A pumptrack is a round cycling track with a combination of bumps and turns. In such a cycling track you create momentum by doing pumping movements - hence the name "Pumptrack".
Our new paved pumptrack is located at Mosetertoppen. The new track is the main attraction in our family area which also has a skill centers and a playground for kids. Any bike can be used in the pumprack and we lend out bikes to the smallest kids without cost. Cycling in a pumptrack is a fun activity for all ages and you also train balance and fitness - in addition, it gives a great sense of mastery by managing to get speed without having to pedal.
There is also a pumptrack located at the base of the resort, next to Øyer Ungdomsskole. Here you can bring your own bike and try to get speed by pumping movements.
Hunderfossen Family Park
Only 5 min away from Hafjell you will find Hunderfossen Adventure Park. With its 250,000 visiting guests during the summer, Hunderfossen is one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions. Here there is something for the whole family, big and small. In the Adventure Park there are more than 60 great attractions for the whole family. The calm and nice atmosphere in the park means that both children, grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy there time together here.
Less than 10 minutes walk from Hafjell you will find Lilleputthammer Family Park. They have a miniature version of mainstreet in Lillehammer as it was in the 1930s, built on a scale of 1: 4. For adults, Lilleputthammer Family Park provides a historical look back to the 1930s with the shops, hotels and cafes of the time. There are 44 shops, 2 hotels, 3 cafes, 2 bakeries, police station and a movie theater. In "the small town with the big heart", children can ride trains, cars, boats, carousels, Ferris wheels, roller coasters or whiz down in Ola's frog jump. They can play in climbing towers, obstacle course, and trampolines.
Norwegian Public Road Museum
The Norwegian Road Museum has several thousand square meters of indoor exhibitions, a new vehicle museum, a large museum park and a unique, over 200 meters long rock tunnel with rock blasting history. For large parts of the year, the museum also has open country shops, dining tables in the guest house and a number of events for young and old.
If you want to try out a real Olympic activity, Lillehammer Olympic Bob and toboggan track is worth a visit. Many parents are looking for a little tougher activities, where the oldest children can be challenged with activities that give them a bit of an adrenaline rush. With bobsleigh you can reach a speed of 100 km/h, which will almost guarantee a small adrenaline rush! Age limits are 10 years together with a parent and 12 years without a parent. This is an exciting activity for the whole family!
The pedestrian street in the center of Lillehammer became world famous during the Winter Olympics in 1994. With it's charming wooden houses it offers an unusual shopping experience. Feel free to take the bus, or park the car in the center and walk around. Here you will find a variety of stores with a wide selections that stand out from the regular retail chains. If you fancy a cup of coffee or a snack, find a seat at one of the many cozy cafes.
Maihaugen Open- air Museum
At Maihaugen you will find exciting activities, beautiful surroundings and new experiences for the whole family. Maihaugen is one of the largest open-air museums in Norway and has 200 buildings from the 13th century to the present day. In the high season of summer, many of the historic houses are open, and you are invited into the homes by "residents" from different times. Join in on nostalgic reunions with the various decades of the 20th century. You can refresh childhood memories and share them with your family! Do you remember the 80's? Maihaugen also has many animals to visit. In the summer they are out grazing in the open-air museum.
Tyrili Climbing center
In Lillehammer center there is a brand new and modish climbing center. It offers vertical experiences for both young and old. Tyrili climbing center is located in the old slaughterhouse at Løkkegata 11, which has now been renovated into Norway's most modern climbing center with a total of over 1200 square meters of climbing area. The 14.5 meter high climbing walls appear as a work of art with their angles and fresh colors. The center includes everything from children's walls, lower walls with thick boxes underneath, a separate room for groups and courses, as well as the main room with advanced rope walls that are even used for international competitions.
Jorekstad Aquatic Center
At Jorekstad Aquatic center you can jump, splash, trim, dive, exercise, have a sauna or simply relax while the children play in the play pool and water slide. The Lillehammer-Hafjell area's largest bathing facility Jorekstad Aquatic center is adapted to all age groups.
Dog sledding in Summer
Throughout the summer and autumn, you can try dog sledding with tough trolleys! Try dog sledding with eager Alaska Huskies, an absolutely fantastic way to experience nature in interaction with animals. You get your own team and drive yourself with guides in front and after instruction - unless you have to or would rather be a passenger, it is also possible. The tours are on request and it is important that it is cold enough. It is often driven in the evening and on an old farm road, or on idyllic forest roads
Read more about dog sledding here
River Rafting in Sjoa
Sjoa is known as Norway's and one of the world's best rafting rivers. Here you can experience excitement on the river in fantastic surroundings. Rafting is suitable for most people who like speed and fun, from the slightly older children and upwards. It is also possible to try your hand at canyoning, river boarding and many other exciting activities. Sjoa is located 1 hour drive from Hafjell.
Read more about rafting in Sjoa here
Float on Lågen Lake
Are you looking for an activity out of the ordinary? During the summer, Pellestova Hotell offers float trips on Lågen! Floating down the Lågen on a raft is really something in itself. The raft gives you a unique opportunity to experience one of Lillehammer's most beautiful areas from the water. The trip takes about 2 hours, slightly depending on the current water level, and takes you down Lågen in the direction of Lillehammer.
Take a leisurely bike ride from Hafjell to Jevne cafe. Experience home baking, fresh drinks from the garden and coffee in quiet surroundings. Here adults and children can enjoy the summer in unique rural surroundings.