The Best Things To Do In Trysil During Summer

February 24, 2019

by Maggie

Trysil is a small town in Norway, but despite its small size it is incredibly well-known for its skiing slopes during the winter, but in the past few years the small town has been putting a lot of effort into making the small community into a well-known summer destination as well. As a local, I love my town regardless of the season, but I have to admit that summer is by far my favorite time of the year and that is why I have chosen to write an article about all the amazing, fun things you can do in my town during the summer.

Go Hiking!

Trysil has so many great peaks and views to see, and one of the best way to see them is to hike up the steep mountain sides or get lost in our woods only to end up on the other side with a stunning view in front of you. My personal favorite is to hike to the top of 1132, which is actually the same mountain as the famous skiing slopes are during winter time. From the top, you get the best views of the entire town, plus you can hike to two other tops as well, crossing three tops of your list in one hike. Not only is hiking great exercise, but it’s also a way to escape the realities of the world for a moment. All you can hear is the sound of nature and your own breathing, and you’ll never feel freer.

Explore Our Amazing Beaches

However, if hiking isn’t for you, or you need a day off and away from the mountain, go explore some of our truly beautiful beaches. I simply adore Osensjøen, and although it’s a bit far from the city center; it’s the best beach we have, and so worth it once you get there. It gets a bit crowded on the warmest days and if you’re not there early enough you may struggle to find a spot to sit. That’s why I personally enjoy going on weekdays, or even in the evening. The water is so good then, and I have the beach all to myself. After a stressful day, cooling off in the water is exactly what you need, and it’ll leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized.

If you don’t feel like going to an overcrowded beach, and let’s face it; why would you?-, Trysil has several other, more private, beaches to offer as well. If you’re lucky you’ll get the entire place for yourself, but most likely you’ll share it with two or three others who will be seated as far away from you as possible. You won’t even notice you’re not alone. My favorite is Tørbergsjøen, I grew up swimming, fishing, and camping there and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart. It’s a place I highly recommend visiting when you’re vacationing in Trysil. Some other beaches worth visiting is Ulvsjøen in Vestby and Tjønna in Nybergsund.

Take a Stroll Down our “Flomvoll”

Every year when the snow melts of the mountain and finds a way to the river, the water level rises and without exception, floods our town. That’s why, a couple of years back, the township decided to build a wall to protect the city center and the shops and roads against the water, and not only has it done exactly that, it has also made for a scenic walk alongside the bank of our river. Buy some ice cream, grab your loved ones and go for a walk. Enjoy the sun and the beautiful summer day. The walk doesn’t take long, but you can spend a while strolling through the town center as well. Trysil is a magical place in the summer, and it would be a shame to miss it.

Though this picture is taken in the fall it still shows the magnificent view, in the summer everything is so much greener

Try Our Biking Trails

As a part of making Trysil a summer destination, we put a lot of money into building biking trails to attract more tourist, with the wanted result. I, myself, am a bit scared of the trails even though I love biking, and have never tried them myself due to that, but a lot of people I know say they are great and keep going back over and over again. If adventure and a bit of risk don’t scare you then I’m positive that you’ll find our biking trails exciting. Maybe someday I’ll find the courage to try them myself.

Take Your Chances at Our Many Great Fishing Places

Fishing is also an activity that you can try while you’re here. I love being out on the water, waiting patiently for the fish to bite. The quietness, followed by the excitement of getting a catch, is a feeling like nothing else. As I stated above, Trysil has a lot of beaches and thereby several open spaces of water where the fish is sure to live. Hire a boat, row as far out as you wish and try your luck. It’s fun, it can take all day and it’s an amazing holiday experience that you can think back on after going home.

Try Your Climbing Skills

If I have not managed to pique your interest in my beautiful town just yet, then maybe this is something for you. Not that many years ago Trysil got a climbing park, which is so great and so fun. There are several different trails of different difficulty levels, and I know I was exhausted after giving it a try. However, it is so much fun and a day filled with adventure and you’re bound to test your boundaries. Zip-lining through the sky, balancing a very thin line and climbing further than you ever thought you could, while at the same time challenging yourself.

If you’re traveling with someone who doesn’t want to climb then there’s a mini-golf nearby they can go to spend time until you’re too exhausted to continue.


I’m sure you’ll fall just as much in love with my town as I am, and that you’ll find your own experiences and favorite activities while you’re here, but here are my top six things to get you going.


By Maggie

Hi! I’m Maggie, and my one big passion is travel. I’ve been to a lot of countries and places in Europe as well as America, and I am currently backpacking Asia for a year


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