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Lillehammer, Oppland Fylke, Norway

How much does it cost to travel to Lillehammer?

You should plan to spend around $103 (kr1,114) per day on your vacation in Lillehammer. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (kr379) on meals
  • $3.97 (kr43) on local transportation
  • $124 (kr1,343) on hotels

A one week trip to Lillehammer for two people costs, on average, $1,445 (kr15,600). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Lillehammer cost?

A one week trip to Lillehammer usually costs around $723 (kr7,800) for one person and $1,445 (kr15,600) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lillehammer on average costs around $1,445 (kr15,600) for one person and $2,891 (kr31,201) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Lillehammer will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lillehammer on average costs around $3,097 (kr33,429) for one person and $6,194 (kr66,859) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Lillehammer has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Lillehammer expensive to visit?

Prices in Lillehammer are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Lillehammer is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Dubrovnik or Hydra.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Lillehammer Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Lillehammer?

The average Lillehammer trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Lillehammer travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,343 ($124)
Local Transportation 1 kr43 ($4)
Food 2 kr379 ($35)
Entertainment 1 kr171 ($16)
Alcohol 2 kr68 - 204 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Lillehammer
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lillehammer is $62 (kr671). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lillehammer is $124 (kr1,343). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Lillehammer

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Lillehammer based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $100. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Lillehammer
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lillehammer is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $3.97 (kr43) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lillehammer.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Lillehammer
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Rental Cars in Lillehammer
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Food Budget in Lillehammer
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lillehammer can vary, the average cost of food in Lillehammer is $35 (kr379) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lillehammer should cost around $14 (kr151) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lillehammer is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Lillehammer
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lillehammer typically cost an average of $16 (kr171) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Lillehammer
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (kr136) on alcoholic beverages in Lillehammer per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Lillehammer On a Budget
Lillehammer Lillehammer, Norway
Most people know the name Lillehammer because it is the city that hosted the 1994 Olympics. While it's obviously a beautiful travel destination during the winter months when it's covered in snow and winter sport opportunities are abundant, it is also a lovely travel destination in the summer. It's a surprisingly small town with a population of around 25,000. It's streets are lined with quaint, wooden houses that date back to the 19th century. The town is located on the banks of Lake Mjosa. There's a nice shopping street that's called Storgata and cuts through the middle of the old town. It is pedestrian only, giving it a charming atmosphere and making it an enjoyable place to walk around. The town also has nice galleries and museums that are worth a visit.

Lillehammer region has a great ski terrain and plenty of winter sport facilities. Close by you can go to Nordseter and Sjusjoen where you'll find a great network of cross country ski trails that cover more than 350 kilometers. There is a great ski center at Hafjell, about fifteen minutes away, that has a nice mountain village atmosphere and ski in, ski out accommodation.

Lillehammer's climate is relatively dry although there is plenty of snow. Winters are cold and summers are warmer. You can expect the ground to be covered in snow between the months of November and April.
Specific sights in Lillehammer are often geared around the Olympics. Most of these sights are found in the commemorative Olympic Park. There's an Olympic Museum that is interesting to visit as well. You can also visit the ski jumping arena. It has a chairlift to the top and once you reach the top, the view of the city is excellent. You could also climb the 954 stairs to the top if you don't want to take the chairlift. If you've seen enough from the Olympics then there's also the Lillehammer Art Museum, or Maihaugen, which is Northern Europe's largest open air museum. It has 200 buildings that highlight traditional Norwegian styles and includes the Garmo stave church.
Lillehammer itself is quite small. The surrounding region also has a lot to offer travelers. Gudbrandsdalen is the valley that falls between Lillehammer and Dovrefjell. There are several other towns that are located within the valley. Rondane National Park was the country's first national park. It was opened in 1962 and it has mountains, plateaus and valleys, making it very dramatic to visit. Jotunheimen National Park also has many good walking trails. There are great facilities with plenty of tourist cabins and marked trails in some areas, while other areas remain almost completely untouched.

Just outside of town you'll find wonderful places for both downhill and cross country skiing. Lillehammer has been a wonderful winter sports destination for years, well before it hosted the Winter Olympics. During the summer months there are also some great places to go hiking.

If you're interested in shopping then you will enjoy walking around the city's main shopping street, Storgata. This literally translates to mean "Big Street" and it is a pedestrian-only street that has many wooden houses, unique boutiques, and interesting restaurants along it.

Sports clubs around town include the Lillhammer Ice Hockey Club, whose team competes in Norway's major hockey league, the Lillehammer Orienteering Club, the Ski Club, and the Speedskating Club.
Food and Dining
There are a small handful of restaurants and hotels or hostels around town. They cater to budget, mid range, or luxury travelers alike. If there is a festival or event in town then it is best to make reservations ahead of time as the limited facilities may fill up.

For a budget food options, check out Oylsund Kafe, which serves kebabs and fish dishes. Mid range options include Kanten Kro and Egon Restaurant. Kanten Kro has a great view that overlooks the city. Egon Restaurant has pizzas and a variety of other reasonably priced dishes. If you're looking for a fine dining experience, head to Paa bordet. This gourmet restaurant has good food and a great wine cellar.

The closest airport to Lillehammer is in Oslo, which is connected to the city by a train that leaves hourly and takes just shy of two hours. Some people choose to drive between Oslo and Lillehammer, but do keep in mind that this is often a longer option because there is frequent construction and road work. Once you arrive in Lillehammer you can walk almost anywhere. There are buses that cover the distance to outside destinations, so it is not necessary that you have access to a car.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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