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Travel Blogs from Geilo
... it's mainly cool because you ride round it on a bike made for the rails. You can stop over in a Lap camp if you can't make it all the way round, well worth a visit if you need to entertain the kids amongst you. I mean ME
So for all you travellers out there, head up from Gothenburg, come off the E6 at Uddevalla, head towards Bengstfors on the 172. Trust me it's worth it, but be warned this part of the world isn't cheap to live in.
Now as a foot note I ...
... regret not booking single tickets and going at my own pace. Highly suggest that if you do it, either rent a car, or book single tickets. Don't be herded like a sheep like I was. Norway was fascinating, such a beautiful country. I can see why Bergen is so popular. With just a quick five min train, you can see tiny towns nestled between small fjords. The big ones are about two hours away. I doubt I'll be back ...
... place it is surrounded by the fjords ,which is why they name it the " gateway to the fjords ". Tomorrow I am doing a fjord trip ! Met some really lovely people who I went out witj last night to watch the Copa America final. Short blog because I am using the wifi in McDonalds. Yes Norway has them ...
... 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