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7 eco-friendly things to do in the Lillehammer region

A green travel guide
From the back of a horse or the seat of an off-road bike – there are many ways to explore Lillehammer.
Maihaugen, Lillehammer Maihaugen, Lillehammer
Maihaugen, Lillehammer.
Photo: frkmags / Foap / visitnorway.com

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 ofVeggispreik, 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.

1. Go back in time at Maihaugen

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.

2. Stay green at Stasjonen

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3. Go on a horseback riding tour

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.

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5. An unforgettable ride

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6. Green goodies

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7. Experience Undset’s home

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Some places are certified sustainable

Many places follow sustainable principles, but being certified as a sustainable destination is an honour few qualify for. It takes years of work demonstrating lasting commitment to providing the best possible experiences for the guests, whilst keeping the negative impact of tourism to a minimum.

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