Highland Lodge
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In the centre of the mountain village GeiIo
Great basecamp for self-serviced mountain adventures

Highland Lodge is a modern lodge situated in the centre of the mountain village Geilo, halfway between Oslo and Bergen. The lodge has many alternatives for accommodation ranging from standard rooms to apartments and penthouses. The lodge features a great bakery that offers pastries, bread, pizza and light dishes. In addition the lodge has an inviting pool area with sauna and a great lounge.

Geilo is an accessible starting point for hiking in the mountains, whether you want to go straight from the city centre, drive or take the train to start your trip in the middle of the mountains.

Our activities


Lienvegen 11

3580 Geilo


+47 32 09 61 00


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Highland is perfect for individuals looking for a place to stay. 

Welcome to Geilo

The national park village

Geilo is a well known and popular resort in the mountains of Norway, and offers varied activities and events all year. Geilo is a national park village, with a prime location nestled between the Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda National Parks. This gives the Geilo area a unique natural surrounding that you won't find anywhere else. In addition, the cosy town offers a large variety of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Doorstep adventures

At Highland Lodge you will find a variety of adventures from the hotel’s doorstep.

The Prestholtrunden loop is probably the most popular hike in the Geilo area. The trail leads into the Hallingskarvet National Park and reaches its highest poin…
6 km 1.5-3h
Our hiking trails are also good for snowshoe walking! You can rent equipment at the tourist info center. STart from the parkinglot west of "Jons kro" by Rv7. F…
1 km 2-5h
This gorgeous hike features a river, a waterfall, and panoramic views. Be sure to take the short detour to Fjellstølhovda on the way back down where you can see…
11 km 3.5-4.5h
If looking for a short hike with sweeping views from the center of Geilo, trekking to the top of Geilohovda is an excellent option. As you cross the slalom hill…
5 km 1.5-2h
This roundtrip trail takes you from Hakkesetstølen via the cabin area Kikut to a viewpoint where sweeping views of Hallingskarvet Mountain Range await. You’ll h…
14 km 4.5-5.5h
This roundtrip hike from Geilo to Ustetind (1,376 m.a.s.l.) takes you along the vast plains of Hardangervidda, passing by Hakkesetstølen Lodge and the peak of B…
32 km 10.5-12h
The hike to Hakkesetstølen is easy-going and family-friendly, taking you up to the tree line where the landscape opens up and offers far-reaching views. Startin…
10 km 2.5-4h
This hike takes you from the center of Geilo via Hakkesetstølen to Birgithovda (1,173 m.a.s.l.). From Hakkesetstølen, observe how the landscape changes as you p…
18 km 6-7h

Rooms & amenities

Highland lodge have many alternatives for accommodation ranging from standard rooms to apartments and penthouses.
Varied accommodation and amenities
Fitness Centre

All lodge guests enjoy free admission to the fitness centre.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy the swimming pool after a long day in the mountains.


The lodge features a great bakery that offers pastries, bread, pizza and light dishes


The lodge has a playroom for the children to enjoy.

Getting here

Traveling to Highland Lodge
By car

From Oslo you can drive RV 7 through Hallingdalen (219km), or drive E134 to Kongsberg and from there take FV40 through Numedal (241km). From Bergen, take RV7 along the Hardanger Fjord and Hardangervidda (239km).

Public transport

Geilo is located half-way on the scenic Bergen Line railway from Oslo, with a 4h journey to both cities. See NSB’s website for rates and timetables.