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Lillehammer has a long history in hosting events - among them the 1994 Winter Olympics - Photo: Lillehammer Turist
Lillehammer has a long history in hosting events - among them the 1994 Winter Olympics Photo: Lillehammer Turist

Key facts about Lillehammer

Lillehammer has a population of just over 26,600. The distance to Oslo Airport Gardermoen is 145 kilometres, approximately two hours by bus or train.


The hotels in Lillehammer have hosted events for many years, while the complex built for the Winter Olympics 1994 lends itself to a multitude of uses. Many of the local hotels have opted to specialise in meetings, offering excellent facilities. They will also arrange activities for your guests.

A compact, intimate town

Lillehammer is a small, quaint town, with a tremendous amount of events, activities and attractions. It has all the amenities of a big city, yet is wonderfully intimate - the perfect venue for meetings and events.

Lillehammer has a lively après ski scene and the pedestrian street Storgata is lined with bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as excellent shops. In this remarkably compact town, it is easy for delegates to stay as a group and all hotels are in close proximity to the arenas.

Oldest winter resort in Norway

Lillehammer is considered to be the oldest winter resort in Norway, and is often the base for both national and international company games, meetings and events.

When you consider the number of activities and outdoor pursuits available year-round, you have all the ingredients for a successful meeting or conference. Nothing is too large or too small.


  • Number of inhabitants: 26,639 (2011)
  • Accommodation capacity: Lillehammer: eight hotels, 790 hotel rooms/apartment, approximately 1,730 beds. Hafjell/Øyer: four hotels, 410 hotel rooms/apartments, 960 beds. Hafjell: 3,900 beds.
    Nordseter / Sjusjøen: approximately 1,500 beds
  • Conference facilities for up to 2,000 people
Last updated:  2013-11-15

Host a conference in Lillehammer

Meeting venues in Lillehammer

The largest conference hotel in Lillehammer can welcome up to 1,200 delegates, while Håkons Hall offers conference facilities for 2,000.

Incentive programmes in Lillehammer

There are plenty of activities to choose from for your incentive programme in the Lillehammer Region. You can even host your own Winter Olympics here.

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