Geilo has more than 40 shops in the town centre. Do you need a new wardrobe, sports equipment, accessories or something for your home - you will find it in Geilo
Do you need a new outfit,some accessories or do you want some new decor for your home? Geilo offers a wide range of shopping, from basic to luxury. The town has several sports shops in the centre and some outlets in the ski areas as well. There are many grocery stores with extended opening hours. You will also find delicacies, catering and bakeries.
Geilo was early in history a well established center for forging tools for work and leisure.
Today's iron industry has roots back to the 1600s. Before that time iron production was driven on a large scale, the first iron was made already around the year 0. Today, knives, axes and tools from Geilo are exported worldwide. The Norwegain well known Brusletto knifes and Skaugum cutlery are produced at Geilo.
Visit Geilo is the destination company for Geilo and the nearby areas. The company also runs the tourist office in Geilo.
With long traditions in home made food of local origin, Geilo and Hol has lots of small companies and restaurants that offers local food. You will find everything from different methods of preserving fish and meat, bakeries, local cheese factories, to restaurants serving local game.
There are many mountain huts with cafes around Geilo. Stop by to have a meal, a hot drink og a traditional waffle.
Factories and handcraft from Geilo. Smithy work in Geilo has traditions all the way back to the 1600's. The first iron in Geilo was mined aound year 0.
Geilo is easily accessible by car, and there are daily train and bus connections from Oslo and Bergen. The closest airport is Leirin, at Fagernes.