Bjerkebæk - Sigrid Undset's home

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


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.

The famous author’s home is located just a short walk from Lillehammer city center. Due to the Covid-19 situation the home has limited access, but visitors can look into some of the rooms. 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.

There is a café with beautiful view in the visitors building. 

Opening Times

Closed Long Term


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  • Eco-certified


  • 2 hours

General facilities

  • café

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • museum
  • museum shop

Other services

  • bookshop

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
StudentNOK95.00 tickets
AdultsNOK135.00 tickets
ChildrenNOK65.00 tickets
Family ticketNOK335.00 tickets

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

From NOK65.00

Get in touch

Tel: +47 61 28 89 00

Sigrid Undsetsveg 16E
2615 Lillehammer

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