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Maihaugen – Lillehammer

This is my second visit tot Lillehammer and I wish we had more time to go around. Lillehammer is the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

The body of water you see above is Mjøsa. As I have mentioned earlier. Mjøsa is the largest lake in Norway. It stretches from Eidsvoll to Lillehammer.

Maihaugen is an open air museum. It reminded me so much of the Norsk Folkemuseum. Maihaugen is the largest open air museum in Europe.

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The Viking Ship Olympic Arena

On the way to Lillehammer (while my family was here), we drove through Hamar and I just had to ask my husband John to stop when we saw the Viking ship Olympic Arena. It is build to host the Winter Olympics in Norway in 1994 for speedskating. Now, it is used for all kinds of purpose, concerts, football, trade fairs.

The roof of the building is a viking ship turned upside down! Impressive architecture.

Photos taken with Nokia N70


Mjøsa is norway’s largest lake. It stretches from Eidsvoll to Lillehammer.

Mjøssamlingene is an organization that basically does research and shares the historical knowledge of boat traffic, boats, culture, nature and the environment of the area. They also run a museum called Mjøs Museum.

A great way to see the beauty surrounding Mjøsa Lake is by Skibladner, a steam boat which is over 150 years old.

Photos taken with Nokia N70