The Best Things To Do In Lillehammer

Lillehammer is located on the northern shore of Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake and it is Norway's oldest ski resort. The town was put on the world map as a major tourist destination after the 1994 Winter Olympics that were held in the town. Today, Lillehammer is an ideal holiday destination for anyone looking for outdoor activities and adventure sports. The town boasts some of the best Norwegian countryside, high mountains, forests, cultural landscapes, a spectacular arts scene, a plethora of adventure activities, the midnight sun and stunning northern lights

The best way to lose yourself in this tranquil and serene landscape is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Lillehammer which include taking a tour of Hunderfossen Familie Park, Nikkers, Lysgardsbakken Ski Jump Tower, Lillehammer Olympic Park, Lillehammer Olympic Bob and Luge Track, Jorekstad, Nordseter and Lillehammer Church. The city also boasts numerous museums that are a must visit including the Maihaugen Open- Air Museum, Norwegian Road Museum, Norwegian Olympic Museum, Lillehammer Art Museum and the Gudsbrandsdalen Museums. One can indulge in various adventure sports and outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, skiing, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, river boarding, canyoning and cave exploration. The city also offers numerous shopping opportunities at Strandtorget or one can go for excursions on spectacular routes such as Bjørnsonvegen, the Peer Gynt route, Birkebeinervegen, Jotunheimvegen or Rondane National Tourist Route. Other top things to do in Lillehammer include Skibladner, Lilleputthammer Family Park, Sigrid's Undset's Hjem Bjerkeback and Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad. The scenic beauty of the untouched landscape along with numerous activities and attractions in Lillehammer are sure to make your trip a memorable one.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Lillehammer, Norway

Must see places in Lillehammer ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Lillehammer and point of interests to visit.

  1. Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

    #1 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Maihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This is one of the most visited attractions in the country and consists of more than 200 buildings. It is also one of the largest open- air museums of Northern Europe. The museum was founded by Anders...Read more

  2. Nikkers

    #2 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Nikkers

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Elvegata 18, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is one of the best restaurants in the city with a lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and informal setting. The food is of very good taste and quality and they also have an area separated for smoke...Read more

  3. Lysgardsbakken Ski Jump Tower

    #3 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Lysgardsbakken Ski Jump Tower

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Arena, Hill

    Address: Lillehammer Olympiapark AS, Nordsetervegen 45, 2618 Lillehammer

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Officially known as the Lysgardsbakken Ski Jumping Arena, this is a jumping hill that consists of two hills with K- Point. One is a larger than the other. This place opened in 1993 just before the 199...Read more

  4. Lillehammer Olympic Park

    #4 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Lillehammer Olympic Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Landmark, Nature

    Address: Nordsetervegen 45, Lillehammer N-2601, Norway

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Also known as the Olympiaparken, this park was established to celebrate the Olympic Venues in Norway. It was opened soon after the 1994 Winter Olympics that was held here. The main venues managed by t...Read more

  5. Norwegian Road Museum

    #5 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Norwegian Road Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Hunderfoss vei 757, 2625 Fåberg, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    This museum is situated in Hunderfossen and represents the road and transport history of Norway. The highlights of this open- air museum are:  The networks constructed here are shown linking the...Read more

  6. Lillehammer Olympic Bob And Luge Track

    #6 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Lillehammer Olympic Bob And Luge Track

    Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Landmark, Games

    Address: Hunderfossvegen 680, 2625 Faberg, Norway

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    This is a Bobsleigh Luge and Skeleton Track that was completed in 1992. It was the destination for the Bobsleigh and Luge events of the 1994 Winter Olympics. It has also hosted the FIBT and FIL World ...Read more

  7. Norwegian Olympic Museum

    #7 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Norwegian Olympic Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Maihaugveien 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This lovely museum situated inside the Hakons Hall was officially inaugurated by Kind Herald V and Queen Sonja. It is the only museum in Northern Europe that houses the complete detailed history of th...Read more

  8. Lillehammer Art Museum

    #8 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Lillehammer Art Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Stortorget 2, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This is a very famous art gallery in the city. During the 1994 Olympics it was the main cultural venue. The museum houses 3 main collections such as: 100 paintings from the adherents of Matisse Schoo...Read more

