Hemsedal in the wintertime

We normally visit Hemsedal (about 3 and  half hours North of Oslo in Norway)  in the summertime, where we walk the peaks followed by cozy evenings in the cabin. But this week we got the opportunity to visit during the skiing season and oh boy what a different place it is in the wintertime!

hemsedal in norway sunrise in winter

Awakening on the first morning after arriving at the cabin in total darkness.

A totally new landscape awaited us as we traveled the familiar roads, but at last we find the  blue sky that so soften eludes us in the summertime!

blue sky in hemsedal in the wintertime

The bluest of blue skies aided by sunshine and silence.

With so many ski tracks to chose from and the fact that most are drawn to the nearby slalom slopes, it means near solitude on the tracks around Hemsedal.

rjukanfossen waterfall near hemsedal norway

The view downriver from Rjukanfossen waterfall.

And what a difference a few degrees make! This is a raging waterfall in the summer.

Frozen Waterfall at Rjukanfossen Hemsedal

Frozen Waterfall at Rjukanfossen just outside Hemsedal.

We’ll definitely look at Hemsedal a little differently this summer!

Stay well



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2 Responses to Hemsedal in the wintertime

  1. Ian says:

    Hey Don, a transplanted Kiwi eh?

    We lived up in Whangarei for a couple of years before moving to Norway to be near my wife’s folks. Loved it!

    Certainly was a shock seeing the waterfall, especially after seeing it in full flow during our walking holiday each summer. Some of the braver folks were walking around and underneath it, but the couple of large (multiple ton) bits on the floor kind of put me off walking under it!

    Thanks for making the time to comment Don 🙂
    Stay well

  2. Don says:

    Beautiful pics. We just did a road trip through the Canadian Rockies, saw lot’s of frozen waterfalls just like the one you featured here.

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