Things to do in Lillehammer

Lillehammer has many activitis you can choose from. Ether you are here in summer or in the winter time, you can find what Lillehammer have to offer. Our hotel is a sentral place to all of the activitis, we are sentral to the busses that can take to nearly every activitis. The activitis is also something the whole family can do. Take a look of what we recommends as the best activitis to do in Lillehammer.  

Winter Activitis

One of the best place to standing on slalom is in Hafjell, take a look on the webside to see more informasjon

another popular winter activitis in Lillehammer is sledding in Lillehammer snowpark.  check the webside for more informasjon.

In winter time in norwey nerly everyone is stnding on ski, like walking sking. In Lillehammer we will recommend Nordseter, where you can rent skis. you also can take the buss.

In Lillehammer you can finde the only bob lane in Skandinavia. If you like the fast speed is something we will recummund for you.

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Summer Activitis

Barnas gård is on of the coolest place to be inn whit your kids. you kan look at so many animals.

Hunderfossen familiepark is a nice plays to go to if you like some fantasi, amazing place to be in summer time. Se more information on there webside.

Lysgårdsbakken in Lillehammer get just in the olympics in 1994, it`s something you can se from the town.  get more information on there webside. 

Maihaugen is a wonderfull place to se old house, and to go in to the olympic museum. They are at the same place, and Maihaugen have the museum outside. More information about maihaugen you can finde on there webside 

10 free things to do


Walk up the 956 steps or drive to the top of the historical ski jump from OG in 1994 to take in the beautiful view of Lillehammer. Lysgårdsbakken has one of the best views of the Lillehammer region.


Stroll around Maihaugen, an open-air museum, and take in the historical, Norwegian buildings. The museum is open year-round, from 7 am to 10 pm. During the summer, from June to September, there is an entrance fee between 10 am and 5 pm; otherwise, it is free. At Maihaugen, you can walk around and see traditional Norwegian farms, the Stave church and houses dating back to the 16th century. The houses give you an idea of life in the Lillehammer region during different time periods.

Garmo Stave church is one of the many attractions you can witness at Maihaugen Open Air museum

Stroll in gågata

Savour the feeling of being a local while walking along with colourful, traditional houses in the main shopping street. Join the “free city walk” during the summer to learn more about the city during the free guided walk around Lillehammer. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11 am, right outside the station building.


By walking down the lover’s lane north of the station and walking down the path towards Mjøsa, you will arrive at one of Lillehammer’s swimming spots. If you are brave, you can take a swim (it is usually never warmer than 18 degrees), or you could try skipping stones on the water.

Mesnaelva - Mesna river

The path down Mesnaelva was one of the first attractions tourists visited during their stay in Lillehammer due to its waterfalls and beautiful nature. Today there is not much water in the river, but with heavy rainfall and “water release days”, you can experience the river as it was in its glory days. By the hike’s turning point, the bridge “Svarga”, you can see a unique house where Marcello Haugen lived. It is rumoured that he had psychic abilities, and there are many stories about him.

Bike trip

As our guest you may rent an electric bike with a special discount, pay the price for one hour rental and have the bike for a day. Just ask the reception and we will help you. We highly recommend biking to Fåberg, then Vingnes, where you can cool down in the lake before heading back over Vignesbrua – a scenic trip of about 20 km.

Escalator at the shopping mall

There is usually always someone in the group who loves going shopping, so a trip to the mall might be inevitable? By walking down the stairs under the railway and walking the path down to the promenade by the lake, you’ll find Strandtorget – the shopping mall. Along the short walk, you will find the street art by local celebrities. The escalator can be located within the mall. Whenever you get tired of shopping and escalator-travelling, you can take a walk along the promenade and savour the view of the lake.

Fabrikken - "The Factory"

Fabrikken is a creative space that co-locates 30 small businesses within the culture, creative and experience industries. You can watch jewellers, glassblowers, carpenters, and other creatives work with their specialed craft.  It is open Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Walking / skiing

The nature offer plenty of free opportunities, so why not try one of them? Try a hike in one of the many mountains in the area or a ski trip on the tracks located in the mountains. Lillehammer offers uncountable kilometres with hiking paths and skitracks for those who love nature.

Norwegian Public Road Museum

Visit the Public Road Museum at Hunderfossen, located 12 km north of Lillehammer. It is a big open-air museum that offers excellent hiking opportunities, veteran bus, blacksmith, machines, horseriding for kids, as well as activities and games for everyone. Try an exciting tunnel walk in the Rock Blasting museum.