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A child learning to alpine ski in Vestlia at Geilo, Eastern Norway
Alpine skiing in Vestlia, Geilo.
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
A child mountain biking in Geilo bike park in Hallingdal, Eastern Norway
Mountain biking in Geilo.
Photo: Paul A. Lockhart
A set table with a hamburger at Havsdalskroa in Geilo, Eastern Norway
Local food in Geilo.
Photo: Emile Holba
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Exhilarating bike rides, versatile ski resorts, culinary treats, and breath-taking natural beauty. Discover your new favourite activities in Geilo!

Right in-between Eastern Norway and Fjord Norway, close to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and the Hallingdal valley, you’ll find the mountain village Geilo – a certified Sustainable Destination.

If you want an active holiday, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned adrenaline junkie – Geilo offers action on all levels. Not only can you choose between a huge variety of alpine slopes – the cross-country tracks are also made to suit anyone who wants to venture into the mountain.

Or why not try something new, like dog sledging or fat biking? In the warmer months, you can go mountain biking or cycle the popular Rallarvegen (the navvies’ road) or visit Geilojordet to soak up some history along with a meet-and-greet with local baby animals.

The area also has plenty of ways to relax, such as luxurious spas and various charming eateries that invite you to feast on local flavours.

Get in-depth travel information​ on Geilo’s official website.

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Top winter activities in Geilo

Check out some of the best things to do in Geilo in winter

Top summer activities

Stay active in Geilo during summer.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Geilo.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Geilo offers.

Getting to Geilo

Get in-depth travel information on Geilo’s official website.
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Top winter activities in Geilo
Drive your own sled with a team of huskies! Just a short walk from Geilo town center you find our camp. From here we can offer you a beautiful trip… Read more
Geilo Husky
We provide a pickup service at all the hotels or at any prearranged place and take a leisurly tour lasting around 45 minutes. We supply lovely warm… Read more
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride - Geilo hestesenter
Always want to try cross-country skiing, this is your opportunity! Read more
Cross-country taster
In Hol Municipality, you and your family will have the opportunity to experience and challenge the skiing skills. There are several resorts to… Read more
SkiGeilo
Dagali Fjellpark is a pleasant alpine center located in Dagali, between Geilo and Uvdal. Fjellparken has a T-hook lift and 5 long hills to suit both… Read more
Dagali Fjellpark - Skisenter
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort is a well-hidden skiers paradise, centrally located in the southern mountains of Norway. Our long, wide, varied and well… Read more
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort
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Skiing in Geilo
Geilo is the perfect ski destination for the whole family, with several ski areas and slopes varying from beginner to expert level. Read more
Downhill skiing in Geilo
Top summer activities in Geilo
Learn about outdoor activities and see our favorite spots at Geilo and Hardangervidda. Jørgen and Hilde are living at Geilo, a great place for… Read more
Vinternatt - Summer
Welcome to Langedrag Nature Park AS. Eva and Edvin K.Thorson (1918 - 2011) with family are founders of Langedrag. Edvin is also the entrepreneur… Read more
Langedrag Naturpark
Geilo Hestesenter offers activities all year around. Try a cozy horse- drawn sleigh ride or a spectacular trip to the mountains. Read more
Geilo Hestesenter
Rallarvegen, the old works road alongside the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway (Haugastøl – Finse - Myrdal - Flåm) is Norway's most popular… Read more
Rallarvegen - The Navvies’ Road
Dagali Fjellpark is an adventure tourism company located in the center of Geilo. Full On offer rafting, canyoning, kayak school, tandem… Read more
Rafting - Dagali Fjellpark
Jøklagutane AS is an activity company which primarily does glacier trekking on the glacier Hardangerjøkulen in the summer. Over the… Read more
Glacier Trekking - Jøklagutane
Explore the hidden beer moss, rapeller, jump and slide down waterfalls and mountain walls. The migration is most likely the day you remember the best… Read more
Canyoning - Dagali Fjellpark
A paddle board river is a combination of SUP basic course and trip on the river. Our goal is to teach you safety during the paddle, how to control the… Read more
Stand up paddleboard - Dagali Fjellpark
Dagaliopplevelser offer paintball all year. Paintball is a fun game for groups and friends, and is offered several places in Dagali, a little south of… Read more
Paintball - Dagali Opplevelser
Geilo has it's own Pump Track. A Pump Track is a track where you create speed by moving through the course. The original pumptracks were often built… Read more
Geilo Bike Arena Pumptrack
Hallingskarvet is a very distinctive landscape element, with lots of nice paths and trails and versatile hiking, summer and winter. The terrain is… Read more
Hallingskarvet National Park
Hardangervidda National park lay in the municipality Buskerud, Telemark and Hordaland, and is North-Europa biggest mountain plateau. Most of it is… Read more
Hardangervidda National park
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    • Geilo train

      By train

      The train journey to Geilo takes about 3.5 hours from Oslo and 3 hours from Bergen.

      In the winter, you can get package deals that include the train ride, shuttle bus to the slopes, and ski passes.

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    • Geilo bus

      By bus

      Several express buses operate a number of daily services to Geilo from both Eastern Norway and Fjord Norway.

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    • Geilo car

      By car

      The shortest road to Geilo from Oslo or Bergen is the Rv7. The stretches along the Hardangerfjord and across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau are defined as Norwegian Scenic Routes.

      From the Sognefjord area, you can get to Geilo via the beautiful Fv50.

      From Vestfold and Kongsberg, take the Fv40 through Numedal to Geilo.

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    • Geilo plane

      By plane

      Fly to Oslo Airport, Bergen Airport, or Torp Sandefjord Airport and take a train or bus to Geilo.

      In the winter, an airport express bus will take you from Oslo Airport directly to Geilo.

      Ad: Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia

    • Geilo local

      Local travel

      Local buses make it easy to travel in the Geilo area.

      In the winter, free alpine ski bus shuttles circulate between Vestlia and Geiloheisen.

      Geilo Taxi offers transport for 1–16 people, as well as wheelchair transport.

    Towards sustainability

    The certification Sustainable Destination is a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry must cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit.

    Find out more about sustainable destinations in Norway

    Sustainable destination

    Mountains and valleys in Eastern Norway

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