• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjY4pmmB4Kw
  • The living room at Aulestad
  • Aulestad - in summertime
  • Aulestad, the home of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
  • The office at Aulestad
  • The fire place at Aulestad
  • Aulestad - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons Home
  • Aulestad summer, seen from the road
  • Guide at Aulestad wishes you welcome

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's home Aulestad


Get to know the Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Due to the Covid-19 situation the home of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is unfortunately closed this summer.

The well known and beautiful farm Aulestad is located just a short drive north of Lillehammer. At the top of the birch alley you will find the grand barn in which you can visit a new exhibition on Bjørnson’s life and literary works.

Beautiful garden
The beautiful garden, the farmyard and the park invites to magnificent experiences, a breathtaking view and silent thoughts.

Several activities
The children can play and go for a discovery tour in the garden. Inside the wagon shed you will find Bjørnson’s famous wagons.

Our knowledgeable hosts will tell stories about Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and his life at Aulestad.

Due to the Covid-19 situation the home is unfortunately closed this summer. This also applies for the cafeteria, but you are welcome to visit the exhibitions and the garden. 



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    Recent Reviews:

    • TimVH
      Antwerp, Belgium
      Trip Type:
      Beautiful house, great guide and lovely garden. An absolute must!
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th July 2018
      There are regular guided tours around the house. it wasn't very busy, but still a very passionate guide gave us a 45 minute tour of the house, just for the two of us! It was extremely interesting... Read full review
    • Carr Lane Q
      Monson, Massachusetts, United States
      Thrifty toll violation "administrative fees" are userous
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th June 2019
      If you don't sign up for the $10 per day toll option and you incur an open road toll violation Thrifty charges you $10 per violation "administrative charge" up to a max of $90! Limiting it to $90 is... Read full review
    • Beniamin2014
      Ringsaker Municipality, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Cool place on a sunny day
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 17th September 2019
      The museum has all you need for a drive break. The stories are all in Norwegian and the kids love the place. Read full review



    • Eco-certified

    General facilities

    • café

    Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • museum

    Guide Prices

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

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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    Aulestadvegen 6-14
    2656 Follebu

    Tel: +47 61288900


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    Opening Times

    Aulestad (18 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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