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Geilo

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River Rafting & Tubing · Ski Areas · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. The Bergen Line facilitated Geilo's development as the first skiing resort in the country, and it is still one of the largest. It is also famous for having some of the most luxurious and expensive holiday cabins in Norway.Geilo is primarily a ski resort town, but also offers summer activities. Geilo is in a valley with mountain ranges on each side. The center of the town lies at 800 meters above sea level, and its highest point is 1178 meters above sea level. It is 250 km from Oslo and 260 km from Bergen.Geilo train station (Geilo stasjon) with roughly five trains a day connects to either Bergen (to the west) or Oslo (to the east). The closest airport is Geilo Airport, Dagali (24 km away), while the closest airport that accepts international flights is Fagernes Airport. Geilo has three lakes, Slåttahølen, Vestlefjorden, and Ustedalsfjorden, by far the largest of the three.EtymologyThe ski resort is named after the old farm Gjeilo. The name is the dative plural of geil f 'fenced road for cattle'.
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National Park
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National Park
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Hiking Trail
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Spa
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Casinos in Geilo

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Geilo Hestesenter
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Geilo Activity Center
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Shopping in Geilo

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Amok Geilo AS
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Geiloporten
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Winter Sports in Geilo

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Geilo Holiday
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
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Waterfall
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