Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping arena

The ski jumping arena was built for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, and has become the iconic symbol of Lillehammer internationally. At a distance, you can see the magnificent hill naturally situated in the landscape.Approximately 80,000 jumps are made during the winter and about 20,000 during the summer. Ski jumpers are in action practically every day year-round. A 10 minute walk from Birkebeineren Hotel & Apartments.

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Hunderfossen Vinterpark Foto: Esben Haakenstad

By the entrance to the valley Gudbrandsdalen, north of Lillehammer, you will discover an enchanting winter park beyond everything you have ever seen before. A magical fairytale world that can not be seen or visited before the sun goes down and the dark night takes control. In the middle of the Winterpark you will find the Ice Cathedral and the Snow Hotel. With elegant lighting and location close to the fairytale castle - an unique  experience! 

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Hafjell alpine center

Hafjell is a ski resort which offers various skiing for the very beginner to the bravest ski or park enthusiast. The entire ski resort is facing the sun and has good snow conditions from mid November till mid April.

There is a Ski Bus directly from the hotel every morning to Hafjell! The bus is free if you buy a 5-day pass. Just 15 minutes by car from Birkebeineren Hotel & Apartments. 


Kjelkekjøring i Kanthaugen Lillehammer

Loads of fun and snow in the Olympic Park! 

A tow-bar on the ski lift pulls you and the sled up the hill while you are sitting on the sled. Once at the top, a spectacular ride down a professionally prepped track awaits you. The sleds have brakes so you can regulate the speed yourself.

Just a 10 minutes to walk from the hotel.


Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge track

At Hunderfossen you can ride a bobsleigh on a genuine Olympic ice-covered track. Bobrafting is a rubber raft that holds ut to 5 persons and can reach speeds up to 70-80 kph. Taxibob is a genuine bobsleigh that holds up to 3 persons and reaches speeds up to 120 kph - 5G! Authorized pilots make sure you have a safe and unforgettable experience! 15 km from the hotel

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Hafjell Lekeland

As one of Norway's largest indoor play parks, Lekeland Hafjell has been specially designed for kids ages 0 - 12, and features a play area covering approx. 800 sq.m. '


Birkebeineren Ski and Biathlon stadium

Skiing trails of high standard start right behind the apartments. You can also take the bus up to Nordseter or Sjusjøen, and ski back down to the hotel. Ski rental is at Nordseter and Sjusjøen.

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100 m from the hotel you will find a fantastic area for skiing, sledging and playing in the snow with a nice long hill and a big jump. The children will love it! You can borrow small sledges at the front desk. 

Storgata Lillehammer

Lillehammer's charming and award winning pedestrian street has many shops, cafés and restaurants. Strandtorget shopping centre is easy to reach from the town centre, and here you can enjoy the convenience of shopping under cover.

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Norges Olympiske Museum Foto: Sarah Clarke/ Mather & Co.

Through interactive installations, multimedia presentations and original objects you will experience unforgettable Olympic moments. The Olympic history is full of magical moments, and through pictures, objects and stories, the audience can relive these nostalgic moment. 

The museum provides a splendid opportunity to experience and re-live, not just the XVII Winter Olympic Games at Lillehammer in 1994, but also the whole history of the Olympic Games, summer and winter, from antique times and until today. The museum is only a 10 minute walk from Birkebeineren Hotel.



Maihaugen at Lillehammer is one of the largest and oldest open air museums in Europe. Maihaugen is a living museum offering cultural experiences and family activities.

Maihaugen has more than 170 old timber buildings from the Gudbrandsdalen Valley and Lillehammer area on display. The museum also has indoor exhibitions where one presents Norwegian history and everyday life during important historical stages in the country's development. The museum is about a 10 minute walk from Birkebeineren Hotel & Apartments.


Visit the home of Sigrid Undset! Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is among Norway's most popular authors. She created a unique home consisting of two old wooden buildings which were moved from farms in the Gudbrandsdalen valley. Outside she built a beautiful garden, and she called her home Bjerkebæk.


Lillehammer Kunstmuseum

This museum is one of the leading museums in the country in the field of visual arts, with significant works by Norwegian artists. It is situated in the town centre, a 10-minute-walk from the hotel.


Jorekstad Fritidsbad

1350 square metres of pool area where you can exercise, jump in, dive, enjoy a sauna or simply relax in the Jacuzzi while the kids have fun on the water slide or the climbing wall. When you get hungry, you can have a bite to eat in the cafe.



Dog sledding

Dog Sledding at Sjusjøen - an exotic winter experience you will never forget.
In pairs of two you are given the responsibility for your very own dog team with 6 dogs. Instructions will be given beforehand, and then the dogs will take you into our beautiful an silent Winter Wonder land. About 40 minutes by car from Birkebeineren Hotel & Apartments.

For more information and prices. please see Sjusjøen Husky Tours