Bjerkebæk - Sigrid Undset's home

The library at Bjerkebæk
  • The library at Bjerkebæk
  • An old typewriter at Bjerkebæk
  • The garden at Bjerkebæk
  • Bjerkebæk
  • Living room at Bjerkebæk
  • Bedroom at Bjerkebæk
  • Bjerkebæk - fire place
  • Nobel price winner in litterature Sigrid Undseth
  • Bjerkebæk
  • The cafeteria at Bjerkebæk


Welcome to the home of one of Norway’s great female writers.

Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) lived at Bjerkebæk with her three children.
Here she wrote the novels for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928, among them the medivial triology Kristin Lavransdatter.

The famous author’s home is located just a short walk from Lillehammer city center.

Join in a guided tour in the home and get to know Sigrid Undset and her life at Bjerkebæk.

The garden
Sigrid Undset was passionate about flowers and nature. She transformed the garden at Bjerkebæk from a pile of stones into a beautiful garden. Stepping into Bjerkebæk's garden feels like going back in time and it is almost like you can see the author herself wandering through her garden.

In the guest house you can visit the exhibition «Sigrid Undset’s travels»

The museum shop
Inside the modern visitor center you will find the museum shop with books and giftware.

Read more about the museum!

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
StudentNOK65.00 tickets
AdultNOK150.00 tickets
Children and youth 6–25 yearsNOK65.00 tickets

Family discount! Pay for the adults and one child. Bring up to three extra children for free.

Visit more museums! We offer a 25 % discount when you buy tickets for two or more of the museums in the Lillehammer Museum Foundation at the same time. This applies to Maihaugen (included The Norwegian Postal Museum and The Norwegian Olympic Museum), Lillehammer Art Museum, Aulestad and Bjekebæk.



  • Eco-certified


  • 2 hours

General facilities

  • café

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • museum
  • museum shop

Other services

  • bookshop


  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse
From NOK65.00

Get in touch

Tel: +47 61 28 89 00

Sigrid Undsetsveg 16E
2615 Lillehammer

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Opening Times

Midsummer (17 June 2024 - 18 Aug 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Late summer (19 Aug 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
September (1 Sept 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 18:00

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