High or low. Fast or slow. Feel the adrenaline!
The mountain village is well-known for its epic skiing opportunities in winter – but that doesn’t mean the fun ends when the snow melts.
Thrilling bike rides await in the mountains and in Geilo Summer Park, where you can challenge yourself in 10 downhill trails, all accessible by chairlift.
Even youngsters can give it a go, as four of the tracks are for children.
You can also feel butterflies in your stomach as you balance between the treetops in the high rope course ...
… and soar down Norway’s longest zip line. Talk about a bird’s eye view!
Do you see a mountain top you want to conquer?
… but if you’re chasing views, you should follow the 2500 stone steps up the Prestholtstien trail, to the top of Hallingskarvet mountain.
You can continue on the round trip Prestholtrunden, which takes around three hours.
Then, it’s time for a reward! The cosy mountain café Prestholtseter serves a tasty sour cream porridge. And next door awaits an award-winning cheesy treat …
… courtesy of these cuties.
The Prestholt goat cheese is traditional cheese, both brown and white, made right here on the farm.
In the neighbouring village Hol, you can sample more of the locals’ cheesy specialities at Hol Ysteri.
Just make sure you leave room for dinner …
To get the adrenaline pumping again, buckle up for white water rafting in one of Europe’s best rafting rivers.
The lakes and rivers near Geilo are also brilliant if you want to go river boarding or try your luck at fishing.
And when the time comes for you to recharge, a luxurious spa day is just what you need, 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 decorating its walls.
From Geilo, you can embark on the famous Navvies Road (Rallarvegen) to Flåm by the Sognefjord or to Voss, located in-between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord.
Or you can take the train from Geilo to Finse, and go for long hikes, glacier tours, or see if the fish bites.
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