Far up in the mountains behind Geilo and
at the foot of Hallingskarvet you find
Prestholtseter, a popular destination both
in summer and winter. Here you can buy
genuine traditional Norwegian mountain
cuisine as cured meats, “rømmegrøt”,
waffles and thin "lefse", served in
traditional premises. Of course you can
also get a long-awaited Solo or a bar of
Kvikk Lunch chocolate.
The premises consist of small rooms with
seating on both sides just inside the door
and a larger room with the kiosk and
several seating straight forward.
Prestholt is open in summer, autumn and
winter. From their website we have taken
following detailed overview:
Summer season: the first weekend in
July to mid-August + weekends during
the autumn holiday week 40. every day
in the autumn holiday.
Winter Season: Christmas week every
day from Dec 27. Weekends from
second weekend in January for the
winter week 8 after it every day except
Wednesdays after Skarverennet.
In summer it is possible to drive all the way
up. There is a large parking area for those
who want to go hiking in the mountains or
visit the café. The big attraction in recent
years, in addition to Prestholtseter itself, is
the stairs up to the Hallingskarvet, made
by Sherpas from Nepal. The stairs have
made it much more simpler and more
accessible to climb to the top of
Hallingskarvet during the summer and
In winter you can only come here by skis.
There are marked trails from both Geilo
and Ustaoset. It is a perfect stop about half
way if you go from Ustaoset to Geilo - a
great and manageable cross country day
trip for both children and adults.
Nye Havsdalsvegen 150,
+47 959 47 626
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