Eastern Central Norway attractions

Top Choice Area in Lillehammer

Olympic Park

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 r…
Museum in Lillehammer

Lillehammer Art Museum

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 early 19th century to the present. There are a few minor works…
Scenic Drive in Eastern Central Norway

Peer Gynt Vegen

Of all the beautiful mountain roads of central Norway, one stands out for its combination of scenery and storytelling: Peer Gynt Vegen. Running for 60km from Skei to Espedalen, it takes you along the trail followed …
Museum in Hamar

Domkirkeodden

West of town (1.5km), this extensive open-air museum includes 18th- and 19th-century buildings, a folk history exhibit featuring the creepy Devil's Finger (a finger cast in pewter with various spooky legends attache…
Museum in Elverum

Norsk Forestry Museum

Forests have been central to life in Norway since time immemorial, and this quirky museum 1km from downtown Elverum celebrates them in all their various forms. The museum's centrepiece is the Fantastic Tree, a 7.5m-…
Museum in Hamar

Norwegian Railway Museum

Train spotters will have steam blowing out of their ears at the sight of this lovely railway museum, which brings together a fine collection of train-related ephemera – from engine sheds, rail carriages and steam lo…
Museum in Lillehammer

Norwegian Olympic Museum

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 Games, as well as all of the Olympic Games of the modern era, w…
Museum in Lillehammer

Maihaugen Folk Museum

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 early 1900s. They've been rebuilt to resemble a small inland…
Stadium in Hamar

Viking Ship Sports Arena

Hamar's standout 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 20,0…
Museum in Lillehammer

Aulestad

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 restored and is stuffed to the rafters with antiques, furnitu…