Thon Hotel Gausdal
Skeikampen, Lillehammer, 2652, NO
More about Lillehammer
Hus Flid - late night
Maihaugen and backdrop landscape
Snowboarding (Lillehammer /Hafjell)
I was looking at a weekend break to come snowboarding around Lillehammer (Hafjell). I was wondering though wether its best to stay in Lillehammer or Hafjell itself? Is there any nightlife in Hafjell (or Lillehammer for that matter)? If staying is there any transport to Hafjell and if so how often and is it expensive/long to get there?
Also I will check into this but can you get to Lillehammer direct from Oslo airport and roughly how much would this cost?
RE: Snowboarding (Lillehammer /Hafjell)
depending on when u are going...its not much snow there at the moment ...you will find better snow at hemsedal , røldal , voss etc
hafjell has 40 cm, hemsedal has 80cm, røldal has 180cm voss fjellandsby has 180cm
there is a direct bus from gardemoen to hemsedal in weekends
to lillehammer there is a train
to røldal take the train to oslo then buss to røldal
to voss take the train to oslo then a train to voss
hope you have fun playing in the snow :-) here its windy and its raining cats and dogs
Travel Tips for Lillehammer
Every winter when the streets become icy, the spark comes into the Lillehammerians' lives. Not an emotion, but close.
This spark is a contraption with a handlebar and a front wooden seat, propped up on two iron runners.
Just as sure as the spark enters the streets, the local newspaper's editor gets the first letter of complaints over why the municipality is putting sand on the ice. When it's slippery, old ladies want to slide!
The result is that part of Storgaten main street and half of many bike trails and pavements are a sand-free zone for the spark. Best translated as "kick-sledge", I suppose?
Numerous kick-sledges, originally provided for free loans to the public by the Lillehammer Municipality's environment department were stolen by media people during the Olympics, and taken away by containers. Great souvenir, even if collapsable, a bit on the big side for the suitcase. Better bring a container.
Sjusjøen Ski Centre
Sjusjøen Skiing Centre
Written by Saagar on Jan 8, 2006
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Sjusjøen in Ringsaker municipality (logically and transport-wise connected to Lillehammer in the neighbourign Oppland County...) has a brand new downhill skiing and playing area. The vertical drop is 250 metres and is suitable for beginners, children, families and youngsters. Bone fide skiers would search for longer drops and steeper slopes elsewhere. Good for fun, though. Good cafeterie, restaurant options and other service functions. Moreover, the place (on top) has one of the best viewpoints in southern Norway. From the top you can survey an area the size of Belgium.
Driving up the 311 towards...
Driving up the 311 towards Nordseter will take you up the side of the hill that Lillehammer is against so that you can get a nice view of the whole town looking down at it. You can also get near the '94 Olympic site and see some of the facilities they used. Just driving along you'll see some of the not-so-touristy farms and houses and churches. All very quaint. My boy, Giovanni, is never camera-shy and didn't mind jumping into this shot.
Streets in Lillehammer
Many of the side streets in Lillehammer are narrow and on inclines. The town is small and lends itself to walking tours where you can explore the side streets, meet local people, and get a real feeling for the area.
A little north of Lillehammer is the interesting Lilleputthammer. This is a small-scale model (1:4) of how Lillehammer looked like in the beginning of the 1900's.
Very popular amongst children.