Coronavirus

Coronavirus

If you have questions about the Corona virus situation and travelling in Hol municipality and Norway, you'll find updated information and travel advice at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

We are in good dialogue with the municipal superintendent in Hol and Ål municipality, Geir Strømmen, Emergency Counseling Advisor in Hol Municipality, Espen Bille-Larsen, and otherwise follow recommendations from the Norwegian Institute of Health (FHI). We make decisions in consultation and recommendations from these. In Hol the municipality will update its pages consecutively. Read more here: https://www.hol.kommune.no/

Hol Municipality by the community medical officer imposes the tourist industry in Hol to close down restaurants, hotels (and other accommodation) and the ski resorts until further notice starting from March 13th.

Booking
Notice to travellers who have made bookings via www.geilo.no. Should you have to cancel your booking, kindly contact [email protected] for more information. 

Ski resort
All ski resorts in Hol municipality are closed until further notice. Stay updated here: https://www.skigeilo.no/en.

Accommodation
All hotels, lodges, cabins and campsites in Hol municipality are closed until further notice. Please contact the supplier directly for more information. 

Shopping
Most shops in Geilo are still open, but have limited business hours. Remember not to hoard, there is plenty of groceries for all of us! Geilo Handelslaget Spar offers home delivery of groceries, please contact the shop directly to arrange home delivery. 

Cross country trails
From Saturday 14.03.2020 no tracks will be groomed to prevent guest from traveling to Hol municipality. Stay updated here: https://skisporet.no/

Restaurants and serving
All restaurants in Hol municipality will keep closed until further notice. 

Public transportation
All public transport from Brakar and VY will run as usual. Please follow the transport providers guidelines. 

Culture- and sports event are cancelled
All events are and will be canceled, we encourage the individual to contact the individual organizer directly for more information if needed. 

Tourist information
Due to the Norwegian Health Authority’s decision to implement strict bans on travel to, and inside the country, we have closed the tourist information. We are available for digital chat and advice through our email and social media channels if you need to reach us:

Phone: (+47) 32 09 59 00
Mail: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visitgeilo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visitgeilo/

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and will be happy to help you digitally!

Sources for updated information about the corona situation in Norway:

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Helse Norge

Hol Municipality

Visit Geilo business pages on Facebook

If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties while in Norway, please stay in your hotel room / apartment and contact hotel guest service by telephone. Only contact the 24-hour Norwegian medical service at (+47) 116117 if you are in need of medical assistance.

Don't go to the hospital yourself, contact the service number and explain your situation. This is the best and most effective way to receive competent and prompt help.