Hotels in Beitostolen
ESCAPE TO THE ALPINE RETREAT OF BEITOSTØLEN
Wild, extreme and rejuvenating, scenic Beitostølen is a breath of fresh air! At 900 m above sea level, the Radisson Blu Resort offers spectacular views and is centrally located close to ski lifts, shopping and restaurants. After a long day of skiing, rafting or hiking, retreat to the hotel’s relaxing wellness centre for some serious pampering.
Wild, extreme and refreshing - Beitostølen's stunning surroundings are like a fresh breeze! At 900 m above sea level, Radisson Blu Resort boasts incredible views and a central location in the heart of the ski complex and with its guarantee of a white winter, it's the perfect place for a winter holiday. Radison Blu resort offers breathtaking views across one of Europe's most majestic national parks; Jotunheimen.
Explore the national park in the summer, when the sun has melted away the snow to reveal a scintillating natural panorama dressed in green. The varied landscape that fluctuates between peaceful roads, forest paths and waterways to narrow mountain passes gives you plenty of scope to explore, whether you do it on foot, bike or hanging from a cliff side. Beitostølen is a family-friendly mountain village with a summer park, a wide selection of eateries and shops.
Beitostølen is a paradise for families with children, because this is where children can run free high in the mountains, getting close to nature and the animals. The ski resort is in use all year round thanks to its summer toboggan facilities, Stock Car track, frisbee-golf, the Gyro Trampoline and overhead railway, that almost turns the ski resort into an amusement park during the summer. With its extensive culture programme and a cosy town centre packed with restaurants, cafés and shops on your doorstep, you know where you should take the kids next summer.
Beitostølen boasts several ski slopes, an express six-seater ski lift, trails, off-piste areas and miles and miles of cross-country ski pistes in a stunning alpine atmosphere. So whether you want to travel at high speed or more gently, on cross-country skis or hiking through mountains, in summer or autumn you will experience an almost deafening silence and really feel the stress of everyday life evaporate and your body and soul regain a state of calm.
The locally sourced milk is pasteurised and hand crafted into a premium cheese. The milk quality is exceptional all year, but best in the summer. That's when the diary uses the local milk for maturing cheese. Here you can taste and buy mild, mature and well-matured farm cheeses, Brennesle cheese, white goats' cheese and fenugreek cheese. A Christmas cheese is also produced and a Beito special, made from the milk from the first time the animals are put to grass, so here you just have to taste your way towards your favourite.
Beito Ysteri also brews its own beer, based on the whey from the cheese production. This is an experience not to be missed.
Local ceramics "Kunsthåndverk" sells its own handmade pottery that is both beautiful and user friendly. In addition to their own range, they also welcome bespoke orders so that they can create something for you as a souvenir from your stay at Beitostølen. You can also buy silver goods and woodwork from Høvda Sylv and Tre.
Beitostølen is first and foremost a winter sports resort, so there are plenty of sports shops to choose from. You will find both Sport1 and Intersport here, which have excellent ranges of winter sports equipment, including mountain hiking gear.
Beitostølen is not very big, so when you're laden with shopping bags, the distance back to the Radisson Blu Resort is comfortingly short.
There is plenty of fun to be had in the ski resort, both summer and winter. During the summer months, you can go tobogganing in toboggans with wheels and compete with the kids to see who will be first to reach the bottom. Lean to one side as you corner, and feel the wind in your hair. How about trying frisbee-golf, where you throw a frisbee into nine baskets on the alpine slopes. The one to use the least throws, wins. This is a fun family activity, but also an excellent activity for competitive adults.
On the Stock Car track you really get to put your racing driver skills to the test as you move at lightning speed round hairpin bends. Are you tough enough to be first over the line? You'll need good technique and not a little courage.
Even though the summer has a wide range of exciting activities to offer you, it's when the snow falls that Beitostølen really comes to life. The town boasts 320 km of stunning pistes, which are prepared daily during the ski season, a snow park with a half-pipe, 15 rails of various difficulty and two large jumps. The ski lifts, family-friendly slopes and a wide selection of family-friendly activities and challenging downhill runs await you.
Children are well catered for here. At the bottom of the slalom pistes, in the centre, you will find the nursery slopes where children can develop their ski skills among the amusing figurines. They might even see a bear. The children also have their own ski lift, not open to adults. At Beito-jordet is the ski playland. It's a large play area for children to ski and play in with gentle slopes and more, to turn skiing into a game.
Adults have just as much fun. The alpine slopes provide well-prepared downhill runs that are perfect for alpine, telemark, snowboards and airboards. Regardless of which type of skis you have on your feet, you will find a lift to take you to the top and a downhill run suited to your ability.
For those who prefer to travel across rather than down, the area offers a fantastic array of cross-country tracks where you can enjoy the peace and quiet and the sounds of nature. It's always good to take a break after a good ski session - so get out the Thermos and packed lunch and enjoy the view before travelling on into the winter wonderland.
You can leave the car behind because in Beitostølen everything is within walking distance - whether it's the slopes, pistes, restaurants, culture, entertainment or anything else you could dream about. The region is known for its powder snow, which is not only great for skiing, but also for horse riding, snow rafting, dog sledging and scooter excursions. Make the most of Beitostølen's numerous possibilities all year round and treat yourself to a break from everyday life that you will never forget.
Once you have conquered a piste or a challenging hill, celebrate with a drink in one of our two bars. In the lobby you can mingle with other guests, while enjoying a few light snacks. On the hotel's first floor is the second bar, which has a stage and dance floor with space for as many as 400 dancers.
At the idyllic Jotnetunet on Beitostølen Camping lies the Hytta Mat og Vinhus. The restaurant opened in summer 2012 and is particularly well-known for its incredible venison fillet. The menu is exciting and varied and the venue is intimate, cosy and warm. The atmosphere is relaxing and the ambiance is always excellent in the evenings.
Central Beitostølen also has Bare Kos. This à la carte restaurant is minimalist and rustic and serves top quality food. It is well worth visiting for a sophisticated dining experience. You haven't really been to Beitostølen unless you've been to Svingen, as it is known here. Svingen Pub was the first real night spot at Beitostølen and despite its modest size, the place soon became an instant success. This tiny pub on the corner of the Bergo brewery has become a bit of an institution over the years, both for residents and holidaymakers. It sells a wide range of Norwegian and foreign beers, including from Valdre's Gardsbryggeri. Live music is often on the programme and makes the ambiance even better - if this were possible.
No Norwegian village is complete without a Chinese restaurant. Chen's Bejing House is situated in recently renovated premises and offers traditional Chinese dishes alongside international ones. A take-away menu is also available.
Cafeen Restaurant and tapas bar is opposite Svingen Pub. This cosy restaurant serves delicious tapas dishes and daring afterski meals. The café offers a large and varied wine list and the wine waiter is there to help you find the right wine to go with your meal. The dessert menu comes with a long list of drinks. And coffee. Plenty of good coffee.
The café's sun terrace is a quiet spot for sunny afternoons, while the terrace at the fron, with its heat lamps and comfy sofas, is perfect for enjoying delicious food and drinks under the canopy regardless of what the Norwegian weather decides to do.
Even though Beitostølen is only a small place, it has plenty of cafés and restaurants for every occasion and taste. You will find everything here, from cosy bakeries to pubs and fine restaurants. Why not do the rounds and try them all during your stay at Beitostølen?