1994 Winter Olympics
The 1994 Winter Olympics known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway. Lillehammer failed losing to Albertville. Lillehammer was awarded the 1994 Winter Olympics in 1988, after beating United States. Lillehammer is the northernmost city to host the Winter Games and the Olympic Games overall; the Games were the first to be held in a different year from the Summer Olympics, the first and only one to be held two years after the previous winter games. The Games were the second Winter Olympics hosted in Norway, after the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, the fourth Olympics in the Nordic countries, after the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm and the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Although many events took place in Lillehammer, skating took place in Hamar, some ice hockey matches were placed in Gjøvik, while Alpine skiing was held in Øyer and Ringebu. Sixty-seven countries and 1,737 athletes participated in sixty-one events.
Fourteen countries made their debut in the Winter Olympics, of which nine were former Soviet republics. The Games saw the introduction of stricter qualifying rules, reducing the number of under-performing participants from warm-weather countries. New events were two new distances in short track speed skating and aerials, while speed skating was moved indoors. Nearly two million people spectated the games, which were the first to have the Olympic truce in effect; the games were succeeded by the 1994 Winter Paralympics from 10 to 19 March. Manuela Di Centa and Lyubov Yegorova dominated women's cross-country skiing, taking five and four medals, respectively. A crowd of over 100,000 saw. Vreni Schneider won a complete set of medals in Alpine skiing, while Norway took a medal sweep in the men's combined. Nancy Kerrigan had, before the games, been clubbed by Tonya Harding's associate, but managed to take silver in ladies' singles. Johann Olav Koss won three speed skating events, while 13-year-old Kim Yoon-Mi became the youngest-ever Olympic gold medalist.
Sweden beat Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout in the ice hockey final. With 11 gold medals, Russia won the most events, while with 26, Norway collected the most medals overall. Planning of the Lillehammer bid started in 1981, following Falun, Sweden's failed bid for the 1988 Winter Olympics, losing to Calgary respectively, it was supported by the government to help stimulate the economy of the inland counties. Lillehammer bid for the 1992 Games, but came fourth in the voting with the games awarded to Albertville. In 1986, the International Olympic Committee voted to separate the Summer and Winter Games, held in the same year since the latter's inception in 1924, arrange them in alternating even-numbered years. A new bid was launched for the 1994 Games, modified with an indoor speed skating venue and an additional ice hall in Lillehammer. Additional government guarantees were secured. Three other locations bid for the games: Östersund and Sofia; the 94th IOC Session, held in Seoul on 15 September 1988, voted Lillehammer the host for the Games.
Until the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Lillehammer Olympics were the last Winter Games to date to be held in a town, rather than be centered in a city. 1.21 million tickets were sold for the games. LOOC estimated. In addition, 180,000 seats were used by the VIPs; the overall responsibility for the games was held by the Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee, created on 14 November 1988 and led by Gerhard Heiberg. It was reorganized several times with various subsidiaries, but from 1993 consisted of a single company owned 51% by Lillehammer Municipality, 24.5% by the Government of Norway and 24.5% by the Norwegian Olympic Committee. The government had issued a guarantee for the games, covered the expenses related to infrastructure; the total costs of the games was 7.4 billion Norwegian krone, of which NOK 0.95 billion was expenditure by the ministries, NOK 4.48 billion was for operations and event expenses, NOK 1.67 billion was for investments. The games had a revenue of NOK 2.71 billion, of which NOK 1.43 billion was from television rights, NOK 0.65 billion was from sponsors, NOK 0.15 billion was from ticket sales.
