Cultural Highlights

In Gudbrandsdalen valley, the culture is visible no matter where you look. Experience Gudbrandsdalen's exemplary farmsteads, museums, sights and architecture.

Museums

Gudbrandsdalsmusea runs 14 museums and departments in Gudbrandsdalen, including in Lesja, Vågå and Lom. Lesja Village Museum is an open-air museum with various notched-log buildings around an open courtyard. During the summer, the houses and courtyard are a hive of activity, including baking demonstrations. Lom Village Museum is a rural open-air museum located in Presthaugen, just 300 metres from Fossbergom in Lom. At the Norwegian Mountain Centre in Lom you will find an exhibition about glacial archaeology, films from the mountains, a museum shop and an art exhibition.

In Folldal Mines you can learn about a unique mining community from the 19th century. Join us aboard the mine train to explore inside the old mines. If you're lucky you might even see the mine troll. Check out the mammoth on display, recreated to look as it did thousands of years ago.

Sights and architecture

Sculptures, magnificent churches and architectural masterpieces are just some of the sights you'll find on your travels in north Gudbrandsdalen valley. Magnificent churches can be found in just about every village. Sculptures can be found at various points around the region. Contemporary architecture can be found, amongst other places, along the national tourist routes and at Viewpoint Snøhetta.

Norwegian Mountain Centre

At the Norwegian Mountain Centre in Lom you will find an exhibition about glacial archaeology, films from the mountains, a museum shop and an art exhibition.

Norsk Fjellsenter

In the Footsteps of Edvard Munch in Vågå

Munch's father's family came from Vågå, and Edvard Munch himself visited the mountain village several times and developed a close relationship to it. This summer, join a guided tour in Munch's very own footsteps.

Munchvandring i Vågå

Lesja Village Museum

Lesja Village Museum is an open-air museum with various notched-log buildings around an open courtyard. The Lesja Church from 1749 are located nearby the museum, and is one of Gudbrandsdalens greatest churches.

Lesja Kirke

Sagelva Vasskraftsenter

 

The Sagelva Hydropower Centre is located at Bjorli and showcases a unique piece of local history. The original sawmill dates from 1712 and you can experience a full-scale facility with different types of saws, mills, a stamping mill and grindstone - all powered by water.

Sagelva Vasskraftsenter
Kristinspelet

Kristinspelet

A traditional play performed at Jørundgard in Sel. The play is based on a trilogy about Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. The story is set in the 1300s and the main character, Kristin, is the daughter of Lavrans, an affluent farmer from Sel in Gudbrandsdalen valley. The novel follows her life, from being a little girl until her death as an old widow. Read more about Kristinspelet!

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