Experience the skiing paradise of Bardufoss

Skiing in the Bardufoss Region

The Bardufoss Region is a skiing paradise! You will find miles upon miles of groomed cross-country trails and kilometers of alpine slopes. The stable and cold climate of the inland region contributes to great conditions for skiing all winter, and the trails are groomed regularly. Every year, the Visma Ski Classics event “Reistadløpet” is arranged in April! 

If you are traveling from the south, you can fly directly to Bardufoss Airport. The airport is located in the center of the region, and is a perfect starting point for experiencing the Bardufoss Region. The best way to get around the area is by driving your own car, and the Bardufoss Region has a great selection of rental cars. If you are not able to drive yourself, you can get around the region with local bus transfer or order private transfer (contact us). 

Bardufoss Ski Center

Bardufoss Ski Center is located on Rustahøgda, only 4.5 km from Bardufoss Airport. The arena has 9 ski trails with a total of 62 kilometers. This is a modern cross-country and biathlon facility, with competition trails and floodlit trails. In 2004 the Norwegian Skiing Championship was arranged here, and in 2011 the Norwegian Biathlon Championship. The competition trails has different routes from 500 meters length. The biathlon facility has 30 targets. 

The floodlit trails are 10 kilometers long and runs between Heggelia and Sørhus, via Bardufoss Ski Center. The trails are lit between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the Polar Nights. Grooming of trails when necessary. The season lasts from September 1st to April 30th, and the trails are prepared before 5.30 p.m. on the weekdays and 10 a.m. on the weekends. 

Reistad trails and Kampen cabin

The great Reistad trails are available all season, also outside Reistadløpet which is arranged in April every year. The trail moves through woods and mountains between Bardufoss Ski Center and Setermoen, via Kampen cabin. The cabin is located midtway between Bardufoss Ski Center and Setermoen, with approximately 15 kilometers to each starting point. Kampen cabin has a café which is open for guests on Sundays throughout the winter season. If you wish for a shorter trail, you may walk up to the Kampen cabin from Granberg or Bjørnsmo in Nedre Bardu.


Other cross-country trails

The trails of Målselv Mountain Village

This cross-country trail is approximately 17 kilometers long and starts at Basecamp Snowman in Målselv Mountain Village. No floodlights. The trail runs in a majestic mountain terrain with great views! You will find a lean shelter along the trail. Groomed upon weekends in the ski season. 

In the alpine resort in Målselv Mountain Village you can also find a short trail of approximately 2.5 kilometers: Rakettløypa


Close by Rundhaug Gjestegård you will find a floodlit trail of approximately 1.5 kilometers length and a trail connected to “Mikaelrommet” which runs from Rundhaug to Bakkehaug School. 7-8 kilometers with floodlighting in parts of the trail.


In Øverbygd you will find a floodlit trail by Råvatn. It is 2.5 + 2.5 kilometers with floodlighting all the way. There is also a trail on Skjold which is 2.3 kilometers long, in addition to a trail of approximately 8 kilometers which the Norwegian Army groomes. 

The trail Storvatnet is groomed from Diviåsen to Skjeggesnes upon every weekend in the ski season. The cabin on Storvatnet has an open café throughout the season. The trail is approximately 6 kilometers both ways, with options for further skiing into Langdalen valley. 


Here you will find a floodlit trail of approximately 3.5 kilometers. The trails are lit Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

In Karlstadskaret you will find a trail of 8 kilometers from Karlstad School to the ski cabin of Møllerhaugen. The trails are groomed upon all weekends from February 1st. This trail is not lit. 

The ski trails of Møllerhaugen – ski cabin – Vakkerhumpen with connections to the trails in Sørreisa is approximately 20 kilometers long without lights. Groomed upon weekends.

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