Production of the broadcasting, which costs NOK 462 million, was the responsibility of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, with assistance from the CTV Television Network and the European Broadcasting Union. NRK had 1,424 people working at the Olympics, while international broadcasters sent an additional 4,050 accredited broadcasting personnel; the transmission rights for the games were held by EBU in Europe, CBS in the United States, NHK in Japan, CTV in Canada, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Nine Network in Australia, as well as other broadcasters in other countries. The total transmission rights price was 350 million United States dollars. In part because of the Harding–Kerrigan affair, the viewship in the United States is still the highest for Winter Olympics. NOK 460 million was used on information technology, with the main system running on an IBM AS/400. 3,500 terminals were in use during the game based on the Info'94 system. Seiko delivered the time-keeping devices. Telecommunications were delivered including signal transmission.
This included a mobile radio network with nine base stations. As part of its promotional activities, the
Käsivarsi Wilderness Area
The Käsivarsi Wilderness Area is the second-largest wilderness reserve in Finland. It was established in 1991 like all the other 11 wilderness areas in Lapland, its area is 2,206 square kilometres. It is the most popular wilderness area in Finland, by number of visitors, it is governed by Wildlife Finland. All Finnish fells of over 1,000 meters of height, except for nearby Saana, are situated in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area. Finland's highest peak Halti, about 1324 masl, is located in northern part of area. Kilpisjärvi-Halti hiking route is 55km long. 800km long Nordkalottleden Trail goes through the area. Marked path goes up to Saana. Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre provides information about routes. Käsivarsi, the Finnish word for arm, refers to the location of the area—in the raised arm of the Maiden of Finland, it is adjacent to Reisa National Park in Norway. Official Website: Nationalparks.fi/kasivarsi Official Website for Kilpisjarvi Visitor Centre Käsivarsi Wilderness Area travel guide from Wikivoyage
Pathfinder (1987 film)
Pathfinder is a 1987 Norwegian action-adventure film written and directed by Nils Gaup. The film is based on an old Sami legend, it was the first full-length film in Sami, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988. Nils-Aslak Valkeapää played one of the parts as well as writing the music to the film, together with Kjetil Bjerkestrand and Marius Müller. In Finnmark around AD 1000, a young Sami named Aigin comes home from hunting to find his family massacred by the Chudes, he flees to a place where he can find friends and relatives, is chased by the Chudes. He makes his way to a community of other Samis who live some distance away. Upon reaching the others, Aigin's wound is treated by the shaman of the group, he gets into a debate with them about how to face the Chude attackers: some argue for meeting them in battle, while others maintain they should all run away toward the coast. Aigin and some of the other hunters remain to meet the Chudes, while the remainder of the group flee.
The hunters, except Aigin, who hides, are killed by the numerically superior Chudes, but one of the men, the old shaman-leader is kept alive and tortured. To prevent the torture Aigin reveals himself and offers to act as a Pathfinder for the Chudes to the coastal settlement where a large number of Samis live, but Aigin has a plan in mind. He can not overpower the Chudes. Leading the Chudes across mountainous terrain, Aigin lures the Chudes into a steep area where they are all forced to tie themselves together with ropes for security. Aigin unties himself and flees, leading the Chudes over a cliff where several of them fall to their deaths when the leaders cut the ropes to save themselves. An avalanche takes most of the Chudes, the few surviving men give up the pursuit, ensuring Aigin has saved his people, he becomes the new Pathfinder of the Sami group by virtue of his bravery. Mikkel Gaup as Aigin Sara Marit Gaup as Sahve Nils Utsi as Raste Anna Maria Blind as Varia Ingvald Guttorm as Aigin's Father Ellen Anne Bulj as Aigin's Mother Inger Utsi as Aigin's Sister Henrik H. Buljo as Dorakas Nils-Aslak Valkeapää as Siida-Isit Helgi Skúlason as Tchude with scar Svein Scharffenberg as Tchude chief Knut Walle as Tchude Interpreter John Sigurd Kristensen as Tchude Strongman Svein Birger Olsen as Diemis Sverre Porsanger as Sierge Amund Johnskareng as Heina Ailo Gaup as Orbes Most of the scenes were shot in Finnmarksvidda, in temperatures as low as –47°C.
