Olympic Park

Top choice in Central Norway

After Lillehammer won its bid for the 1994 Winter Olympics, the Norwegian government ploughed more than two billion kroner into the town's infrastructure. In an example to other Olympic host cities, most amenities remain in use and visitors can tour the main Olympic sites over a large area called the Olympiaparken.

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1. Norwegian Olympic Museum

0.02 MILES

The excellent Olympic museum is at the Håkons Hall ice-hockey venue. On the ground floor there is a well-presented display covering the ancient Olympic…

2. Bjerkebæk

0.15 MILES

Bjerkebæk celebrates the life of Sigrid Undset, one of Norway's most notable authors who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Her home has been…

3. Olympic Flame Tower

0.42 MILES

The tower for the Olympic flame stands near the foot of the Lygårdsbakkene Ski Jump.

4. Lillehammer Art Museum

0.62 MILES

Lillehammer's stunning metal-and-glass art museum looks like a spaceship that's landed in the middle of town. It explores Norwegian visual arts from the…

5. Maihaugen Folk Museum

0.85 MILES

Step back into the past at this surprisingly fascinating folk museum, which has collected around 180 buildings from other parts of Norway, mostly from the…

6. Norwegian Museum of Road History

7.32 MILES

The Norwegian Museum of Road History tells the story of Norway’s battle to forge roads through its challenging geography. Up the hill and part of the same…

7. Aulestad

9.55 MILES

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903, lived on a farm at Aulestad, 18km northwest of Lillehammer. It has been lovingly…

8. Ringebu Stave Church

26.2 MILES

A church has existed on this site since the arrival of Christianity in the 11th century. The current version, which remains the local parish church, dates…