Beitostølen Resort Guide
Insider tips from our team
Cross-country is certainly a highlight in Beitostølen, but there is so much else on offer too. The downhill slopes maybe on a much smaller scale, but for beginners and cautious intermediates, the terrain and tuition are perfect to bring on your skills and confidence.
This resort really excels in the convenience category too. Everything you need is within a few minutes walk regardless of where you choose to stay - bars, restaurants, shops, equipment rentals, ski school, lifts - all on the doorstep. This makes it a particularly good choice for families and beginners.
There are some brilliant winter activities available. If you're looking for an adrenaline rush there's snowmobiling on a purpose-built track and you can even take a large inflatable boat down the slopes - whitewater rafting on the snow! Then there are more sedate adventures too. Take your own team of husky dogs through the tranquil landscape or enjoy a traditional meal in a lavvu - a Norwegian tent that's not dissimilar to a tepee.
Snow Rafting - Jump into an inflatable raft and slide down the half a kilometre track! Great fun for everyone over 7. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional hot drink around the fire. Our team tried this and loved it!
Guided Ice Fishing - Go full Scandinavian and catch your dinner beneath the ice. A chance for everyone to learn the basic skills and hopefully catch some fish.
Air Boarding - Grab yourself an inflatable board and lie on your stomach, you end up going surprisingly fast! Your instructor will be there to help, showing you how to turn using your weight.
Snowmobiling - A great place to try skidooing with a 700m track designed to be fast and fun with challenges. Running on Thursdays throughout the winter. There is also a children’s snowmobile for ages 6-12.
Dinner in a Lavvu - Enjoy yourself in a peaceful tee pee with some hot dinner in the camp. Transport is provided on a skidoo or sleigh.
Snowshoeing - Enjoy the great outdoors of snowy Norway. Whether it’s taking a guided tour or just renting the shoes, it’s a great way to experience nature.
Evening Bumboarding Competition - Fantastic to entertain the kids - and arguably the parents too - at the end of a good day’s skiing. Thursdays at 8pm - book at the ski school office.
Food and Drink
Although a small village, there are plenty of options for a week of dining and drinking around. The two pubs can get very lively with live bands at weekends!
Restaurants and cafés
Hytta Mat & Vinhus - This restaurant has a grotto-like feel, amazing service and excellent, Scandinavian-European food.
Peppes Pizza - Eat in, take-out and delivery pizza in the village centre. Open 12pm - 11pm most days.
Cafeen Tapasbar - At the foot of the slopes, the cafe serves drinks and tapas and makes a handy meeting spot.
Stølen Bakeri & Café - Superb bakery offering delicious pastries, bread and great coffee.
Jotunstogo - Slopeside cafe serving a variety of food and drinks. It also has a children's playroom.
Chen's Beijing House - Chinese restaurant offering eat in and takeaway.
Huset Steaks & Bones at the Radisson Blu - Steakhouse.
Pubs and bars
Lobby Bar at the Radisson Blu - Snug bar with indoor and outdoor seating and a pool table.
Arnold's Pub - Pub with regular live bands and theme nights.
Svingen Pub - Claims to be Beitostølen's best afterski. Live music every weekend.
Jegersalen at the Bergo Hotel - Bar and dance restaurant, renovated in 2017.
Dansebar1 at the Radisson Blu - Large dance bar with one of Norway's longest bars.