Sigrid Undset's home Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer.
Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Bjerkebæk

Sigrid Undset's home - Bjerkebæk

The nobel laureate lived at Bjerkebæk where she created a distinctive home in two old log houses.


Sigrid Undset

The author 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 first log house in 1919 and called the place Bjerkebæk. She purchased a second log house and and erected it adjacent to the original building to 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 extensive library.

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

Sigrid Undset by her writing desk.

Photo: Alvilde Torps Eftfl.

See more pictures from the home.

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

In the summer season you can experience the home and the lush gardens as they were in the author's time.

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