Pre-Christmas in the mountains

Enjoy the pre-Christmas time at Geilo!

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


Feel the Christmas spirit

At Geilo there are lots of activities and experiences for everyone. But to really feel the Christmas spirit, there is nothing that beats the combination of a sleigh ride and a Christmas market. Or how about something a bit different, dog sledding and a Christmas market?

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Pre-Christmas concerts

Geilo Kulturkirke have two great concerts before Christmas, Helene Bøksle on the 26th of November and Bjørn Eidsvåg on the 18th of December.

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Winter opening and Christmas market

The weekend 18-20th of November is the winter opening at Geilo. Among other things, there will be the opening of the Christmas market, good

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Sleigh Ride

Make yourself comfortable under fluffy blankets and relax. Sit back and take in the winter evening with the sound of bells, the glow of torches and steaming horses. It is perfect for those who want to have a pleasant fresh ride and at the same time see the whole of Geilo decorated for Christmas!

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Enjoy Christmas Food & Drinks

Bring your family, friends or company to Geilo, get in the Christmas spirit with indoor or outdoor activities, and end the day with a fantastic Christmas party! Take your family to Sofias Restaurant which is the perfect gathering place, with good food and drinks in a cozy and nice atmosphere. Bring your group of friends along to Smakeriet Beefbar, there you will find a unique atmosphere, stylish decor and rich taste experiences. For a company Hallingstuene Restaurant & Vinkjeller would be a fantastic experience, they serve good Norwegian food with a modern twist, but also top-class local food. In the middle of the restaurant stands a well-stocked cognac trolley and in the wine cellar there are over 5,000 bottles for storage.


Geilo Mountainlodge invites you to a pre-christmas dinner from 17/11-18/12!

Gather good colleagues, family or friends. Let Geilo Mountainlodge ensure the cozy and nice pre-Christmas atmosphere. The traditional and delicious flavors of Christmas, interpreted in their own way.

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Relax & Sleep Well 

Stay centrally = less stress! In the city center and the surrounding area, there are many options, either hotels or self-catering. From November, the hotels are decorated for Christmas and you can't help but feel the Christmas spirit. 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 hot cup of cocoa after a long day outside?

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No Stress & Yes Train

Pre-Christmas is a lot of stress, queues and just a haste for many. That's why we want the pre-Christmas in the mountains to be all about relaxing and just enjoying, and what better than taking the train? Get in, sit back and let the train take you quickly to Geilo. Already here, you will feel the Christmas spirit as the train passes small 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.

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