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    Hotel Vestlia in Geilo

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Vestlia is a serious contender as Different Snow's favourite ski hotel in Scandinavia - a category packed with some pretty decent competition! But such is the effortless class, convenience and comfort of the Vestlia - perfectly positioned at the lift base on Vestlia-side. Obviously.  You can ski back to the hotel and the lifts take you back up the mountain from just outside.

A modern hotel, it was designed by renowned Norwegian architect Helene Hennie, a woman who understands that that hotels can and should feel like home...or, rather, a more stylish and dashing version of home. There are a range of room types to choose from, starting with the simply-furnished guestrooms in the newly built annexe - let's call these three star - right through to some ultimate-luxury penthouse suites - verging on to five star territory. To aggregate it all, we'll call it a four star hotel, but with the facilities which sit at the top end of this bracket - excellent spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and highly regarded restaurant, serving hearty breakfasts and evening meals featuring seasonal Norwegian, Italian and French cuisine. Lighter dishes are offered in the cosy café-bara and after-ski drinks can be enjoyed by the open fire at Hunter’s Bar.

Their attitude towards children used to be somewhat schizophrenic - because they have many interconnecting rooms and because it's located in a safe area at the bottom of the lifts, the Vestlia is popular with families. However, the adults-only spa area made kids feel less welcome. Perhaps it was a never really confused - this was a resort which catered for children, but also appreciated that adults sometimes need time for themselves. However, with the new annexe comes a 70m waterslide that will go outside, loop a couple of times before shooting you back in - I guess children are welcome after all. Indeed, the more affordable rooms in this annexe make the Vestilia a for more viable option for the brood. 

  • Children’s Play Area (indoor and outdoor)
  • Drying Room
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi (free)

The location couldn’t get better, in the base area with the lifts, ski school and rental store. The main village (and the slopes on the other side) is easily accessible on the free shuttle bus or a 20 minute walk.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 20 metres
Shuttle Bus: 20 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 1.5 kilometres

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  • Children’s Play Area (indoor and outdoor)
  • Drying Room
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi (free)

The location couldn’t get better, in the base area with the lifts, ski school and rental store. The main village (and the slopes on the other side) is easily accessible on the free shuttle bus or a 20 minute walk.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 20 metres
Shuttle Bus: 20 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 1.5 kilometres

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.