Families love the childrens areas and terrain parks and with 42 runs to chose from everyone will find a favourite.
With the free ski bus you can easily access all ski areas.
If you’ve never tried cross country you can do the “Cross country taster” which includes equipment and an experienced instructor to get you started.
The huskies are all active race dogs who compete in some of the world’s hardest sled dog races.
Dog sledding in Geilo is an experience for life!
Take your family for a guided tour, explore the mountains with a guide or try snowshoeing as a good way of exercise.
You can also rent snowshoes to go by yourself.
Strong horses pull the sleigh through town while you snuggle up under warm blankets. The sleighs even have wheels, so they can go on all roads.
You can even order a sleigh ride as a means of transport if you’re going to a restaurant – that’s what we call a VIP-transfer!
The season is long and in the high mountain plateaus, there are good winds for kiting. Kiters from all over the world visit this area for training and competition each year.
Bring your own kite or join a private or group course for beginners or experienced snowkiters.
The guides will bring all the necessary equipment for a cozy experience out on the ice.
You can join a short guided trip to try the activity, join a full day trip or rent a bike to go by yourself.
You get pulled up by the ski lift and race all the way down the specialized track. On Friday evenings you can even try sledding by headlamps, in the darkness.
Your guide will teach you how to operate the snowmobile and how to drive on the snow. You need a drivers license to drive the snowmobile, but it is possible to join the trip as a passenger.
During cold weather, horses are generally fresh and more eager, so this tour is best for riders with some previous experience with horses.
You can rent a kicksledge at the tourist information in Geilo town center.
A typical weekend past time is to go to one of the charming mountain cafes, most are accessible only by cross country skis, and have a break with waffles and hot chocolate.
Try a waffle with sour cream and jam or taste the local favorite, Norwegian brown cheese, a caramelized and sweet cheese wich fits the waffles perfectly.
After a day filled with activities, there is nothing better than to relax in a hot sauna. Feel your muscles unwind in the heat.
If you dare, you can combine the sauna with snow bathing. Simply take for your clothes, run outside and throw yourself into a heap of snow. Roll around in the fluffy snow before hurrying back inside to the warm sauna.
You will get a natural kick and feel a boost in your circulation from this cold and hot experience.
Children and teenagers will make new friends in ski school or in one of Geilo’s terrain parks. They can also join some of the youth events on the ski hill during the holidays.
Smaller children can even befriend local children in Trollklubben childcare.
You can also make snow animals, a snow fort to have a snowball fight or any figure you like.
Remember to get a carrot for the nose, and maybe a hat to make your snowman special.
The cheese recipes are inherited, family heirlooms that have been handed down and perfected from generation to generation.
Geilo is nestled between two national parks, and almost wherever you are you can see Hallingskarvet, our highest mountain.
The vies change with the time of day, the time of year and recent snowfalls, but there will always be “wow-moments” you’re in Geilo.
Several curious squirrels live in the treetops around our cabins, and we often see hares and foxes in the early morning or late afternoon. You might even spot an eagle or a flock of grouse when you’re out skiing.
Après-ski (“after skiing” in French) refers to going out, having drinks, dancing and generally socializing after skiing. Skiers often stop at a bar right after their last run of the day, all while still wearing ski gear.
Geilo even ahs an Apres-ski bus, to bring you back home in the evening.
Find your favourite
With cabins and apartments both in Vestlia and in Geilo town center, you can easily choose the option that suits you best. Choose between forest cabins by the ski slopes or apartments near restaurants, shopping and Geilo Train Station.
Cozy cabins next to Geilo Ski Center. Ski in / ski out and right by cross country trails, dog sledding, high ropes cours, zip-line, bike rental and horse riding. The cabins have 3-5 bedrooms and accommodate 6-13 people.
Convenient apartments in the center with 2 bedrooms / 4 beds. Central location for those who want to be close to restaurants and shops, yet easy with access to skiing and activities.