Enjoy endless outdoor activities in Trysil
Throughout the year, Trysil boasts an abundance of outdoor activities, catering to individual travellers and groups. This first-class ski resort places guests in the best location to enjoy the charming mountain town and surrounding countryside. The summer months offer outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting, paintball, moose safari, beaver safari and mountain biking. Winter favourites include alpine or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding and romantic torch-lit sleigh rides in 100-year-old horse-drawn sleighs.
- Ski Museum - 2 km
The world’s oldest ski club, Trysilgutten, was founded here in 1861. The museum tells about the world’s first official skiing competition, held in Trysil in 1855. The famous Norwegian skier Halvard Morgedal won all the disciplines that year.
- Trysil Country Museum - 2 km
This is Norway’s oldest rural museum, founded in 1901. The museum consists of 21 historical buildings showing how people in the area lived during the 1700s and 1800s. The oldest structure dates from approximately 1650, and the collection includes examples of the three most common types of farmhouses: the three-room cottage, two-storey cottage and the Akershus-style cottage.
- Støa Canal - 15 km
The canal was in operation from 1858 to 1901 and was used for floating timber from Ljørdalen to the Klara river system. The canal originally employed two log spills powered by a reversible water wheel to raise the timber a total of 13 metres. One log spill and the building are restored. Guided tours take from 40 to 90 minutes.
- Glomdal Museum, Elverum - 70 km
This is the third largest open-air museum in Norway. Ninety buildings reveal much about the history of the 350-kilometre long Glomma Valley through the last 400 years.
- Sälen’s Elk Park - 50 km
This elk park offers fantastic experiences in the forest. Guided tours take guests through beautiful surroundings with different types of forest, such as pine and birch, and guests are sure to see some elk along the way.
- Kongsvinger Fortress - 160 km
Kongsvinger Fortress was built at the end of the 17th century and was never laid under siege or captured. All the same, it has had strategic significance for the defence of Southern Norway. Today, it is open to the public and provides guided tours and museum visits.