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Under the powerful and majestic Hallingskarvet, with the sweeping Hardangervidda plains in the west, you will find the national park village, Geilo.
Geilo is located along the Bergen railway (going from Oslo – Bergen) and route RV7. This makes Geilo easily accessible. Geilo is perfect for people that want to experience the nature, try something new or just take a relaxing vacation at one of the exclusive SPA resorts.
Geilo offers many activities summer and winter, a variety of accommodations, shopping, restaurants and cosy cafes. The past years the amount of local product have grown. More and more restaurants and cafes have started to use local product in their menu. You can get local food at the supermarkets and at Hol Ysteri – Local food store.
Geilo have long winters that means the hiking season starts late June and last until mid-October. Being in Geilo in the summer is not about sitting inside all day. It is plenty of activities to choose from and a whole nature to explore. Geilo is a national park village. This means that Geilo is placed close to one or more national parks. Geilo have two national parks, Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda. This give Geilo big area of hiking and fishing possible, and a unique nature that you don’t find anywhere else.
The winter season least normally from November until April. 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 is a perfect place for new learners and for exploring the fun with downhill.