Lillehammer is a pot of beautiful attractions that relate a very nice history and very important events. It is an old town, the oldest one in the Eastern Norway. To this ancient city are characteristic many wooden buildings on the pedestrian streets, forming the main artery of the city. Modern commerce is also housed in this amazing town. The town has in its proximity gorgeous mountains like Nordseter and Sjusjoen, which offer great and unrepeatable views for those who are interested in urban and rural environments. Nordseter and Sjusjoen are spectacular points for starting a mountain walk, in a very charming atmosphere.
Lillehammer town was founded in 1827, appearing as a trading post, later, in 1842 being inaugurated as a full market town status. The first building was constructed around the Hammer farm, now being a church. Nowadays the town looks more beautiful and interesting, with more touristic attractions that ever had. The town now is invaded of many attractive destinations like an ultra modern theatre, concert hall at Maihaugen, Lillehammer Art Museum, that was reopened and remodelated in 1992. It appears in a new building in a very distinctive architectural style, including collection of Norwegian Arts from 1820s till our days. It also includes spectacular art exhibits of the international artists. This imposant and modern museum was named the museum of the Year in 2008. The permanent exhibit of the museum includes contemporary art and renowed pieces, that form both the Norwegian art history. The town is also beautified by the restored Banken Cultural Center, by the wonderful church, in a new and developed spot. More and more tourists discover how many and excellent attractions has to offer the town Lillehammer, and they are astonished by the pitoresque beauty of the region. This town offer spaces for education, for culture, for history, to sport, the residents being proud of their precious town and you will be welcome there any time.
Nordseter-the town’s gateway to mountains
Nordseter is a stunning destination in Lillehammer, that has to offer something for everybody. If you are looking for fresh air and for a peaceful mountain space, Nordseter situated at 850 meters above sea level, is the perfect destination for you. This region originally appeared as a group of mountains farms, later had transformed in a miraculous touristic resort. This place is well known in all Europe for its specific activities like hiking, skiing, for walks, for kayaking, during the summer, game hunting and fishing. There are two hill in the region perfect for ski, called the Nevra Ski Lift and Nordseter Ski Tow, with a length of about 500m and wide of about 90m.
Sjusjoen-Skiing Eldorado for Lillehammer
Sjusjoen is known as a group of mountain farms, which developed slowly in an amazing touristic resort. It is situated at over 20 km away from the Olympic town of Lillehammer, and 850 meters above the sea level. It is a very nice mountain territory, surrounded by forests, considered as the best place of Cross point for skiing in all Europe. Every time during the winter there are installed more than 300 km of double track ski trails. Also in winter are organized riding competitions by horse or by dogs team, creating a very enchanting atmosphere. The schools of ski organize weekly guided skiing trips. All the activities and facilities of the town, including the proximity to Lillehammer, all this make the town a skiing Eldorado. This town offer a wide range of activities that keep you busy all your vacation, where you can spend lovely moments.
Don’t skip the opportunity to visit this majestic town, full of lovely places, where you can delight your eyes with spectacular views and unforgettable places. Some mysterious places of the town will remain deep hided in your memory, with unrepeatable scenes of skiing. It will be a unique experience to try on yourself the positive sensation of skiing on a truly high altitude, on the Nordseter mountains or on the Sjusjoen, some of the most gorgeous arenas for ski in the Europe.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The most popular places to visit in Norway .
Norway is a great country full of beautiful landscapes. What makes it famous are the deep fjords with vertical walls, that are kept green by the warmth that offers the Gulf Stream. Norway is very rich in high mountains that have the largest glaciers in Europe. During the summer time, when the sun is shining with power, a pure freshness in the air transform these landscapes in some majestic places more clear and more colourful, full of life. Norway with its pitoresque places will fascinate you and will leave only nice memories. Check out its best places and you will never regret for choosing this destination for your vacation.