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Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal

Type:Adventure centre

Vårstaulv 2, 3848, Morgedal

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Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal

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Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal. What do they all have in common? The search for the original...

Norsk Skieventyr the starting point for any visit to Morgedal. This is a striking building which houses a multimedia journey through skiing's history with special attention paid to the skiing revolution which developed out from Morgedal in the 1850's.

Displays inside the museum include a big screen pre-show depicting the development of skiing over the last 4000 years, Morgedal in the 1850s, the story about Sondre Norheim, a ski making workshop, First to the south pole, Norway's first ski wax factory, Olympic flame history and displays and a wide format, 3 screen telemark ski film that will give you the urge to strap on some skis!

Elsewhere in the building you will find Innsvingen Café which has an exciting menu of locally produced food. There is also a large souvenir shop which has an excellent range of gifts and distinctive Norwegian products. This is where you find information about what to do while you are in Morgedal. A free internet service is also available for travelers keen to check in with those back home.

The Olympic Flame
Outside the building the Olympic flame is burning still out on the lake. The flame was lit for the first time here in Morgedal for the Oslo winter games in 1952. It was lit here again for the Squaw Valley and Lillehammer Winter Olympics in 1960 and 1994 respectively.

The birthplace to Sondre Norheim
From the museum it is possible to walk up to Øverbø - the birthplace of Sondre Norheim. A nature trail and quiet roads lead you up to this beautiful spot high above Morgedal. An open air museum - Øvebø has been visited by thousands of ski enthusiasts who have made the pilgrimage to the birthplace of the "father of modern skiing"

Welcome to the Norwegian Ski Museum - the starting point for your visit to Morgedal.

Facilities

Activities

  • activities for children
  • bicycle tours
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming

Food and drinks

  • danish open sandwiches
  • dinner
  • grill
  • lunch
  • outside dining area
  • traditional food

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • museum shop

TripAdvisor

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per person£32.00 per year
Family ticket£56.00 per year
Children 6-15 years£4.00 1 day
Adults (from 16 years)£8.00 1 day
Senior/Student£6.40 1 day
Family ticket£20.00 1 day
Groups min. 10 pers.£6.40 1 day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: +47 35 06 90 80

Opening Times

Guided group tours on request the whole year (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Spring season (1 May 2020 - 14 June 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Summer season (15 June 2020 - 15 Aug 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Autumn season (16 Aug 2020 - 15 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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