Q&A on the corona virus

3/18/2020

Updated 13.50 pm

This is how we relate to Covid -19 in Hemsedal. Please stay updated on the current corona situation in Hemsedal.

We recommend everyone to stay updated on general information from the Norwegian Institute of Health: https://www.fhi.no/ 

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In Hemsedal the municipality will update its pages consecutively. Check: https://www.hemsedal.kommune.no/aktuelt/info-om-coronaviruset/ 

Message from Hemsedal Municipality:

Hemsedal Municipality by the community medical officer imposes the tourist industry in Hemsedal to close down restaurants, hotels (and other accommodation) and the ski resorts until April 13th.

Here we have gathered the answers on the most common questions we have received lately:

Q: What restaurants are open for take away/catering during the close down?
A: Please see link for open restaurants

Q: What stores are open during the close down?
A: Please see link for open stores in Hemsedal. 

Q: Will the tourist office close?
A: The tourist office will be closed for the public from Friday 13th of march, but we can help you by phone, mail and messenger from Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00.

Q: Is the public transport system reduced?
A: All public transport from VY and Brakar (local bus) will currently be running, please check www.vy.no. The ski bus in Hemsedal will NOT be running as planned, please take a look at the new schedule for bus in Hemsedal and we also have a new schedule for the local bus Hemsedal-Gol. We recommend all passengers to keep their gloves on during the tranportation. 

Q: Can I spend my quarantine time in Hemsedal? 
A: No! If you are in qurantine this must be done in your home town.

Q: Will the shops in Hemsedal be open?
A: All shops incl. supermarkets will be open (Note: Do not hoard! Norway have enough food for everyone).
Kiwi and Coop Extra offers home delivery. Contact the shops directly.

Q: Will the cross country tracks be groomed?
A: NO, the tracks will not be groomed. The toilets will be closed.

Q: I have booked accomodation/holiday at Skistar Hemsedal, what to do?
A: Take a look at Skistar Hemsedal's information page: www.skistar.com/en/myskistar/customer-service-support/information-about-corona/

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