The Geilo area offers a number of serving cabins in the mountains during the winter. Take a look at the list and drop by. There are four categories:
The serving cabins in the mountains with a connection to the groomed cross country trails network are popular places to plan your trip. Here you can buy fantastic lunch or sweet bakery snacks of course with something to warm drink.
The turist cabins in the mountains offers both lunch and dinner, and you can book a room to stay the night. Most of them has easy access from the road.
All ski centers has a eateries. After alpine skiing for a few hours, you are guaranteed hungry. There are many eateries directly at the ski slopes. You can reach all eateries by car, no need to ski.
The DNT cabins are only accasible by waymarked trails. Winter skiing tracks are staked, with temporary tree branches or poles stuck in the snow. As branches historically were the first markings used, these on-snow routes are called kvisteruter, literally "branch-marked routes" in Norwegian. Winter waymarking is done for the principal skiing season at Easter, although some routes are waymarked as early as February. More information about the routes and cabins you will find on the website of the DNT.no.
Summer open serving cabins
Prestholtseter is located by the foot of the Hallingskarvet at 1242 MSL, right by the National Park. It is a popular destination for both the locals and tourists. Perfect starting point for a walk on the Prestholt stairs.
You can use the sing posted walking trails from Ustaoset and Geilo or take you (EL-) bike or car over the toll road Kr. 40 cash.
Opening hours 10.00-16.00. Normally start of July to half August every day and after that only in the weekends until week 40.
Fagerdalen is a active summer mountain dairy farm. They serve homemade products in the farm cafe. Part of Ostebygda.
Fagerdalen is a perfect place to take a break on you bike trip over Holsåsen and Bergsjø area. You can also reach Fagerdalen by car on a toll road Kr 70 from Hovet and Vats, you can pay by bankcard.
Opening hours will com soon. Normally only high season summer.
Tourist cabins in the mountains
Hakkesetstølen Fjellstugu is located at 1050 MSL, right in the middle of the nicest walking terrain on the Hardangervidda. In the cafe you can buy traditional local homemade food. Hakkesetstølen is the first cabin a short hike from the train, the perfect start for several day trip on the Hardangervidda. Summer time it is perfect to take the chair lift from Vestlia up to the cabin. Just a short hike. Easy access by car from road 40, parking just outside Kr. 50. Short walk from bus stop (Brakar lines 420 and 333).
Opens 19 of June open until week 41.
Tuva Tourist Cabin is located at Hardangervidda 1200 MSL and was built in 1915. Known for the special taste of the Norwegian waffle from a secret recept which has been in the family for years.
Around Tuva there are a lot of walking possibilities, bth short trips and longer trips. You can reach Tuva by foot and on bike. There is a summer bus july-August from Geilo once a day on monday to friday. When using your car you need to pay Kr. 70 in toll on the website youpark.no within 24 hours. The road is closed for campervans. Tuva is the second cabin in to the Hardangervidda, please order in advanced to be sure for a place to sleep.
Open from 26th of june to 5th of september from 11:00 to 17:00
Lia Fjellhotell - with soul and atmosphere. The hotel and cafe are located in quit and scenic surroundings just 14km from Geilo. Nice walking and cycling possibilities in surroundings.
Easy access by car from road 40, short walk from bus stop (Brakar lines 420 and 333).
Lia is open whole year for a good night sleep, dinner or a cup of coffee with stunning view from the saloon.
Fantastic location on the sunny side of Dagalifjellet with great view of Hardangervidda. Torsetlia is situated 30km from Geilo and in the middle of the tracks network towards Hardangervidda and Dagali mountains.
Easy access by car from road 40. Bus stop in front of the door (Brakar line 420).
Possible for accomodation and a coffee break, but also dinner.
Open from 25th of June to 31st of August and autumn holiday from 10:00 to 22:00. From 1st September to 3th October thursday to sønday.
Haugastøl is located at 1000MSL and offers several varieties all from a good cup coffee with homemade and honest cookie to delicious pizza. Walk directly in to the wild Hardangervidda, or start cycling on the Rallarvegen straight outside your door.
Easy access by car from the mainroad 7. Short walk from train station (Vy.no) and bus stop (Skyss 991 and Brakar 334) in front of the door.
Normally opens start of July until autumn holidays in October.
Storestølen serves home-made-short-range and allergy friendly food. Superb vegan alternatives and offer most dishes without gluten and milk.
Walking trails to DNT cabins in Skarvheimen and Hallingskarvet. Short way to Aurland and Flåm. Easy access by car from road 50. and by bus (Kringom line 490).
Open from 26th of June out over autumn.
In the middle of the Hardangervidda with all it's possibilities. The kitchen at Halne reflects the seasons and a passion for natural ingredients. Everyone will find a favoriete. Connecting waymarked trails from Hallingskarvet to Hardangervidda and easy access by car from the mainroad 7, bus stop right aside (Skyss 991).
Open from 5th march to 10nd October.
Only possible to come here by train, by bike or walking. The hotel is open during summer time from the start of July until autumn. You can order something warm to drink, sweet to eat or lunch. It is also possible to order dinner from 18:00.
DNT cabins Hardangervidda and Skarvheimen
More information about the routes, membership for the key you will find on the website from DNT.
Winter open cabins
Lovely Ruperanden, only open during the winter. A very popular tour for both the locals and the tourists. Stunning views in all directions, the cabin is placed in the centre of the tour, just perfect. There are a lot of walking trails in the surrounding.
Located in Budalen, and during the summertime a dairy farm. Hallingskarvet is the closest neighbour. Budalen offers lovely bike road and several trails towards Havsdalen and Hovet. If you are using your car use the toll road Kr. 40 cash.
The Red Cross cabin is located by the ski track between Geilo and Ustetind and had a open well known kiosk during high season in the winter. The summer trail from Hakkesetstølen to Tuva passes Grønebakken.