im travelling from oslo to hemsedal in december to ski for a few days, cant get the bus as it only runs on fridays and sundays. does anyone know the best way to do it, i've checked a little myself oslo to gol then a local bus but anyone know of an easier way?
Hmmm, you should be able to get the bus more than just on those days! Which site have you been looking at and are you in Oslo city or travelling from the airport? I am guessing the latter, since I do see that that bus has limited departures.
From Oslo city though you've got options daily. And seeing as the airport and hemsedal are both on opposite roads out of Oslo, you pretty much need to go through the city even if you do catch a bus from the airport. Here's a few options that look ok to me:
lavprisekspressen - Low cost express literally translated. Choose the Oslo to Bergen stretch which stops in Hemsedal. If you book early enough you can get a ticket for 49 NOK one way!
Nor-Way - Another express bus option and has info in English too (top left). This one has a 'seat guarantee' if I am not mistaken, so you don't have to book in advance (if the departure is full, they'll have an extra bus).
Skistar - looks like it departs once a day on Thursday to Saturday and price includes ski pass.
NSB Train - You'd have to search for Gardemoen to Gol and from Gol take a local bus. This was probably the option you've already looked at. As you can see from the times when doing this search, the trip to Gol already takes 4 hours from the airport.
To get from Oslo airport to the city can be as quick as 22 minutes if you take the express train (160 NOK, leaves every 10 minutes or so). That'll set you off at central station and the bus terminal is across the road (about 10 to 15 minutes walk if you don't know where you're going).
This page has some times and different options, but I think the above links are probably a bit more comprehensive since they're the suppliers.
Hope that helps!! Let me know if you need help translating Norwegian
[ Edit: Edited on Sep 21, 2007, at 2:04 AM by Sam I Am ]