10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN LILLEHAMMER

Our guide to you that gives you more memories of your stay here at Lillehammer.

  1. Go the 954 stairs in Lysgårdsbakken or just enjoy the view from the top. The 1994 Olympic Jumpbak is one of Lillehammers finest viewing points.
  1. Visit Maihaugen Open Air Museum, open all year from 07:00 to 22:00 (free entrance for outdoor areas). Exceptions from June to September when it opens from 07:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 22:00. There you can see old farms, stave church, seating areas, “fishing church” and look into the windows to get a look how Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen used to be around the 1700s.
  1. Visit the factory, open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:30 and Saturday from: 12.00 to 15.00. See jewelry designs, furniture fitters, painters, glassblowers and other artisans at work.
  1. Stroll in the pedestrian street – Enjoy the ambiance of one of Lillehammer’s best-visited attractions.
  1. A walk along Mesnaelva to Svarga – The walk along Lillehammer’s life is an attraction and was one of the first attractions the tourists visited in Lillehammer with its waterfalls and natural pearls. Today, the water level is mostly shallow, but in the case of heavy rainfall or on “water splash days” you can experience the river like in old glory days. At the turning point bridge “Svarga” you will find a special house where Marcello Haugen lived. It is alleged that he had psychic abilities and the stories are many around him.
  1. Evening trip through Fåberg – Borrow our bikes for FREE. We recommend a bike ride via Fåberg – a nice round trip of approx. 20 kilometers. Finish with a FREE cool bathroom in Vingnesvika before strolling over Vingnesbrua and back to the station.
  1. Run an escalator on Strandtorget – Someone in the family wants to shop safely, so the trip to a shopping center may not be avoided? Go down the stairs under the railway and walkway down to the promenade at Mjøsa. On the trip there is a nice street art of local celebrities. The escalator runs in the center – when you get tired of the center you can take a walk along  Mjøsa and enjoy the view.
  1. Throw some pebbles on Mosodden – If you go down the trail north of Mesnaelva / Station and follow the roads down towards Mjøsa, you will come to one of Lillehammer’s bathing places. Take a bath or play “stone skipping” – the water temperature is rarely above 18 degrees. For those who are not familiar with this game: find a stone as flatest as possible and toss it over the water to see how many times you manage to make the stone bounce over the water.
  1. Visit Vegmuseet in Hunderfossen 12 km north of Lillehammer. Large open-air museum with excellent hiking opportunities, bus tours, smithing, machines, horseback riding for children, activities and toys for young and old. 
  1. Take part in an exciting tunnel walk in the Fjällprengning Museum.