  9. Nordseter

    #9 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Nordseter

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Arena, Nature

    Address: Nordsetervegen 1351, 2618 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a mountain cross- country skiing arena a few kilometers away from the main city. The place is almost at a height of 850 meters above sea level. Skiing activities are done from December till th...Read more

  10. Lillehammer Church

    #10 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Lillehammer Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 2630 Ringebu, Norway

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is a small but important building in the city which is beautiful inside-out. The park and flower garden surrounding it make it even more attractive. It is also an example of very fine old archite...Read more

  11. Norwegian Vehicle Museum

    #11 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Norwegian Vehicle Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Lilletorget 1, 2615 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    This is an interesting museum that houses the auto- history of Norway since the 1900s. This includes: Rebuilt Oldsmobile known as Oldsfossum. Last Norwegian produced car of 1950. Sledges, gigs, cario...Read more

  12. Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad

    #12 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad

    Tags: Museum, Garden

    Address: Aulestadvegen 6-14, 2656 Follebu, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is one of the most well preserved houses of northern Europe. It was the residence of the famous Norwegian artist and Nobel laureate Bjornstjerne Bjornsons. He lived here with his family for a num...Read more

  13. Sigrid's Undset's Hjem Bjerkeback

    #13 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Sigrid's Undset's Hjem Bjerkeback

    Tags: Museum, Cafe, Exhibition , Hall

    Address: Sigrid Undsets veg 16, 2615 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This was the home of the famous poet, author and Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset who lived here till his death in 1949. The house was then transformed into a public museum. The name was after the Arch No...Read more

  14. Felix Pub And Scene

    #14 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Felix Pub And Scene

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Disco, Pubs, Entertainment

    Address: Storgata 31, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

    Timings: 06:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    This is one of the oldest wooden houses of Lillehammer and a favorite of all who come here. It has an awesome atmosphere with a free juke box, dart games, pool tables, nice music, regular concerts and...Read more

  15. Lilleputthammer Family Park

    #15 of 35 Things To Do in Lillehammer
    Lilleputthammer Family Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Park

    Address: Hundervegen 39|Hafjell, 2636,Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is an amusement park for the young and old to enjoy. Especially for children there are trains, cars and other rides to make them feel like giants exploring the “tiny world”. The Ferri...Read more

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  • Norsk Kjøretøyhistorisk Museum

    Lilletorget 1

    Museums
  • Maihaugen

    Maihaugvegen 1

    Museums
  • Lillehammer Kunstmuseum

    Stortorget 2

    Museums
  • Norges Olympiske Museum

    Håkons Hall

    Museums
  • Stiftelsen Lillehammer Museum

    Maihaugvegen 1

    Museums
  • Bjerkebæk - Sigrid Undsets hjem

    Sigrid Undsets veg 16

    Landmarks Museums
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  • Lekeland Hafjell

    Hundervegen 37

    Landmarks Amusement Parks
  • Lilleputthammer Freizeitpark

    Aaslettvegen 25

    Amusement Parks
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  • Felix Pub & Scene

    Storgata 31

    Bars Restaurants
  • Toppen Bar

    Elvegata 12-16

    Bars
  • Haakons Pub

    Storgata 95

    Restaurants Bars
  • Heim Lillehammer

    Storgata 84b

    Bars
  • Marcello Nattklubb

    Storgata 86

    Bars
  • Haakons Pub

    Stortorget 93

    Bars
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  • Skiløypa

    Hiking
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  • Steggen Villmarksenter

    Sorgendalsvegen 2 A

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Bring Frigoscandia Warehouse AS avd Rudshøgda

    Stolvstadlia 18

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Odd-Inge Johansen

    Mjøsvegen 14 B

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Jarle Johansen

    Rønningsvegen 26

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Tyrili Klatring

    Sliperivegen 2

    Rock Climbing
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  • Håkons Hall

    Nordsetervegen 43

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Kristins Hall

    Stadiums and Arenas
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  • IsaØys Hytta

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  • Skulpturstopp: Mothership with standing matter

    Jernbanetorget 2

    Gardens
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