128 Rooms
3 hours Transfer time
Half board Board basis

The Bardola log cabins are a world away from city life. The surrounding Bardola forest creates a secluded hideaway from which you can enjoy your crackling log fire and mountainous views. The hotel is only a short walk away should you wish to take advantage of the amenities such as the indoor pool and saunas, foot spa or taste some delicious wines, specially imported to stock their own cellar. Wines you won't find anywhere else in Norway.

Whether you opt to take refuge in the modern hotel rooms or traditional chalets you can use all hotel amenities including the restaurants and fireside lounge. The main restaurant serves up traditional Norwegian food with a few influences from further afield whilst Sofia's café and bar is a more creative menu with tapas and takeaway as well as award-winning bread and delectably sweet pastries.

You can ski back to the hotel at the end of the day on the cross-country tracks and the nearest lift is a ten minute walk away, you can always catch the bus if you're feeling lazy.

What we like

  • Secluded forest location, giving you a real sense of intimacy and seclusion
  • Traditional log cabins to enjoy that Norwegian experience you've dreamed of
  • Indoor pool, saunas and foot spa to relax in after a day in the mountains

Worth knowing

  • The location is out of town, it would take around twenty minutes to walk to Geilo's centre
  • A ten minute walk to the nearest ski lift (a drag lift) but you can catch the bus which stops nearby
  • There's a kids playroom and a special children's buffet for little ones, they're well catered for here


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Car parking
  • Conference

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Within the Bardøla forest, you can ski back to the hotel and the cabins on a cross-country ski track. To get to the nearest lift, it's a ten minute walk or you can hop on the bus which stops just outside. To get to town, again you can hop on the bus or it's a 20 minute walk through the winter landscape.

  • Ski region
  • Distance to slopes
    Ski back, 800m to lift
  • Distance to town
    1.5km, 20 minute walk


There is WiFi in all rooms, cabins and common areas.

Log cabins

There are 26 solid log cabins in the forest behind the hotel. The cabins each sleep 8-10 people with 4 bedrooms (2 are in the eaves and 2 bathrooms with heated floors and showers. Each cabin has an open plan lounge and kitchen with stove, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and toaster as well as a log fireplace. The cabins are heated before arrival and include a sack of logs. There is also a storage room/hall to put your ski equipment. You can use all the hotel facilities and even go half board if you wish.

Approx. 82 sqm, sleep max. 10

Double hotel rooms

There are 55 double rooms, each with a double bed and en-suite with a shower.

Approx. 19sqm, sleeps max. 2

Junior suite/family room

There are 60 suites/family rooms and most of them have a balcony. The rooms have double or twin beds with a double sofa bed and enough room for an additional bed on request. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower.

Approx. 32sqm, sleeps max. 5


  • Bardøla restaurant
  • Sofia's café & bar
  • Wine cellar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Children's pool
  • Sauna
  • Fotklinikk (foot spa)
  • Children's playroom
  • Fitness room
  • Barock'n - fireplace and seating area as well as a dancefloor

Board basis

  • Half board

Resort guide


The resort
Resort Height - 800m
Highest point - 1,180m

Ski areaGeilo - 35km of piste

Split across two ski areas there's a great mix of slopes for all levels. And being a family-friendly resort the kids fun runs are a great place to learn safely.

Green runs 23%
Blue runs 26%

Red runs 38%
Black runs 13%

Lifts - 22

Season length - September to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 3/5
Experts - 3/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 5/5
Après - 2/5
Scenery - 4/5
Eating out - 3/5
Off-slope activities - 5/5

Sledging | cross country skiing | night skiing | horse-drawn sleighs | snowshoeing | bowling | swimming pool | spa | husky dog sledding (5 different providers) | fishing | kicksled | fat biking | climbing park | ice track rally car driving | zipline | Snowmobiling is possible but it's a 30 minute drive from Geilo

Transfer time
Oslo - 3 hours by car or 3.5 hours by train
Bergen - 3.5 hours by car/train

Geilo area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £119
6 day lift pass from £195

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