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Tour suggestions in Geilo

Here are some suggestions for excursions in and around Geilo. Drive your own car, use a bicycle or go for a journey with the Bergen or Flåm Railways.

Geilo – Tuva

First drive to the Skurdalen Valley on rv. 40. Turn off the main road towards Nord Skurdalen. Cross the road at Nedrestølen and drive on on the toll road towards Tuva for approximately 16 kilometres. Tuva Turisthytte sells refreshments and is an excellent starting point for walks on the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau.

Distance: 48 kilometres
Approximate driving time: 1.5 hours

Geilo – Langedrag

Drive towards the Skurdalen Valley on rv. 40, stopping to visit Skurdalen Church on the way. Drive through Skurdalen and turn left towards Tunhovd. The drive takes you along Pålsbufjorden, which is the reservoir for the hydro electrical plant in Nore.

The mountain village of Tunhovd lies 850 metres above sea level. Drive towards Rødberg at the crossroads. After about two kilometres, turn to the left up towards the Langedrag Mountain Farm and School, which lies 1,000 metres above sea level. At Langedrag there is a wildlife park with animals such as wolves, reindeer, wild boars and horses.

Distance: 100 kilometres
Approximate driving time: 2 hours

Alternative route back to Geilo: Drive down to the centre of Rødberg where you will see Nore Power Station. Return to Geilo via Uvdal. A short trip on the village road will take you up to Uvdal Stave Church, which you might want to have a look at before returning to Geilo.

Rallarvegen (the Navvies' Road)

Rallarvegen is one of the most popular and most scenic bicycle rides in Norway. It runs from the vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda right down to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord, or Voss.

Distances:
Haugastøl – Flåm: 80 kilometres
Finse – Flåm: 57 kilometres
Haugastøl – Voss: 108 kilometres

Norway in a nutshell®

Among the broad selection of excursions to the fjords, Norway in a nutshell® is perhaps the most popular. This classic tour provides you with an excellent insight into Norway's magnificent nature and astounding scenery - all in one day. The tour includes the famous Flåm Railway and the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord.

The Bergen Railway 

The spectacular train journey between Oslo and Bergen should not be missed. Many people consider the Bergen Railway to be the world's best train ride. There are four daily departures between Geilo and Oslo/Bergen.

The Flåm Railway 

This is considered to be one of the world's most attractive and spectacular railway journeys. See some of the wildest and most striking examples of Norwegian mountain landscapes with the Flåm Railway. The journey between Flåm, beside the Aurlandfjord, and the mountain station at Myrdal, is an experience all year round.

For further information about experiences in Geilo, please check out the wide range of Geilo activity companies.

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Last updated:  2014-09-22

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Biking at Geilo, Norway - Photo: Marius Rua

Tour suggestions in Geilo

Here are some suggestions for excursions in and around Geilo. Drive your own car, use a bicycle or go for a journey with the Bergen or Flåm Railways.

Tour suggestions in Geilo

Source: Visitnorway

Hiking in Geilo

Recommended hiking areas around Geilo include the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau and Geilotoppen Mountain.

Winter in Geilo

Geilo offers a selection of family-friendly slopes, some of which are floodlit at night. Hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails await.

Hardangervidda Mountain Guiding

Bring your walking boots and join a guided hike on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau between Oslo and Bergen.

Summer activities in Geilo

Hike from the top of Geilolia, join a riding trip, try river rafting in Numedalslågen or go off-road biking - all this is possible in the Geilo area.

About Geilo

Tourist information in Geilo

The tourist information office is located in the center of Geilo, and provides all the information you need to make the most of your stay in the area.

Key facts about Geilo

Geilo has 2,500 inhabitants. The village centre is located 798 metres above sea level.

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