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 –...more
Placed in the centre of our small Town. As i am living in kongsberg i do not know how it is to stay...more
This beautiful organ called Glocer organ (because of the name of its German builder Gottfried Heinrich Gloger), was completed in 1765. During a fire in the church attic in the late 1880's the organ was severely damaged by water. In may 1999, the restauration of this organ begun. In 2001the restored organ was inaugurated with a concert.Visit the...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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.more
Pb. 110, Hemsedal, 3561, Norway
Good for: Solo
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...more
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...more
Golsfjellet, Gol, Buskerud 3570
Good for: Business
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.more
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...more
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,...more
A 5 min drive from Darbu you find the Sundhaugen recreational area. Here you can relax and have a swim in Fiskumvannet or in Eikeren 200 meters away on the other side of the road.If you are lucky they are also serving home made dinners from an old funkis cafe from the thirties..more
The old church of Fiskum was built around year 1200 down by the shores of the lake called Fiskumvannet. It is a stone church that was dedicated to the King Olav den hellige(den hellige means "the holy") It was the church of Fiskum untill about 1860 when the new one up by todays E134(road) was finished.To get to the old church you will have to walk...more
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.more
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
A museum & mine near Åmot on road 35 from Hønefoss to Hokksund.
Get into the mines with a cape and a helmet provided to you by guides. This is a Koboltmine. The so called:Koboltblomst is used to make a very dark blue color for ceramics. There are often exhibits of art and ceramics too.
The Norwegian name says it all 'Blue Paint Works'.