Gågata, the main street in Lillehammer, is the centre and focus of the town. Wonderful handicraft and homeware shops; restaurants and cafes (including a chocolatier) line the pedestrianised way from the River Mesna to Søndre Park and the Maihaugen Open Air Museum.
Maihaugen is the oldest open-air folk museum in the country, and one of the most attractive. Established in 1887 the museum shows how life in Norway has changed from the early 20th century through the use of period buildings, exhibitions, onsite craftsmen and guided tours.
To the north of the town is the Olympic Park. The two ski-jumps (measuring 90m and 120m) are still in use and year-round you can witness teams training. From the top of the jump, accessible by a chair-lift or steps, there is a wonderful view over Lake Mjøsa, Lillehammer and the surrounding unspoiled nature. The ice-hockey arena is today, a fascinating Olympic Museum and a must for any visitor to Lillehammer. The museum not only tells the story of the Olympics since its birth but also displays an array of Olympic memorabilia including medals, torches, uniforms and equipment.