A Paradise for Hiking

 

In Geilo, you will find hiking trails that are suitable for everyone, with a panoramic view of the Norwegian mountains.

 

Here, you can pick nature experiences from the top shelf. Take the shortcut to the Hardangervidda plateau with the chairlift up from Vestlia, or take an electric bike up to the foot of the Hallingskarvet mountains and go to the top, or enjoy yourself around the Ustedalsfjorden lake, within walking distance from the village center. There are so many possibilities in Geilo!

A couple of hours of close contact with nature is an exciting journey for young and old people. The longer trips offer elevation, mountain lakes, silence, and as many kilometers as you want to register on your training app. Rest areas and cabins, which offer a well-deserved break and food, are the reward that awaits those who reach their goal.

Hiking works as therapy for body and soul, so let yourself be inspired by the mountain's play of colours, silence, and the views that appear around every corner. Enjoy good food and drink on your return, and feel how well the mountain takes care of you.  

 

Recommended Trips

Summer kart

Maps and Areas

Get to know the areas in Geilo and find hiking options that suit you.

Maps and Areas

Recommended trips (comming soon)

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Summer Lifts

In summer, the chairlift at Vestlia takes you to the top of the mountain. A perfect starting point for short and long hikes into the mountains. Already 1.5 km into the mountains you will find the Hakkesetstølen service cabin, and several nice hiking opportunities.

Tip! Take the round trip of about 8 km from Hakkesetstølen to Birgithovda - perhaps Geilo's very best view?

View opening hours and buy tickets

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Hakkesettstolen Fjellstugu and Cabins

From cabin to cabin

Get close to the raw Norwegian nature and experience the national park from the front row. The plateau is a paradise for hiking and nature experiences,...

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Food service in the mountains in summer

The serving and accommodation cabins in the mountain are good starting points and destinations for those who want to explore the nature around...

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The Norwegian Mountain Code

The norwegian mountain code, a set of nine advice prepared by the Norwegian Tourist Association and the Norwegian red cross!

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Camping in Geilo

Do you love fresh mountain air, privacy and late check-out? The tent life on the plateau is a paradise for hiking and tent enthusiasts. Here, you get panoramic views of every single stop all to yourself! Take a look at recommended trips and pack your tent equipment with you.

Always remember to check the weather forecast and pack well with clothes before you go on a trip. Also, you must never litter or leave garbage in nature. Everything you bring with you into nature must be carried out again to be left in the rubbish bins. We, nature, and wildlife really appreciate that!

 

Always remember to refresh your memory of the mountain regulation code before setting out on a trip. There's no shame in turning back!

 

Mountain rules / code

Guided Tours

Hardangerjøkulen is Norway's 6th largest glacier. It’s a beautiful and exciting experience for those who want to see blue ice up close together with a guide. The nature around Finse will make your jaw drop, because it’s simply spectacular! This experience is considered rare. With climate change and temperature increases, the Hardangerjøkulen will probably disappear by the year 2100.

Guided Glacier Guide

Mushroom and Berry picking

Geilo is a wonderful place for picking mushrooms. In the forests, and around the Ustedalsfjorden lake, you will find many different mushroom species; and among them, many are edible. Remember that you should always have a good knowledge of the mushrooms before you pick them. When in doubt, do not pick them and consult a digital mushroom control before picking, or research some good mushroom books before going.

The areas in Geilo are full of berries. In late summer, you can pick kilo after kilo of cloudberries, lingonberries and blueberries. Perfect if you love homemade jams, or if you are going back to the cabin to fry waffles after a nice, long trip in the mountains!

Fly fishing

Fishing

Fishing is suitable for everyone! Geilo and Hol municipality offers a sea of ​​fishing opportunities in both rivers and lakes.

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