager

Best for Ski-In Ski-Out Convenience

Gausta's superb slopeside accommodation

It's a fact for any parents going skiing with their children that trimming down the time spent dilly-dallying to the slopes makes for a far more relaxing holiday.

The best way to do this? Find a resort with plenty of options for ski-in ski-out accommodation and there's few better in Norway than Gausta. Whether you prefer the feel of a half board hotel like the Gaustablikk Fjellresort or a self-catering cabin such as the Gaustablikk Cabins or Lake View Cabins, the style of accommodation is yours to choose without compromising on the ski-in ski-out aspect.

Gaustablikk and Gaustatoppen © Gausta
The Gaustablikk Fjellresort is situated at the base of the lifts and ski school meeting point, suitable for skiers of all abilities

Once you've clicked into your skis and glided out of your accommodation, there's a huge variety of terrain to keep skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities happy. Gausta's our latest addition for winter 2023/24 and still a relatively unknown resort, so it's best to experience this gem whilst the slopes are quiet and there's still availability!

Gaustablikk Fjellresort - Floating Sauna © Norway Home Of Skiing
Warm up in Gaustablikk Fjellresort's floating sauna before taking an icy plunge in the lake © Norway Home Of Skiing

Set in the heart of Gausta beside a gentle green slope, is the Gaustablikk Fjellresort, a hotel perfectly placed for outstanding views of the Gaustatoppen mountain and ski-in-ski-out access. Here you can try a classic Norwegian experience and an all-around rush of warming up in one of the floating saunas before plunging into an icy lake. There are more family-friendly amenities on offer including a shuffleboard, table tennis table and a kids' room filled with toys.

"An excellent resort. An easy journey to get there and gorgeous snow when we did. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was cosy. A gorgeous place and one we’d certainly go back to." - Samantha Benbow

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Best for Young Families

Geilo’s unintimidating slopes & award-winning ski school

Voted Norway’s Best Ski Resort 2019-21, Geilo is perfectly set up for families with young kids. The two ski areas of Geilo and Geilolia have wide, unintimidating slopes with excellent conditions, and an award-winning ski school to help your kids find their feet on the slopes. Children under seven ski for free and the resort is home to a whole host of non-ski activities from dog sledding and fat biking to tree-top ropes and a nature park & mountain farm to keep the kids entertained off the slopes. Plus, the whole journey feels like an adventure with train transfers on one of the world’s most scenic railways.

Young skiers having a great time in Geilo
Geilo is a fantastic destination for young skiers to take their first turns

With a wide range of half board hotels and self-catered apartments and cabins, you'll find it easy to make yourself at home in Geilo. The slopeside 4*+ Vestlia Resort is a fantastic option for families, with a host of kid-friendly facilities including a separate kids' pool, a large soft play area and a bowling alley -  plus a 1,000m² spa for the parents. It’s right by the ski school, lifts and childcare centre and features a great value Family Room which is ideal for 2 adults and 2 children. If you’d like more space the Vestlia has that covered too, with one to three bedroom suites and larger luxurious penthouses for all family sizes.

Vestlia Resort in Geilo
The Vestlia Resort offers families a host of fantastic facilities

For a quieter getaway that feels authentically Scandinavian, the 4* Geilolia Forest Cabins are perfect for families of all sizes. Tucked away in the trees along the slopes, you’re still close to the ski school and the lifts, but with extra space and everything you need to self-cater - plus extra touches like a log burning fireplace, private sauna and underfloor heating.

“This resort is fantastic for families with young children. Unsurpassed facilities for young children all over the various mountains. We will go back with our grandchildren in the future. Really great experience for the whole family.” - Sheena Makgill-Crichton

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Best for Off-Piste

Myrkdalen's world-class conditions and vast backcountry

For those after world-class conditions, Myrkdalen may come as a surprising option - still relatively undiscovered in the UK and blissfully quiet as a result. It’s an excellent place to try off-piste for the first time due to the easily accessible and safe terrain near the lifts, while for more advanced skiers and riders, the touring and hiking options are practically endless. We’d highly recommend a guide to make the most of the area, with a range of backcountry courses available too.

