©Fotograf Terje Bjørnsen

Serving cabins in the mountain

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: 

Serving cabins
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.

Turist cabins
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.

Ski centrer
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.

DNT cabins
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   

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.

Take Away until ‘’Skarverennet’’ 18th April 2021

Opening hours 10:00 to 16:00


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.

Take Away until the snow is gone in springtime

Opening hours 11:00 - 15:30


Located in Budalen, and during the summertime a dairy farm. Hallingskarvet is the closest neighbour. Budalen offers lovely and easy groomed cross country tracks.

Take Away from 27. march til 4th of April (Easter)

Opening hours 11:00 - 15:30


Fagerdalen is a summer mountain dairy farm. They serve homemade products in the farm cafe. Part of Ostebygda.

Unfortunately closed rest of this winter season.


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.

Temprary closed becuase of restrictions, sjekk facebook if they open again after 11th of April.
Saturday and Sunday - 13th Februart to 18th April 2021

With bad weather the cabin is closed.


Tourist cabins in the mountains


Hakkesetstølen Fjellstugu is located at 1050 MSL, right in the middle of the nicest cross country terrain on the Hardangervidda, access to the waymarked winter trails of DNT. Short distance to the alpine slopes. Easy  access by car from road 40. Short walk from bus stop.

Open Easter time with Take Away.

Check webside and facebook


Tuva Turisthytte

Tuva Tourist Cabin is located at Hardangervidda 1200 MSL and was built in 1915.
Groomed ski tracks wintertime, and easy access to the DNT cabins with waymarked winter routs to Hardangervidda.

Unfortunately closed until 11th of April. Check out facebook if they open again this winter.

Torsetlia Fjellstue

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 groomed cross country tracks and access to waymarked winter routs from DNT.  
Easy access by car from road 40. Bus stop in front of the door.

Easter 27th March to 4th April with take Away.

Opening hours 12:00-16:00

Check webside and facebook.


Haugastøl Turistsenter

Haugastøl is located at 1000MSL and offers several varieties all from a good cup coffee with homemade and honest cookie to delisious pizza. Groomed cross country trails and good start point for the waymarked trails from DNT. Easy access by car from the mainroad 7. Short walk from train station and bus stop in front of the door.

From 15th January 2021 to 18th April

Opening hours 10:00 to 18:00

Check webside and facebook.


Storestølen Fjellstue

Storestølen serves home-made-short-range and allergy friendly food. Superb vegan alternatives and offer most dishes without gluten and milk. 
Both groomed cross country track and waymarked trails to DNT cabins in Skarvheimen and Hallingskarvet. Easy access by car from road 50.

Open for accomodation and guidet top tours.


Halne Fjellstue

In the midle 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. Conacting waymarked trails from Hallingskarvet to Hardangervidda and easy access by car from the mainroad 7, bus stop right aside.

From 5th March 2021 open all days.
Feel welcome, the kitchen is open!


Lia Fjellhotel

Lia Fjellhotell - with soul and atmosphere. The hotel and cafe are located in quit and scenic surroundings just 14km from Geilo. Has it's own alpineslope and toboggantrail, but also groomed cross country tracks. Easy access by car from road 40, short walk from bus stop.

As soon as the cross country trails are groomed the cafe is open. 

Opening hours between 10:00 to 16:00 or a bit longer.


Finse 1222

Closed due to rebuilding work. Opens juli 2021



Ski centre with cafe - TAKE AWAY

Dagali Fjellpark

Dagali Fjellpark is a true winter wonderland with many ways to enjoy winter both on and off the slopes. Snacks, baguettes, hot dogs and burgers. Alpine slopes, tobogan run and cross country tracks. Easy access by car from road 40. 

26th Desember 2020 to 18th April 2021

Opening hours 10:00 to 16:00


Evening open from 21st February 2021

Between 18:00 to 20:00

Hallingskarvet Skisenter

The cafe at Hallingskarvet Ski Center offers hold and cold dishes. Try their homemade goulash soup and wonderful, freshly baked cinnamon rolls.


14th Desember 2020 to 27th January 2021

09:30 – 15:30


28th January to 10th February 2021

09:30 – 16:00


11th February to end of season 2021

09:30 – 16:30

Slaatta Skisenter

Here you get served warm soup, rolls, salads, wonderful baked goods, and more. Don't forget to taste the delicious Slaatta sweeet roll ''SlaattaBollen''. Licensed for alcohol.



local produce and quality food and drinks.

real home-cooked food, without "dill dall".

Vestlia Skikafe,
state-of-the-art ski cafe with pleasant, modern, bright rooms and good food!

Street food is absolutely perfect at the hill!

Halstensgård Cafe,
a bit like coming home.

28th November 2020 to 7th February 2021

09:30 – 15:30

8th February to 18th April 2021

09:30 til 16:30


Early Morning Vestlia

19th Desember 2020 to 20th March 2021

07:30 – 09:30


Nightskiing Slaatta

Every Tuesday 5th January to the end of March 2021

15:30 – 20:00


Night skiing Vestlia

Every Friday 18th Desember to 19th March

15:30 – 20:00


DNT cabins Hardangervidda and Skarvheimen


Krækkja Tursithytte



Finse Hytte

Fagerheim Fjellstugu

5th March to 2nd Mai 2021

Check the website of the DNT for opening hours.