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Shopping in Lillehammer

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Lillehammer, the town at the northern end of Norway's largest lake,Mjoesa, got trading rights on August 7, 1827. Lillehammer was host city of the 1994 Winter Olympics. It is known for being a typical venue for winter sporting events. The city centre is a late 19th century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains.

Lillehammer, the town at the northern end of Norway's largest lake,Mjoesa, got trading rights on August 7, 1827. Lillehammer was host city of the 1994 Winter Olympics. It is known for being a typical venue for winter sporting events. The city centre is a late 19th century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains.

Furthermore, the city can offer 3 galleries, 5 hotels, hair salons, pharmacies, banks and other services! In Søndre Park, a popular green oasis, you’ll find a charming café open daily. Do not miss the beautiful Mesna river which, when frozen in winter, is a spectacular sight. Lillehammer was granted town status as early as 1827.

Pedestrian Street of Lillehammer
The centre of Lillehammer -- with its award-winning pedestrian street Storgata at its hub - is famous around the world. Charming and historically important buildings serve as the backdrop for a modern and bustling shopping environment with a number of specialist shops and an excellent range of products to choose from.

When the nights grow long, and the cold sets in - then it won't be long before the city gets dressed up for Christmas again. You might well compare Christmas in Norway / Lillehammer with yule-tide children's programmes on TV. From Lilletorget you can cut into the alley of the old industry area Mesna Brug where a nice collection of stores have replaced former trades.

Outdoor gear in Lillehammer
Lillehammer has probably the largest concentration of sports goods cum outdoor gear shops in Norway. Oslo will have more, but very spread out. Fjallräven, the Swedish outdoor clothing store has their Norway office and outlet in Storgaten (north). Rustadstuen is on the other side of the street, a bit further north, with frequent sales and good service. Specialists on ice fishing and fly fishing. Buy fishing licences here. G-Sport, in the opposite end of Storgaten specialize in xc skiing. Mesna Sport near the Mesna Bridge is big on ice skating, hockey, alpine skiing. Sport og Fritid on Kirkegaten toward the railway station is big and has a good selection of camping gear, hiking gear, sleeping bags etc. They also have brand departments for Norrona, Bergans and Lowe. Stock up on good quality outdoor gear. You really need a souvenir from Lillehammer? Buy Swix ski wax, it's even produced in town! If you live in Ireland, it will last you forever. The various stores in town sometimes have good buys on sleeping bags (Ajungilak, a Norwegian make), skis and bikes at the beginning and tail end of the respective seasons, fishing gear at the end of the season. Visit the lower part of the city, and you’ll find Strandtorget Shopping Centre offering crèche facilities and shopping from dawn to dusk! Strandtorget can boast 53 shops, café and restaurant – all under one roof. 1 000 free parking spaces and +20°C all year round. 15 minutes walk from the centre of Lillehammer. Give in to temptation, and enjoy a varied shopping experience with excellent bargains! Our wide and diverse range of shops provides an excellent choice for our visitors.

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