Lillehammer Tourism

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.

Essential travel information and Lillehammer tips for your visit

  • If you’re planning to visit the town during the winters, remember to carry plenty of warm clothing with you because it can get very, very cold.
  • There is a chance of rainfall during summers and autumn so make sure you carry your umbrellas.
  • Brochures that provide information on the town and all its attractions are available at the tourist information centre free of cost. However, the centre is closed on Sunday. 
  • Know the pollution level of Lillehammer before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Lillehammer for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lillehammer.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 35.4 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.62 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lillehammer

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.21 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.73 USD

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