Geilo's Bucket List

SUMMER

 

Summer in the mountains can be active, relaxing, romantic, fun and much more. At Geilo there is a world of hiking, art and culture, activities, wellness and culinary experiences. You get the best mountain experiences in Geilo. With green forests, high mountains and a glittering fjord, everything is set for memorable experiences. Let us show you what you absolutely must see and do when visiting Geilo!

1. GLACIER TOUR ON HARDANGERJØKULEN

EXPLORE NORWAY'S 6TH LARGEST GLACIER!

Brevandring på Hardangerjøkulen

Exploring the blue ice is an unforgettable experience. Together with experienced glacier guides from Jøklagutane, you will have the opportunity to experience Hardangerjøkulen up close. Glacier guiding at Hardangerjøkulen is arranged by Jøklagutane and is available from the beginning of July until the snow settles in September. There are normally daily walks during the summer season, with meeting at Finse station located along the Bergen Railway. You can only get to Finse by train, and the glacier guide is always set up after the train time, ensuring that you are back so you can get home by train.

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2. HALNEKONGEN

COMBINE HIKING WITH A BOAT TRIP INTO THE NATIONAL PARK!

Halnekongen boat

The boat Halnekongen offers a ride from Halne Fjellstugu (located on Highway 7) 13 km into the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The boat is spacious and can accommodate 37 guests. Here you get a fantastic starting point for walks into the National Park. The nearest DNT cabins are Heinseter and Rauhelleren, and many of our guests spend an overnight stay at these cabins before continuing into the plateau or returning to Halne Fjellstugu. There are several opportunities for day trips. Hardangervidda has dry and easy terrain to suit everyone.

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3. GEILO SUMMER PARK

CLIMBING PARK, ZIPLINE, FLOW PATHS AND MUCH MORE!

sommerpark

Geilo Summer Park is full of activities suitable for everyone! Challenge your climbing and balancing skills in the climbing park, take a 1100m long zipline from the top of the ski hill, play frisbee golf with friends, jump on trampolines, put your bike in the chairlift and play your way down the 4km flow paths. Both BaseCamp Restaurant and Vaffeltoppen are ready to welcome you when you need some energy and a break!

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4. RALLARVEGEN

NORWAY'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE!

Rallarvegen has been voted Norway's most beautiful bike ride several rimes. It is not without reason, Rallarvegen is a journey through mighty nature, cultural monuments and history. Rallarvegen was built as a construction road for the Bergen Railway at the end of the 1800s. To this day, Rallarvegen is still unique because it has not been modernized or expanded. The Rallar Road is a total of 82 kilometres long. It starts at Haugastøl and follows the Bergen Railway to Finse, Hallingskeid and Myrdal before continuing along the Flåm Railway and ending in Flåm.

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5. CANYONING

WITH NATURE AS YOUR PLAYGROUND!

Juving

Canyoning is an experience close to nature. Canyoning will most likely be the day and experience you will remember and remember back to for a long time to come. Dagali Fjellpark offers Classic Juving, it consists of fun water slides, jumping potholes and rappelling.

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6. STORESTØLEN MOUNTAIN HOTEL

SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAIN PEAKS!

Storestølen

Family-run Botique Hotel in the middle of Norway's most beautiful mountain landscape 1012 m.a.s.l. The hotel is beautifully decorated by Nicole Schalin and Feng Shui is an important part of the interior. Here you will find everything from single rooms to apartments in a warm and comfortable lodge style. Storestølen invites you to relaxation and tranquility, the view is to lose your breath with mighty Hallingskarvet on the entire horizon! They also focus food; local, organic and tasty with accompanying drinks.

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7. PRESTHOLT STAIRS

2000 STEPS UP HALLINGSKARVET!

Prestholtrunde starter med sherpatrappene.

If there is one hike in Geilo that should be put on the "bucket list", it is this one! Prestholt trail, also called Prestholt stairs, was made by Sherpas in 2013. The hike is approx. 3 km one way, and parts of the trip consist of 2000 steps. The Sherpa stairs have made it easier for people to get to the top. At the top approx. 1705 m.a.s.l, you get a fantastic view of Hallingdal, Hardangervidda and in clear weather - all the way to Gaustatoppen. The hike up and down suits most people, and you do not have to walk all the way to the top, many choose to stop at Prestholtskaret at approx. 1600 meters above sea level. The tour starts at Prestholtseter, a café that serves baked goods and other homemade food.

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8. LANGEDRAG NATURE PARK

GET CLOSE TO THE ANIMALS!

Langedrag

Langedrag Nature Park offers meetings between man and animal in a unique way. Here you can visit wolves, lynx, arctic foxes, moose, reindeer and all the farm animals. At Langedrag you will meet over 200 animals divided into over 30 different species. Every day you will have the opportunity to feed wild boar, reindeer and moose in the morning and the predators wolf, lynx and arctic fox in the afternoon. In the yard and in the barn you get close to farm animals such as horses, cows, goats and rabbits. Langedrag also has large play areas for the children with a focus on "play and learning" via activities, nature trails, zipline, swings and sandbox all included in the entrance ticket. From Geilo to Langedrag it is a short drive of approx. 45 min.

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9. RESTAURANT HALLINGSTUENE

WINE COLLECTION & WINE LIST

rakfisk

In recent years, the restaurant has received awards for their wine list from the renowned American wine magazine Winspectator. They give awards to restaurants that have exceptional wine lists. This award can be compared to the Michelin Guide in the world of food. The restaurant is furnished like three old local rooms with fireplace and rose-painted walls. Here you get local specialties and exquisite a la carte. They specialize in dishes such as grouse, reindeer and deer. But also has its own gourmet menu for those who want it. In the middle of the restaurant stands a well-stocked cognac trolley and in the wine cellar there are close to 5,000 bottles for storage.

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10. DIVING BOARD AND NATURE POOLS

IN RENNEDALEN!

Rennedalen

In the river between Ustevatn and Ustedalsfjorden there are several nice pools and bathing places. A hidden bathing gem with diving board is located along Rennedalsvegen. Remember to check the temperature and depth before diving in! The water flow in the river varies throughout the season, and in early summer there is a lot of meltwater that flows cold down the river. The amount of water is regulated at Ustaoset and it can be released without warning. Therefore, it is important to think about your own safety when traveling along the river. The easiest way to get here is by car or e-bike, drive along RV7 in the direction of Ustaoset, turn off at Rennedalsvegen, then turn left after the bridge onto Biskolavegen. The diving tower is on the right side of the river!

11. GEILOJORDET

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME!

Geilojordet

Geilojordet was originally a haying, later a homestead under the farm Geilo. Geilo farm has history dating back to the Middle Ages. From 1924 Geilojordet was an independent farm. In more recent times, Hol municipality needed a larger downtown area, and Geilojordet with buildings and land was taken over in 1984. Already in 1981, the municipality had received three buikdings as a gift from the Fegersten family, this was the start of what we know today as Geilojordet. Now there are 9 buildings on Geilojordet, these are from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s, all from farms in Hol and Ål municipality. In summer there is an outdoor café, events, exhibitions and goats at Geilojordet.

Topptur hallingskarvet

Bucket List Winter

With a snow-covered landscape and a wonderful winter atmosphere, everything is in place for memorable experiences. Let us show you what you

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