Practical information

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Visitors adress

Wiesesgate 2 
c/o Lillehammer Bibliotek (library)
2609 Lillehammer

By train:

From Oslo: approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes (hourly departures)
From Trondheim: aprox. 4,5 hours
From Göteborg: aprox. 6,5 hours

Lillehammer train station is situated in the city center.

By bus:

From Oslo: 2 hours and 40 minutes
From Trondheim: 5 hours and 45 minutes

By air:

By air to Gardermoen International Airport in Oslo and from there by train directly to Lillehammer in less than 2 hours.

By car:

From Oslo: approx. 2 hours
From Trondheim: approx. 5 hours

Information for those with disabilities or other special needs

If you have a disability or special needs for other reasons, we have gathered information to make it easier to plan your visit with us.

Festival Venues
The Norwegian Literature Festival collaborates with established venues and dining locations. Most venues have good accessibility, but some historically significant buildings (for example Plan B, Hvelvet, and Kulturhuset Banken) have wheelchair access at the back of the building. If you have special needs, please contact us prior to your festival visit so we can provide you with the information you need and accommodate you in the best possible way at the venues you plan to visit. Send an email to, with copied in.

Wheelchair access at the Festival
We reserve spaces for wheelchairs if you notify us in advance. Send an email to, with copied in.

Companion cards People with companion cards enter for free. The person accompanying them must purchase a ticket. Send an email to, with copied in, to receive a companion ticket.

There are parking spaces in Lillehammer in general and in connection with most of the Festival’s venues. Check each parking area for designated spaces marked with handicapped parking signs. Lillehammer mostly consists of asphalt sidewalks but has some areas with cobblestones.



Aulestadvegen 6-14, 2656 Follebu



Stortorget, 2609 Lillehammer

Galleri Zink

Storgata 49, 2609 Lillehammer

Kulturhuset Banken

Adresse: Kirkegata 41, 2609 Lillehammer

Se program i Kulturhuset Banken.

Lillehammer Bibliotek

Lillehammer Kino

Kirkegata 69, 2609 Lillehammer, Norge

Lillehammer kunstmuseum

Lillehammer Læringssenter

Fossvegen 18, 2609 Lillehammer, Norge


Maihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norge


Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate 2, 2609 Lillehammer, Norge

Oppland Kunstsenter

Kirkegata 68, 2609 Lillehammer, Norge

Plan B

Anders Sandvigs gate 60, 2609 Lillehammer


Høgskolen i Innlandet, Studiested Lillehammer

Vormstuguvegen 2, 2624 Lillehammer, Norge

Søndre Park

Scandic Lillehammer Hotel

Turisthotellvegen 6, 2609 Lillehammer


Løkkegata 11, 2615 Lillehammer, Norge


Kirkegata 68, 2609 Lillehammer, Norge

Our venues

  • Aulestad
  • Bjerkebæk
  • Festivalteltet
  • Galleri Zink
  • Gausdal Folkebibliotek
  • Gjøvik Bibliotek
  • Haakons Pub
  • Høgskolen i Innlandet
  • Kulturhuset Banken, Ekspedisjonen
  • Kulturhuset Banken, Festsalen
  • Kulturhuset Banken, Holbøsalen
  • Lillehammer bibliotek og litteraturhus
  • Lillehammer kino, sal 2
  • Lillehammer kino, sal 4
  • Lillehammer kunstmuseum
  • Lillehammer læringssenter
  • Maihaugen
  • Maihaugsalen
  • Nansenskolen
  • Oppland kunstsenter
  • Plan B
  • Scandic Lillehammer hotel
  • Søndre Park
  • Tyrilisenteret
  • Verdensteateret


We’re a big festival in a small town, so book your hotel rooms early! Here’s a list of the city’s hotels. You can also check out and for private short-term rentals.


A traditional hotel downtown!

Tlf: 61 24 77 77 // E-mail:


The hotel is located in a large private park walking distance between Maihaugen and Olympiaparken, just 600m from downtown Lillehammer.

Tlf: 61 28 60 00 // E-mail:


Popular hotel right downtown.

Tlf: 61 27 17 00 // E-mail:


Welcome to one of Lillehammer’s most charming hotels!

Tlf: 61 0570 80 // E-mail:


The only hotel downtown that offers waffles every afternoon and an evening meal every evening with no additional costs!

Tlf: 61 26 73 73 // E-mail:


We can offer both hotel rooms and apartments right between Maihaugen and Bjerkebæk, just a ten minute walk down to Storgata!

Tlf: 61 05 00 80 // E-mail:


Central accommodations at Stasjonen in downtown Lillehammer, walking distance to most of the Festival venues, with its own cafe and restaurant with diverse and reasonably-priced lunch and dinner options.

Tlf: 61 26 00 24 // E-mail:

Practical information about tickets


Tickets, festival passes and gift cards can be purchased via TicketCo.

Starting April 11th, you can also purchase tickets at the Festival bookstore, Norli, at Storgata 61 in Lillehammer.


Ticket sales at our Festival office in Lillehammer in 2024:

Monday, May 27th – Friday, May 31st: 9:00-20:00

Saturday, June 1st: 10:00-18:00

Sunday, June 2nd: 12:00-15:00

Refunds: Purchased tickets cannot be refunded.

Different types of tickets

Festival Pass

Provides access to all events during the Norwegian Festival of Literature in 2024, provided there is available space. To secure your spot, we strongly encourage you to obtain guarantee tickets (read more below) well in advance. Visit the Festival office to activate your Festival pass.

Single ticket

Provides access to a single Festival event for one person.

Guarantee ticket

Everyone who purchases a Festival pass is sent a promo code that can be used to activate guarantee tickets (20 NOK). By purchasing a guarantee ticket, you are guaranteed a spot at the event in question.

Prices 2024

Ticket type Price
Festival Pass Regular 2090,-
Student 1090,-
Children 0–2 years Free