Experience the atmosphere of beautiful Aulestad! The Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived here with his family from 1875. The home is one of the best preserved artist homes in Norway.
Aulestad is one of the best preserved artist homes in Norway. The Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived here with his family from 1875 until his death in 1910. In 1935, Aulestad became a museum.
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, the man who wrote the national anthem, was an enthusiastic and committed soul. Today, visitors to Aulestad can experience the environment and surroundings from which he drew his inspiration.
Guided tour and gardens
Karoline was married to Bjørnstjerne for over 50 years, and she created an urban European home in the very heart of rural Norway. A warm and welcoming home, surrounded by parks and gardens.
Exhibition, café and museum
In addition to the unique writer’s home Aulestad offers various exhibitions and a lovely garden.
At the Drengestua café visitors can enjoy "Bjørnson blueberry pancakes", sandwiches and more. A nice little museum shop offers books and gifts.
Guided tours several times every day. See website for more information. You may want to sign up for a tour in advance. Tel. weekdays + 47 61 28 89 00, Tel. weekends + 47 61 22 41 10.