Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk

Address: Gamle Nordsetervegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer Date: Saturday 26 may 2018 - Friday 31 Aug 2018 Show map

Address: Gamle Nordsetervegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer

The home of the Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset. Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer from 1919 until her death i 1949. Visit the home of Sigrid Undset! Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is among Norway's most popular authors.

She was born in Kalundborg in Denmark in 1882 and came to Norway when she was two years old. Sigrid Undset moved to Lillehammer in 1919, where she created a unique home consisting of two old timer buildings that were moved from farms further up in the Gudbrandsdalen valley. Around the homes she built a beautiful garden. She called the site Bjerkebæk.

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is one of our most read authors. Sigrid Undset was born in Kalundborg in Denmark in 1882 and came to Norway when she was two years old.

The medieval novels about Kristin Lavrandsdatter (1920-1922) and Olav Audunsson (1925-1927) were written while she lived at Bjerkebæk. Sigrid was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1928 for these works. In 1940 Sigrid Undset was forced to leave Norway due to her strong criticisme of Nazism. She lived in the US during the war and fought tirelessly for Norway and the allies in articles and lectures. After the war she returned to Bjerkebæk, which had been vandalised by the occupiers.

In 1919 Sigrid Undset moved to Lillehammer where she lived with her three children. She created a distinctive home in two old log houses which had been moved from old farms in Gudbrandsdalen. The houses were surrounded by a beautiful garden. Sigrid Undset called her home Bjerkebæk. 20th of May - 31th of August Every day 11.00 - 16.00. Café and guided tours.

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Date Time Location    
27 May
Sunday 27 may 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk
28 May
Monday 28 may 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk
29 May
Tuesday 29 may 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk
30 May
Wednesday 30 may 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk

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