After Frank The Fixer Tagliano testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: he wants to be set up with a new life in the Norwegian small town of Lillehammer or as he calls it, Lilyhammer.
Frank's attempt to rescue Sigrid's son leads to a spectacular shoot out and a series of shocking revelations that change both his old and new lives.
The police chief suspects Frank is the link between a murder and a mysterious beating; Frank beefs up security when he learns he's in jeopardy.
Flush with cash, Frank buys a new penthouse and invites Sigrid to move in, while Geir's colleagues get bad news and Mafia hitmen arrive
Frank has a fight over a baby carriage but makes a deal to exit his real estate investment; Frank's enemies get an unexpected lead on his location.
Sigrid learns some surprising news, Frank's deal sours when his partner's son converts to Islam, and Geir stumbles on a clue to Frank's identity.
Now a successful local businessman, Frank joins a lucrative real estate deal but his plans are thwarted by the police, who believe he's a terrorist.
Frank falls for his language teacher Sigrid and opens a nightclub that's a big hit, but he draws unwanted attention from the police and a biker gang.
Frank becomes Norwegian citizen "Giovanni Henriksen," meets his neighbor the chief of police, and clashes with his new country's bureaucratic culture.