Surrounded by high mountains and cultural landscapes, the vibrant city of Lillehammer is an ideal destination for your green travel.
And that is something Lars Giæver is really passionate about. Giæver has spent a lot of time and effort in the region to raise awareness about the environment and sustainable principles.
He’s the leader of the Norwegian Green Party in Lillehammer, and is the founder of “Veggispreik”, a Facebook-page where more than 20,000 Norwegian’s discuss vegetarian food.
If you are in beautiful Lillehammer, don’t miss Giæver’s recommendations on eco-friendly things to do in this region.
Do you want to try a time machine? Well, this is pretty close. At Maihaugen in Lillehammer, you can take a nostalgic journey back in time. It is one of the largest open-air museums in Norway, and here you’ll find more than 200 buildings from as far back as the 12th century and up until today.
Maihaugen is conscious of its environment and received the Eco-Lighthouse certificate in 2012.
A horseback tour is a great way to see the Lillehammer region countryside, from the mountains to forest-clad hills and photogenic lakes.
Dalseter has offered horseback riding in the mountain since 1950 and arranges guided tours for riders on all levels.
If you choose to travel to a Sustainable Destination, you help preserve the historical and cultural heritage, and at the same time support the communities, traditions, nature, and environment. Welcoming hosts will serve food that is harvested, produced and prepared in the area.
Sustainable Destination is the Nordic region’s only national labelling scheme for travel destinations. It is a tool for sustainable development of businesses and destinations when it comes to the environment, the local community, the cultural heritage, and the economy.
However, the label does not mean that the destinations are 100 per cent sustainable, but that they have begun a long-term process. The destinations are evaluated every three years.