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Hunderfossen "Family Park" is some sort of entertainment or theme park area, located near the dam site of Hunderfossen, 12 km north of Lillehammer. It is an eclectic sort of place, with a jumble of things. Still very successful, and one of the 10 most-visited sites in Norway. The theme park focus is centered on the plays, cartoons and models of Ivo Caprino, a filmmaker who made animation films out of Norwegian short folk stories. So trolls and the supernatural is perhaps the highlight of the place. A big troll model and an adventure castle can be seen sticking out of the forest from the E6 as you pass. In addition there are many events and shows for children, there is horse riding, model car driving, lots of various games, water slides, childrens bathing and play pool, fishing pool and other things like that to keep children happy and parents out of money. There is a videotheatre with films from the Olympic, the Arctic, Norway's mountain landscape and so on.
There are food outlets, one inside the Troll Cave is very good and has a special atmosphere (fillet of reindeer here!), and the other one outside the gates for a more comprehensive menu and a happier price tag (separate tip). Other food stalls available. The Norwegian Energy museum is located here, interesting in order to understand the Norwegian energy supply. A visit to the actual underground hydel station can be arranged. The Museum of Tunnel Drilling (crazy) is here, and so is the Museum of Road Construction, with lots of machinery etc. Quite close is the Olympic Bobsleigh track, which you can try, both during summer and winter.
To top it off, there is a well-rated camping site adjacent, and its own railway station.
For events, activities, camping and costs for it all; individual acivity fees and packages, consult the web address given. My impression after a few visits is that it is fairly costly... For kids it's priceless...
Off-season guiding and some activities as per appointment.

Address: Hunderfossen Familiepark, 2625 Fåberg.
Directions: Summer season dedicated buses from Lillehammer Railway station and hotels 4 June-21 August.
By car along E6 to turnoff 13 km north of town.
Some trains have scheduled stops at the Hunderfossen station, 2 hrs 30 min from Oslo.

othercontact: troll@hunderfossen.no
Phone: 61277222
Website: http://www.hunderfossen.no

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 11, 2005
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