Lillehammer is a small town located in the Oppland Country of Norway, a very picturesque region of the country. It is home to around 25,000 people. Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics and is all set to host the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.
The area has seen human settlement since the Norwegian Iron Age around 1200 BC. It became a merchant city by the 1800s. The town itself was established in 1838. It’s beautifully preserved wooden houses from the late 19th century will make walking around a worthwhile thing to do.
Lillehammer has a subarctic inland climate with cold summers and freezing winters. It’s a popular destination for those who are interested in camping and winter sports especially skiing. It’s a region steeped in Nordic tradition, balancing modern activities and tourist attractions and service—a perfect combination of the old and new.