This presented unique difficulties with the cast and camera equipment in the harsh cold. Most of the cast were Sami, were used to the cold, but several of the stuntmen refused to work under such conditions. List of historical drama films List of submissions to the 60th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Norwegian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Pathfinder Pathfinder on IMDb Pathfinder at AllMovie Pathfinder at Rotten Tomatoes
Per Olov Enquist
Per Olov Enquist, better known as P. O. Enquist, is a Swedish author, he has worked as a journalist and novelist. In the 1990s, he gained international recognition with his novel The Visit of the Royal Physician. Enquist was raised in Hjoggböle, Skellefteå, Västerbotten, he is the only son of a single mother. After gaining a degree in the history of literature at Uppsala University Enquist worked as a newspaper columnist and TV debate moderator from 1965 to 1976, his work soon made him an influential figure on the Swedish literary scene. From 1970 to 1971 he lived in Berlin on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service and in 1973 he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, he has worked as an independent writer since 1977. Enquist's works are characterized by a chronically pessimistic view of the world, they invariably describe the restrictions imposed by a pietistic way of living, this is so in March of the Musicians and Lewi's Journey. He gained international recognition with his novel The Visit of the Royal Physician, which tells the story of Johann Friedrich Struensee, the personal physician of King Christian VII of Denmark.
A number of his works have been translated into English by Tiina Nunnally. Enquist won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1968 for his account of Sweden's deportation of Baltic-country soldiers at the end of the second world war. Subsequent awards have included the Selma Lagerlöf Prize in 1977, the Dobloug Prize in 1988, the Italian the Flaiano Prize in 2002, he received the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize as well as the Nelly Sachs Prize in 2003 for Livläkarens Besök. In 2010, Enquist was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature for his storytelling. In 2010, he received the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize, known as the'little Nobel'. At the 27th Guldbagge Awards Enquist was nominated for the award for Best Screenplay for the film Il Capitano: A Swedish Requiem. Kristallögat Färdvägen The magnetist's fifth winter. ISBN 0-7043-2721-X Bröderna Casey Sextiotalskritik Hess Legionärerna: En roman om baltutlämningen Sekonden Katedralen i München och andra berättelser. ISBN 91-1-725731-X Berättelser från de inställda upprorens tid.
ISBN 91-1-741212-9 The night of the tribades Chez Nous. ISBN 91-1-761481-3 The march of the musicians. ISBN 0-7043-0190-3 Mannen på trottoaren. ISBN 91-1-791381-0 Till Fedra. Based on the myth of Phaedra. ISBN 91-1-801061-X En triptyk. ISBN 91-1-811312-5 Rain snakes Doktor Mabuses nya testamente. ISBN 91-1-811762-7 Strindberg. Ett liv. ISBN 91-1-841622-5 Downfall: a love story. ISBN 0-7043-2612-4 Två reportage om idrott. Earlier printed as Katedralen i München och andra berättelser. ISBN 91-1-861652-6 Protagoras sats. ISBN 91-1-871292-4 The hour of the lynx. ISBN 91-1-881241-4 Captain Nemo's library. ISBN 0-7043-7019-0 Plays. Contains The night of the tribades, Rain snakes, The hour of the lynx and The image makers. ISBN 91-1-912571-2 / ISBN 0-413-77200-4 Kartritarna. ISBN 91-1-921562-2 The visit of the royal physician. ISBN 0-09-944705-3 Lewi's Journey. ISBN 1-58567-341-2 Boken om Blanche och Marie. ISBN 91-1-301360-2 English translation as The Book about Blanche and Marie, 2006 ISBN 1-58567-668-3 Ett annat liv.
ISBN 91-1-301893-0 Liknelseboken: en kärlekshistoria. ISBN 978-91-1-304951-9 Petri Liukkonen. "Per Olov Enquist". Books and Writers Per Olov Enquist at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Sweden the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre; the highest concentration is in the southern half of the country. Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats and Swedes and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia; the climate is in general mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence, that in spite of this still retains warm continental summers.
