One of the Trysil’s main areas within sustainability is transportation. Here you can read more about what this means, what is being done today and what goals we have for the coming years.


The transportation theme is about raising awareness and encourage both guests and the Trysil inhabitants to use green means of transportation on the way to/from and in Trysil.

Green, flexible and accessible transportation is important for guests to get a good impression of the destination.

Thanks to biofuels and an increased share of electric cars, car traffic is soon to become climate neutral in Norway. In Trysil, efforts are being made to have sufficient charging capacity for electric cars. Also newly developed transportation technology is important, for instance the test project with autonomous buses.

Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the Swedish airport located 40 minutes away from Trysil, has made environmental choices in terms of type of vehicle and fuel used. The infrastructure is prepared for electric aircraft.

Trysil works closely with ferry, bus and airline companies and has environmental requirements for its transportation partners

Trysil wants to make the tourism industry less transport-intensive. Meaning, focuse on local markets and encourage guests to stay longer. Of course, Trysil cannot decide how guests travel, but we can try to have some influence on the travel choices by facilitating, communicating and providing benefits to those who choose more environmentally friendly alternatives.

What is being done today?

  • The use of solar power on the latest chairlift.

  • Snow groomers have installed GPS measurements on snow depth. In this way the grooming of slopes works more efficiently and thus also fuel-reducing.

  • Skistar tests electric snowmobiles and electric snow groomers.

  • Ski buses transport guests around the mountains and the city center.
    The car can be parked during the entire stay (ski in / ski out).

  • Skistar requires bus companies to use buses with Euro6 engine, the most environmentally friendly engines.

  • The cabin areas are secured access to the ski resort on skis, possibly with lifts. In this way the car can be parked at the holiday home during the entire stay. With fewer cars parked, the need to use space for parking spaces decreases and the destination works more efficiently.

  • Efforts are being made to ensure sufficient charging stations for electric cars.

  • Work is being done to develop a pilot for testing autonomous buses in Trysil.

  • Trysil Municipality, Destinasjon Trysil and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration hold semi-annual meetings to monitor traffic and avoid queues with associated idle driving through Elverum. In addition, winter road standards for increased safety are closely followed.

Goals towards 2030:

  • Companies must minimize greenhouse gas emissions from their own vehicles or from energy consumption.

  • Facilitate and influence visitors to travel as environmentally friendly as possible, stimulate an increased share of public transportation, both to/from and at the destination.

  • Develop sustainable systems for environmentally friendly internal transportation.

  • When purchasing and planning for new investments in companies, sustainable choices must always be considered.


  • Road traffic is the biggest cause of climate emissions in Trysil. It is therefore an important topic in the sustainability work.
    Optimizing transportation for travelers is the most effective effort the destination can take to reduce emissions.

  • The tourism trends in 2020 show that more people are making active choices to be more climate-friendly when travelling. For example, several choose short-distance vacations and prefer destinations to reach with public transportation.