Pre-Christmas in the mountains

Enjoy Pre-Christmas at Geilo!

Do you need a little breather from all the Christmas preparations? A stay at Geilo takes you out of everyday life and straight into a magical world of Christmas! Visit the beautiful and charming Christmas market in the city centre, who doesn't love the smell of the aroma of mulled wine, clementines, Christmas cakes, carnations and fir trees?

Pre-Christmas weekend in Geilo - How to plan

How to get here - In the run-up to Christmas there is a lot of stress, queues and haste for many people. That's why we want the pre-Christmas weekend to be about relaxing and just enjoying yourself, and what's better than taking the train directly from either Bergen or Oslo? Already here, you will feel the Christmas spirit as the train passes small cozy towns and glittering winter landscapes. It is not without reason that the Bergen Railway is called one of the world's most beautiful train journeys.

Accommodation - Live centrally = less stress! There are many opportunities in the city center and the surrounding area. From November, the hotels are christmas decorated and you can't help but look forward to Christmas. If you choose self-catering, you completely decide the pace yourself, and what could be more cozy than sitting in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine?

Pre-Christmas activities - At Geilo there are lots of activities and experiences for everyone. But to get into the Christmas spirit, there is little that beats a sleigh ride or do you like a bit more speed and excitement,  maybe dog sledding is for you?

Spa and wellness - What could be more relaxing than a spa treatment followed by a stay in the wellness department? Take a bath, sit back, relax and enjoy the silence! Both Dr. Holms Hotel and Vestlia Resort offer Spa treatment in a great atmosphere.

Pre-Christmas concerts - To really get into the Christmas spirit, there is nothing better than a Christmas concert. Geilo Kulturkyrkje arranges Christmas concerts every year, so keep an eye on our event calendar!

Christmas food - After a day of shopping and activities, the day is rounded off with a fantastic Christmas party! For the family, Sofias Restaurant is the perfect gathering place, with good food and drink in a cozy and good atmosphere. Bring your group of friends to Smakeriet Beefbar, where you will find a unique atmosphere, stylish decor and rich taste experiences. For a company, a trip to Hallingstuene Restaurant will be a fantastic experience, they serve good Norwegian food with a modern twist, but also local food of the highest class. Here you also get smalahove on request!

Christmas market and shopping - We recommend taking the trip through the city centre. From the end of November you can experience a cozy Christmas market. The pedestrian street will be decorated with Christmas decorations, lit up and small, cozy sales stalls will be open every Saturday until Christmas. The same weekend that the Christmas market opens, it is also the winter opening at Geilo, and the shops have very good prices on everything you need for winter and Christmas shopping!

No pre-Christmas weekend is complete without..

A trip to the ski slope which will hopefully open at the beginning of December and one or more pre-Christmas concerts!

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Stay nice - Sleep well

At Geilo you get away from all the stress and hustle and bustle. That is why we are also concerned that you sleep well! Do you like to be in a hotel among other people, or do you want to be completely alone in front of the fireplace in a cozy cabin, in any case there are accommodation options that suit everyone. Here you can choose between hotel, cabin, apartment and camping. Find your favorite and book here!


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Fun pre-Christmas activities

This weekend is all about relaxation and enjoying! At Geilo there are many activities to choose from, how about a sleigh ride through the town centre, dog sledding on the fjord or a trip to Langedrag Nature Park? Some of the activities require transport as they are outside Geilo.

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Langedrag Naturpark - Entrance ticket
15 Jun - 18 Feb

Langedrag Naturpark - Entrance ticket

A unique experience with over 300 animals spread over 20 different species in their natural habitat.

Experience the center of Geilo in Christmas decorations

How about lunch at one of the cafés, followed by some Christmas shopping? In the center of Geilo you will find many cozy cafes, a large selection of shops and many pleasant attractions!