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Flexible ski holiday in Geilo

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

This flexible ski break in Geilo is ideal for families and beginners. Children are well catered for both on and off the slopes, and the excellent standard of English spoken by the instructors and the nice wide learner slopes make this a great resort for first time skiers. Stay at either the luxury Vestlia resort which is ski-in ski-out, or the friendly Bardola Hotel on the other side of Geilo. For shorter and longer stays contact us for a quote

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Highlights

  • Family friendly resort
  • Excellent standard of accommodation
  • Lots of extra activities on offer

Included

  • Accommodation at either Vestlia Resort or the Bardola Hotel
  • Half board basis
  • Ski pass for every full day in resort (e.g. 5 nights, 4 day pass)
  • Ski hire for every full day in resort

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

To book online just select your preferred arrival date on the calendar, select the number of adults/children per room, the number of nights and then under 'room type' select which hotel you would like to book. To proceed to the checkout page click 'book now'.

Extras/Upgrades

Families with children under 7 please contact us for a quote. If you would like to add extra nights or upgrade your room contact us before booking.

Geilo is one of the oldest ski resorts in Norway covering both sides of a wide valley of low rolling hills. Despite its low altitude (800-1178m) it is very snow sure and enjoys excellent conditions all winter long.

The two sides offer different levels of skiing, beginners will love the gentle blues and greens on the Geilolia side (near Vestila resort), while intermediates will get more of a challenge on the Slaatta side with steeper red runs and a couple of blacks. With 35 km of slopes in total, this is not the resort for those looking for clocking up the mileage, rather beginners, families and those who enjoy uncrowded, wide cruising runs.

Ski school is available in both ski areas, and there is a ski bus that runs between the two.

The main village is near the Slaatta area and there are a few shops bars and restaurants around. On the Geilolia side there are a few cabins and the large Vestlia resort. It takes around 15-20 minutes to walk from one to the other.

As with other Norwegian resorts, alpine skiing is far from being the only attraction, there are extensive cross-country tracks and you can also enjoy a variety of other activities like fat biking, horse drawn carriage rides, snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding and even a high rope adventure park that is open all year round.

Après ski
Outside of the weekend and high season the nightlife is fairly low key here, Off piste is a popular bar in the main part of town, and the Highland Lodge offers a relaxed bar and pizzeria.

You can choose between two hotels in Geilo, on opposite sides of the resort.

Vestlia Resort****

This large luxury resort is ski-in ski-out on the Geilolia side of the resort, around 20 minutes’ walk from the town centre and rail station and there is a shuttle service from there to the other side of the resort. The chic interiors have the cosy feel of a lodge with lots of Norwegian antiques and artwork on display around the communal areas.

The elegant, comfortable rooms offer cable TV, free WiFi, bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer. Most have panoramic balconies with views over the ski area or valley. Interconnecting rooms and suites are available on request.
The hotel spa has a sauna and steam room, as well as a jacuzzi and pool, with a number of treatments available.

Children are extremely well catered for with a large soft play room and a swimming pool with waterslide; there is even a bowling alley which is very popular with families.

The restaurant offers a large and varied buffet breakfast, and a fixed 3-course dinner in the evenings of creative dishes made from high-quality Norwegian ingredients.


Bardøla Hotel****

Located on the Slaatta side of the resort around 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, there is a shuttle bus from the hotel to both sides of the resort, and you can ski back down to the hotel at the end of the day.

The rooms offer cable TV, free WiFi, bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer and balcony.

Other facilities include a swimming pool and sauna, a children’s playroom and a cosy bar.

The main restaurant offers a fixed 3-course dinner and a special children’s menu and buffet. The menu focuses on Norwegian cuisine using high quality ingredients that are mainly locally sourced. The wine cellar offers an excellent selection, many from biodynamic producers and there are often wine tastings organised by the hotel.

There is also a small a la carte restaurant on site called Sofias Café & Bar which has received many positive reviews and awards, often named the best restaurant along the route between Oslo and Bergen.

Nearest Airport: Oslo Gardermoen – 232km / 3 h 20 mins

Other airports: Bergen – 243km / 4 h; Oslo Torp – 256km / 4 h

By Car

Arriving from Oslo Gardermoen take the E16 then the Rv 7 towards Geilo

By Public Transport

Geilo is in the middle of the famously scenic Oslo-Bergen train line. From Oslo airport take the train to Oslo S (30 mins), then a direct train from there to Geilo (just over 3 hours). The train journey from Bergen also takes around 3 hours.

Alternatively, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Geilo Express bus service runs direct from Oslo Gardermoen to Geilo, twice on Friday and Sunday, once on Saturday, and takes around 4 hours door-to-door.

