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Our history

From agriculture to a destination with ski resorts, hotels, dining options, bike trails, sports stores, and over 650 holiday homes in just 20 years! Get the short version of the Myrkdalen story here.
Myrkdalen Hotel on a sunny winter's day

In January 2003, we opened our first ski lift. At that time, local women provided home made food in the temporary barracks next to the parking lot. The ski rental was right next door, and the ski school was on the bench outside. The first year, the community was so small that both staff and guests were on a first-name basis with each other.

When the season was summarized for the company's nine employees, grand plans for further development were presented. With a comprehensive plan as the foundation, the strategy was to build step by step and present something new every single year.

The major milestones since then have been:

  • Myrkdalen Welcome Center (2006)
  • The Kari Traa Draw (2007)
  • Myrkdalen Express 6-seater chairlift (2008)
  • Myrkdalen Hotel with 112 rooms, three restaurants, two bars, conference facilities, and a playroom (2012)
  • Storhaugen Express 6-seater chairlift (2014)
  • Mikkel & Mikkeline pull in the children's area which doubled the capacity (2016)
  • Torggarden, building with 21 apartments, sports store, and ski rental (2016)
  • Kamben, a building with 26 exclusive apartments, sports shop, café, and bar (2019).

Myrkdalen is an activity paradise in the summer as well. Hiking, fishing, and a short distance to fjord idylls. The destination now also has a dedicated bike trail and a 700 sqm pump track right next to the hotel. The bike setting continues and more tailored paths are coming by next summer.

We can guarantee that with us you will find activities that both raise your pulse and soothe your soul.

Myrkdalen is still a destination in rapid development and we look forward to what the future will bring

Welcome to our place!

In the spring of 2020, Myrkdalen Mountain Village merged with Aurland Resource Development, and is today a part of Norway's Best Group, one of Norway's largest tourism companies with activities in Flåm, Aurland, Geiranger, Lysefjorden, Hjørundfjorden, Hardanger, Lofoten, and Narvik.