Visit Maihaugen while at WLC2018!2018-07-02T15:55:21+00:00

Visit Maihaugen while at WLC2018!

Are you a competitor or fan with our official fan package at the World Logging Championship 2018? Then you’ll have free access to Maihaugen Open Air Museum during your stay in Lillehammer!

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences, numerous exhibitions and a variety of activities for children and adults.

 Photo: Esben Håkenstad og Torger Korpberget / Maihaugen.

Take a walk through the 19th century forest…

At the top of the museum grounds you will find the 19th century forest and the forest trail, showcasing the forest as a resource and a workplace.

The forest has been developed in cooperation with WLC2018’s national partner; Mjøsen skog. The forest is thinned to make it just like a historic Norwegian forest. Back in the 19th century it was common to cut down only the largest and most valuable trees, while the rest remained. As a result of this you’d get a varied forest with trees of different age and sizes – with plenty of blueberries at the forest floor.

You can walk through the forest on the beautiful forest trail with information boards telling the story about the forest as a resource and traditional Norwegian forestry.

More to watch:

  • Garmo Stave Church, which was built early in the 1200’s at Garmo in Lom. It is the most striking building at the museum with its pointed tower with dragon heads on the ridges of the roof gazing out to the horizon.
  • Bjørnstad is a large farm from Vågå, dating back to the 1700’s. A complete farmyard with 27(!) separate buildings was moved to Maihaugen in order to show what a Norwegian farm looked like during the 1700’s.
  • The Town which is designed to look like an inland town in the early 1900s, with shops, workshops, flats and intimate back yards.
  • The guided tours and walking plays which runs every day. Also meet actors and guides in several of the historical buildings.

Competitors and fan package holders can pick up their free tickets to Maihaugen at the WLC information desk in the hotel lobby.
The museum is open from 10.00 to 17.00 every day.
You can read more about Maihaugen Open Air Museum at their webpage.