Family Fun & Games in Lillehammer
If you're planning to rent a holiday home in Lillehammer, the entire family is in for a treat.
This scenic Norwegian hamlet is a natural wonder, offering lots of indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to delight everyone from the tallest to the smallest.
Take in the sights at Lillehammer Olympic Park, which provides an unforgettable combination of stunning vistas and fascinating history.
Sports-loving kids will enjoy seeing the bobsled runs and riding the chairlifts, while the adults will appreciate a behind-the-scenes look at the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics - only the second time that Norway has ever hosted the event, following the 1952 Olympic Games in Oslo.
Step into a fairy tale at the Hunderfossen Familiepark, an amusement park that invites you to frolic among the trolls (though we can't promise that they'll awaken from their stone sleep). While younger children will be enthralled at the rides and activities—not to mention the chance to visit the castle. The 4-D movie theater should be enough to keep the older siblings entertained as well. The park is small enough to be enjoyed in a single day, but comfortable footwear is definitely recommended.
In summer, cool off at the Jorekstad Waterpark, which features over 1300 square meters of pool area. Whether your aim is exercise, relaxation, or just plain fun, you're sure to find something here to suit your tastes. Take a steam in the saunas, holler your way down the waterslides, and take some time to soak in the Jacuzzi to replenish those aching muscles before heading back home.
If everyone is up for it, there's nothing quite like taking in the Norwegian mountain scenery on horseback. Various area outfitters will be happy to take the family on a guided tour, whether it's for a single hour or a full-day adventure. While helmets should be provided by the guides, guests should be sure to dress properly in long pants and layers - it can get quite cold in the mountains, even during the summer months.
Ready for something a bit more relaxing? Pay a visit to the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, which visitors often praise as the best venue of its kind in all of Norway. If you're visiting in the summer, join one of the guided tours to learn what Scandinavian life was like in the days of yore.
The kids can even dress up in old costumes for an immersive experience. In November and December, don't miss out on the Christmas Market. The café and shops are open year-round, and each season offers its own unique delights.
No matter which excursion you choose, your vacation in Lillehammer is sure to be an experience that your family will cherish for years to come.