Under the powerful and majestic Hallingskarvet, with the sweeping Hardangervidda plains in the west, you will find the national park village, Geilo.
Located along the Bergen railway (going from Oslo – Bergen) and route RV7, Geilo is the perfect destination both summer and winter. Here you are close to two national parks; Hallingskarvet national park and Hardangervidda national park.
Geilo offers a wide range of activities, a variety of accommodations, shopping, quality restaurants and cosy cafes - and several local food producers.
Geilo made one of the first ski areas in Norway, after that time Geilo got more famous. With the high mountains and big woods, the opportunities for downhill skiing and cross country are perfect. Geilo got more than 500 km cross country trails, you will easily find your favorite. When it comes to downhill skiing there are 39 slopes, Geilo is a perfect for new learners for exploring the fun with downhill.
In the summer and fall Geilo is well known for its hiking and mountain biking opportunities, but also offers lots of other exciting activities like white water rafting, downhill biking, fishing, and horseback riding. The hiking season starts in the end of June and last until the snow falls - usually in October.
Whether you prefer a cosy cabin with a private fireplace or a luxury hotel Geilo has many options for you.
Try Norwegian food in traditional surroundings, sample local game or choose an international meal in one of Geilos many restauranst and cafés.
Geilo is a well known winter destination, whether you wish to do downhill skiing, cross country skiing or other fun activities
Geilo offers a wide range of exciting summer activities. Go hiking in the national parks, try Fishing in a lake, or more action activities like white water rafting, or the high ropes course.
Geilo has more than 40 shops in the town centre. Do you need a new wardrobe, sports equipment, accessoires or something for your home?
Everything you need to know about Geilo; attractions, activities, accommodation, shopping, dining and events in one magazine
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