Travel Blogs from Lillehammer
No,I don't know why the map did that.--->
So, it's a few days since we last spoke. The night of ozur lovely time at Oddrun's place in Sjåk, I got very sick. Rats. (I ate something I really should have passed on). In the morning I was in pretty rough shape so we decided to take the bus a way up into the east side off Jotunheimen, basically cheating that day's riding. We rode to Gjendesheim, a boat dock on Gjende, a pretty little lake. I had ...
... in sports or the Olympics. After this we headed back down into town for a bit of lunch, and wandering around the food and crafts markets that were going on in the town center. Food stalls from around hitherto world selling all sorts of interesting looking food - I managed to resist the interesting looking pastries, and he nougat cakes though. A great display of willpower if ever there was one. I then decided, somewhat foolishly, that I would head up hill to try and ...
... 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 ...
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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