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, 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.