Hamar is is a nice medium-sized city, the largest city on Lake Mjøsa.

If you ask us, Brumunddal offers a nicer and more vibrant town center than Hamar, but it is definitely worth taking the trip there as well. Some famous buildings and attractions should be visited in and around Hamar, for instance Domkirkeodden Medieval Church remnants and the characteristic Vikingskipet Olympic Speed skating arena. Businesses are flourishing in the area, with IKEA as one of the newer big ones.