Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Bjerkebæk

Sigrid Undset's home - Bjerkebæk

Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk where she created a distinctive home in two old log houses that had been moved from old farms in Gudbrandsdalen.

The museum is open every day from 20th of may to 31th of august, and weekends in september.

Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk.

The author Sigrid Undset’s home lies within walking distance of the centre of Lillehammer. The museum is one of Lillehammer’s most beautiful cultural attractions.

Sigrid Undset moved into the small timber house in 1919 and called the place Bjerkebæk. She purchased a second timber house and the two houses and the outhouse form an inner courtyard.

Welcome to the home of one of Norway’s great writers.

She furnished the house with style, making room for items of personal value and all her books.

The two medieval works "Kristin Lavransdatter" and "Olav Audunsson" were both written while Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk. 

See more pictures from the home.

At Bjerkebæk there is also a small cosy café and a museum shop.

In the summer season you may experience the home and the prolific garden as it was while the author lived there.

Also see opening hours and prices and our daily program.