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Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebæk

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Sigrid Undsets veg 16, Lillehammer 2615 Norway
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7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Stockholm exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway
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7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Stockholm exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway

Denmark, Sweden, and Norway offer spectacular countryside scenery and rich local culture, but organizing accommodation and transportation to explore independently can be a challenge. On this tour, explore all three countries over seven action-packed days—with those key logistics included. Exploring in comfort by air-conditioned coach with your guide, discover must-see sites such as the Briksdal glacier, Jostedalsbreen National Park, and Mjøsa Lake.
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Sigmund L wrote a review Aug 2019
Oslo, Norway491 contributions97 helpful votes
It was a delight to find how well kept and professional the Bjerkebæk residence was run. Of course, we had to be guided through the buildings, but the guide was very knowledgeable and the hour with her went very fast. It was like visiting somebody nearly a hundred years ago. Yet, surprising to find that Ms. Undset had invested in quite a few modern amenities, for her time. A superb history lesson on a lovely summer day. Thank you – hight recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Carr Lane Q wrote a review Jun 2019
Monson, Massachusetts, United States18 contributions8 helpful votes
The people who tend the grounds do a fabulous job. Such a peaceful setting for so famous a Norwegian icon.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Andrea B wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
Sigrid Undset although born in Denmark is a Norwegian literary icon. After some success in Christiana / Oslo she moved with her two children, with a third on the way to Lillehammer, where she wrote her most world famous books - the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy. Apart from a period of exile during the Nazi occupation of Norway she lived in Lillehammer until her death. This museum has lovingly restored the home to its state in the 1930s. The home became part of the local museum after the death of her daughter-in-law in the late 1990s. It became a museum in 2007. The museum offers guided tours of the house every thirty minutes. With notice they can do the tour in English and while you wait you can have a good coffee and some lovely Norwegian cafe food. Or if the weather is good you can wander Undset’s garden, which was her pride and joy. The tour was great. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour and our guide was enthusiastic about Undset’s life and writing. The house moved me - especially to see her ‘room of her own’ where she did her writing and thinking and the phone where she received news of her Nobel prize in 1928. I loved this museum and will definitely return for a visit when the weather is better to get a good look at the garden.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebæk
Responded Nov 19, 2018
Thank you for visiting Bjerkebæk, the home of Sigrid Undset, and for writing such a Nice review. We are happy to hear that you had such a nce time and are so enthusiastic about the museum and Sigrid Undset's life. We hope to be able to welcoming you back some time! Best regards from Bjerkebæk.
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Per Hilding S wrote a review Aug 2016
Fredrikstad Municipality, Norway23 contributions3 helpful votes
We finally got to visit Bjerkebaek, after having read several of her books, read about her stays in Rome (especially "Jenny") and her converting to Catholicism, her strong comments on society and moral issues. Visiting the museum in Lillehammer, especially being shown around and inside her home by a very good guide, made us understand more about who Sigrid Undset was.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Siv672014, Sales-and marketing coordinator at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebæk
Responded Aug 8, 2016
Thank you for visiting Sigrid Undsets home, Bjerkebæk. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit and got to learn even more about her life and works. It truly is an amazing place to visit, and we hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Bjerkebæk.
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Eveliis K wrote a review Jun 2016
Lillehammer, Norway25 contributions8 helpful votes
I am an admirer of Sigrid Undset's work and I like her as a woman/person with strong meanings and comments, so no wonder I wished to visit her museum also. I have been there twice and will definately go back. The guided tour is educational and fun, guides are very professional and time flies when in this museum.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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