By Private Transfer

Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

Overview

This flexible ski break in Geilo is ideal for families and beginners. Children are well catered for both on and off the slopes, and the excellent standard of English spoken by the instructors and the nice wide learner slopes make this a great resort for first time skiers. Stay at either the luxury Vestlia resort which is ski-in ski-out, or the friendly Bardola Hotel on the other side of Geilo. For shorter and longer stays contact us for a quote

Highlights

  • Family friendly resort
  • Excellent standard of accommodation
  • Lots of extra activities on offer

Included

  • Accommodation at either Vestlia Resort or the Bardola Hotel
  • Half board basis
  • Ski pass for every full day in resort (e.g. 5 nights, 4 day pass)
  • Ski hire for every full day in resort

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

To book online just select your preferred arrival date on the calendar, select the number of adults/children per room, the number of nights and then under 'room type' select which hotel you would like to book. To proceed to the checkout page click 'book now'.

Extras/Upgrades

Families with children under 7 please contact us for a quote. If you would like to add extra nights or upgrade your room contact us before booking.

Location

Location

Geilo is one of the oldest ski resorts in Norway covering both sides of a wide valley of low rolling hills. Despite its low altitude (800-1178m) it is very snow sure and enjoys excellent conditions all winter long.

The two sides offer different levels of skiing, beginners will love the gentle blues and greens on the Geilolia side (near Vestila resort), while intermediates will get more of a challenge on the Slaatta side with steeper red runs and a couple of blacks. With 35 km of slopes in total, this is not the resort for those looking for clocking up the mileage, rather beginners, families and those who enjoy uncrowded, wide cruising runs.

Ski school is available in both ski areas, and there is a ski bus that runs between the two.

The main village is near the Slaatta area and there are a few shops bars and restaurants around. On the Geilolia side there are a few cabins and the large Vestlia resort. It takes around 15-20 minutes to walk from one to the other.

As with other Norwegian resorts, alpine skiing is far from being the only attraction, there are extensive cross-country tracks and you can also enjoy a variety of other activities like fat biking, horse drawn carriage rides, snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding and even a high rope adventure park that is open all year round.

Après ski
Outside of the weekend and high season the nightlife is fairly low key here, Off piste is a popular bar in the main part of town, and the Highland Lodge offers a relaxed bar and pizzeria.

Accommodation

Accommodation

You can choose between two hotels in Geilo, on opposite sides of the resort.

Vestlia Resort****

This large luxury resort is ski-in ski-out on the Geilolia side of the resort, around 20 minutes’ walk from the town centre and rail station and there is a shuttle service from there to the other side of the resort. The chic interiors have the cosy feel of a lodge with lots of Norwegian antiques and artwork on display around the communal areas.

The elegant, comfortable rooms offer cable TV, free WiFi, bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer. Most have panoramic balconies with views over the ski area or valley. Interconnecting rooms and suites are available on request.
The hotel spa has a sauna and steam room, as well as a jacuzzi and pool, with a number of treatments available.

Children are extremely well catered for with a large soft play room and a swimming pool with waterslide; there is even a bowling alley which is very popular with families.

The restaurant offers a large and varied buffet breakfast, and a fixed 3-course dinner in the evenings of creative dishes made from high-quality Norwegian ingredients.


Bardøla Hotel****

Located on the Slaatta side of the resort around 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, there is a shuttle bus from the hotel to both sides of the resort, and you can ski back down to the hotel at the end of the day.

The rooms offer cable TV, free WiFi, bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer and balcony.

Other facilities include a swimming pool and sauna, a children’s playroom and a cosy bar.

The main restaurant offers a fixed 3-course dinner and a special children’s menu and buffet. The menu focuses on Norwegian cuisine using high quality ingredients that are mainly locally sourced. The wine cellar offers an excellent selection, many from biodynamic producers and there are often wine tastings organised by the hotel.

There is also a small a la carte restaurant on site called Sofias Café & Bar which has received many positive reviews and awards, often named the best restaurant along the route between Oslo and Bergen.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Oslo Gardermoen – 232km / 3 h 20 mins

Other airports: Bergen – 243km / 4 h; Oslo Torp – 256km / 4 h

By Car

Arriving from Oslo Gardermoen take the E16 then the Rv 7 towards Geilo

By Public Transport

Geilo is in the middle of the famously scenic Oslo-Bergen train line. From Oslo airport take the train to Oslo S (30 mins), then a direct train from there to Geilo (just over 3 hours). The train journey from Bergen also takes around 3 hours.

Alternatively, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Geilo Express bus service runs direct from Oslo Gardermoen to Geilo, twice on Friday and Sunday, once on Saturday, and takes around 4 hours door-to-door.

By Private Transfer

Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

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