The name Trysil possibly comes from an old farm that was located in the area. The original name was likely Prestgarden, which is where the first church was erected.
The town of Trysil is the area where one of the first known organized ski races was held. The race is described by Roland Huntford as being the first modern ski race. Halvard Morgedal, who is a famous Norwegian skier, won each of the competitions at the race that was held in the year 1862. In 1861, the Trysilgutten ski club was found. This is one of the oldest ski clubs in the world.
During WWII a small village in the area was bombed on the 11th of April, in 1940. At the time of the bombing both Crown Prince Olav and King Haakon VII were in the area.
The most important occupations in the municipality are logging and farming. There are other wood related industries that are important in the area as well. The last river of Norway that had traditional timber floating was the Trysilelva river.
For those who wish to explore the nature of Norway, Trysil is a great location. There are many outdoor activities including river fishing, guided trips, elk safaris, stargazing, night photography, and dog sled driving.
Trysil Photo Gallery
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