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  • Ut av berget. Sculpture by Nico Widerberg
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Kongsberg

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65,131,4

Drammen

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32,72,5

Geilo

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35,83,17

Hvittingfoss

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10,20,0

Hønefoss

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0,2,1

Gol

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15,58,5

Hemsedal

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17,40,4

Vestfossen

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4,20,0

Vikersund

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3,10,0

Veggli

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2,4,0

Tunnhovd

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3,6,0

Torpo

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8,21,0

Hokksund

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1,1,0

Ustaoset

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5,19,0

Nore

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3,7,0

Fiskum

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2,17,0

Åmot

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1,1,0

Kongsberg

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  • New sculpture in Magasinparken

    Kongsberg Things to Do

    30th of june 2012 we got this new statue in our main park Magadinparken.The sculptures name is "ut av berget" which can be translated to "out of the mountain".The name probably has to do with Kongsbergs mining history and that the miners came out of the minesbefore christmas carrying a torch as they walked to town.See also the information about the...

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  • Quality Hotel Grand

    Kongsberg Hotels

    My stay was great. They do charge if you use the swimming pool but not much. Join the Quality Hotel...

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  • Heddal Stavkyrkje

    Kongsberg Off The Beaten Path

    The largest of the Stave Churches in Norway, Heddal Stavkyrkje is right off of the highway so is accessible from Kongsberg.Dating back to the 12th century, this stave church is quite magnificent and well kept. The history and folklore surrounding the church can be read by following the link below.Cost is currently 60NOK. Opening hours:20th May –...

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Drammen

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  • A mixed bag

    Drammen Nightlife

    This is one of the older bars in Drammen and one of the most interesting.Until a year or so ago, it was a venue for blues bands twice a week, but since then has changed in it musical tastes to rock (especially the jukebox).It's customers vary from it's older regulars to Drammen's own small (but seemingly growing) goth fraternity.This has...

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  • Comfort Hotel Tollboden

    Drammen Hotels

    It`s a plesent and comfy hotel. Nice atmosfhere

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  • Visit Fredfoss, if possible

    Drammen Off The Beaten Path

    I don't know what was so special here at Fredfoss but I will strongly recommend you to go there for a visit.I hope that I wasn't impressed only because the weather was amazing and the situation special. I will only up-load some photos from there and you'll decide if you want to go there or not.I have to mention that I was one of the participants at...

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Geilo

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  • Dog sledding

    Geilo Things to Do

    Pick your husky and away you go. We went to Dagali airport. Whilst I was rallying other members of our party went dog sledding. There are 2 to a sled with one driving and one sitting and then after half way you swop over. Watch for the flying frozen dog poo! Approx £50 for a couple of hours.

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  • Vestlia

    Geilo Hotels

    Po Box 55, Geilo null

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Rallying

    Geilo Things to Do

    Again at Dagali airport there is an ice rally track. The track looks quite simple and in the front wheel drive is manageable. However once in the rear wheel BMW the fun begins. The cost is approx £100-£120 for a couple of hours. The great thing past of the rallying was you are expected to skid off the track and be dragged back on by the 4 wheel...

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Hvittingfoss

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  • "The Village Pub" for food and drink

    Hvittingfoss Restaurants

    Ka Farsken Kro og Landsby Pub, the first two words are dialect for "what the h...", is the village pub of Hvittingfoss. Often putting on music shows, quiz and other light entertainment, what you should come for is beer and pizza. This being a small sort of town, the pub is closed when there are public events that the staff think people should...

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  • A quick snack - fastfood in Hvittingfoss

    Hvittingfoss Restaurants

    Furuly serves up quick meals from a moderately interesting menu - to go or to sit down and eat inside or outside. It is basically a local fastfood outlet, no large chain connection. Hotdogs and soft ice during warm summer days.

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  • Hydro power plants may cause flooding

    Hvittingfoss Warnings and Dangers

    The Hvittingfoss power plant controls the flow of water into the old course of the river, including the Hvittingfoss Falls (20 meters). Just above the falls is a slickrock area and good spots for bathing. Beware that the sluices can open without warning and cause major flooding of this stretch of river. While the rise of the river will be gradual,...

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Gol

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  • Train from Gol to Myrdal

    Gol Transportation

    As part of my round trip to Flam (from Hemsedal) I got on the inter city train (Oslo-Bergen) at Gol and travelled to Myrdal, a mountain station and 866m above sea level, where I caught a connecting train down to Flam, gateway to the fjords. The journey took me an hour and three quarters to Flam but it was a relaxing way to see the Norwegian...

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  • Storefjell Hotel

    Gol Hotels

    Golsfjellet, Gol, Buskerud 3570

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Informative boards inside the church

    Gol Favorites

    Inside the church, hanged on the walls, informative boards are presenting the history of both the stave churches in Norway and Gol stave church in particular.Interesting to study is the pictures presenting a section of the stave church offering in this way the possibility to easily identify the features of these particular churches.

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Hemsedal

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  • No ski bus to Gravset cross country area...

    Hemsedal Things to Do

    I just want to inform, that if you want to go cross country skiing at Gravset, there is no ski bus going up there anymore. You have to go there by car (or taxi). It is indeed a very nice area for cross country skiing with beautiful views. Also possible to go there in the evening, cause some of the tracks are lit until 10 pm.

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  • Skarsnuten Hotel

    Hemsedal Hotels

    Pb. 110, Hemsedal, 3561, Norway

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Expensive Pizza!

