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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Destinations to Visit in Norway 2015
to share with your family, close friends or your significant other. And, while the suites ooze luxury and world-class quality, little can compete with Vestlia’s Penthouse apartments. “We have guests from around the world who call us just because they want to come stay at one of the Penthouses,” laughs Espeli. “I have had guests fly in to Oslo Airport, which is approximately 240 kilometres away, and call from the airport asking how to get here – solely because they’re interested in that particular suite.” And who wouldn’t be? The three suites designed by Hennie, of which the 200square-metre Hamsun suite is the largest, create a perfect frame for your stay – whether you are part of a conference group, or a group of friends looking for the right place to indulge in a holiday out of the ordinary. Everything but ordinary Speaking of everything but ordinary: a stay at Vestlia would not be as well spent if you didn’t make use of the world-class in-house conveniences – from the waterpark to the spa. The former boasts a popular 82-metre waterslide that takes you from the fourth floor to the first in one swift move, as well as numerous Jacuzzis where you’re more than welcome to relax for a moment or two. Additional fun can be found at the hotel’s own bowling hall, where eight alleys are prepped and ready to receive numerous competitive groups. Perhaps a great place for the family’s youngest to spend some time at while the more mature family members try out the spa? With treatments ranging from classic, deeptissue massages to aroma and body wraps, the spa at Vestlia Resort will have your energy levels renewed in no time.
most helpful people you will meet. Whether our guests arrive from Milan, Berlin or Oslo, they will feel welcome at Geilo – I promise,” concludes Espeli.
For more information, please visit: www.vestlia.no www.geilo.no
When asked about what makes Geilo Norway’s best skiing destination, Espeli is unwavering. “The location is unique; Geilo is close to both Bergen and Oslo, and can be easily reached by train. We are 800 metres above sea level, which means we are one of few places that can give a snow guarantee. At the same time, the locals are some of the friendliest and
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Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with moviemaking legend Lasse Hallström.