Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk

Address: Gamle Nordsetervegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer Date: Tuesday 1 jun 2021 - Tuesday 31 Aug 2021 Show map

Address: Gamle Nordsetervegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer

The home of the Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset. Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer from 1919 until her death i 1949. Visit the home of Sigrid Undset! Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is among Norway's most popular authors.

 

The home of the Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset
Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer from 1919 until her death i 1949. Visit the home of Sigrid Undset! Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is among Norway's most popular authors.

She was born in Kalundborg in Denmark in 1882 and came to Norway when she was two years old. Sigrid Undset moved to Lillehammer in 1919, where she created a unique home consisting of two old timer buildings that were moved from farms further up in the Gudbrandsdalen valley. Around the homes she built a beautiful garden. She called the site Bjerkebæk.

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is one of our most read authors. Sigrid Undset was born in Kalundborg in Denmark in 1882 and came to Norway when she was two years old.

The medieval novels about Kristin Lavrandsdatter (1920-1922) and Olav Audunsson (1925-1927) were written while she lived at Bjerkebæk. Sigrid was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1928 for these works. In 1940 Sigrid Undset was forced to leave Norway due to her strong criticisme of Nazism. She lived in the US during the war and fought tirelessly for Norway and the allies in articles and lectures. After the war she returned to Bjerkebæk, which had been vandalised by the occupiers.

In 1919 Sigrid Undset moved to Lillehammer where she lived with her three children. She created a distinctive home in two old log houses which had been moved from old farms in Gudbrandsdalen. The houses were surrounded by a beautiful garden. Sigrid Undset called her home Bjerkebæk.

At Bjerkebæk there is also a small café and a museum shop. In the summer season you can experience the home and the lush gardens as they were in the author's time.

CONTACT US
Sigrid Undsets veg 16E, 2615 Lillehammer
Telefon: +47 61 28 89 00
Mandag–fredag kl. 09.00 - 15.30
Email: [email protected]

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Date Time Location    
1 Jun
Tuesday 1 jun 2021 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk
2 Jun
Wednesday 2 jun 2021 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk
3 Jun
Thursday 3 jun 2021 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk
4 Jun
Friday 4 jun 2021 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk

Contact information

Phone number
47 61 25 94 00
Contact person name
Bjerkebæk
Contact person email
Opening hours
26 May - 31 August Every day from 10.00–17.00. Guided tour in English at request.
Prices from
65 NOK
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