Today, the sovereign state of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state, like its neighbour Norway. The capital city is Stockholm, the most populous city in the country. Legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister. Sweden is a unitary state divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities. An independent Swedish state emerged during the early 12th century. After the Black Death in the middle of the 14th century killed about a third of the Scandinavian population, the Hanseatic League threatened Scandinavia's culture and languages; this led to the forming of the Scandinavian Kalmar Union in 1397, which Sweden left in 1523. When Sweden became involved in the Thirty Years War on the Reformist side, an expansion of its territories began and the Swedish Empire was formed; this became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, ending with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809.
The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since Sweden has been at peace, maintaining an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs; the union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905. Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars and the Cold War, albeit Sweden has since 2009 moved towards cooperation with NATO. After the end of the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995, but declined NATO membership, as well as Eurozone membership following a referendum, it is a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens, it has the world's eleventh-highest per capita income and ranks in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality and human development.
The name Sweden was loaned from Dutch in the 17th century to refer to Sweden as an emerging great power. Before Sweden's imperial expansion, Early Modern English used Swedeland. Sweden is derived through back-formation from Old English Swēoþēod, which meant "people of the Swedes"; this word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas. The Swedish name Sverige means "realm of the Swedes", excluding the Geats in Götaland. Variations of the name Sweden are used in most languages, with the exception of Danish and Norwegian using Sverige, Faroese Svøríki, Icelandic Svíþjóð, the more notable exception of some Finnic languages where Ruotsi and Rootsi are used, names considered as referring to the people from the coastal areas of Roslagen, who were known as the Rus', through them etymologically related to the English name for Russia; the etymology of Swedes, thus Sweden, is not agreed upon but may derive from Proto-Germanic Swihoniz meaning "one's own", referring to one's own Germanic tribe. Sweden's prehistory begins in the Allerød oscillation, a warm period around 12,000 BC, with Late Palaeolithic reindeer-hunting camps of the Bromme culture at the edge of the ice in what is now the country's southernmost province, Scania.
This period was characterised by small bands of hunter-gatherer-fishers using flint technology. Sweden is first described in a written source in Germania by Tacitus in 98 AD. In Germania 44 and 45 he mentions the Swedes as a powerful tribe with ships that had a prow at each end. Which kings ruled these Suiones is unknown, but Norse mythology presents a long line of legendary and semi-legendary kings going back to the last centuries BC; as for literacy in Sweden itself, the runic script was in use among the south Scandinavian elite by at least the 2nd century AD, but all that has come down to the present from the Roman Period is curt inscriptions on artefacts of male names, demonstrating th
Andreas William Heinesen was a poet, novel writer, short story writer, children's book writer and painter from the Faroe Islands. The Faroese capital Tórshavn is always the centre of Heinesen's writing and he is famous for having once called Tórshavn "The Navel of the World", his writing focuses on contrasts between destruction and creativity. Following is the existential struggle of man to take sides; this is not always easy and the lines between good and bad are not always defined. Heinesen was captivated by the mysterious part of life, calling himself religious in the broadest sense of the word, his life could be described as a struggle against defeatism with one oft-quoted aphorism of his is that "life is not despair, death shall not rule". As he was born and raised before the Faroese language was taught in the schools, he wrote in Danish but his spoken language was Faroese. All his books are translated into his native Faroese, he published his first collection of poetry when he was 21 and he had three more published before he wrote his first novel Blæsende gry in 1934.
He read every single one of the chapters to the painter Sámal Joensen-Mikines, as he was worried that his Danish was not good enough. That was followed up with Noatún. Noatún has a strong political message – solidarity is the key to a good society, his next book The Black Cauldron deals with the aftermath of decadent living combined with religious hysteria. In The Lost Musicians Heinesen leaves the social realism of his earlier works behind, instead giving himself over to straightforward storytelling. Mother Pleiades is an ode to his imagination, its subtitle is "a Story From the Beginning of Time". Heinesen was not content with writing only novels. In the fifties he began writing short stories as well. Most of them have been printed in these three collections entitled The Enchanted Light, Gamaliel's Bewitchment and Cure Against Evil Spirits. In the novel The Good Hope, his main character the Rev. Peder Børresen is based on the historical person Rev. Lucas Debes; when Heinesen was asked how long it had taken to write it, he answered "Forty years.
