The National Park Days

In honor of Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda!


Geilo is a National Park village, and therefore organizes the National Park Days in July each year. A whole week with a varied programme, mountain trips, food experiences and much more in honor of the National Parks. These are just some of the activities that take place in Geilo and near the two National Parks, Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet. Also feel free to use the opportunity to take a (bicycle) trip to one of the many cozy food service cabins in the mountains.

Program for the National Park Days 2023


Saturday 29 July

Peasant wedding Holsdagen
Experience how a wedding took place in the 19th century. Holsdagen starts at 11:00 at Hol Gamle Kyrkje with a mass, then the bridal procession starts at 11:30 along the Holsfjorden to Hol Bygdemuseum where the party continues with a wedding party from 12:45 p.m.
For more information and tickets see here.

Sunday 30 July, Thursday 3 and Sunday 6 August

Day at Langedrag Nature Park
Travel back in time, join the sitting day and experience the life as it was in the old days. Go to old huts with the goats, along the way you will learn everything about goat farming and you will get to make your own cheese. The trip is 1.5 km. Registration via Langedrag Nature Park's own pages.

Saturday 5 August

Market day at Tuva Turisthytte
As one of the first cabins along the Nordmannsleppa, there has always been a lot of activity at Tuva. Here, goods were sold that came over the mountain from west to east, and Tuva was an important meeting place for friends and families who have not seen each other for a long time.
For more information and updated program see here.

Sunday 6 August

Cultural irrigation with Fekjo's Friends
Joins a guided cultural walk from Fekjos Venner over Gamle Kyrkjevegen from Nord-Skurdalen to Geilojord. Attendance at Geilojorde at 09:00, a bus will be set up to Skurdalen. Price NOK NOK 200 per person.
More information comes here.

Serving locations

Food service cabins on Hardangervidda such as Hakkesesetstølen fjellstue, Tuva Turisthytte, Halne Fjellstugu and Torsetlia Fjellstue are open every day, as well as food service cabins at Hallingskarvet such as Prestholtseter, Finse1222 and Storestølen Fjellhotell.

The program is updated continuously, with both individual events and ongoing activities.



At Geilojordet, close to the city center there is an open cafe during the summer and theater storytelling every day between 11 and at 16.

Activities throughout the week

There is a lot to do in Geilo in July. During the National Park Days, there are several activities that are worth trying. Book your experience here!

GIRL RIDES -  Whole day intermediate level.
28 Jul

GIRL RIDES - Whole day intermediate level.

MTB skills course and guided tour for women. A whole day of mtb-input, practising and riding trails…

In the realm of wild reindeer + boattrip with Halnekongen
01 Jul - 21 Aug

In the realm of wild reindeer + boattrip with

Storytelling + boat trip with the Halnekongen and serving of short-traveled local food. 

Fish Gourmet
01 Jul - 30 Sep

Fish Gourmet

Fishing experience with local food. Suitable for everyone, especially the food-lover! 

Canoe rental (Geilo Aktiv) - Ustedalsfjorden
02 Jun - 15 Oct

Canoe rental (Geilo Aktiv) - Ustedalsfjorden

Rent the canoe «Freya» in the Ustedalsfjord.  

90 min sauna and bath at Ustaoset
01 Jul - 30 Sep

90 min sauna and bath at Ustaoset

90 minutes private sauna experience. Always located with good bathing possibility right outside the…

02 Jun - 29 Aug


Combine your hike with a boat trip in the National Park!

Glacier Tour on Hardangerjøkulen
10 Jul - 09 Sep

Glacier Tour on Hardangerjøkulen

A spectacular Glacier Tour in the Nationalpark!

Canoe rental (Hol Turlag) - at Veslefjorden
02 Jun - 15 Oct

Canoe rental (Hol Turlag) - at Veslefjorden

4 available canoes in «Veslefjorden».

The National Park Days - A green event

  • Since 2006 vi are proud to be a Sustainable Travel Destination and the company Visit Geilo AS is also an Environmental Lighthouse Company. This means that we have a set of strict quality requirements for, among other things, all of our events.
  • We must document to the Norwegian Lighthouse Foundation that requirements for the working environment, procurement, energy, transport, waste, emissions and aesthetics have been met.
  • We would like to encourage everyone to use public transport, carpool or to walk or cycle, from and during Nasjonalparkdagene, where possible. For the journey to and from Geilo, we recommend taking the train or bus. See information about timetables at, als application for your mobile phone.
  • We can also recommend the En-tur app for information on timetables for all types of public transport.
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National Parks

Geilo - National Park Village: Hallingskarvet National Park and Hardangervidda National Park

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