Top 5 winter activities in and around Lillehammer

Welcome to Norway’s largest winter paradise! This snow-guaranteed area offers 2,300 kilometres of some of the country’s best cross-country ski trails and at the same time has some great alpine ski slopes. Lillehammer is a real winter resort and with all the snow that has already arrived is the perfect starting point for a trip filled with winter wonderland experiences and activities. The general manager of Lillehammer Camping, Stian Lunn, has given us 5 tips for winter activities in the area:

1. Alpine
Five of Norway’s largest alpine ski slopes are located near Lillehammer. You can choose from Hafjell, Kvitfjell, Skeikampen, Sjusjøen and Gålå.

These offer a wide selection of slopes for all levels of proficiency, including designated areas for children with fun beginners runs and ski parks.

Visit our ski slopes this winter!

Photo: CH –

2. Sledging
Weeeeeeeeee! Sledging is fun for all ages.

The sledges attach to the lift that takes you all the way to the top of Kanthaugen. You then have a kilometre long slope to sledge down. But don’t worry! The sledges have brakes up you think you’re travelling just a tad too fast!

Book a sledging trip for the whole family here.

Photo: Øystein Nordås

3. Cross-country skiing
Lillehammer has a network of prepared cross-country skiing trails that stretch from the centre of town up into the mountains.

Here you can glide along freshly prepared tracks throughout the winter, use floodlit trails through the town, or gradually uphill to Nordseter and Sjusjøen. Pack yourself a Kit-Kat, orange and flask of hot chocolate and strap on your skis.

Have a good ski tour!

Photo: Norsk Turistutvikling AS

4. Cycle trails on a fatbike
Get close to nature and experience fantastic scenery from the seat of a fatbike.

Lillehammer is surrounded by trails designed for snow-scooters, some designed for walking with snowshoes, and others for fatbike enthusiasts – take your pick!

Take a tour on a fatbike this winter!

Photo: Stian Lunn/Lillehammer Camping

5. Hunderfossen Winter Park
Hunderfossen Winter Park opens on 9 February this year – a real magical experience in ice and snow!

The park is open in the evening when darkness descends and the trolls come to life! Visit the snow hotel and ice cathedral, or take your family on a thrilling sleigh ride. There are also mini-snow scooters for youngest!

Book a fairy tale adventure here.

Photo: Geir Olsen/Hunderfossen Familiepark

Thanks for some great tips, Stian! Book a stay at Lillehammer Camping this winter. Have a good trip!

Photo (top): Jørgen Skaug