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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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About

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

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    Recent Reviews:

    • colsen1970
      Budapest, Hungary
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great piece of Norwegian history
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 17th July 2015
      For travellers that take this route over the mountains it is a great opportunity for learning about the history of skiing. We always stop here for a pause when going by car to the west coast of... Read full review
    • AasmundE
      Oslo, Norway
      Interesting history
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 27th July 2016
      It's worth while making a stop at Morgedal, a small village on the E134 road. Have a bite at the inn (very good tradional Norwegian food), and then visit the ski museum. It tells the story of Sondre... Read full review
    • Bob D
      Rauland, Norway
      Surprisingly Interesting!
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 20th January 2017
      Well worth visiting. Especially for those interested in skiing and7or the South Pole conquest by the Norwegians . some who came from this veru village. If you have breath, see the multi-screened... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Per personNOK400.00 per year
    Family ticketNOK700.00 per year
    Children 6-15 yearsNOK50.00 1 day
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK100.00 1 day
    Senior/StudentNOK80.00 1 day
    Family ticketNOK250.00 1 day
    Groups min. 10 pers.NOK80.00 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

    Season (17 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    Season (1 May 2019 - 14 June 2019)
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    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Season (15 June 2019 - 15 Aug 2019)
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    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
    Season (16 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Season (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
    DayTimes
    Monday - FridayClosed
    Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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