Drangedal Things to Do

  • Sandvann, late autumn
    Sandvann, late autumn
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    Brøsjø Railway Station
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    Turntable
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    For train enthusiasts

    by Rusket Written Sep 29, 2005

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    Turntable
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    There is an intact turntable at Neslandsvatn Railway Station, and the intact part of the abandoned Kragerø line ends here, with possibilities for railroad cycling. Cycles can be hired here:
    Støa Camping 3766 Sannidal, phone +47 35 99 02 61, e-mil: sparkivle@ngbutikk.net
    Rumours has it that they shall start renting out cycles at Neslandsvatn, too.

    The link is to an article about railroad cycling on this line. It is written in norwegian, but there are a couple of nice pictures.

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    Kroken Church

    by Rusket Updated Jul 12, 2005

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    Church seen from Br��sj�� Station

    Kroken Church was built in 1910. Like most churches in Norway, it is wooden. Since I am not a religious person, I have never been inside the church. But the linked page, with a closeup of the church, has another link where you can find a picture of the altar.

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    Lake Tokke

    by Rusket Updated Jul 12, 2005

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    Tokke Waterways

    Rørholtfjorden, a part of the Tokke Lake, was originally a part of the ocean. After the last ice age, the land rose, and the lake was cut off from the sea. As the first lake in the world, a 6000 year old salt water layer was found on depths between 132 and 147 meters. A number of 8‑10 lakes like that have been found in Norway, and a very few others in the rest of the world.

    Boats and canoes can be rented at several places, for instance Drangedal Guesthouse. You can go fishing and / or camp on one of the islands in the lake. There is trout, common whitefish, char and perch. There are several nice beaches as well.

    This picture is taken close to the stone bridge and the guesthouse in Prestestranda. It is a separate lake connected to the Tokke by a short river. The Tokke Waterways consists of a lot of lakes, rivers and canals throughout Telemark.

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    Internet cafe and library

    by Rusket Written Jul 12, 2005

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    Internet cafe

    Opening hours:
    Tuesdays: 14:30 - 20:00
    Wednesdays: 10:00 - 14:00
    Thursdays: 10:00 - 20:00
    Fridays: 11:00 - 16:00
    Saturdays in weeks with even numbers: 11:00 - 14:00

    2005: Closed week 29 & 30 (16th - 31st of july)

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    Old railway bridge

    by Rusket Updated Jul 11, 2005

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    Stone bridge

    The railway line through Drangedal to Kragerø was opened in 1927. Kjeosen bridge has a selfcarrying construction built from chiseled stone by migrant workers called "rallar". The rallars were hard working but also known to be fond of women, booze and poker, and they were not very popular amongst the locals. Many a girl got pregnant by a handsome rallar along the norwegian railways during the construction years ;-)

    For people specially interested in railways, old bridges and / or selfcarrying constructions, I have created a travelogue with more pictures of the bridge.

    Take a look at this postcard from 1935!

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    Day trip to Kragerø

    by Rusket Updated May 16, 2005

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    Swans in December

    Kragerø is the closest city to Brøsjø, 1/2 hrs drive away. Situated at the south-eastern coast of Norway. Plenty of things to do. Check other Kragerø pages at VT. (Ooops, there were no Kragerø pages, I have created one!)

    The link below leads you to a map showing how to get there :-)

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    Visit my train station

    by Rusket Written May 10, 2005

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    Br��sj�� Railway Station

    I do not run a business renting out rooms, but I do welcome guests, especially if you are a train freak, like myself ;-)

    The link is to one of my own web pages, which contains a lot of pictures of the station from 1998, before I started renovating it.

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    Fishing and hunting

    by Rusket Written May 10, 2005

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    Sandvann, late autumn

    Drangedal gives you excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. The link below leads you to a site (in norwegian) with other links to pages with maps and adresses to local hunting and fishing associations.

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    Freshwater swimming and fishing

    by Rusket Updated May 10, 2005

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    Lake Sandvann

    There are lots of lakes in Drangedal with possibilities for fishing and / or swimming. Like this one, Sandvann, appr. 1 km from Brøsjø. People around here do a lot of voluntary work, at Sandvann they have made a ramp for jumping / handicap fishing, a barbeque site close to the water and a scene for outdoor concerts. Close to the lake there is a football stadium with running tracks around it / skiing arena with a lighted ski trail for cross country skiing. In the autumn you can find lots of berries and mushroom in the forest surrounding the lake.

    The link below is to a site of the local hunting and fishing association, Kroken Jeger og Fiskerforening. Unfortunaltely, the text is only in norwegian, but there is a map there where you can find Sandvann in the lower third. A little east of Sandvann, you find Brødsjø. My station, Brøsjø, is a bit north, exactly where the road crosses the railway line :-)

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    Day trip to Risør

    by Rusket Written May 16, 2005

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    Ris��r harbour

    Another cute little town at the coast, appr. 45 min. from Brøsjø by car. 58.43 N 9.14 E Population appr. 7050. Wooden houses, wooden boats, art and culture.

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    Waterpark

    by Rusket Updated May 10, 2005

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    Splash!

    Bø Sommarland is in another municipality, 42 minutes by train from Neslandsvatn, half an hour from Prestestranda (Drangedal).

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