A wonderful day trip to Ringsaker and Prøysenland!
Norway's dear author and poet , Alf Prøysen was born and raised in Ringsaker and here you can go on a day trip from Oslo to visit Prøysen House. The house is idyllically located in the forest right on the upper side of the homestead where Alf Prøysen was born. Prøysenhuset is a national cultural house in honor of the popular author and the place will honor, commemorate and actualize the heritage of Prøysen, as well as inspire new generations. Alf Prøysen wrote the story about mrs. Pepperpot which you may have heard of?
Prøysenhuset has a cozy café with delicious dishes, freshly brewed coffee, and sweet temptations. In addition, a nice museum shop with nice gifts for yourself and others. Prøysenhuset is only 150 km north of Oslo. Take the road E6 towards Trondheim.
Join a tour of Prøysenstua, where Prøysen was born.The homestead has been restored to its original appearance. The barn and shed are copies of the former facility, but the living room is original and now stands as it did in the 1920s. It has a large room with table, stick chairs and two beds. Alf Prøysen was born in one of those beds, and there he lay with his mother, Julie, until he was seven years old.
Visit The little village
"The little village", is an audience arena where you can experience Alf Prøysen's universe from Fantefilm's feature film, " Carpenter Andersen and Santa Claus: The little village that forgot it was Christmas". The scenery that makes up the village from the film's success has been set up again in a completely new building and creates an innovative, active framework for audience experiences.
Visit Carpenter Andersen's living room
At the bottom of Prøsyenhuset is the living room of carpenter Andersen. A trip in here can almost be experienced as a journey to the 50s, when you notice the interior and details. The inspiration for the design is taken from Prøysenstua itself and, among other things, the wall color of Snekker Andersen is the same as the Prøysen family had. The installation is taken from Fantefilm's film version of "Carpenter Andersen and Santa Claus” from year 2016 with Trond Espen Seim and Anders Baasmo Christiansen in the lead roles.
Visit The Alphabet
The Alphabet is an exhibition that contains facts about Prøysen from A to Z. It will be an interesting adventure for young and old, populist and curious. Here you can tap the letters on the screen to find texts, pictures, movie clips and sound clips! The content behind the uppercase letters is for adults, and the content behind the lowercase letters is adapted for children. Read more about what you can experience at Prøysenhuset here:
Summer in Prøysen
Spend a summer day in Prøysen, actively exploring, discovering, playing, and experiencing. It will be interesting and exciting for both children and adults. Every day there is a family theatre, the children's lesson for the little ones and Dørstokken heme. Visit the animals in Kusvea and go on a journey of discovery in the Mikkelikski forest.
Children's Christmas in Prøysen
In the four activity rooms, the children can be creative and play on their own. In the carpenter Andersen room, the drawing room, the playroom, and the library.
Kvarstad Chocolate - a hidden gem along the E6
When you turn off the E6 towards Prøysenhuset, you drive past Kvarstad chocolate. Here you should definitely stop by for a good dinner or a good dessert in the form of chocolate.The beautiful café offers tasty dishes and the chocolate shop is full of sweet temptations. Feel free to take a look through the glass pane to see how the chocolate is made.
Read more about Kvarstad chocolate here
Mjøsparken - an open-air area by Lake Mjøsa
Mjøsparken is an open-air and recreational area of 82,600 square meters by the lake edge in Brumunddal. Here you can enjoy lazy summer days on the beach, stroll along the lake promenade or have an active day enjoying the skate park, a playground with a zip line, a petanque court or a beautiful sensory garden. The park is located in the immediate vicinity of Wood Hotel, Mjøstårnet - the world's tallest wooden building.
Read more about Mjøsparken here
World’s oldest paddle steamer still in timetabled operation DS Skibladner calls at Brumunddal on Wednesdays and Fridays.
See schedules and booking information here
Wood Hotel restaurant
Wood Hotel by Frichs is located along Lake Mjøsa in Brumunndal and a restaurant is on the ground floor of the world's tallest wooden building.
Here is a nice atmosphere and good food.
Do you want to stay longer than a day?
You might want to stay a day or two, here are some suggestions for overnight stays nearby: