The bank and Weistad are centrally located in Heidal. Here you have a 1-minute walk to a full-range grocery store and Heidal Ysteri, where the famous Heidalsosten cheese and some of the country's best bakery products are produced.
Heidal is the place in Norway with the largest concentration of listed buildings. Here you'll find farmsteads that are unchanged from the 18th century, and a chapel with portal posts from the 12th century
In Heidal there is something to do for everyone, and in all seasons.
Rafting in Sjoa is on most people's bucket list when they visit Heidal. There are several companies in the valley that are more than happy to take you on a trip on one of the world's best rafting rivers.
There is great flexibility in terms of duration and difficulty, so everyone can find a tour that suits them.
Rafting companies also offer a range of other activities such as river boarding, canyoning, bridge swinging and paintball.
If you're a river paddler, Weistad is the perfect starting point. A 5-minute walk from Sjoa and the put-in for the normal trip/take-out for Åsengjuvet. If you are lucky and hit the right water level, there is a nice play wave with a backwater at the put-in.
In addition to Sjoa, there are many fine rivers within a couple of hours' drive. We mention Ula, Finna, Skjerva, Bøvra, Otta, Skjøli, Tundra, Jori, Lora and Rauma as some of the most famous.
Norway's best shop for river paddling Strie Strømmer is located next door to Weistad. Here you can both buy and rent equipment
Foot and mountain hiking
For hiking, the possibilities around Weistad are almost endless.
You can put on your shoes on site and go for nice walks nearby. Otherwise, you'll find beautiful mountain areas just minutes away by car.
Weistad is located at the foot of Jotunheimen, so greats such as Galdhøpiggen, Glittertind and Besseggen are all accessible as day trips from Weistad.
Whether you want to cycle on a road, gravel road or trail, Weistad is a great starting point.
Here you'll find both fine trails, miles and miles of gravel roads in beautiful surroundings, and asphalt roads with moderate traffic.
Lalm, a 15-minute drive from Weistad, is also home to one of Norway's best bike shops.
Disc golf is a fun activity that most people can do.
We are lucky enough to have two very good disc golf courses within a 15-minute drive from Weistad, at Lalm and Rindvang.
Strie Strømmer near Weistad sells all the equipment you need.
Øien Øvre offers riding courses, as well as riding tours in majestic surroundings in the mountains of Heidal.
At Glittersjå Fjellgard you can get up close to many animals from the Norwegian fauna, visit Bjørneskogen and Trollhaugen, groom ponies and enjoy homemade pastries. All in fantastic surroundings with a view of Glittertinden.
Just a 5-minute drive away is Heidalskogen ski resort with 5 km of floodlit trails. A 10-minute drive will take you to the trail network of Vågåfjell Turløyper SA, which has over 140 km of groomed trails.
PS! In the summer there is a paved roller ski trail at Lalm
15 minutes' drive from Weistad is Lemonsjøen Alpinsenter. A small ski resort, but with everything you need.
- Well-groomed slopes.
- Nice children's area
- The best off-piste terrain in the entire Gudbrandsdalen valley
-Comfortable café with good food, where you are also allowed to eat your nista
Hunting and fishing
There are many opportunities for hunting and fishing in Heidal and the surrounding areas. Here you can fish in both rivers and lakes, and go willowing in winter.
Available hunting for non-residents is primarily small game.