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Sightseeing in Lillehammer - what to see. Complete travel guide

Mjösa Lillehammer is an amazing town, a famous Norwegian resort that is located on the bank of the Mjősa Lake. It got wide recognition after Winter Olympics that were conducted here in 1994. Starting from that time Lillehammer has become a traditional place for World Cup events. Just like all ski resorts, Lillehammer has its own ski stations -Hafjell, Skeikampen, Kvitfjell. Their height estimates 200, 800 and 750 meters respectively. The top of the each peak features an amazing panoramic view of the town and the valley in which it is located.
Most Lillehammer restaurants specialize in traditional Norwegian cuisine. The latter was greatly influenced by harsh climate prevailing the region. For many years, seafood has remained a key … Open
In Lillehammer one can attend Museum of Ethnography under the open sky. The museum features ancient wooden facilities of Norway (185 houses); a museum of Art that exhibits best works of Scandinavian painters Tidemand, Talou, Munk, Krog; and Museum of Vehicles that features such a precious exhibits as the oldest vehicle of the museum, Wartburg, built in 1889, various carts, horse carriages, Canadian sledges, cabriolets and a separated hall devoted to the history of the railway.
Tourists, who like active rest, may enjoy visiting “Hakon” sports center. It features various types of sports. You may also spend nice time in Jorekstadt aqua park. The most popular night clubs of Lillehammer are Brenneriet that has a good restaurant and Marcello that has enough space for 250-300 visitors. Smaller cafes of Lillehammer are no less popular. For example, Dance and Bingo feature live music. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lillehammer began attracting tourists relatively recently, after the Winter Olympics that was held here in 1994. Today, most tourists primarily associate it exclusively with winter … Open
A very interesting religious monument is the Ringebu Stave Church. This is the oldest religious building in the city and its environs. The church was founded in the 13th century. The main building material for its construction was wood. Up till now, the old wooden church has remained practically unchanged, which makes it a unique monument of national importance. Within the walls of the church visitors can see many old icons, as well as other accessories.
In a miniature building with a tiled roof, whose facade is painted in bright red color, there is a very interesting Postal Museum. At its entrance, you can see several miniature red cars. It was on such cars that the city delivered mail several decades ago. The opening of this original museum took place in 1947. Its collection is very diverse and includes a variety of subjects, related to the development of postal business one way or another. The pride of the museum is a rich collection of stamps. To visit it will be interesting especially for collectors.
Besides sports facilities of the Olympic level, Lillehammer is attractive for a variety of cultural and historical attractions. Here you can plan an exciting excursion program. The … Open
The most unusual and interesting cultural institution is the Aulestad estate. Its first owners were the world-famous artist, Björnstjerne Björnson and his wife Karoline. At present, their descendants still own the historic estate. A few years ago the estate was converted into a museum. The atmosphere of the past was completely preserved. Among the priceless exhibits of the museum, are antique furniture and dishes, works of art and belongings of its former owners. The museum has an excellent restaurant and a small hotel for tourists who decide to stay longer in this romantic place.
Sunset @ Lillehammer Another landmark of national significance is the Sigrid Undset’s Home Bjerkebaek. From 1919 to 1949, this beautiful house belonged to the famous writer Sigrid Undset, who is a Nobel Prize holder. Now, the building is an interesting museum dedicated to the life and work of the writer. Its visitors will be able to appreciate the setting of the mansion, which has remained unchanged since the middle of the 20th century. After the excursion, visitors of the museum can look into an interesting souvenir shop. An old house is located in a picturesque garden, which will be interesting to walk in, in spring and summer.
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♥   National Park 'Langsua' , 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Rondane' , 97 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Kvitfjell Resort

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The health resort Kvitfjell is a real sporting attraction in Norway. He was founded in 1994 at the Olympics in Lillehammer. Just a few years later its infrastructure became perfect. Today, more than 20 slopes, including three 'black' are available to spa guests. Kvitfjell has an excellent hotel infrastructure as well as the first class ski school and is therefore not only recommended for the professionals but also for beginners. A few years ago, the sports infrastructure of the health resort was supplemented by the new skicross slope, whose extension is 650 meters. This difficult descent with sharp curves and ski jumping hills is used by the Norwegian downhill course as a training place. … Read further
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