Surrounded by five ski resorts, Lillehammer, site of the 1994 winter Olympics, is the nation’s go-to place for outdoor activities and winter sports. Activities on offer include skiing (both downhill and cross-country), cycling, horseback riding, or hiking in the Rondane mountains or Jotunheimen and Langsua national parks.

The town itself has a small but vibrant artistic community, showcasing original works in small shops and galleries.

For children, the Hunderfossen Family Park even offers the opportunity to see a real-life troll!



Maihaugen Open Air Museum

This immersive museum allows you to travel through time from the 1200s till the present day. The Maihaugen museum has over 200 original historical buildings, and offers a range of exciting interactive activities, such as dressing up in traditional costumes, helping with traditional work and following in the footsteps of a wandering theatre!

The Norwegian Olympic Museum – This museum, built by famous museum builders Mather & Co and Centre Screen Ltd, commemorates the 1994 Winter Olympics held in Lillehammer and Norwegian sporting traditions, with beautifully designed, interactive installations and displays.

The Norwegian Road Museum – With an eastern boundary length of 2,544 km (1,580 miles) transportation has always been important in Norway. This 1,000 m2 museum showcases the history of the country’s roads from the Viking Age till the present day, displaying a fascinating range of old and modern cars, and even a 12-tonne excavator.

Hunderfossen Family Park – Open both summer and winter, this incredible amusement park features numerous exciting rides, including the famous roller coaster Il Tempo Gigante, as well as gentler family rides. For the more adventurous, there is even an Olympic bobsleigh and luge track! The park is especially renowned for its magnificent centerpiece, the gigantic Hunderfossen Troll, a real-life troll turned to stone by exposure to sunlight.