    Hemsedal Restaurants

    I had lunch at Peppes Pizza and this probably the most expensive pizza restaurant I had ever been to! Nevertheless, the pizza was good and I also had ice cream and drink. It cost me around 30 gbp for the meal whereas in the UK it would only cost me half the price in an upmarket Pizza restaurant such as Pizza Express. I don't remember what pizza I...

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Vestfossen

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  • MS Eikeren

    Vestfossen Things to Do

    In the summertime you can take the boat MS Eikern across the lakes Fiskumvannet and Eikeren all the way down to Eidsfoss in Vestfold fylke.It is mostly a charter boat but in the summertime they have so called open trips where eweryone can come along. Departure around 1200.

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  • Lille eden

    Vestfossen Things to Do

    Lille eden or Little eden in english is a garden project next to Shoddyhuset.(culture establishment) It is a garden where everyone can start their own small gardening project.

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  • Handicraft store at Fossesholm manor

    Vestfossen Things to Do

    Fossesholm manor has a wery nice handicraft store with a lot of locally made artwork and also some locally produced food. they also sell glass products from the famous Nøstetangen factory in Hokksund nearby

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Vikersund

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  • By bus

    Vikersund Transportation

    Impressed by the transport from Oslo to the event. Turn up at the bus terminal, buy a ticket (or book on line) and once the bus is full off it goes.Buses wait in the bus park (muddy field) and then head back into Oslo. Very well done.

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  • Skiflying

    Vikersund Sports & Outdoors

    First competition on the new large, skifling hill. A visit, for us, to the team event, won predictably by the Austrians but pushed reasonably close by Germany. Highlight of the day, a 243 metre jump by Noriaki Kasai from Japan - wow!!

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Veggli

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  • What to Pack? Autumn!

    Veggli What to Pack

    What to pack the thing in the level of physical exertion is up to each individual, but it is wise to take a sec that there is room for both food and drink and maybe rain gear. Warm clothing, as woolen cloth, garments that resist water and wind. Simply rock clothing.Shoes, good shoes, rubber boots

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  • Hiking in the mountains

    Veggli Things to Do

    Once one is in the mountains, there is nothing else that feels more natural leek to go a long hike in the mountains. There are several hiking trails that are marked and it is just and pack bags of food and drink and benefit days in the mountains. Bet that the day you pack seken and go out in the mountains that it is fantastic weather!

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Tunnhovd

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  • Norways largest mountain trout

    Tunnhovd Things to Do

    At the food store in Tunhovd called Tunhovd dagligvare (a Joker food store) you can find an identical model of the largest trout taken in the norwegian mountains .The fish weighs more than 16kg and was caught in a net in Tunhovdfjorden.(The norwegian sport fishing record is 15.3kg and from Norways largest lake Mjøsa)The store sells fishing gear...

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  • Visit Langedrag

    Tunnhovd Things to Do

    Langedrag is a big farm overlooking Tunhovdfjorden with a large number of animals. They have some normal boring animals like cows, pigs and goats but they also have wolves,lynx,mountain foxes,reindeers,moose,yak and many other species.The farm has a large cafe where you can sit both inside and outside and enjoy local norwegian food. They also...

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Torpo

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  • Torpo Stavkirke - the wonders inside

    Torpo Things to Do

    Torpo stave church is definitely worth a visit inside. The beautifully carved beams and, above all, the colourful painted canopy with scenes from the Bible are absolutely unique. The crossing beams make the construction of the church transparent, with just wooden joints and no nails having been used to keep the structure together. A real...

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  • St. Margaret's Martyrdom

    Torpo Things to Do

    If you look carefully at the paintings on the canopy at the Torpo Stavkirke, you will notice a figure of a woman being tortured. That's St. Margaret, a martyr who preferred to die rather than break her vows. Her father was a pagan priest in Asia Minor but, her mother having died soon after her birth, the girl was brought up by a pious woman and...

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  • Torpo Stavkirke

    Torpo Things to Do

    Torpo Stavkirke is a unique example of 12th century timber churches in Norway. Built around 1192, it is worth making a detour via Hallingdalen on your way from Bergen to Oslo. To enter it, you must visit the cottage next door and, on paying your admission fees (30 NOK per person if I remember well), the custodian will open the fantastically carved...

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Hokksund

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    by i006921 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3 days with Celebration of the Salmon Fishing in the River.

    Annual Fishing Contest on Saturday under the Festival.

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    • Fishing
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Ustaoset

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  • Finding MULTER

    Ustaoset Things to Do

    In august the Multer is ready to eat. Its a beRry that grows in the mountain. Its a ecotic berry and sooooo exspencive..so Norwegians often go to the mountain to find some......They can make jelly..but most people like them the way they are.. You are not allowed to take them before they are finish groing...but some bad people take them enyway if...

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  • Skiing with children

    Ustaoset Sports & Outdoors

    Skiing Ustaoset is a 1000 meters high mountain.This is a nice place for the famely to go skiing. If you whant more speed and a macine to get you up to the top you have to go to Geilo...10 min away from Ustaoset.For people with children I think Ustaoset is best...

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  • You can get hurt...

    Ustaoset Warnings and Dangers

    Pleace remember that you are on the mountain.You have to have good shoes or you can fall and get badly hurt.

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Nore

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    by Terje1966 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nore stave church is at Norefjord. The church was built as early as around 1176. That makes it one of Norways oldest of its kind.
    For more information see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nore_stave_church.
    For more pictures and info see also www.thu.no

    Nore stave church
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