2228 ( March 31, 2013 )

Hemsedal is the valley of the river Hemsil and commune in the province ( county) Buskerud in Norway. In Hemsedal 2228 inhabitants ( as of March 31, 2013) on an area of 752 km ². Administrative center is the village Trøim. Hemsedal is bordered to the north and east by the municipalities Vang, Vestre Slidre and North Aurdal in Fylke Oppland, to the south and Ål Gol, and to the west by Laerdal in Sogn og Fjordane Fylke. Hemsedal is the second largest ski resort in Norway.


The Hemsedal forms the north- western continuation of Hallingdal. It is he surrounded on both sides by high mountains. From Gol from the valley floor rises rapidly to about 600 meters. In Tuv, the valley divides into the Mørkedalen to the west and the Grøndalen to the northwest. Here unite the two mountain rivers Mørkedøla and Grøndøla and form the Hemsil, which flows, in turn, in Gol in Hallingdal the. A natural spectacle at Tuv is the waterfall Rjukandefossen.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows in red the hersehenden head of a golden lynx.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Erik Solbakken ( born 1984 ), TV presenter
  • Erik Wøllo ( born 1961 ), jazz guitarist and composer
  • Annemarie Müller ( * 1980 ), alpine skier


  • Valley Hydalen (protected natural landscape and extraordinary wildlife )
  • Drove the old royal road from Gol over Hemsedal to Western Norway, on the Kaiser Wilhelm of Laerdal after Bjøberg