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In 2015, the big screen came to Mesna when the feature film Birkebeinerne, directed by Nils Gaup,was filmed in the area. The whole Li Hauger family and over 40 of the horses took part in the filming, and the praise from the production staff and crew for the locations, the horses and the staff ensured that film has now become another important part of the Mesna repertoire.

Other productions filmed at Mesna include: Lillyhammer TV series, comedy, advertising and promotional films etc.

Lillehammer: 25 minutes 

Hamar: 45 minutes

Oslo: 2 hours

Bergen: 7 hours


Railway Station: 20 minutes

International Airport: 1 hour 45 minutes

Film Location Mesna

Film Location Mesna


Pine Trees, Rolling Hill Landscape

Endless hectares of rolling hill- and forest landscape with dense pine forest and open fields with surrounding trees. All areas accessible by vehicles via numerous access roads. Power available via generator. Access to Lillehammer (and Maihaugen Museum) in 20 minutes. Sjusjøen mountain area is situated 15 minutes away,