Foto Ian Brodie

An urban European home in the country

Aulestad is beautifully located on the sunny side of Gausdal approximately 20 kilometres from Lillehammer. Experience the farm as it was when Karoline and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived there, and get a look into their lives during an important time in Norwegian history.

Together the couple created an urban European home in the country. Here we step back in time over 100 years, but the involvement of Bjørnson is always modern.

“The best in life is not peace, but wanting to do something” - Bjørnson  lived like the line in his poem. He spoke up for freedom and fairness - at home in Norway and in Europe, The word and his pen were his weapons. He was a builder of the nation and a Nobel laureate.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote stories, novels, historical plays and contemporary drama and approximately 400 poems that have inspired many musicians. He wrote thousands of letters, speeches and articles.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived at Aulestad from 1875 until his death in 1910. 

Aulestad is open during the summer. Find the opening hours here.

In high season there is a conducted tour of the home every hour  from 10.30 - 15.30.