Q&A on the corona virus

10/9/2020

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


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NORWAY

We recommend everyone to stay updated on general information from the Norwegian Institute of Health: https://www.fhi.no/
If you are travelling to Norway from another country (also applicable for Norwegian residents) you need to registrer yourself upon arrival. Check more info from FHI here

Information from FHI in different languages

Check also www.regjeringen.no for useful information and updates

 

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

Hemsedal Kommune has made it mandatory to wear a facemask in areas where it is not possible to maintain 1 meters distance to other people. This is applicable from December 18th and has been extended until February 1st. 

 

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

Q: Will the ski resort open this season?
A: Skistar Hemsedal opened on Dec 11th and will be open every day until the 2nd of May (unless they are forced to close by the government). Keep updated on skistar.com

Q: Can I go skiing in Hemsedal if I travel from another country?
A: If the country you travel from is marked red you need to be in quarantine for 10 days before you can ski or do any activities or shopping in Hemsedal. Persons who are in quarantine must stay in their own home or other suitable place of residence, and can only stay outside the property if they can avoid contact with others with whom they do not live with.
Check out quarantines rules on the Norwegian offical site at FHI Covid 19 info and entrance to Norway rules here

Q: How will Skistar Hemsedal be prepared?
A: Check updates on www.skistar.com. We recommend you load your skipass and book classes/rental online to minimize queueing, read more here

Q: Will the cross country trails be groomed?
A: Most of the cross country tracks are groomed. Stay updated on skisporet.no

Q: Will the ski bus go as usual?
A: Yes, check out this link for updated schedules. Passengers must use a face mask on the bus.

Q: Is the tourist office open?
A: The tourist office is not open for visitors. But you can reach us by phone +47 32 05 50 30, mail info@hemsedal.com and messenger at FB Hemsedal from Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00 and Saturday 10.00-15.00

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. Here is an updated and new schedule for the local bus Hemsedal-Gol. We recommend all passengers to keep their gloves on during the transportation and remember to use a facemask. 

Q: Will the shops in Hemsedal be open?
A: All shops incl. supermarkets are open.
Kiwi and Coop Extra offers home delivery. Contact the shops directly.

Q: Are any activities possible in Hemsedal right now?
A: Yes, book your adventure at Hemsedal Aktiv. 

Q: Is it possible to eat at restaurants in Hemsedal?
A: Yes, all the restaurtants are open. Please book in advance, the tables are limited and drop in may not be able at some places. Until further notice the restaurants are not allowed to serve alcohol.

Q: I have booked accommodation/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/

Q: Do I need to wear a facemask while shopping in Hemsedal.
A: From Friday the 18th of December it is mandatory to wear a facemask in areas where you cannot maintain a distance of 1 meter. This rule will apply until February 1st. See note from the municipality here (in Norwegian) 

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