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Lillehammer 2016

Lillehammer Welcomes the World Again

The Youth Winter Olympics comes to Norway this year. Are you old enough to remember the Winter Olympics of 1994? The relatively tiny town of Lillehammer welcomed the world to Norway for one of the most...
The 1994 Olympic Games were hosted in Lillehammer, and its legacy lives on.

Oslo’s Olympic Dream is Over

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you'll have heard the news that Oslo is no longer in the running to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Despite the new coalition government voicing...
The 1994 Olympic Games were hosted in Lillehammer, and its legacy lives on.

Lillehammer’s Olympic Legacy

Back in 1994, the eyes of the world were on Lillehammer. Despite the homophobic and environmental controversy, in one week's time the world's attention will fall on Sochi, Russia, for the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. It...
Lillehammer. Home.

Lillehammer: Becoming a Hometown

This post was originally published on Destination Unknown, the blog of Satu Vänskä-Westgarth, a 30-something outdoor enthusiast and fairly new mom from Finland. Someone recently asked me why, how and when our little family ended up in...
Overlooking Bergen

My Travels in 2012 – And Plans for 2013

I resisted as long as I could, honest. Here is my Best of 2012 post, although I've tried to make it a little more interesting by focusing on the places I visited – both in Norway...
Exhibit inside Maihaugen Museum

Out in the Cold: Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

If I'm honest, the idea of visiting an open-air museum during a Norwegian winter didn't fill me with joy. It came recommended by many though and with nothing else on the agenda, it seemed wise to...
Me getting cold in Lillehammer

The Winter Olympic Town of Lillehammer

This Saturday I packed my furry boots, thermos and countless layers of clothing for my first visit inland. My destination was the small town of Lillehammer, 170km due north of Oslo on the shores of Lake...