Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

Arena/Place: Lillehammer town
Category: Experiences, Festival and events, Culture
Date: Monday 25 may 2020 - Sunday 31 May 2020

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries based on non capital values. Its main focus is Norwegian contemporary literature and the interaction between literature and society. In the past few years it has had an increasingly international profile with a particular focus on literature from the Nordic countries.

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest literature festival in the Nordic region. Its main focus is Nordic contemporary literature and the interaction between literature and society. The festival acquired the status of a “knutepunkt” festival in 2006 – a leading festival in its field in Norway − and also has a strong international profile.

In the end of May authors, literature and teeming crowds fill the streets of Lillehammer. The festival programme includes everything from meetings with authors, readings, debates, lectures, award ceremonies, art exhibitions, seminars, quizzes and other festivities. The objective is to present important authors and good literature, and to debate current social issues.
The next edition of the Norwegian Literature Festival will take place May 25-31, 2020 at Lillehammer. This time, the theme is the Spanish and Latin American literary world.

The Norwegian Festival of Literature has events for kindergarden and school children, as well as adult readers with different preferences and holds appeal for a broad reading audience. The festival is also Norway’s largest industry event for authors, translators, literary critics, publishers and librarians.

Among the authors who have taken part in the Norwegian Festival of Literature are J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Amos Oz, Dag Solstad, Zadie Smith, Ellen Einan, Richard Ford, Per Petterson, Kate Morton, Adonis, Märta Tikkanen, William T. Vollmann, John Irving, Margaret Atwood, André Brink, P. O. Enquist, Aravind Adiga, Jean Echenoz, Shaun Tan, Ko Un, Jo Nesbø and Yahya Hassan.


Date Time Arena/Place
25 May
Monday 25 may 2020 09:00 - 22:00 Lillehammer town
26 May
Tuesday 26 may 2020 09:00 - 22:00 Lillehammer town
27 May
Wednesday 27 may 2020 09:00 - 22:00 Lillehammer town
28 May
Thursday 28 may 2020 09:00 - 22:00 Lillehammer town

Contact information

Phone number
47 61 24 71 66
Contact person email
[email protected]


Nearby accommodations


Lunnstadmyrvegen 57 chalet - Hafjelltoppen

Distance: 12.2 km
Beautiful chalet right next to Gaiastova with 153 m2, 14 beds and four bedrooms. Ski in / out for cross country skiing and alpine skiing. The chalet is located in a quiet area of ​​Hafjell with panoramic views of Hafjell and Gudbrandsdalen.

Hafjelltoppen Apartments Gaiastova

Distance: 12.5 km
Six apartments next to Gaiastova on Hafjelltoppen. The apartments of 130 m2 are located in the very attractive area in the mountain at Gaiastova restaurant on Hafjelltoppen. Perfect location for alpine skiing and cross country skiing in the mountain. Only 200 meters to Gaiastova with restaurant, bar, après ski, grocery store and ski rental.

Hemsætervegen 143

Distance: 11.9 km
Traditional and practical cottage in Hafjell Panorama cabin area of ​​120 m2 with ski in ski out to ski slope number 35 in Hafjell Alpine ski resort. (100 meters) From the cottage you have a view of Gudbrandsdalen valley. The cross-country ski tracks at Gaiastova are 2 km away.

Why book with Hafjell Resort

  • • Ski in ski out accommodation
  • • We know Hafjell
  • • The best location
  • • Snow Guarantee Hafjell
  • • Reception open 24 hours