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

Bjerkebæk - Sigrid Undset's home


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

Due to the Covid-19 situation the home of Sigrid Undset is unfortunately closed this summer, but the museum is still worth a visit. In the garden you will meet one of our knowledgeable hosts. 

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.

The famous author’s home is located just a short walk from Lillehammer city center. Due to the Covid-19 situation the home is unfortunately closed this summer, but you can still visit the visitor center, the beautiful garden, several exhibitions and the museum shop. Our knowledgeable hosts will tell stories about Sigrid Undset and her life at Bjerkebæk.

The garden
The beautiful garden surrounds the old notched log buildings. This is a typical garden for its time, around the 1920s, planned and shaped by Sigrid Undset herself. It is an experience walking around the paths in this lush and well kept garden.

In the guset 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.  You can enter the shop free of charge.

The café is closed, but you are welcome to a picnic inside the visitor center or in the garden.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • F3312STandreab
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Literary Museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th August 2018
      Sigrid Undset although born in Denmark is a Norwegian literary icon. After some success in Christiana / Oslo she moved with her two children, with a third on the way to Lillehammer, where she wrote... Read full review
    • Carr Lane Q
      Monson, Massachusetts, United States
      Trip Type:
      Beautiful grounds, all well maintained
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th June 2019
      The people who tend the grounds do a fabulous job. Such a peaceful setting for so famous a Norwegian icon. Read full review
    • 446sigmundl
      Oslo, Norway
      Old Home of Nobel Prize Winner Surprised!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 8th August 2019
      It was a delight to find how well kept and professional the Bjerkebæk residence was run. Of course, we had to be guided through the buildings, but the guide was very knowledgeable and the hour with... Read full review



    • Eco-certified


    • 2 hours

    General facilities

    • café

    Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • museum
    • museum shop

    Other services

    • bookshop

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    AdultsNOK95.00 tickets
    ChildrenNOK40.00 tickets
    Family ticketNOK230.00 tickets
    StudentNOK70.00 tickets

    Guided tours:
    NOK 750,- durring opening hours and NOK 1.000,- outside opening hours.
    Minimum 15 persons and maksimum 30 persons per guide.

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    Sigrid Undsetsveg 16E
    2615 Lillehammer

    Tel: +47 61 28 89 00


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    Opening Times

    Bjerkebæk (12 June 2020 - 30 June 2020)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
    Season (1 July 2020 - 9 Aug 2020)
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
    Season (13 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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