Travel Blogs from Lillehammer
... of community. The church was the center of their community life. It appears that is still the case in Norway, especially in the rural communities.
After spending time at the Ringebu stave church we were back on the busy E6 highway to Lillehammer. At Lillehammer we stopped to visit the Maihaugen museum, described as Norway's best open air museum. The founder of the museum was a man named Anders Sandvig.
Anders was a dentist ...
... It is Norway's second largest of the 28 remaining stave churches. It was built in 1220 on the site of an even older church. In 1630 parts of the church were rebuilt and the red tower was added. We were able to go inside this impressive church and toured the large graveyard. We did find some graves that belonged to the Moen family but none of Peder Moen's ancestors.
Here are some pictures of the Ringebu ...
... but the clouds started to roll in while we were travelling and now it is raining and quite soggy. This area is known for its beautiful hiking and walking trails so we are hoping that it might be nice enough tomorrow to go for a short walk before we get back on the road. We will also visit a very old stave kirke in the hopes of locating more family.
Just a few pictures for today. I will upload some of the hotel ...
After a long time driving along the beautiful valleys in Gudbrandsdalen on our way to Dovre, we have taken a stop at the Sinclair Tavern and Guesthouse in Kvam. The drive was only interrupted by a stop in Ringebu to look at the place's old stave church, built in the late 12th century - worth a look for those passing by! After enjoying a steak and an entrecôte, we have 1 1/2 hour drive ...
We found ourselves being glad of Norways late sunset as we walked up the road to the campsite at 10pm. We made it to the campsite after 40 minutes of walking and I with only one sole on my shoe. Yes, as we arrived into the campsite my left shoe sole disconnected from my shoe. More on that later.
It was very cheap to pitch up a tent there for the night. A friendly Norweigan man who was staying there in a caravan brought us all out tea ...
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Other places to stay in Lillehammer
Turisthotelveien 6, Lillehammer | 4 star hotelfrom $158
Jernbanegaten 1, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $162
Storgaten 84B, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $205
Storgata 108B, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Railway Station Jernbanetorget 2, Lillehammer | 2 star hotelfrom $99
Elvegaten 12, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $230
Birkebeinerveien 24, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $177