Lillehammer, Norway, got famous in the nineties, when this town in Oppland County hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Many events took place in Lillehammer, while some of them took place in nearby towns. For example, Alpine skiing was held in Ringebu and Øyer -- both municipalities are nearby. Around twenty-seven thousand people live in the town, which had been the northernmost host of the Winter Olympics ever. Besides outdoor activities all year round, there are many more attractions in the region. For instance, you can visit the open-air museum Maihaugen, the Norwegian Olympic Museum, and the Lillehammer Art Museum.
Lillehammer is a great place if you like the unspoilt Norwegian nature and outdoor activities. In summer, you can go hiking, cycling, relaxing in the forests, or trying out horseback riding. Camping in the wild and canoeing is possible as well. For some of these activities such as canoeing, you can also book guided tours. Lillehammer is a very popular destination in the winter season. The town hosted the Winter Olympics for a reason -- you can choose from five ski resorts. Even if you have never tried out skiing before, it is no problem, since you can book some lessons at the local ski schools. Culture enthusiasts should not miss Maihaugen, the largest open-air museum in Norway. You can visit well-preserved buildings from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Therefore, it is a great opportunity to get to know the local architecture, which used to be popular in the region.
You'll find guesthouses, hotels, holiday apartments, and hostels in Lillehammer, Norway -- the region has it all. There are various hotels and guesthouses in Lillehammer and in the ski resorts. Your Lillehammer, Norway hostel is very centrally located; in fact, the accommodation is in the railway station of the town. You can take one of the frequent buses to get to the ski resorts in winter. The facilities at your Lillehammer, Norway hostel are clean and free Wi-Fi is offered, too.
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