Festivals and events
Cultural festivals in Lillehammer region
Lillehammer Region and Gudbrandsdalen are famous for many of its major events and festivals. In addition, there is a deficit of many events that draw many visitors throughout the year. Cultural festivals such as the Norwegian Literature Festival, the Lillehammer Jazz Festival and Peer Gynt Festival have put the region on the map in terms of culture. Another special event in the winter is the Birkebeiner outdoor theater which we highly recommend. Also, there is a undergrowth of many events that draw many visitors throughout the year. In Hafjell, among other things, Trollcup in football in May is a good example and the Stavmartn in late October is widely known.
Sport events Lillehammer
Then there are all the sporting events like Lillehammer Ski Festival, RAW Air, World Cup in Kvitfjell, X Games in Hafjell Ingalåmi, Janteloppet, Birkebeiner ski race, Baldus cup, which makes it never "quiet" in the Lillehammer region.
Birkebeiner ski race
The Birkebeinerrennet ski race is one of the oldest and most challenging ski race in Worldloppet. The cross country course is 54 km long, Nordic classic skiing. The course goes through terrain varying from forest, open woodland and bare rock. About 20 km of the trail runs in moutain terrain. The start is at Rena, the finish is reached at Birkebeineren Arena at Lillehammer. All competitors must carry a rucksack weighing at least 3.5 kg.
Christmas events in Lillehammer
The year ends with Christmas events and most of them are in Norway's Christmas town number 1 Lillehammer. There are several new events to the region, so take a look at our overview of events and festivals in our region.
Previous events in the Lillehammer region
2020 X Games Hafjell
2018 World Championships Twirling - Lillehammer
2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship - Lillehammer
2017 X Games Norway - Hafjell
2015 Alpine Junior World Ski Championships - Hafjell
2015 FIL Junior World Championships - Lillehammer
2013 UCI World Cup Downhill - Hafjell
2008 European Championships in Handball Men - Lillehammer
2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest - Lillehammer
1999 World Championships in Ice Hockey Group A - Lillehammer
1999 World Championships in Handball Ladies – Lillehammer
1996 Alpine World Cup finals, DH and Super-G, men and women
World Mountain Biking Championship 2014
The International Cycle Federation (UCI) announced that Norway was awarded the World Biking Championship 2014. The championship was arranged 2-7. September in 2014 and consisted of branches downhill, terrain roundabout and trial. The various events were arranged at Hafjell Bike Park and at Lillehammer.
Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games
The Winter Olympics for Youth 2016 was arranged at Lillehammer, Hamar, Gjøvik, Øyer and Oslo from 12 to 21 February 2016. It was the fourth Olympic youth play and the other winter Olympic games for youth. 1100 athletes aged 15 to 18 from 71 nations participated in 70 medal exercises and an extensive cultural and educational program. 212,000 audiences saw the events.
X Games Norway in Hafjell
March 8 - 11, 2017, X Games Norway was arranged in Hafjell, where the world's best skiers and snowboarders in Slopestyle and Big Air were on the program.