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SUMMER IN GEILO

Outdoor fun

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Discover Geilo in winter

Mountain biking in Geilo .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Mountain biking in Geilo .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart

High or low. Fast or slow. Feel the adrenaline!

Geilo is located midway between Bergen and Oslo, and is labelled as a sustainable destination.

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.

Mountain biking in Geilo .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Mountain biking in Geilo .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart

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.

Mountain biking in Geilo .
Photo: Paul A. Lockhart
Mountain biking in Geilo .
Photo: Paul A. Lockhart

You can also feel butterflies in your stomach as you balance between the treetops in the high rope course ...

Climbing in Geilo sommerpark .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Climbing in Geilo sommerpark .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart

… 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?

Zip lining in Geilo .
Photo: SkiGeilo / Visit Geilo
Zip lining in Geilo .
Photo: SkiGeilo / Visit Geilo

With the national parks Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda nearby, there is no lack of hiking opportunities in Geilo.

The Ustedalsfjorden tour is perfect for families …

Hiking at Hallingskarvet .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Hiking at Hallingskarvet .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart

… but if you’re chasing views, you should follow the 2339 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 …

Hiking at Prestholtstien in Geilo .
Photo: Christine Baglo
Hiking at Prestholtstien in Geilo .
Photo: Christine Baglo

… courtesy of these cuties.

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

Goats at Prestholtseter in Geilo .
Photo: Christine Baglo
Goats at Prestholtseter in Geilo .
Photo: Christine Baglo

You can get a sample of the locals’ cheesy specialities just a stone throw away, at Hol Ysteri in the village Hol.

Just make sure you leave room for dinner …

Hol ysteri in Hallingdal .
Photo: Christine Baglo
Hol ysteri in Hallingdal .
Photo: Christine Baglo

… for example at Sofia’s Café and Bar or Hallingstuene, with its traditional décor and rose-painted walls.

Hallingstuene restaurant in Geilo .
Photo: Emile Holba
Hallingstuene restaurant in Geilo .
Photo: Emile Holba

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.

Rafting in Geilo .
Photo: Sven Erik Knoff
Rafting in Geilo .
Photo: Sven Erik Knoff

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.

Swimming at Vestlia Resort in Geilo .
Photo: Vestlia Resort
Swimming at Vestlia Resort in Geilo .
Photo: Vestlia Resort

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.

Hiking in Finse .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Hiking in Finse .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Hiking in Finse .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
Hiking in Finse .
Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart
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