Geilo Ski Holidays

As an ex-ski instructor who lived and worked in Geilo for five seasons, this is where I'd take my family skiing for the first time - superb ski tuition, amazing childcare and genuine hospitality. What more do you need?"
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
As an ex-ski instructor who lived and worked in Geilo for five seasons, this is where I'd take my family skiing for the first time - superb ski tuition, amazing childcare and genuine hospitality. What more do you need?"
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia

Summary

5
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities

Geared towards families and first-timers, ski holidays in Geilo are an all-round winter experience that begins with a breathtaking rail journey.

For beginners and families, the conditions in Geilo (pronounced yay low) are world-class. The two ski areas of Geilo and Geilolia are linked by a shuttle and boast unintimidating slopes, helpful lift attendants and an award-winning ski school. Children under seven ski for free and the crèche takes babies from six months.

Arriving on one of the world's most scenic railways makes a memorable start, with the Bergen to Oslo line stopping in the village centre. This makes it easy to add a city stopover, visit the fjords or experience the dramatic Flåm Railway.

One of Norway's oldest resorts, Geilo fringes the country's largest national park. Experiencing nature is part of the appeal, with dog-sledding, fat biking, ice fishing and a tree-top ropes course, as well as cross-country trails and the Langedrag Nature Park & Mountain Farm.

Most amenities are clustered around Geilo station. Restaurant-wise, there's plenty of choice, from pizzas to local game and seafood. Families love the Bowl & Dine, while après bars are busiest on weekends, and Off-Pist and Recepten are best for nightlife.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Resort stats

Season
Mid December - Early May
Nearest airport
Oslo or Bergen
Flight time
2 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours 30 minutes / 4 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire / Train
Elevation
1,178 m / 3,865 ft
Vertical drop
373 m / 1,224 ft
Avg snowfall
1.25 m / 4 ft
Ski area
34 km
Ski lifts
20
Runs
40
Grade
6% advanced
39% intermediates
55% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

With unmistakable Scandinavian style, the properties in Geilo and Geilolia range from ski-in ski-out spa hotels, to self-catering apartments and cosy cabins with log fires & saunas. Geilo is also home to the famous Dr. Holms Hotel, which is steeped in history and has excellent facilities.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Geilo accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
A firm favourite among Ski Safari guests, Vestlia Resort does a fantastic job of appealing to families and child-free couples alike.

Offers

See our Geilo offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224068 or request a quotation.

Reviews

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224068.

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26/05/2019 Andrew Steen

We really enjoyed Geilo. The ski school was great for the kids. There were enough things to do for my wife and baby who didn’t ski. We really enjoyed this resort.

20/05/2019 Karen Scanlon

The resort was beautiful, quiet and calm. Although plenty of people around it never felt crowded during meal times or when getting skiing equipment on. Indoor activities such as the pool and bowling were great fun and usually always available for when we wanted to use them. I especially enjoyed the quiet lounge areas with people gathering round for a social chat, board game, reading or a social drink. The ski-in out was so easy and made everything that much more enjoyable and stress-free. The shuttle access from the hotel parking lot to the other nearby ski resort was an added bonus. I also liked that the location of the resort to the small village is within walking distance and offers more places to eat, shop, etc.

09/05/2019 Emily Hunt

Geilo is perfect for families, particularly with children learning to ski. Our 2 children, 8 and 10, have spent 2 weeks there and are now competent skiers.

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