Day trip from Oslo to the museum town Elverum
Only 143 kilometers and under 2 hours' drive from Oslo is Elverum. Here you can experience the charm of small-town life in the centre, swim in Glomma, play disc golf in historic surroundings and visit two fantastic museums as well as learn more about the historic days when the King said no to German surrender in 1940. Would you rather leave the car and take the train, and/or bus? Check times and book tickets at Vy or Nor•Way
Here are some ideas what you can experience in Elverum:
The Glomdal Museum (Anno Glomdalsmuseet)
The Glomdal Museum is Norway's 3rd largest folk museum after Maihaugen in Lillehammer and the Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo. The Glomdal Museum is a cultural history museum with 92 houses from Solør and Østerdalen that show you how people lived from the 17th century to 1940. The museum has several permanent exhibitions that are worth seeing, here are two of them:
The exhibition "The Old Doctor" which deals with medical history in the period from about 1850 to 1950 in a broad and contemporary presentation.
The exhibition "Latjo Drom" which shows the culture and history of the Romani people/Tatars in Norway.
A temporary exhibition is "The King's No", an exhibition about the historical events that took place over three days in April 1940 when Elverum and Hedmark became the scene of decisive events.In the beautiful outdoor area, you can meet farm animals in the summer season and enjoy an ice cream from the mini cafe in Lømostua. Inside, the museum has a large and nice museum shop and a pleasant café where you can get good food, freshly brewed coffee, and sweet temptations.
Read more about Anno Glomdalsmuseet here
The Norwegian Forest Museum
Located in scenic surroundings by Glomma and is one of the largest museums in Norway. The museum has a national responsibility for the outdoor industries of hunting, trapping, fishing, forestry, horticulture, and the forest industry and has an exciting offer for the whole family. At the museum you can experience many exciting exhibitions, both permanent and temporary. You can go on your own or get a tour from the museum's skilled mediators.The museum has a wonderful outdoor area with a play area that offers development and activity. On Prestøya you will find a large collection of historic cabins and forest huts. Here you can also visit Barna's fishing pond and look at old traps and fishing devices.
The Forest Museum has several great exhibitions. One of them is "The Wonderful Tree", a beautiful and innovative exhibition about photosynthesis and the life of the tree. The trees' magical ability to transform air into sugar is explained here in a new and exciting way. In the middle of the exhibition stands a 7.5-meter-high sculpture – the fantastic tree itself. The museum has several events during the year and one of them is the Nordic Hunting and Fishing Days, which has over 30,000 visitors. The museum has a great museum shop and a pleasant café that offers good food, freshly brewed coffee, and freshly baked cakes.
Read more about Anno Norwegian Forest Museum here
A nature area close to the city center with historical significance and traces of old military activity. The beautiful hill has remains of the fortress walls and is today an open-air area with a great frisbee golf course.
Read more about Christiansfjeld Fortress here
There are several good eateries in Elverum, find your favourite here
Would you like to stay another day? We understand that very well. Here are suggestions for places to stay
Thon Partner Hotel Central
Thon Partner Hotel Elgstua