Lillehammer Things to Do

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    Fjellsprengningsmuseum, Lillehammer, NO
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    Fjellsprengningsmuseum, Lillehammer, NO
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    Fjellsprengningsmuseum, Lillehammer, NO
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    Maihaugen - The Norwegian History

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 29, 2012

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    A very great part of Maihaugen is the exhibition in the main building. Don't miss out this!
    The exhibition shows you the development of Norway through the history. You will follow a path through several rooms which tell you stories about many historical aspects of Norway. Starting from the stone age you will reach the present at the end. Come and see!

    Please get the opening hours and fees for Maihaugen from the link below.

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    Maihaugen - The Town

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 29, 2012

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    The town area inside Maihaugen is a resembling of houses that make up a street in a small city. There are shops, a pharmacy and a bakery. The latter is open and inside is a cafe where you get ice cream, coffea and waffles. The post museum and the trainstation are also located in this urban part of Maihaugen.

    Please get the opening hours and fees for Maihaugen from the link below.

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    Maihaugen - The Modern Quarter

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 29, 2012

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    A very strange place for a historical open air museum is the modern quarter of Maihaugen. Here houses are set up which were taken from an area in the region where an airport was built. Instead of tearing them down, they were moved to Maihaugen. These houses are from 50 years ago to nowadays, this mixture gives the area a typical look of a living quarter of today. I felt it is a strange place as I first did not realize that it is a part of the museum, I rather had the doubts I had left the park. But once I saw the signs it was clear. Still it is very unusual to walk into a garden of 'unkown people' and look through their windows without asking... :-)

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    Maihaugen - The Hamlets

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 29, 2012

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    Visiting Maihaugen you will have a great time to walk through the rural exhibition of old farm houses. They are grouped as small hamlets which are devided by fields, forest and lakes. Especially if the weather is nice you can spend a whole day here walking from house to house and explore the interior of them. Many are open so that you can go inside to have a look at the historic furniture.

    Please get the opening hours and fees for Maihaugen from the link below.

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    Maihaugen - The Stave Church

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 28, 2012

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    Stave Church Maihaugen, Lillehammer, NO
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    Maihaugen is a large and excellent open air museum where you can walk through a countryside area with hamlets, a part is set up like a small town, another like a living quarter of today. Many houses are open and inside you can see the furnished rooms.

    If you are in Lillehammer and you want to get a chance to visit a Stave Church, I recommend to visit the excellent open air museum Maihaugen. There in the rural part of the park you will find the Stave Church. Not like in many Stave Churches through the country taking photos is allowed here.

    Please get the opening hours and fees for Maihaugen from the link below.

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    Maihaugen - The Post Museum

    by gubbi1 Updated Apr 28, 2012

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    Maihaugen is a large and excellent open air museum where you can walk through a countryside area with hamlets, a part is set up like a small town, another like a living quarter of today. Many houses are open and inside you can see the furnished rooms.

    In the city area one large building houses the post museum. Here you can see post offices of various times, learn about the distribution of post during the history. With lifesized figures the exhibition makes much fun to watch.

    Please get the opening hours and fees for Maihaugen from the link below.

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    Norsk Vegmuseum --- Norwegian Road Museum

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 28, 2012

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    Norsk Vegmuseum, Lillehammer, NO
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    A splendid museum in Lillehammer is the Norwegian Road Museum. It is run by the Norwegian Road Administration and free of charge. The museum is excellent as it is pretty huge and covers many aspects around the history, construction and maintenance of Norwegian roads. In a first part you will walk through time and learn about the development of roads in Norway over the centuries.
    A second part covers the measurement devices that were and are used when constructing a road. The next exhibition shows cars and bicycles. On part of the museum is quite impressive, it covers the security in traffic. In the area outside the museum you can find cars and mashines that are used to build and maintain roads. The museum is highly recommendable and a surprise that it is for free!

    Opening times:
    1. June–31. August 10:00–18:00 (all days)
    1. September–31. May 10:00–15:00 (Monday closed)

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    Fjellsprengningsmuseum - Rock Blasting Museum

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 28, 2012

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    Lillehammer is home to some very nice museums. One of them is the Fjellsprengningsmuseum (or Rock Blasting Museum in English). During my visit the tunnel was closed and only the outer part was accessible, but as the museum is just opposite the Norwegian Road Museum, it is easy to have a look here. In the open air area you will find several trucks and mashines that are used for building tunnels. The most impressive is the huge truck, that is so large that it could not drive here, but had to be taken in pieces.
    Even if the tunnel is closed I recommend that you have a short stop here.

