Best Things To Do in Lillehammer, Norway

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  • Maihaugen Open-Air Museum: The museum has many exhibits which shed light on Norwegian culture and history. A great place to visit during the summers when the outdoor displays are open to the public.
  • Hunderfossen Familiepark: A great place to educate yourself on Norwegian folk and fairy tales. The park even has a couple of rides including a roller coaster. A great destination to take your kids!
  • Lillehammer Olympic Park: This is the park where the Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994. Most of the venues remain open for public viewing and training.
  • Norwegian Olympic Museum: A unique museum that shows its visitors the history of the Olympics from the past to the present. Their gift shop is worth a visit as well.
  • Lillehammer Church: A beautiful church with imposing architecture and a serene garden, perfect for an evening walk.

Below we have a list of things to do in Lillehammer and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Lillehammer getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Lillehammer with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Lillehammer

Here is the list of things to do in Lillehammer and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

    4.5 (220 Votes)
    Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    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 Servig and later many additions were made to the building.  The main attractions of the museum are: Rural Collection: This is dedicated to the objects and lifestyles from the villages during...Read more
  2. Nikkers

    4.1 (249 Votes)

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    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 smokers. The highlights are the burgers, mousse, cream fishes and salmons of course. It also serves drinks at moderate prices. It is thus a good place for a nice dinner. 
  3. Lysgardsbakken Ski Jump Tower

    Outdoors, Landmark, Arena, Hill

    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 1994 Olympic Games. The Ski Jumping and Nordic combined events were held here. The opening and closing ceremonies were also held here. This arena has also played host to a number of other important sp...Read more
  4. Lillehammer Olympic Park

    4.5 (236 Votes)
    Lillehammer Olympic Park

    Outdoors, Park, Landmark, Nature

    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 this organization are: Birkebeineren Ski Stadium Hakons Hall Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track Kanthaugen Freestyle Arena Lysgardsbakken Apart from serving sports events they also organ...Read more
  5. Norwegian Road Museum

    4.7 (255 Votes)
    Norwegian Road Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    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 antiquarian buildings. There are also other buildings in this large network such as a posting station, a mechanical workshop, house of road maintenance workers and a Cotter’s Farm. The indoo...Read more
  6. Lillehammer Olympic Bob And Luge Track

    Outdoors, Landmark, Games

    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 Championships in 1995 and is scheduled to host the 2016 Winter Olympics.
  7. Norwegian Olympic Museum

    4.2 (181 Votes)
    Norwegian Olympic Museum


    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 the Olympics. It has more than 7000 exhibits related to the games.  The historical section of the museum has records and exhibits from the Olympics of 776 BC till the present and modern Games b...Read more
  8. Lillehammer Art Museum

    4.4 (106 Votes)
    Lillehammer Art Museum

    Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    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 School donated by Einar Lude in 1920. Oscar Johhansen’s collection of paintings from the 19th century. Collection of paintings dating back to 1980s and 1990s donated by John Dobloug in 2008.
  9. Nordseter

    4.1 (142 Votes)

    Outdoors, Park, Arena, Nature

    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 the end of March. Other activities common during the summer months are kayaking, walking, cycling ad fishing. This area has been in use by farmers during the summer for their animals to graze on the ...Read more
  10. Lillehammer Church

    4.5 (296 Votes)
    Lillehammer Church

    Church, Religious Site

    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 architecture and would especially interest you if you like antiques and old buildings. Christianity started blooming in this country at around 1000 AD and this is when the stave churches started being bui...Read more
  11. Norwegian Vehicle Museum

    4.7 (118 Votes)
    Norwegian Vehicle Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    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, carioles and carts. The section with the model of a rail engine is dedicated to the history of Railway. The Wartburg, which is the oldest car of the region. The whole setup that shows models of petrol p...Read more
  12. Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad

    Museum, Garden

    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 number of years and after his death it was made into a museum and opened publicly. He was also a poet and was the writer of the National Anthem of Norway. It is an urban European home with a beautiful...Read more
  13. Sigrid's Undset's Hjem Bjerkeback

    Museum, Cafe, Exhibition , Hall

    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 Norwegian Mr. Bjerkebek. This was a character in his play that gave rise to the term “bjerkebekeri” which is a term for Norwegian Bragging. The museum has a book café, meeting and ...Read more
  14. Felix Pub And Scene

    4.5 (55 Votes)
    Felix Pub And Scene

    Food And Drinks, Disco, Pubs, Entertainment

    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 very friendly staff. It is over all a good place for some good and cheap beer and traditional snacks and meals. 
  15. Lilleputthammer Family Park

    Outdoors, Amusement Park, Park

    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 Ferris Wheel, Roller Coaster, Ola’s Frog Leap are the main attractions for them. There’s also the climbing tower, trampolines and obstacle course. This is a model of Storgata inside which th...Read more