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Aulestad - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons' home

  • Aulestadvegen 6-14, Gausdal
  • +47 61288900
  •  /  km From You
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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.


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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 500
  • Conference personnel true
  • Conference rooms 3
  • Exhibition area 500
  • Number of persons in largest conference room 700
  • Number of Rooms 3

Opening hours

Sep 1 2016 - Oct 9 2016: Sat, Sun: 11:00 - 16:00
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The Aulestad - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons' home has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Gausdal, Norway
The latitude and longitude
61° 13' 14" N / 10° 16' 15" E
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