    Opening times:
    All weekends in May and September, all days in June, July and August from 12:00 to 18:00

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    Pike fishing

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Unintentionally, pike has been released in a trout river called Mesnaelva that runs above Lillehammer. Every year there is therefore a competition with prizes for the person who catches the biggest and most pike through the year. The biggest pike (that presumably has consumed a lot of the more attractive trout) is prizxed at NOK 5000. The whole thing is crowned by a Pike Festival, normally held in the prime pike season in late May. Here you can get into the act and win a prize and get plenty of fish for the onward journey, too!
    You can see how the competition develops on the "pike stock market" www.rustadstuensport.no/fisherking.php

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    Moose safari

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Young moose

    Check out the moose as it comes out of hiding in the evening. Moose do not react much to vehicles, so in a bus you will be able to come much closer than on the ground, visible as a human being. I have done this trip on a private basis, but I know that the trips are quite successful in giving participants a fair view of the moose without undue disturbance, and bringing on a perspective on moose/people interaction, mountian culture etc.
    This is organised through Øyer Tourist Office in concjunction with wildlife authorities who provide the rules and regulations for this, and the timing so as not to disturb in the calving season and inexplicably, the hunting season...
    From the Øyer Tourist Office building (13 km north of Lillehammer) at 20:00 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays there are four-hour bus trips with a "moose guarantee", organised with a guide - includes a break with some snacks, coffee. The tour takes you on forest and mountain roads north of Lillehammer.
    Binoculars will be on loan at no cost.
    Tour cost: Adults NOK 200, children 100. Under three years free.
    Booking: Øyer Turistkontor phone 61277000 or 98893363. You may also just show up and register. Prebooking necessary for larger groups. Check for timing. July may be the best time (light nights, presence of moose).

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    Most famous Norwegian Open air museum!

    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Maihaugen Open Air Museum

    Get to know Norwegian culture and history in a nutshell.
    Maihaugen provides you with different exhibitions like:
    The Open Air museum with all kinds of buildings of Norwegian history.
    A museum with all kinds of workshops,studio's shops etcetera of past time. Such as an old Dentists practice, an old Photo Studio and so on.
    One museum varies in exhibits, when we attended it, the title of the exhibition was 'Norway trough the ages, from Ice age till 1997.

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    The Vehichle Museum - old cars

    by Saagar Written Mar 10, 2011

    For those interested, and I count in many small and big boys - the Norwegian Vehicle Museum right in the centre of Lillehammer is a good investment. Starting with sledges and carriages, the museum shows the development of Norwegian vehichle transportation.
    A bit of alphabet soup: Norsk Kjøretøyhistorisk Museum is the official name of the museum.

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    The great outdoors - go for a day hike

    by Saagar Written Jan 30, 2010

    For day hikes from Lillehammer you can generally head eastwards. The western hills are less accessible, even if they also can be attractive. There is an office of the DNT (Hikers' Association) in town, as well as a helpful tourist office at the railway & bus station.
    The best thing to do is to get on the bus and head for Nordseter some 15 km east of town at 800 meters and start hiking from there in any direction you fancy. No major mountains here, merely rounded hills and ridges up to 1030 meters. The treeline is at about 850 meter. The hike up to Neverfjell is good, offering great views around, and easily done in a day, summer as well as winter (with skis, though). Just consult your map, find the trailheads and off! The hike back to town could easily take the whole day if you spend some time in the Gropmarka area. Some small lakes there, tussocky marshes, stunted pine trees, some old-growth spruce forests and maybe a chance to see some moose.

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  • The Lillehammer Painters

    by Bjeff Written Mar 13, 2008

    A lot of artists have been drawn to Lillehammer due to the special light which you can find if you view it from above the city down towards the lake Mjøsa. Painters like Frits Thaulow and Erik Werenskiold was part of the artist coloni of the early 1900s. Authors like Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsom and Sigrid Undset was also part of this vibe. More recently Jacob Weidemann frequented the town, where he lived until 1999. He died in 2001. There have been vast donations to local art galleries and exhibits of Weidemann can be seen at www.ringebuprestegard.no during summertime and some of the others at www.lillehammerartmuseum.com, which is one of Norway's most noteworthy art museums.

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    Maihaugen

    by woef Written Aug 11, 2007

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    I wonder if they have to cut the grass on there roof ;-)

    Anyway, ... nice place. Enjoy the architecture of these Norwegian houses over the last 500 years. Stroll around this park and inside the houses are people who will explain the things you see and what people used to use ...

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