This nature trail around the scenic Ustedalsfjorden Lake is perfect for a family outing, either on foot or bicycle. The 10-kilometer long graveled path is mostly flat and easy to follow. Learn about local history, culture, and wildlife from the many informational boards along the route. If the weather’s nice, take a refreshing dip at Geilo Beach, barbecue at one of the rest stops, or find an excellent fishing spot and see if the fish are biting.
Geilo has a range of accommodation options available, including cabins and hotels.
Tips and hints
Close to the trail is Geilojordet farmyard, where it’s possible to visit the old farm buildings, say hello to the animals as well as to have a snack at the café.
Located on the borderline between eastern and western Norway, Geilo is easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. Road Rv7 over Hardangervidda, Fv50 Hol-Aurland, and Rv52 over Hemsedal is open all year round, as long as the weather conditions are not too harsh. Call the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) on + 47 815 48 991 to ensure that the roads are open.
The journey takes 3 hours and 30 minutes from Oslo and 4 hours from Bergen.
From Oslo, take the bus Vy Ekspress from Oslo bus terminal. The journey to Geilo takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. Book your tickets and check schedules here.
Geilo is about halfway on the train route between Oslo and Bergen. The journey takes about 3 hours 30 minutes, departing five times a day. Book your tickets and check schedules here.