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Travel Blogs from Geilo
... on and beside the water, or simply to sit back and watch the scenery.
This area in Eastern Norway is the country's canoeing paradise. This watery world with a varied landscape of around 400m above sea level shows a different side to the country. It is located between the Randsfjord and Sperillen Lakes.
Femundsmarka and Gutulia
... of a cabin likely from the 17th C., a couple of burial sites, and learn a lot about the black lichen, a marriage of fungi and algae that covers much of the rocks. It has been a late Spring and I doubt that we will see any flowers. Until we encounter the tracks of an Arctic fox, our boots make the only marks in the otherwise pristine landscape. Although every care is taken to avoid an up close encounter with a polar bear, Eric the ...
... around the city all night ,competing with each other to make the most noise, with enormous sound systems and loud speakers!!!
We were totally disillusioned by Oslo. It was still pouring with rain, so the best we could do was move on.
Our aim was to move north towards ...
... at the next few stops along the Bergen-Oslo line. We found a small ski resort called Geilo about an hour along the line and reserved a room in a hotel there.
Surprisingly we had no issues with using tickets which were for two days later and the train conductor was very understanding - that would never have happened with ScotRail!!
We were both tired and annoyed by the time we arrived at Geilo, it was after 7pm and ...
... out for a photo opp, and you could tell it had gotten much cooler. The sign said we were in Buskerud County, which is the county my ancestors all lived in prior to 1843. We finally pulled into Geilo at about 5:15. Dad was not feeling very well at all. He had a chest cold, couldn’t stop coughing, and he had a fever. As a result he decided to go to bed and skip dinner. I took a walk around the rim of the hill our hotel was at, and then ...
Other places to stay in Geilo
Bakkestolvegen 81, Geilo | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Lienvegen 11, Geilo | 4 star hotelfrom $176
Timrehaugveien 2, Geilo | 3 star hotelfrom $211
Gamleveien 32, Geilo | 3 star hotelfrom $149
Geilovegen 55-57, Geilo | Hotelfrom $149
Skurdalen, Geilo | Hotelfrom $196
Skurdalsveien 14-16, Geilo | Hotelfrom $119