Welcome to Lillehammer! The city is located in the southern part of Gudbrandsdalen valley and offers varied experiences of culture and nature. Lillehammer is a popular student city and has a rich and diverse student life.
The student city of Lillehammer
With approximately 5000 students in a municipality that has 28,000 inhabitants, students contribute to the distinctive character of the urban environment. Lillehammer has a variety of cafés, several well-known cultural arenas and a bustling nightlife. This also provides students with many leisure-time opportunities.
Health services and counselling
The Inland Norway Student Welfare Organisation (SINN) has conversational therapists, psychologists, student chaplains and student coordinators who can provide students with help. These are low-threshold services and you don’t have to be ill to get in touch.
Student organisations and leisure activities
When you pay the semester fee at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, you become part of the Inland Norway Students’ Union (StInn). StInn works proactively for students’ rights, especially with regard to INN University, the Inland Norway Student Welfare Organisation (SINN), and the authorities.
Each campus offers different leisure activities that are available to all students. New students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with what is on offer in the local community; see information on message boards and talk to your assigned buddy when you start your studies.
Kampen Fitness Centre is located at Lillehammer Campus.
The Inland Norway Student Welfare Organisation (SINN) offers student accommodation at Blæstad. SINN does not require a deposit, offers student-friendly rates and requires only two months’ notice.
In addition, accommodation can be found on the private market, both in private bedsits and single rooms/flats.
The Inland Norway Student Welfare Organisation (SINN) runs Smestad student kindergarten in Lillehammer. The kindergarten has two departments and plenty of space for play and activities both inside and outside.
In addition, there are several municipal kindergartens in Lillehammer. Applications for kindergarten places must be submitted to the municipality.