Gålå is situated on a mountain plateau 950m above sea level. It offers a magnificent view of the mountain ranges of Jotunheimen, Rondane and Ringebu. There are two hotels at Gålå. In addition to these there are two café’s offering light refreshments, and a local supermarket with a well stocked sports section. Gålå is also the home of the spectacular annual PEER GYNT outdoor theater.
Gålå is well known as a family friendly destination, offering a wide range of family friendly activities throughout the year. Numerous downhill slopes, an extended network of skiing tracks for cross country skiing are the most popular winter activities. In the summer season Gålå can offer a wide and diverse network of well-marked hiking tracks, moose safari, rock climbing, horseback riding and much, much more… Stable winter climate
Situated at a relatively high altitude, with Gålå lake as its lowest point at 777 meters above sea level, the climate ensures some of the best and most stable winter conditions to be found in Norway, with good snow quality throughout the winter season.
Cross country skiing
Gålå is widely known for its cross country skiing facilities. The network of local cross country tracks covers a total of 230km and is continuously maintained to ensure optimal skiing conditions. Combined with the networks of the nearby destinations of Skeikampen, Kvitfjell and Fefor, the cross country ski tracks cover approximately 630km in total! The cross country tracks are suitable for beginners, families and the experienced alike as the landscape is predominantly flat with only minor hills. Alternative routes around the lake are available for days when there are very strong winds. A well lit track is also available at night enabling the keen skier to continue skiing until 21.30pm every night!
The alpine facilities consist of a total of eight lifts (including 1 chair lift) and a total of 15 slopes graded from code red (easy) and up to code black (challenging).
Other popular winter activities
In addition to the traditional skiing facilities, Gålå can offer a range of other popular winter activities such as dog sledging, snow shoe hiking, ice fishing, and tobogganing!
When spring arrives with longer days and the sun that warms up the landscape, the snow retreats revealing a green and lush landscape with a great variety of wild flowers. Mountain hiking is the traditional way of experiencing all the elements of Gålå’s magnificent nature, but why not try canoeing, bicycling, horseback riding or rock climbing? -Or just sit back and enjoy nature and the sight of the “king of the forest”, the Norwegian moose, on one of our moose safari expeditions! You can also try net fishing, frisbee golf, mini golf, tennis or just a relaxing swim in one of the two local swimming pools.
For more information about the range of activities offered at Gålå, visit visitgala.no
At Gålå we are lucky enough to have our very own supermarket and sports equipment store.
The Nord family who runs the store have always listened to their customers special wishes, which has resulted in a store not only selling all of the standard products expected from a local supermarket in Norway, but also an extended range of specialities from Denmark, Germany and Holland. The collection of different beer and cider is very impressive
Fresh bread is available every day. The store adjusts its opening hours to accommodate the different holiday seasons, making sure they are open and at your service every day in the high seasons.
There is also a large and impressive sports section at Gålå Handel. Here you will find a large selection of quality sporting equipment ranging from skis, fishing gear, snowshoes and clothing to camping gear, dog equipment and raindeer skins.
There is no need to do all of your shopping at home or on your way to Gålå, as everything you need can be purchased locally at Gålå Handel
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the middle of winter or the middle of summer at Gålå, we can offer you all you need to relax and enjoy yourself. In the winter you can sit in front of the open fire with something warm on both your plate and in your cup, although a cold beer in front of the fire works just as well!! On sunny days you can sit on the verandah enjoying what has to be one of the best views available over the Jotunheimen mountain range.
Røsslyngstua is well known for its waffles. Nothing better than to relax with a waffle (or two) after a long skiing trip! We have of course a lot more on offer than just waffles, we have a good selection of light meals, tasteful deserts, warm coffee, and last but not least, a fully stocked bar.
Gålå can offer 230 km of daily prepared cross country ski tracks. Gålå is in the same mountain range as Skeikampen, Kvitfjell and Fefor, this means that together there is 630 km of high quality ski tracks that are available for use.
Wadahl is set in magnificent surroundings, 933 meters above sea level. Everything is aimed at providing you a pleasant stay. The hotel has a swimming pool and sauna, playroom, fireplace, lounge and dining room with a view that will take your breath away.
As host of Wadahl we wish you and your family welcome, with good food, good care and personalized service in the heart of one of Norway's finest mountain areas. Life in the mountains is governed by the seasons and experiences with them. Choose your own favorite season and know that you are always welcome to visit us at Wadahl.
The summer at Gålå invites you to great walks in fantastic scenery either on foot or by bike.
In addition there are activities such as fishing with yarn, canoeing, moose safaris, frisbeegolf, climbing, miniature golf, tennis, swimming in mountain water or indoor swimming pool etc.
Gålå is also the place where the Peer Gynt game is performed in scenic surroundings by the Gålå water.