Hiking in Geilo

A Paradise for hiking in the mountains


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.  


Hiking and tour suggestions

Recommended hiking trails for Geilo, Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda.

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Summer lift - Book tickets here

The summer lift takes you comfortably up into the mountains. A perfect starting point for trips into Hardangervidda or exciting cycling down

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Prestholtseter med servering av rømmegrøt

Food service cabins - summer & autumn

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

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Sykling og vandring Hallingskarvet

National Parks

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

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Guided tours in summer

21 Jun - 31 Dec


Guided hiking tour with Nina Gässler


Hike from cabin to cabin

Hardangervidda National park is a paradise for hiking and nature experiences, and it is popular to walk from cabin to cabin, both in summer

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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

Free camping/tenting is considered to be traveling and staying in nature, and this is regulated by the Norwegian Outdoor Activities Act "Everyone is allowed to travel and stay in the outback in Norway. The right is a free public good and part of our cultural heritage." But there are some rules for accommodation in the outback:

  • You can camp/sleep at least 150 meters from the nearest inhabited house or cabin.
  • You can camp/sleep for up to 2 days in the same place, longer if you are on high mountains or far from built-up areas.
  • Show respect for each other, the animals and nature. Always take your trash with you!


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!

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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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