A skier flying down the Myrkdalen slopes
To make the most of Myrkdalen you'll want to head off the marked pistes - preferably with a guide!

Snowsure from December to May, Myrkdalen’s a good option if you’re travelling with kids or beginners too. It’s easy to build confidence on the quiet, gentle slopes before progressing to the wide and cruisy blues and reds - especially with the help of the fantastic ski school.

Myrkdalen Hotel - Hub of the Resort
The Myrkdalen Hotel is the hub of the resort and sits right by the slopes

For ultimate convenience, the 4* Myrkdalen Hotel is the hub of the resort and sits right at the base of the slopes. With the lifts right outside the hotel, you'll have quick and easy access to the whole mountain, making it the perfect ski-in ski-out location. Ski rental, ski school and the nursery slopes are all right on the doorstep, meaning all you'll need to think about is enjoying the snow on the uncrowded runs.

“What appears to be a small resort with a handful of lifts, transpires to have lots of open 'off piste' areas which are great fun. Not a steep resort, but as a snowboarding family we loved the lack of very shallow tracks and the abundance of snowparks. We had amazing snow and sunshine to go with it, which never got skied out because the resort was virtually deserted a week before Norwegian Easter break. It was the perfect late season short break... but don't tell too many people!” - Simon Pattinson

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Best for Non-Ski Activities

Try something completely different in Beitostølen

You’ll find more than just picturesque views and excellent skiing terrain at Beitostølen. Along with the easy-going slopes, this traditional resort offers a fantastic range of non-ski activities. As well as typical winter pursuits like dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, we love the more unique activities the resort has to offer.

A group having a terrific time snow rafting
Snow rafting is one of Beitostølen more exhilarating and unusual activities

Get your heart rate up with snow rafting (think whitewater rafting on snow) and air boarding (sliding down the hill on your stomach on an inflatable board at surprising speeds), or slow down with a gentle horse ride or a traditional evening dinner in a Lavvu. For the really adventurous, large groups can book a guided overnight trip, staying in a tee-pee or even a snow cave that you’ve built yourself.

Riders on horse-back at Beitostølen
Try something different with a horse ride through the snow in Beitostølen

Set in beautiful scenery on the edge of a national park, Beitostølen has a low-key, down-to-earth feel, with a great range of family-friendly hotels, log cabins and high-quality apartments. The 4* Radisson Blu Resort Beitostølen is conveniently placed right next to the slopes, and offers an ideal base for non-ski activities. After a busy day of skiing and activities, you can relax in one of the hotel's two bars or wander down to the wellness centre which features a sauna, solarium and swimming pool.

“Was our 4th time visiting as a family. It's a small compact resort with lots of non ski activities on offer. We have tried Ice fishing, night skiing, airboarding, cross country skiing, the toboggan run and even had reindeer stew in a teepee under the stars... We were happy to let the kids take off and explore after the second day on the slopes as nearly all of the runs end up at the same place. - Andrew Watson

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Best for Skiing and Northern Lights

Ski Narvik within the Arctic Circle

One of the greatest shows on earth awaits in Narvik. With a northerly latitude (in fact, it’s one of the most northerly ski resorts in the world!) and exceptionally clear skies, Narvik offers skiers a high chance of seeing the Northern Lights, and as après ski activities go, it’s difficult to think of any more breathtaking.

Narvik Groomed Slopes © Rune Dahl
Narvik has a strong claim to be the most scenic ski resort in the world © Rune Dahl

Even if you’re not fortunate enough to witness the aurora borealis, there are many more adventures to be had in the area. Narvik offers easy access to backcountry skiing over the fjords, beautiful scenery and the nearby Polar Park - home to bears, lynx, reindeer and two wolf packs.

Camp 291 - Northern Lights Views © Kjetil Janson
We can't promise it, but you've got a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights

The unique ski-in ski-out 4* Camp 291 Cabins immerse you in the spectacular views of the mountains and stunning coastline around Narvik. They have huge floor-to-ceiling windows that cover three of the four sides, plus a fjord-facing balcony too. If the Northern Lights make an appearance, you'll find an epic view from the wall-to-wall skylight in the master bedroom.

