Geilo Travel Guide

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Geilo Things to Do

  • Dog sledding

    Pick your husky and away you go. We went to Dagali airport. Whilst I was rallying other members of our party went dog sledding. There are 2 to a sled with one driving and one sitting and then after half way you swop over. Watch for the flying frozen dog poo! Approx £50 for a couple of hours.

  • Rallying

    Again at Dagali airport there is an ice rally track. The track looks quite simple and in the front wheel drive is manageable. However once in the rear wheel BMW the fun begins. The cost is approx £100-£120 for a couple of hours. The great thing past of the rallying was you are expected to skid off the track and be dragged back on by the 4 wheel...

  • skidooing

    Skidooing or snowmobiling is great fun we went to Dagali airport and spent a couple of hours on the trail. We travelled fairly sedately but if you held back and then gunned it oyu can reach 50km /hr. Great fun. On the trail great views and we saw some wild elk. Although quite expensive approx £100-£120a great experience.

  • Skiing

    Geilo has two ski areas on both sides of the valley. They are connected by a regular bus service and a hotel pick up every morning. The total ski area is good for the social skier but a little small for the keen guys and gals. The huge plus is the quitness of the slopes. We were there the weeik before half term and never had to queue for a lift....

  • Go For A Ski

    Geilo is a fantastic place to learn how to ski, we have been told. Although we had to work for some fashion pics, the models were pleased the handsome ski instructors could speak English very well.Yep, we went to the slopes that are pretty short but steep. Find the Ola Slope. Better to stay on the slopes for beginners when a beginner huh? Vestlia...


    This is a very popular trail for cycling in summer. In 1894 the norwegian government decided to build a trainconnection from Oslo to Bergen, and this is the actual trail they used more than a houndred years ago while they were building the rails for the train.Every day houndreds of horses and carriages walked along this path, bringing food, water...


    There are plenty of opportunities for both fishing and hunting in this area. Trout is the most normal, but there are also other kinds of fish in the numerous lakes, rivers and fjords in the area.And don't worry if you come here in the winter. Head to a lake, make a hole in the ice, throw out the line and sit back and relax. Just remember to bring...


    Close to Geilo is the mountain of Hallingskarvet. The highest point is 1933 meters above the sea.This is a very popular place for hiking. In winter you can go skiing here, and in summer you can go fishing or walk many of the trails in the area.


    Geilo is about 3 hours drive northwest of Oslo. The city is situated 794 meters above the sea. There are a little less than 3000 people living here, but there are plenty of cabins and hotels in the area. Many tourists come here in wintertime because of the great skiing possibilities. But it is also a nice place to visit in the summer.


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  • Vestlia

    Po Box 55, Geilo null

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Vestlia Hotel

    Bakkestolvegen, Geilo, 3580, NO

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Bardola Hotel

    Bardolaveien 33 , Geilo, 3580, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Geilo Transportation

  • Even further west

    Once you come down to the Hardanger Fjord, you will have to use a ferry to cross over. The first ferry you come to (Brimmnes - Bruravik), is the fastest way to get to Bergen. On the other side you drive on to Voss and Bergen. If you want a more scenic drive, continue to the other ferry crossing at Kinsarvik. On the other side you drive along the...

  • The railway

    The train station is small but busy. It is situated right in the middle of Geilo with easy access to all facilities. Most hotels have their own transportation and there is a good taxi service to get around.There is also a small bus-service that offers transportation between the ski-lifts and stopps (I think) at the station.NB: In the high season...

  • Driving further west

    Once you pass over the Hardangervidda you come down the Mobe valley. Used to be a scary drive with a narrow winding road and hardly a place to meet another vehicle. Now most of the road is in tunnels and no problem at all. You can still walk down the old road, as it is kept in order for tourists to see. There is also a small tourist train on wheels...


Geilo Local Customs

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    Norwegian legends report on people finding a silver mine, however when trying to return to it they were unable to find it again. The mysterious Wood Nymphs protected the silver and did magic things with it. It is kept in the myths about the Wood Nymphs of which Lady Huldre was a member.

    It belongs to Norwegian superstition, compared to the Moon and female properties. Silver was used as protection against trolls, goblins, dwarfs and when given by a Wood Nymph you had been embraced by one of them. Later silver was used against illnesses, or for healing processes and to preserve a good health.


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  • Lady Hurdle

    This lovely little creature is named Lady Hurdle, living in the World of Dark, deep under the ground. These original Icelandic fairies look like beautiful girls from the front, but in back they may have cow tails or they may be one-sided. They demonstrate that beauty is only one part of something.These Hurdles also have mythical origines in...

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    PålsbufjordenWe took a small road from Nesbyen to Geilo along Espeset and Rukke and drove along this beautiful lake.

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  • Silver of Lady Hurdle

    Huldrene means "Huldre Silver", in myths a belonging to the Wood Nymphs. They made the most beautiful, and precious silver and did manifest themselves as gorgeous brides, or forest spirits. Their silver became famous, however too difficult to imitate by a goldsmith. He could not recreate its design, nor repair it. Let me tell you, that Norway got...

  • Geilo

    I was to short in Geilo to tell more about Geilo..But in the near was much to see ...Hardanger vidda...Hemsedal..see my pages.. This is the church in Hol..On the road seven from Brimnes to Gol.Pitty he was closed

  • Kite-skiing

    This is one of the new ways to ski - kite-skiing. Just like there is kite-surfing, there is also skiing with a kite. It is mostly done on lakes and other horisontal places, and you need some wind to pull the kite. Looks fun!


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