Norwegian Cooking in the Hamar Region


50 minutes from Gardermoen Oslo Airport)  or 1 1/2 hour from Oslo on Route E6, you can experience a region with a rich cultural heritage and welcoming hosts.

Domkirkeruinen ved Hedmarksmuseet
Groups from 20 to 40 persons can learn how to cook Norwegian dishes based on local produce from scratch. Make your own lunch buffet at Simenstad farm and your own Norwegian dessert buffet at Rica Hotel Hamar. During the day you will also get to know the medieval Hamar at the Hedmark Museum.


New Scandinavian CookingDAY 1: Departure from your hotel in Oslo or Gardermoen after breakfast.

10.30 Arrival at Simenstad farm.
Simenstad is one of the big farms in the Hamar region. It´s 18th century buildings with lots of character and atmosphere are perfect for food courses. The hostess is passionate about food, and invites you to cook your own lunch buffet, based on local seasonal ingredients. The fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits are from the farm´s organic gardening. The lunch will also be vegetarian friendly.

14.00 Arrival at the Hedmark Museum/Hamar Cathedral
The ruins of old Hamar Cathedral are situated on the Domkirkeodden promontory. Get a sense of medieval Hamar by listening to beautiful song at the cathedral ruins and by tasting the monks’ herbal drink made from medieval herbs from the own garden.

15.00 Rica Hotel Hamar
This hotel enjoys a quiet location on the outskirts of Hamar town centre, and offers newly refurbished and tasteful hotel rooms in every category. The hotel is renowned for its first-class kitchen with menus inspired by Norwegian food traditions and local produce, and furthermore, all guests enjoy free access to the hotel’s new fitness suite, excellent swimming pool. The hotel has been awarded the environmental certification “Nordic Ecolabel”.
As a perfect ending to your stay, learn how to make a traditional Norwegian dessert buffet. The buffet will feature layered cream cake, flan, puddings also based on the nationally acknowledged ecological thickened milk from Røros etc. Local fruit and berries will be used in most of the desserts.

DAY 2: Departure after breakfast for Gardermoen or Oslo.

August – September – October

Groups 20-40 persons. Interests: History and regional cuisine.

Approx. NOK 2 200 per person, including cooking course at Simenstad farm, lunch buffet, guided tour on site, medieval tour at the Hedmark Museum, Gregorian song in the Glass Cathedral, herbal drink. One night accommodation (double room) at Rica Hotel Hamar, breakfast, two course dinner, cooking course, Norwegian dessert buffet at Rica Hotel Hamar.
Bus transport from / to Gardermoen or Oslo.

For more information contact the Hamar Tourist Board.

Extend the stay for one night at Rica Hotel Hamar. Price NOK 695 and enjoy cooking in the Hamar region.