Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel
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As we left our hotel, our guide gave us the story behind the longest ski-race in the world, called the Vasaloppet. It takes place the on the first Sunday in March each year. It is 90 km long, cross-country ski race and today more than 40,000 people compete in it. The first race took place in 1922 and today it takes as little as just under 4 hours …
Scandinavian Trip, August 20, 2012;
Well, we entered Norway this morning, but continued traveling most of the remainder of the day. Right now, we are in our hotel room in Lillehammer, with some time to burn before we have a group dinner in the hotel cafeteria. Looking out the window, we can see the ski jumps that were used in the 1994 …
Today we drove from Geiranger to Ottadalen and visited the traditional Stave Church at Lom, circa 11th Century. It was amazing and well worth a visit. Beautifully made and the Viking symbols add to the uniqueness of it. Lom is a cute town.
We then drove onto Lillehammer. Not as spectacular scenery on the way so slept for a bit as was …
We set off on Betsy, our coach (Amanda christened her so) to the town of Lom to see a stave church. Now, the people in this tour group were extremely punctual. No wait, in fact they were more often than not early. We routinely set off slightly earlier than scheduled. Stave churches are essentially constructed of wood without the used of any nails. …
... Ryan climbed the 50 flights of stairs and the rest of us took the lift. We could see the city and valley below. As we were up on the hill - kids started practicing ski jumping. It was so cool to see them jumping. The jump was watered down and so was the landing. The skis looked the same - but I assumed they were waved differently. After watching them jump for a while - we went to the Olympic History ...
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