In the summer, Geilo is most well known for beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails. But many other exciting activities are fast gaining popularity, including white water rafting, canyoning, and horseback riding. Numerous local lakes are coveted fishing spots. The town can also serve as an excellent stop before embarking on the popular Rallarvegen bike route.
Due to Geilo’s high altitude (798 m.a.s.l.), the winter is long and stable with lots of snow. Some of the first ski areas in Norway were developed here and there are slopes on either side of the valley. Geilo offers alpine skiing all the way down to the centre of town, providing a quick connection between the ski slopes and the village. It is a true ski town with slopes for all abilities – perfect for families and beginners. A massive network of cross-country trails winds its way out of and around Geilo. For a break from skiing, there are options for husky dog sledding, snowmobile safaris, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.
The quaint town maintains an active yet relaxed pace. Take a stroll in the village center, go shopping, or try a Norwegian speciality in one of the many restaurants. The area is also home to many festivals and events throughout the year.
Geilo offers adventures for all seasons and abilities. The Bergensbanen railway between Oslo and Bergen passes through Geilo, as does one of the main roads between the two cities, making Geilo easily accessible.