Activities in Lillehammer
Stay several days and enjoy the fantastic and family-friendly town of Lillehammer!
Enjoy your holidays in the Lillehammer area that offers many different activities. The real, fun, sporty, and challenging activities stand in line here, and you do not need to travel far to find them.
Barnas Gård Hunderfossen – The Children’s Farm
Barnas Gård ligger på en flott husmannsplass fra 1700-tallet i gangavstand fra Hunderfossen Familiepark og 13 km fra Lillehammer sentrum. Her er det fine områder både for våre dyr og små og store gjester. Her har vi lagt til rette for at du skal komme tett på dyrene og de gode opplevelsene! Barnas Gård is located on a great croft from 1700, at a walking distance from Hunderfossen Family Park, and 13 km from Lillehammer city centre. It is a nice place for our animals and all of our guests. We have made it easy for you to come close to the animals and enjoy the experiencwww.barnasgard.no
Maihaugen in Lillehammer is one of the biggest and most memorable museums in Norway. Pay us a visit and discover 100 years in one day! Maihaugen is the closest you will get to a time machine. From real village and town settings that are several hundred years old, to nowadays. The smell of sunburned barrels, the life in city streets, and the taste of freshly baked waffles from the mountain farm… no history book can compete with actual experience.
The new Norway’s Olympic Museum opens at Maihaugen on February, 12th, 2016. A brand new interactive and exciting museum opens exactly 22 years after the opening ceremony of “the best Olympic Winter Games ever” in 1994.www.maihaugen.no
Hafjell Bikepark is located only 5 minutes from the Family Park and 15 km north from Lillehammer. Downhill biking, assisted by lifts, is simply pure fun. At Hafjell Bike park, this kind of biking takes place on special tracks of different levels, from easy to demanding, just like ski slopes. Chair lifts and gondola make it easier for you to reach the top, so you do not have to be a professional athlete to have fun.
Lillehammer is not famous for its outdoor swimming pools. However, the indoor swimming centre at Jorekstad, 6 km form the city centre, can tempt you with warm pools, a 43-meter long water slide, Jacuzzi, water cave, a steam room and normal saunas, as well as a 25-meter long pool for those who want to train in the water
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Lillehammer city centre
Lillehammer is a small town with big possibilities. The charming Storgata is the town’s artery and the old wooden buildings have been our trademark. Modern shopping life has natural place in this environment. The shops’ opening times in the city centre are: Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-7pm, and Saturday: 9am-4pm. Some shops have extended opening hours in the summer.
Lillehammer Musuem of Art
Lillehammer Musuem of Art is today one of the country’s important art museums. The Museum has special exhibitions and a permanent collection of high quality. The collection represents the works of artists like J.C. Dahl, Tidemand, Gude, Werenskiold, Krogh, Thaulow, Matisse’s students, Weidermann, Nerdrum, Rickhard, Borchgrevink and Ransve.
Lillehammer Olympia Park, Bob and Luge tracks
The unique, Norwegian designed, bob on wheels is used in the summer, when there is no snow on the tracks. It takes 4 passengers in addition to an authorized pilot, and its speed is 100 km per hour. Age limit: 10 years with an accompanying adult, 12 years alone.
Lillehammer Olympia Park, Lysgårdsbakkene ski jumpVisit Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jump, the Chair Lift, the Jump Tower and the Simulator! Enjoy Lillehammer’s best view from the Jump Tower.
Norwegian Roads Museum
The Norwegian Roads Museum is the park’s closest neighbour, 13 km north from Lillehammer and one minute from the park!
Discover one thousand years of cultural history about roads and how they were built. Large outdoor museum with enough space for a horse carriage, the Teddy Bear bus and presentations of vehicles. Lysaker Gjestegiveri offers the sweet coffee life with a touch from the 19th century. Photo exhibition by Marit Arnekleiv. Visit also the Road Safety Centre – “Take a look in the mirror” – with zero vision in sight.
In the Tunnelling Museum, you can have an exciting walk through a 240-meter long tunnel. Right outside the tunnel, you can explore a giant 120-tonn heavy dump truck!www.vegvesen.no
You do not know what you have missed, if you have not had a trip on Skibladner. Mjøsa in itself is a pearl, but to discover the country’s largest lake on Skibladner is special. For 146 years, “Mjøsa’s white swan” has faithfully paddled over the fjord and connected the towns around the lake.
Strandtorget Shopping Centre
65 shops under one roof. 850 free parking places. Open between 10 am and 8 pm (6pm on Saturdays). Supervised children’s area. 20°C all year round. 15 minute walk from Lillehammer city centre. 20 minutes by car from Hunderfossen. Right by Statoil petrol station and McDonald’s whenyou exit the E6. The city’s best supermarket, CC mat, is open until 9 pm (8 pm on Saturdays).
The tourist office for Lillehammer, Nordseter and Sjusjøen is located in the same building as the train station and is easily accessible for visitors in town. Here you get tips and information about attractions, accommodation, food and anything travellers want to know about the Lillehammer region and the Gudbrand Valley.