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“Lots of fun for children - but also a Norwegian cultural attraction”

Hunderfossen Familiepark
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Lillehammer
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Guarded by a 14 meter high troll, and behind the gates of the 37 meter tall fairy tale castle the treasure of the Norwegian folk stories is kept safe in Hunderfossen Family Park. Step insde and be a part of the fairy tales yourself.In the unique and mysterious atmosphere of Hunderfossen Family Park you will meet the prince and the princess, the King and the Queen, trolls and many other odd characters from the old Norwegain folk stories.
Vestby, Norway
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“Lots of fun for children - but also a Norwegian cultural attraction”
Reviewed 26 January 2010

The summer of 2009 I took my family to this spectacular place in Norway called Hunderfossen. All 5 of us went together and spent a whole week in a big rented summer cottage in the beautiful surroundings of Quality Hunderfossen Hotel. My daughters were 5, 6 and 16 years of age at the time and we did not have one boring moment. Not only did we have a lot of sun and lovely summer weather the whole week, but this was also one of our most fantastic summer holidays ever, and we have travelled a lot.
I would also like to tell you all about our experience in this amusement park where play, learn and experience is the theme of all the attractions in the park. Our youngest girls loved every single attraction while our oldest enjoyed sunbathing by the pool. Some of you might also wonder why there is a gigantic troll in the middle of the park. History tells he is in the park to watch over some great Norwegian treasures – and trust me – this park is filled with Norwegian cultural treasures, fairytales and traditions. This is absolutely a “must see” when you come to Norway!!!

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“The park and the area is great for families”
Reviewed 26 January 2010

You have to use at least 2-3 days in the park. Its great even for small kids. Also the area around has got a lot of activities for families and kids.

Thank KarinaOslo
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“OK, but too expensive”
Reviewed 15 July 2008

We went there; parents and three kids aged 10, 7 and 4 years.
The park is nice and cosy, with a flavour of traditional norwegian style.
Most things are ok, but the main problem is the high costs.
We paid 1380 NOK for one day. Compared to amusement parks like Tusenfryd (Norway) and Legoland (Denmark), which we have visited recently, we feel that the price should be cut down
30-40 %.
When the kids were asked they strongly preferred both Tusenfryd and Legoland over Hunderfossen, and they do probably not take the money too much into account..

3 Thank snash1965
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“Hunderfossen Vinterpark”
Reviewed 24 February 2007

Sometime in mid Winter this summer park, takes on a new role as a winterpark. Some of the facilites that are open in the summer close in the winter, so only certain parts of the park are open.
I went there with my wife, 7 year old boy and 3 year old girl.
It was extremely cold the day we went there, and it did not open till 16.30. As I had a broken collar bone the previous day, this no doubt coloured my experience, but even so, here are my own thoughts:
Minimum age for enjoyment = 5-6 year.
Good points: ATV, Snowrafting and Horse sledge (both very short, with long waits). Kicksldges were very handy for the 3 year old.
Ok: Snow Mobiles for kids (long wait + short ride)
We did not do: Skytrail (at this point it was very very cold, but it looked good). The Fairytale Palace has a long queue, which did not seem to move, so eventually we gave up waiting. Again, other ahead of us indicated the wait was not worth it, but maybe it was.
The terrain cars looked good. There was only one mini curling alley in the park, which was over-run when we got there.
Dissappointing: Trollsalen Restaurant (although focus was authentic Norwegan delicacies, the menu was mainly adult content), The result was lots of visitors went to Askeladdens Pot cafe, which was over-run with only 1-2 staff. Gladiator was good for teenagers, but was very dark from 6pm onwards. The ice cathedral was very small.

Due to the lack of things to do, and the freezing temperatures we left at 19.30, before the fireworks at 20.00. Judging by the carpark, others had the same idea.

For a family of 4. the overall cost would be NOK680, with no discount for families. I thought this was very expensive for what was on offer. It looks good on paper, but the main parts are very small and popular, with long waits. Also the food set-up is not aimed at tourists. On the plus side, we bought our tickets from our hotel in Lillehammer, and saved NOK200.
This is the first year open (in fact is only opened last month as a Winterpark), so maybe they will sort out the teething problems. But there were a lot of visitors there, so maybe most are happy with whats on offer, and I'm been too critical!

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Launceston, Australia
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“Tailored for kids (big kids included)”
Reviewed 15 December 2006

Hunderfossen is a fun little amusement park located a short drive from Lillehammer. The park has English maps which helps you navigate your way around. Alot of the activities were angled at the littlies (we needed a rent a kid service) but there were enough things to keep adults going. We were interested in Norwegian fairytales which parts of the park were based on.

There was a fairytale castle with a automated tour (only in Norwegian) that passed by fairytale scenes. There was also a 4D show and the usual collection of amusement activities including go karts and remote control cars, minigolf and the like.

The central feature of the park was a massive statue of a troll. He sat atop an artificial grotto which contained more fairytale scenes and the excellent Trollsalen Restaurant. The restaurant was dimly lit and fashioned like a cave. In window boxes around the edge there were numerous fairytale scenes and six large trolls held up the ceiling. The effort that had gone into the setting was amazing. So was the food. All in all a good day out.

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