Food is of a very high standard wherever you go in Norway, and Geilo is just as good. The small town has about 20 restaurants and, though the number is relatively small, there's a surprisingly large range of cuisines - from traditional Norwegian to Mediterranean, American and Indian.
• Hallingstuene – People come from far and wide to eat at this incredible restaurant. Inside has lots of little dining rooms with gorgeous traditional décor. The menu showcases mouthwatering local cuisine - you simply must try the reindeer.
• Bowl & Dine, Dr Holms Hotel – A 10-pin bowling alley with a retro American diner, serving burgers, pizza, nachos, chicken wings and scrummy milkshakes - a must for families.
• Karma – Modern and stylish, this welcoming restaurant offers delicious Indian curries. The varied menu also includes favourites like pasta, burgers, pizza and vegetarian options.
• Escalon, Dr Holms Hotel – Formely a French brasserie, this is now a Spanish tapas bar, serving authentic Mediterranean dishes. Share classics like Spanish omelette, scampi, chorizo, scallops and meatballs.
• Ekta, Highland Lodge – Simple and tasty, here you can get large portions of local fare, from reindeer burgers, to mountain trout, to moose carpaccio.
• Stugu Café (Geilolia pistes) – Part bakery, part BBQ, offering a range of sandwiches, soups and burgers, and plenty of outdoor seating.
• Havsdalskroa (Havsdalen lifts) – A modern hut that’s ideal for a relaxed lunch, with great views and a menu of fresh local and international fare.
Drinking can be expensive in Geilo, so the après scene tends to be quite low key. Visitors and locals are usually found with chilling out in one of the friendly bars around the village with just one, or maybe two, relaxing drinks.
• Dr Holms – Popular with locals and guests alike, this bar has probably the best atmosphere in town. If you head over here on the weekends, you'll also be treated to some live music.
- South-facing Blue 21 is a good one to start the day on, as the snow is soft - and it's also beautiful at sunset.
- There are snow parks to suit everyone - Green 30 on Slaatta, Blue 65, and Tiril Parken on Red 54.
Beginning the day on Geilo’s south-facing slope Geiloheisen is always a good move. As it starts the day in the sun the runs tend to soften up quicker – this means run 21, one of Geilo’s nicest blues, is in peak condition. If you’re staying on the north side of the resort it’s no bother, just hop on the bus and it will take you to the bottom of lift D.
We’re all about giving you support, expertise and knowledge before, during and after your holiday - it’s what we do. Our service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone, email or even Twitter.
- Online info pack with tons of resort info and tips.
- Ski Explorer app with maps, snow reports, recommended routes and a friend finder.
- Weather, travel and resort updates via Facebook, Twitter or text message.
Our reps will meet you at the airport and help get your lift passes, equipment hire and tuition sorted. They’ll also be available in Geilo so, if you need anything during your trip, just check your info pack or the Ski Explorer app to find out where they’ll be, and come and have a chat.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your accommodation. However, if you would prefer a private transfer, this can be added when booking. These are taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.