Hemsedal might be the most known as Scandinavian Alps and winter paradise. In this article we will show you why staying at Huso Lodge and visiting Hemsedal is the best choice for your summer holiday.
What to do right outside of your cottage
1) Explore near by lakes
The amount of hot summer days in Norway might be lower than in other south European countries but when it’s hot – it’s hot! And you need a place to refresh and cool down.
Huso Lodge has two big lakes for swimming, both located up the hill. First lake is situated right under Lake View Cottage. Second lake is next to Viking House and King’s Cottage, also accessible for guests from Stable House and Queen’s Cottage – just about 5 minutes walk.
Use our canoes placed on the edge of the lake, paddle around and have fun competing with your folks who will first make it across.
2) Make the best of your terrace
Each cottage provides complex experience inside and out. Use your terrace for morning yoga and meditation. Soak up some vitamin D and increase your serotonin levels from the sun. If it gets chilly in the evening never mind, you can always sweat in the sauna and cool down in Norwegian traditional hot tub “Badestamp” which is usually heated but: summer months – new rules!
3) Discover all forest trails
Did you know that over the centuries people have been living only from what they have found in the forest? This changed with the new era but we think it’s a shame since there is an abundance of natural medicine waiting for us to pick.
Go for a forest walk behind your cottage to pick blueberries, mushrooms, wild spinach, birch leaves for tea or chaga – the king antioxidant of all mushrooms.
4) Try out all grilling spots
Around the whole property you have many opportunities to organise a grill party. Use terrace grill to have a dinner over the fire with the rest of your guests from the cottage. Or bring up to 100 guests for a big celebration inside or outside. We provide everything from venue rentals to full service. See more info about Huso Lodge Venues in the article HERE
5) Enjoy vegetable from our farm
Have you ever tasted the difference between supermarket vegetables and home grown vegetables? If yes, then you know it is incomparable.
We know that too and that’s why we are entering into the second year of sustainable, organic farming.
Seasonal vegetables of all kinds and eggs are now possible to get straight to your cabin (July-September).
Order a box during your stay or visit one of our Farmers Markets – more info HERE.
What to do in hemsedal area
Hemsedal has many to offer from food experiences, shopping, nightlife to unique summer activities. Here is the list of top experiences you should not miss this summer.
6) Visit turquoise waterfall
There are at least 6 waterfalls with fresh turquoise water located in the Hemsedal area. Go for a trip with the best reward – pure wild nature. Don’t forget to fill your empty bottle with active spring water full of minerals.
Find directions to all of them HERE.
Bring or rent a bike and explore all the forest mountain trails. If you like something extra we recommend visit Hemsedal Rides – a set of 4 places to go biking.
“Welcome to Norway’s new trail bike destination, Hemsedal. A path for over 35 million over the next three years is being built here. While the excavators are in full swing, preparing a new lift-based flow path with an opening in July this summer, there is the opportunity to get a small taste of the family-friendly trail arena Tottelia, which opens as soon as the snow melts.”
More info HERE.
8) Hiking – the best view comes after the hardest climbs
Hemsedal offers a variety with long or short hikes that means that everybody can enjoy the Norwegian nature. The fact that Hemsedal has 41 different marked mountain hikes you can choose from, and has the Top20 program where 20 peaks are described in one brochure, makes the mountain holiday varied. You can even buy pins for each peak you reach. It’s a great motivation for kids and even adults.
More about Top 20 peaks here.
9) Climbing – Hike more
Hemsedal is a climbing paradise in winter or summer. Experienced climber and beginner will find their level of adventure. During the summer the mountains in Hemsedal offer sports climbing, mountain climbing, Via Ferrata, family climbing, free boulder rock practise and more.
Hemsedal Fjellsport offers guided tours both for solo climbers, families and groups.
Find all about climbing in the area here.
In the town centre we have a climbing park suitable for all ages, Hemsedal High and low (Høyt & Lavt) and by the river you’ll find a boulder rock at the play ground for free use.
10) Horseback riding – No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle
Look for a Horseback riding provider in Hemsedal or ask us for assistance with ordering your perfect horse trip.
11) Fishing – peaceful and concentrated relaxation
On Friday 28 May the fishing season starts in Hemsedal and you have the opportunity to fish in 4 rivers and 18 lakes on the same fishing license.
Purchase fishing license online or in stores in Hemsedal.