Famous Cross-country Skiers from Norway

List of notable or famous cross-country skiers from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top cross-country skiers born in Norway and even some popular cross-country skiers who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian cross-country skiers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These cross-country skiers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known cross-country skier from Norway is included when available.

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This historic cross-country skiers from Norway list can help answer the questions "Who are some Norwegian cross-country skiers of note?" and "Who are the most famous cross-country skiers from Norway?" These prominent cross-country skiers of Norway may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Norwegian cross-country skiers.

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  • Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (born 22 January 1987) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. She skis with the IL Heming club in Oslo, near Holmenkollen. Her greatest achievement is winning the gold medal in sprint at the 2007 World Championships.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
  • Celine Marie Knudtzon Brun-Lie (born 18 March 1988) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Junior World Ski Championships, recorded a fourth place at the 2007 Junior World Ski Championships and won a gold medal in relay at the 2008 Junior World Ski Championships. She made her World Cup debut in March 2007 in Stockholm, with a twentieth place. She recorded her first top-ten result in December 2007, with a tenth place in Rybinsk, and finished on the podium for the first time in December 2008, when she finished second in the sprint race in Davos. She also competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009, recording a twelfth place in the sprint.At the 2010 ...more
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
  • Eldar Rønning
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    Eldar Rønning (born 11 June 1982 in Levanger) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. He skis with the Skogn IL club, in Nord-Trøndelag.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Levanger, Norway
  • Ella Gjømle Berg (born May 29, 1979) is a cross-country skier from Stathelle, Bamble, Norway. She competes for Lyn Ski Club, Oslo.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Stathelle, Norway
  • Jens Arne Svartedal (born February 14, 1976) is a Norwegian former cross-country skier who competed in the World Cup between 1999 and 2010. He represented Trøsken IL from Sarpsborg in Norway. His greatest achievement is winning the individual sprint gold medal at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo. He also has a silver medal in the Team sprint event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Svartedal has seventeen cross-country victories since 2001, mostly in the sprint races. Two of those wins were in the sprint events at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival (2002, 2003).
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Sarpsborg, Norway
  • Johan Kjølstad
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    Johan Kjølstad (born 9 March 1983) is a Norwegian cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Born in Levanger, he represents the sports club Skogn IL.Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of seventh in the individual sprint event at Turin in 2006. He finished sixth overall in the Sprint Cup at the 2007-08 Cross-country Skiing World Cup, and won one of the races. At the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Kjølstad won the sprint prologue before American Andrew Newell and Russian Alexei Petukhov. In the quarter finals, Kjølstad progressed alongside Swiss World Cup leader Dario Cologna. Then, Kjølstad defeated Nikolay Morilov in the semi final and went to the ...more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Levanger, Norway