Have fun – together!
The ski resorts in Geilo, centrally located between east and west, are among the largest and most versatile in the country.
With a total of 40 slopes, both fearless youngsters and total pros will find excellent skiing opportunities here.
Skilled ski instructors are happy to teach you how to master that elegant curve.
The Hallingskarvet ski resort is particularly great for daredevils who like to disappear in-between trees and enjoy pristine powder.
But skiing can be more than just going fast downhill.
Strap on a pair of cross-country skis to explore more of Geilo! Well-prepared tracks lead the way in every direction, and you’ll have no trouble finding a route that suits your skills.
Appreciate the beauty of the Hallingskarvet mountain in its sparkling winter coat, and try the sour cream porridge at charming Prestholtseter, one of several rural eateries in the area that serve freshly made goodies.
The wonders of snow are not limited to skiing, however. How about going on a guided fat bike adventure?
The extra-wide (or “fat” if you will) tires give you added grip and make the experience similar to regular mountain biking – but with an added element of newness and fun.
… but the surest way to have an absolute blast in the snow is to try sledging at Dagali Fjellpark.
To get back to the top, you can just jump on the ski lift. That adds a lot to the experience, doesn’t it?
For a completely different kind of excitement, you should pay Kulturkyrkja a visit.
It is a church in all the traditional aspects but also a hub for cultural events, concerts and art.
The modern, wooden construction is a place where you can ponder over the big and small questions in life.
Or maybe let those questions soak away at one of the many spas in the area, for example at Vestlia Resort.
Here, they also have a family pool area named “The bath of fairy tales”, thanks to the images of figures from Norwegian folklore that decorate the walls.
Geilo, which is a certified Sustainable Destination, is centrally located between Bergen and Oslo.
The easiest way to get here is by train, and lucky for you, the Bergen Line is considered one of the world’s most beautiful train rides!
At the height of the Bergen Line, at 1,222 metres …
… you’ll find Finse 1222, a hotel that can only be reached by train or foot.
This is a place of pure bliss, with a priceless view of the surrounding wilderness that is enhanced by the frosty grip of winter.
The area is also a paradise for snowkiting!
If you stay at Finse 1222 in February, you have to visit the Ice Music Festival.
Far from cars or trains, this unique festival combines natural silence with perfect harmonies in order to bring out the best in all the talented musicians that perform.
To cover your need for a culinary adventure, make sure to stop by Hol, Geilo’s neighbouring “cheese village”.
Let your mouth water from the wide variety of award-winning cheeses and other local products at Hol Ysteri.
And the good news is, you’ll get to taste some, too!
The restaurant Hallingstuene is another place where you can experience the local culture through your stomach.
With rose paintings on the walls and traditional interior, this red timber restaurant is an old heart beating with local history.
The adventures and experiences in and around Geilo are yours for the taking.
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