Eliteserien (women's handball)
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|Current season, competition or edition:|
|Number of teams||12|
|Relegation to||1. Division|
|Level on pyramid||Level 1|
|International cup(s)||Champions League|
|Current champions||Vipers Kristiansand (2018/19)|
|Most championships||Larvik HK (18 titles)|
|TV partners||TV 2, TV 2 Sportskanalen|
Eliteserien is the premier women's professional handball league for Norwegian handball clubs. It is administered by the Norwegian Handball Federation, and the winners are recognized as Norwegian champions. It was established in 1968, and it is currently contested by twelve teams. Larvik HK, which has dominated the competition in recent years, is the championship's most successful team with eighteen titles, followed by IL Vestar and Byåsen IL with nine and five respectively. The league has previously been known as Gildeserien, Postenligaen and GRUNDIGligaen.
Currently the champion is granted a spot in the EHF Champions League's group stage.
The twelve teams of the 2018–19 season. Vipers Kristiansand are the defending champions.
in last season
|Byåsen Elite||Trondheim||Trondheim Spektrum||4th|
|Fana Elite||Bergen||Fana Arena||1st (in 1. division)|
|Larvik HK||Larvik||Boligmappa Arena Larvik|
|Molde HK||Molde||Molde Arena||9th|
|Oppsal IF||Oslo||Oppsal Arena||8th|
|Rælingen HK||Rælingen||Marikollhallen||3rd (in 1. division)|
|Skrim Kongsberg||Kongsberg||Kongsberghallen||2nd (in 1. division)|
|Storhamar Elite||Hamar||Boligpartner Arena|
The complete list of the Norwegian handball champions since 1968.
The following data indicates Norwegian coefficient rankings between European handball leagues.
In European competitions
Names of the competition