Our History


An expanding destiantion
Over the past 20 years, Myrkdalen has developed from agriculture to one of Western Norway's most attractive winter destinations.

In January 2003 our first ski lift was opened. In the early days the local women cooked homemade food in the barracks at the parking lot. The ski rental was right next to the “cafè” and the ski school was based outside on a bench. The community was so tiny that everyone knew each other by their first names – both employees and guests. 

hen the manager, Nils Akselberg, summed up the first year to his nine collegues he proposed ambitious plans for the future. The plan and strategy was to expand the destination piece by piece , and present something new each year.

The largest milestones since then is:

  • Myrkdalstovo (2006)
  • Kari Traa ski lift (2007)
  • Myrdalsekspressen – express lift (2008)
  • Myrkdalen Hotel (2012)
  • the new 6 seater express lift Storhaugsekspressen (January 2014)
  • A new kids' lift (December 2015)
  • Torggarden apartment building with sport shop, ski rental and ski school (December 2016). 

Concurrently we have built approximately 650 cabins and apartments for people who want their own leisure homes.

Cooperation and many volunteer hours are the success factors for the development, between the employees, the locals and the cabin/apartment owners. We have ambitious goals for the future in Myrkdalen Mountain Resort!

Welcome to Myrkdalen!


In 2020, Myrkdalen Fjellandsby merged with Aurland Ressursutvikling, and is today part of Norway's best AS, one of Norway's largest tourism companies with activities in Flåm, Aurland, Geiranger, Lysefjorden, Hjørundfjorden, Hardanger, Lofoten and Narvik.