Welcome to Stasjonen Lillehammer
Hotel – Hostel – Café – Restaurant
Being located in the middle of Lillehammer, places us in walking distance to the Olympic Park and Maihaugen, an open-air museum. Conveniently placed within Lillehammer station makes it easy for you to travel to us, whether you arrive by train or bus. Enjoy a fresh and delicious Stasjonswaffle with a cup of coffee next to our lovely fireplace, or try our traditional dishes, prepared with local ingredients in the old part of the building from 1894. Ask us about what experiences you cannot miss while visiting Lillehammer to make the most out of your stay.
Christmas 2023: We have open all days – book online Reception can be closed some periodes but we are available for check in and you may reach us 24/7 calling +47 61260024. Restaurant is closed 24th-26th and 31st of December.
Welcome to enjoy some lovely days in the Lillehammer area!
Stay close to everything the Lillehammer region has to offer, in the town’s greenest hotel!
Situated within walking distance from the main street in Lillehammer, the boardwalk along Norway’s biggest lake and the ski jumps, where you will find the best view of the Lillehammer region, Stasjonen is the perfect place for your stay in Lillehammer. With the train and bus station right outside, you can get to the slopes and skitracks within minutes after leaving Stasjonen.
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HI Lillehammer Hostel
We are proud to have our main focuses on sustainability, community and excellent service!
HI Lillehammer Hostel is locally known for its friendly staff, comfortable rooms and charming café. Guests are free to use the guest kitchen to make dinner or use the discount given and enjoy our traditional dishes in the restaurants. You might also want to pick up a book and enjoy it in front of the cosy fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.
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Café – Restaurant – Bar – Take-away
Enjoy great, traditional food at Stasjonen eatery among fellow guests and the locals. You can enjoy it in front of the fireplace, by a table looking out on the passing trains or outside and take in the sun. At Stasjonen, you can relax in a comfortable and casual environment.
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10 free attractions and experiences in Lillehammer
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 only one of the many attractions you can witness in 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.
You can rent a bike for free with us, just ask the reception and they 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 kilometres.
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.
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.