The mountain town of Geilo, is an Eldorado for biking, skiing and hiking. Here you can enjoy amazing nature experiences during winter and summer months. Geilo has a nice town center with the possibilities for shopping and dining. For the extra tough ones, Geilo can offer river rafting and a zipline.
Experience the amazing nature within Hallingskarvet and the Hardangervidda National Park. The beautiful mountain paths act as an invitation to everyone to enjoy the local nature. Experience the mountains, you can choose easy short trips or longer and tougher hikes. The choice is yours.
Photo: Birgit Haugen
Geilo is a bikers dream for offroad and downhill enthusiasts, especially during the summer months, but also for fatbike bikers in the winter. Get on the bike and take a trip on quiet majestic paths – through woodlands, mountain paths, and through the valleys and right down to the fjord.
Photo: Emile Holba
3. Horseback riding
Explore the mountains from the horseback. A short ride from Geilo town center brings you up to Hallingskarvet National Park. In the winter you can take a horse drawn sled or ride Islandic horses through the snow.
Photo: Emile Holba
4. River rafting
River rafting is an exciting experience that suits all white water enthusiasts. In Geilo there are many companies that offer river rafting and other river sports, Geilo can offer something for everyone, from the most adventurous, to families who would like a nice and exciting day out. Geilo caters for everyone.
Photo: Raftingsenter Serious Fun
5. Cross country skiing/downhill/snowboard
Geilo can offer almost 227 km of cross country tracks, one of the tracks starts at the camp site. Whether you wish to go downhill skiing or snowboarding, Geilo has 39 slopes and three terrain parks, everything from black slopes to children’s slopes. A free shuttle bus will take you from the reception at Øen Tourist Centre to the ski lifts.
Photo: Paul Lockhart