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Discover Geilo in winter

The mountain resort village of Geilo is located midway between Bergen and Oslo and is well-known for its epic skiing in winter – but that doesn’t mean the fun ends when the snow melts.

Geilo has its own Summer Park where thrilling bike rides await in the mountains. Challenge yourself on 10 downhill trails, all accessible by chairlift.

It's fun for the whole family, with four tracks for children.

Try the bike park or other skill trails. If you don’t have your own bicycle you can always rent one.

You can also feel a rush as you balance between the treetops at the brand new Høyt og Lavt High Rope Course!

Choose between 13 climbing routes. Start by flying down the zipline from the new Skarvetårnet climbing tower ...

... or challenge yourself by soaring down an even longer line.

Fly like an eagle down the mountainside on this 1,100-metre long Geilo Zipline! It's guaranteed to thrill the whole family!

You can also enjoy excellent cycling too. Explore the famous Rallarvegen ('The Navvy Road)' – Norway's most beautiful cycle trail.

The route runs 80 km from Haugastøl to Flåm. You can add an extra 23 km by travelling east from Geilo to Haugastøl and from Myrdal to Voss.

The trail that twists and winds around Ustedalsfjorden is also a perfect cycling trip forfamilies!

Another family friendly activity is feeding wild animals! Don't worry, it is perfectly safe in Langedrag Nature Park.

Choose between day visits, overnight accommodation, or camping all year round. Explore the park on your own or with a guide.

Would you like to ride a horse? Try it here at Langedrag or at Geilo Horse Centre.

To get your adrenaline pumping, hop onboard for some intense 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 canyoning, river boarding, or 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 fairy tale pool”, due to the Norwegian folklore scenes decorating its walls.

Geilo has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is completely sustainable, it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.

With both Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda national parks nearby, there are plenty of hiking opportunities in Geilo.

Take a guided glacier trekking tour on the Hardangerjøkulen, or climb the roughly 2,500 stone steps up the Prestholtstien trail, to the top of Hallingskarvet mountain.

You can continue on the Prestholtrunden hike, which takes around three hours both ways.

Then, it’s time for a reward! The cosy Prestholtseter mountain café serves a tasty sour cream porridge. And an award-winning cheesy treat awaits next door …

… courtesy of these cuties.

The traditional Prestholt goat cheeses come in both brown and white.

You can sample delicious local cheeses at Hol Ysteri in the nearby village of Hol.

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