A tiny resort with only 15 pistes and 6 lifts, but a unique and stunning backdrop with the lowest lift less than 100m above sea level. Gorgeous sunsets, the sky painted by the Northern Lights and brilliant base for hiking and dog sledding!” - Olly Bradford

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Best for Ski & Spa

Norefjell's luxurious spa hotel

If reclining in a warm pool overlooking stunning expanses of snow-covered forested hills sounds divine to you, then Norefjell could be your ideal ski destination. The resort has stayed relatively under the radar and offers a quiet and tranquil retreat, set in the middle of a wooded section of the Scandes Mountains. The ski-in ski-out accommodation sits at mid-mountain, so you can slide straight onto a tree-lined run each morning, or catch a lift up to the summit.

A couple enjoying the pool at Norefjell Ski & Spa
The spa at Norefjell Ski & Spa is a real highlight and overlooks some incredible scenery

Look no further than the 4*+ Norefjell Ski & Spa hotel, where a range of indoor activities including a climbing wall, swimming pool and adult only spa make this a real mountain escape. The spa is the highlight of the hotel and features an infinity pool, foot and spa baths, hot and cold plunge pools, Finnish and Infra Red saunas and two outdoor hot tubs - the luxurious experience is the perfect way to leave you feeling pampered and relaxed after a long day of skiing. Entrance to the pool and hot tubs is complimentary, but the spa is payable locally. 

“The Ski & Spa hotel is a perfect mix of quality and location to the slope - especially for the night skiing! The ski resort is small - yet perfectly adequate for anyone up to an intermediate level. Nice mixture of groomed and ungroomed pistes. This resort is definitely a winner for learners, Mon-Fri this is the quietest resort I have ever seen, with great weather and snow conditions being fantastic for a great day out.” - Daniel Carnegie

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Best for a Buzzing Town

Lakeside Voss with its state-of-the-art gondola

If you’re looking for gentle ski runs and breathtaking scenery but also want to enjoy the vibe of a buzzing town, then Voss offers the ideal compromise. With the addition of the Voss Gondol in 2020, you can go from town to slopes in under 10 minutes.

Famous as a magnet for adrenaline sports lovers, the town bursts into life each March, when freeriders, kite-skiers and skydivers arrive for extreme sports week. The town's attractions include a host of restaurants, bars and shops, a fantastic indoor swimming pool, a bowling alley and games arcade, two folk museums and the awesome Vossvind indoor skydiving centre - our whole team have tried it and loved it!

A night-time glimpse of Voss
A night-time glimpse of Voss underneath the mountains

On the mountain, you’ll find a good mix of beginner-friendly slopes and thigh-burning blacks, plus a hearty amount of off-piste for more advanced skiers. At the top of the gondola, you’ll find ski school, ski hire and the brilliant Hangurstoppen Restaurant, featuring panoramic views of the whole resort and delicious locally sourced food, and the Hangur 818 bar, with its quality local beverage and lounge-vibe after ski. For extra convenience you can leave your skis at the top of the gondola so you have less to worry about in the mornings.

Top station of the Voss Gondol
From the town to the slopes in under 10 minutes - the top station of the Voss Gondol

The stylish 4* Scandic Voss sits right on the train station platform at the foot of the modern gondola - think lift-in lift-out access! - allowing you to be whisked up to the peak in under nine minutes. Everything you need is on-site or just a short distance from the hotel, including bars, shops and restaurants, making this the ideal stop for anyone looking to enjoy skiing and town life. Voss train station is also right outside, making it easy to access on the Oslo to Bergen Railway.

“Voss was a perfect resort for me as a first time skier with my family and my husband who is an experienced skier. The Gondola up to the mountain wasn’t busy and was efficient and things seemed new, such as chair lifts and the bar/restaurant at the top of the mountain was a lovely place to hang out in.” - Hannah Hope

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Book Now for 2023/2024

We still have availability in all these resorts in March and April 2024, but that won't last long!

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