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Popular recreation area, especially in the winter. Offers ski centres and cross country trails

About Kvamskogen

Kvam is a municipality east of Bergen in the Hardanger region. Although 'skogen' literally means 'the forest', Kvamskogen is the name of a mountain plateau located in Kvam and a neighboring municipality, Samnanger. Kvamskogen is a popular holiday spot. About an hour outside the city, it is Bergen's largest winter recreational area. The highest peaks of Kvamskogen are nearly 1300 meters.

Eikedalen Ski Centre
Eikedalen is the largest alpine resort at Kvamskogen with one chairlift, 4 T-bar lifts and 3 smaller lifts. The hills are also open on several evenings in the season. You can read more about Eikedalen here, including prices, snow reports, which lifts are open, maps, information about season tickets, ski school and ski rentals and more. 

Furedalen Alpine Centre
Furedalen has 2 large t-bar lifts of 950 m, with 6 accompanying alpine slopes. Suitable for beginners. To learn more about Furedalen, including information about season tickets, prices, opening hours, webcams and weather reports, you can explore their website here

During the ski season, Kvamskogen has between 20 and 60 km of groomed cross country trails. The most popular trail runs from Furedalen and up to Mødalen. You can read more about Kvamskogen's slopes here

How to get there

To get to Kvamskogen you can take bus number 925 and 930 from the Bergen bus station. Use the Skyss Travel Planner to plan your trip. You can search for the destinations described above in the travel planner:

  • Eikedalen Skisenter (Samnanger): travel time about 1 hour from the bus station
  • Furedalen alpinsenter (Kvam): travel time about 1 hour 10 minutes from the bus station

More information about skiing in the Bergen area

You can read more about skiing options near Bergen here (in Norwegian), this page mentions resources such as:


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