Tagged: Lillehammer

A major milestone for Norwegian hikers

150 years of trekking Maureen B. Larson Decorah, Iowa The Norwegian Trekking Association, Den Norske Turistforening (DNT), is a national organization in Norway that was conceived by Thomas Heftye on Jan. 21, 1868, making...

Lillehammer Håkons Hall

Lillehammer’s games still a source of pride

Memories of Olympics past Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I remember the Lillehammer chill; the streets cloaked in a coat of frosty snow. Local rucksacks sprouted Norwegian flags trumpeting national pride in an understated manner....

Lillehammer Olympics, once more with feeling?

The Norwegian town considers applying to host the Winter Olympics again in 2026 Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway It’s been a little over two years since Oslo’s dream of hosting the Winter Olympic Games...

In Gudbrandsdalen, reality is the museum

The justly world-famous Maihaugen museum is merely a primer for this incredible valley Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American One of the principal tourist attractions in Lillehammer—aside from the quaint and koselig town itself—is...

Olympic torch returns to Lillehammer

Youth Olympic Games bring athletic, cultural, and educational opportunities for teen athletes Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly The Olympics are returning to Lillehammer, this time in the form of the second Winter Youth Olympic...

Lillehammer before “Lillyhammer”

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Did you know that the town of Lillehammer was seen on TV sets worldwide almost 20 years before former mafia boss Frank “The Fixer” relocated to this Norwegian town? In...