Discover the beautiful mountains of Trysil
The municipality of Trysil is situated in the county of Hedmark, Norway. It is home to roughly 7000 people and is known for its beautiful mountains, plentiful trees and great skiing conditions amongst other things. Trysil is traditionally a farming and lumbering community so there are many wood related industries in the municipality. The Trysilelva river, which floats through Trysil, was the site of the last traditional timber floating and while tree felling continues, the area is still well wooded. However Trysil isn't a popular tourist spot because of its stunning trees.
The wonderful forests in Trysil are home to a large elk population as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. It's a great place to go game spotting. Winter sports form a strong part of the culture here and this has lead to some great winter tourism. Trysilfjellet is excellent for skiing and snowboarding. Trysil's rich skiing heritage became a global phenomenon in 1855 when it hosted the world's first official ski competition. The Trysilgutten ski club which was founded only six years later is the world's oldest ski club and it is still going strong!
A trip to Trysil will take you away from noisy beaches and dirty cities. It is the perfect place to get a taste for Norway's skiing culture. The hospitality here has a strong Norwegian flavor and each lodge or resort has its own special service to add to your adventure. You might try canoing or dog sledding, cave exploration or family rafting. Horseback riding is popular with equine enthusiasts while horse-drawn sleighs make for the perfect romantic outing. Mountain hiking is popular with younger and fitter visitors while a moose safari may be enjoyed by young and old alike. Paint ball, river board and white water rafting are just a few other treats for the more adventurous. And we haven't even begun to mention the fishing and skiing opportunities that present themselves in this part of Norway!
If you're planning a trip to Norway soon, we'd definitely recommend that you spend at least a few days in Trysil enjoying the many wintery delights that are on offer. It's a decision that you wont regret.