First ski holiday in Geilo - How to plan
Transport and airport shuttle - Geilo is located midway between Oslo and Bergen. From Oslo it is approx. 220 km and from Bergen approx. 244 km by car. The easiest and fastest way to get to Geilo is to take the train. The train goes directly from Oslo Station and Bergen Station, if you come by plane to Oslo or Bergen airport, there is one train change, and then directly to Geilo. Geilo also offers, in collaboration with Norefjell, an airport shuttle for those arriving by plane, or wanting transport to and from Oslo Airport.
Accommodation - Stay at one of the hotels with a central location in relation to the center and the ski resort. Hotels such as Vestlia Resort, Geilo Hotel, Ustedalen Resort and Dr. Holms Hotel are all well located and can offer, among other things, a swimming pool and sauna, ski-in ski-out, restaurant and bar. Do you want to live together in a cabin or in an apartment, but still close to everything? Then we have several self-catering properties that are just perfect.
Ski school and ski rental - It is recommended to book the ski school in advance, as the ski schools cannot guarantee an available time at short notice. Ski equipment can be rented in several places in Geilo, here we would recommend choosing the ski school and ski rental that is closest to the accommodation you choose to stay at.
Ski pass - Pre-order your ski pass and collect it easily from one of several drop boxes near the accommodation or in the ski resort.
Ski bus - Whether you come by train or car, one of three ski buses will take you around in Geilo. Both to and from the ski centre, as well as to and from the center when you go shopping. The ski bus is completely free, with and without skis on!
Winter activity - To get a break from skiing, we recommend pre-booking an outdoor winter activity that is suitable for the whole family. How about ice bathing and sauna, dog sledding or guided snowshoeing?
Book a table - Regardless of where you want to live, it is nice to be able to go out to a restaurant for a good meal.
Shopping - The center of Geilo consists of a cozy pedestrian street, with many shops and cafes. Take a break from skiing, explore the center of Geilo and all it has to offer!