About Finse


Finse has undergone major changes since its start up in 1909. Going from mainly being a railway town, to tourism becoming the most important source of income as it is today.

Together with the opening of the Bergen railway, a large crew was stationed at Finse to maintain the tracks. The railway crew ensured the operation of the railway and eventually established families on the little place in the mountains. At one point there were 50 families living at Finse. The Finse community consisted of the hotel, NSB, the crew, a school and eventually Finsehytta. The families moved from Finse when NSB downsized and today tourism is the main business.

In addition to the hotel and Finsehytta, there is accommodation in Steinboligen. There are also around 100 cottages and more apartments, some of which are rented out privately. We still run Handlebu, a small offshoot of the old Finse shop.

At Finse there is also a ski lift, a museum and our own cottage Klemsbu.