But I did other things in between." He was awarded the Danish literary prize Holberg Medal in 1960. He received The Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1965 for his novel Det gode håb, published in 1964. In the story Heinesen had the difficult task of reproducing 17th-century Danish, he succeeded, won the prize. It is considered his best work; when there were rumours that William Heinesen was about to receive the Nobel Prize for literature in 1981, he wrote to the Swedish Academy and renounced his candidacy. He explained why: The Faroese language was once held in little regard – indeed it was suppressed outright. In spite of this, the Faroese language has created a great literature, it would have been reasonable to give the Nobel Prize to an author who writes in Faroese. If it had been given to me, it would have gone to an author who writes in Danish, in consequence Faroese efforts to create an independent culture would have been dealt a blow, he was awarded with the Faroese Literature Prize in 1975.
In 1980 on his 80th birthday Heinesen was appointed "Tórshavn's Citizen of Honour" by his home town. In 1980 he received the Danish Critics Prize for Literature. In 1984 he received the Children's Books Prize of Tórshavn City Council In 1985 he was awarded the Karen Blixen Medal from the Danish Academy. In 1987 he was awarded the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize. Information in this bibliography is taken from the Danish Literature Centre. Arktiske Elegier og andre Digte, Copenhagen 1921 Høbjergningen ved Havet, Copenhagen 1924 Sange mod Vaardybet, Copenhagen 1927 Stjernerne vaagner, Copenhagen 1930 Den dunkle Sol, Copenhagen 1936 Digte i udvalg, Copenhagen 1955 Hymne og harmsang, Copenhagen 1961 Panorama med regnbue, Copenhagen 1972 Vinterdrøm. Digte i udvalg 1920–30, Copenhagen 1983 Samlede digte, Copenhagen 1984 Digte, Copenhagen 1990 Det fortryllede lys, Copenhagen 1957 Gamaliels besættelse, Copenhagen 1960 Kur mod onde ånder, Copenhagen 1967 Don Juan fra Tranhuset, Copenhagen 1970 Fortællinger fra Thorshavn, Copenhagen 1973 Grylen og andre noveller, Copenhagen 1978 Her skal danses, Copenhagen 1980 Laterna magica, Copenhagen 1985 Laterna Magica.
Fjord Press, 1987 - ISBN 0-940242-23-0 Blæsende Gry, Copenhagen 1934 Windswept Dawn. Dedalus, 2009 - ISBN 978-1-903517-78-9 Noatun, Copenhagen 1938 Den sorte gryde, Copenhagen 1949 The Black Cauldron. Dedalus, 2000 - ISBN 978-0-946626-97-7 De fortabte spillemænd, Copenhagen 1950 The Lost Musicians, Dedalus, 2006 - ISBN 978-1-903517-50-5 Moder Syvstjerne, Copenhagen 1952 Mother Pleiades Dedalus, 2011 - ISBN 978-1-907650-07-9 Det gode håb, Copenhagen 1964 The Good Hope Dedalus, 2011 - ISBN 978-1-903517-98-7 Tårnet ved verdens ende, Copenhagen 1976 The Tower at the Edge of the World Dedalus, 2018 - ISBN 978-1-910213-66-7 Hedin Brønner Three Faroese Novelists: An Appreciation of Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen, William
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal; the administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Lillehammer. As of 2018, the population of the town of Lillehammer was 28 034; the city centre is a late nineteenth-century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains. Lillehammer hosted 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Before Oslo's withdrawal from consideration, it was included as part of a bid to host events in the 2022 Winter Olympics if Oslo were to win the rights to hold the Games; the municipality was named after the old Hamar farm. The name is identical with the word hamarr. To distinguish it from the nearby town and bishopric, both called Hamar, it began to be called "little Hamar": Lilþlæ Hamar and Litlihamarr, Lillehammer, it is mentioned in the Old Norse sagas as Litlikaupangr. The coat-of-arms was granted in 1898 and shows a birkebeiner, carrying a spear and a shield, skiing down a mountainside.
