236 Rooms
3 hours Transfer time
Half board Board basis

Travel through some of Norway's wildest nature to the Vestlia Resort in Geilo, designed by the renowned Norwegian architect Helene Hennie, the deep tones, reclaimed wood and smattering of famous artworks make this a seriously stylish ski stop right on the piste. On the quieter, Geilolia, side of the resort, the hotel boasts the largest collection of antique drinking vessels in Norway and paintings by Edvard Munch. Even the pool is designed around the fairytale works of Theodor Kittelsen.

The hotel is a food haven working with a whole host of local providers for some incredibly tasty dishes, there's also a swanky private dining area for larger groups. The restaurant is kept lubricated from the wine cellar and wine room and the slopes look down through the windows. All a spectacular place to stay if you're looking to ski in Geilo, Norway and we haven't got round to talking about the award-winning spa, two pools, waterslide, bowling alley and huge children's soft play area.

What we like about the Vestlia Resort

  • Fresh bread and cinnamon buns available after skiing from the Highland Bakery
  • Two pool areas, saunas, hot tub, spa, water slide, bowling alley, children's playland and a fitness centre
  • The hotel prides itself on food, with local produce and influences aplenty, there are also mountain views from the restaurant

Worth knowing

  • You can easily get to the town centre via the shuttle bus (the hotel is on the quieter side of the resort)
  • There are two pool areas one is free for guests and the other, in the climate zone, is free to use if you have a spa treatment (100NOK, around £9 if not)


  • Doorstep skiing
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Shuttle
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

A very hit-and-miss resort Ashford, United Kingdom Keen on experiencing Ice Driver Ltd's driving on a frozen lake (highly recommended), I arranged a 6 night stay at the nearby Vestlia resort, accompanied by 2 friends. We booked 2x "Suite 1 bedroom... Rated 3 on TripAdvisor
Comfortable family hotel Amsterdam, The Netherlands We found the hotel to be very comfortable with good F&B, nice swimming pool area and great location for skiing. At times somewhat busy, but given the spacious set-up never a problem. Highly... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Amazing massage, good wine, service and tasty buffet right next to the skilift Bergen, Norway The SPA is beautiful with a very good massage menu. Book in advance. We had a great experience in the restaurant and amazing wine provided by a very service minded somalier. The best part is that you... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor

View on map

At the bottom of the slopes, 50 metres from the ski school meeting point, the Vestlia Resort is on the quieter side on the resort, only a short free shuttle bus ride to the town centre.

  • Ski region
  • Distance to slopes
    Doorstep skiing
  • Distance to town
    1.7km, free shuttle bus


All rooms at the Vestlia Resort have a hairdryer, WiFi, TV and free parking. All rooms, except economy rooms, feature lift access. 

Economy room

Economy rooms are available in the hotel's original building and these do not feature lift access. A variety of room types exist; economy double rooms sleep a maximum of two, economy singles sleep one person, and economy family rooms sleep up to 4 people - featuring a bunk bed as well as two singles. 

Economy rooms are more basic in terms of decor but also more affordable, so worth asking about if you're on a budget. You'll find images of these room types at the end of our image carousel. 

Sleeps max. 1-4

Double room

Most double rooms have twin beds, some have a double bed and the decor has plenty of wood and mountain fabrics and most have a balcony with mountain views. Some can interconnect.

Sleeps max. 2

Double room with a sofa bed

These rooms have a double or twin beds as well as a sofa bed. Most rooms have a terrace or balcony with mountain views.

Sleeps max. 3

Family room

Family rooms have a double bed and built n bunk beds as well as a small sitting area. The bathroom has a rain shower ad the balconies have slope views. Some interconnect with other family rooms.

Sleeps max. 4

There is also a range of suites, apartments and penthouses from one bedroom up to three bedroom spaces split over two floors and sleeping up to 10 people. Penthouses can be all ensuite with plush furnishings through to the family suites with bunk beds in the second room.


  • Restaurant
  • Wine room
  • Wine cellar
  • Bar and lounge area
  • Baera-Salen private dining room
  • Fresh baked goods
  • Famous artworks
  • Spa
  • Climate zone
  • Two swimming pools
  • kid's pool
  • waterslide
  • Relaxation room
  • Hot tub
  • Two saunas
  • Cold pool
  • Fitness centre with free classes
  • Ski lockers
  • Children's soft play area
  • Bowling alley

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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