Hallingdal is the heart of the Norwegian mountains. Hallingdal is situated midway between Bergen and Oslo, with short distance to Western Norways fjords, glaciers and waterfalls. It offers beautiful landscapes and vast mountains for an active holiday; mountain lakes and rivers with unique fishing possibilities, horseback riding, climbing, mountainbiking and a superb hiking terrain in the summer. In the wintertime you can enjoy the best of skiing, both alpine and cross country skiing. The winterland Hallingdal is a skier's paradise. Over 2000 kilometres of groomed cross-country tracks, from sheltered tracks and slopes through birch forests, as well as wide open landscapes with mountain peaks and fertile valleys. And also a wide rage of alpine pists with great variety, perfect for family friendly alpinskiing. Hallingdal is one of the most visited tourist regions in Norway, and is the meeting point between east and west. A true Norwegian mountain holiday with Norway's most accessible national parks and mountains just a few hours from Oslo and Bergen, ideal terrain for all sorts of adventures. Hallingdal is the place to go if you wish to combine your biking holiday with first class hiking or get a taste of authentic Norwegian culture. A car-free holiday is made easy thanks to the Bergen Railway.
The local museum in Ål is located on a farm dating from the 17th century. Several old buildings were moved to the farm, which is why today the museum consists of 30 buildings altogether. The different houses show the way earlier generations lived in Ål.