Welcome to Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen

  1. The Norwegian Olympic Museum is a top modern and exciting museum. Experience olympic history from ancient times to the present day. The museum is located at Maihaugen in Lillehammer.
  2. IN-Featured-Maihaugen outdoor museum
    Maihaugen offers activities and experiences for the whole family. Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of this great open-air museum and experience life like in the old days.
  3. Hjulbob i Norges Olympiske bob og akebane
    The only bobsleigh and luge track in Scandinavia. Wheelbob available throughout the summer season.

    Major events

    Every year, the Lillehammer region plays host to everything from World Cups and other large spectator-based sports tournaments with up to 15 000 participants to cultural events of national and international interest. Read more about major events in Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen

    1. The Birkebeiner Race
      Birkebeinerløpet is one of the most famous running races in Norway.
      1. Birkebeinerrittet is the world’s largest MTB event, and more than 17 000 bikers participate in the 94 km race every year.
        1. Saturday, 31st August 2024
      2. The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place during springtime. At the end of May each year, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. 6 days – 30 000 visitors – 400 writers and artists from all over the world!

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