It symbolizes the historical importance of when the Birkebeiners carried the to-be-King Haakon from Lillehammer to Rena on skis. The area has been settled since the Norwegian Iron Age. Lillehammer had a lively market by the 1800s and obtained rights as a merchant city on 7 August 1827, at which point there were 50 registered residents within its boundaries; the town of Lillehammer was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The rural municipality of Fåberg was merged into the municipality of Lillehammer on 1 January 1964. In 1973, Mossad killed a Moroccan waiter, having mistaken him for Palestinian terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh. Lillehammer is known as a typical venue for winter sporting events. Lillehammer is home to the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries, in 2017 was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature. A number of schools are located in Lillehammer including the Hammartun Primary and Lower Secondary School, Søre Ål Primary School and Kringsjå Primary and Lower Secondary School.
Lillehammer Public High School consists of two branches and South, both situated near the city center. The private High school Norwegian College of Elite Sports, NTG has a branch in Lillehammer; the Lillehammer campus of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences is situated just north of the town itself. Lillehammer is the home of the Nansen Academy - the Norwegian Humanistic Academy; the Nansen Academy is an educational institution for adult students with varied political and cultural backgrounds. The Academy was founded on the core principles of humanism and aims at strengthening the knowledge of these principles; the 14th World Scout Jamboree was held from July 29 to August 7, 1975 and was hosted by Norway at Lillehammer. Lillehammer is situated in the lower part of Gudbrandsdal, at the northern head of lake Mjøsa, is located to the south of the municipality of Øyer, to the southeast of Gausdal, northeast of Nordre Land, to the north of Gjøvik, all in Oppland county. To the southeast, it is bordered by Ringsaker municipality in Hedmark county.
To the northwest is the mountain Spåtind. Lillehammer has a humid continental climate, with the Scandinavian mountain chain to the west and north limiting oceanic influences; the record high of 34 °C was recorded in June 1970. The record low of -31 °C was recorded in December 1978 and January 1979, the same low was recorded in January 1987. Recent decades have seen warming. There has been no overnight air frost in August since 1978, the coldest recorded temperature after 2000 is -26.2 °C in January 2010. The current weather station Lillehammer-Sætherengen became operational in 1982; the basis for the city's commerce is its position as the northernmost point of the lake Mjøsa and as the gateway for the Gudbrandsdal region, through which the historical highway to Trondheim passes. The Mesna river has provided the basis for several small industries through the years, but Lillehammer is now all but industry-less. One of the major Norwegian rail lines, the Dovre Line, runs from Hamar to the north through Lillehammer on its way up the Gudbrandsdal, to terminate in Trondheim.
European route E6 passes through Lillehammer. In addition to the Olympic site, Lillehammer offers a number of other tourist attractions: Maihaugen, centrally located in Lillehammer, is the largest open-air museum in Norway, with 185 buildings from Lillehammer and the valley of Gudbrandsdalen. Garmo stave church The Norwegian Olympic Museum is the only museum in Northern Europe that shows the whole Olympic history from the ancient times and up to today, including all Summer- and Wintergames; the museum houses the Norwegian Sports Hall of Fame and a special section about the Lillehammer `94 Olympic Wintergames. The Museum is located in the indoor museum at Maihaugen. Lillehammer Art Museum Hafjell Kvitfjell The PS Skibladner is the world's oldest paddle steamer in scheduled service, launched in 1856. Summer sailings around lake Mjøsa: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjøvik, H