Viking Ship Sports Arena

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Viking Ship Sports Arena information

Hamar , Norway
├ůkersvikaveien 1
+47 62 51 75 00
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admission Nkr40
Opening hours
8am-8pm Mon-Fri, to 5pm Sat & Sun 1st-17th Aug, to 3pm Mon-Fri rest of year
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Hamar's stand-out landmark is this sports arena, a graceful structure with the lines of an upturned Viking ship. The building, which hosted the speed skating during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, holds 20,000 spectators, encompasses 9600 sq metres of ice and is 94.6m long. Both in scale and aesthetics, it's an impressive place. From late July to mid-August, it's open to the public for ice-skating (Nkr80 per day).