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Southern Norway Sørlandet “Norwegian Riviera” With only a touch of hyperbole, we like to refer to this stretch of coast, with its grassy holms and skerries shielding the mainland from the harsh winds and waves of the Skagerrak, as “the Norwegian Riviera”. Blessed with more sunny days per year than anywhere else in Norway, Sørlandet (“Southland”), comprising the two counties of Aust-Agder (East Agder) and Vest-Agder (West Agder), is a veritable holiday paradise. Even the tiniest communities seem to explode into life as their populations double several times over during the summer. Vacation homes, hotels and pensions fill to capacity as Norwegians − and the more knowledgeable foreign visitors − descend on the region to swim, sail, scuba dive, fish for crab and mackerel, or just sunbathe to the screams of the seagulls. Others wander inland for a spot of mountain climbing or river rafting. Shipping was the original economic base for this region, producing generations of sailors, fishermen and boat makers, and a traditional coastal culture that laid the foundation for Norway’s leading position in international shipping to this day.

Lindesnes Lighthouse

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Molde Sunndalsøra

Ålesund

Åndalsnes Måløy Flora

Dombås

Stryn

Sandane

Oppdal

Røros Tynset

Lom

Førde

Ringebu Øvre Årdal

Sogndal

Innbygda Fagernes Risør

Skjernøy island

Voss

Gol

BERGEN

Lillehammer Rena

Gjøvik Hamar

Elverum

Geilo Odda

Kongsvinger Hønefoss

Rjukan

OSLO Lillestrøm

Drammen

Haugesund

Askim

Kongsberg Valle

STAVANGER

Tønsberg Skien

Sandnes

Larvik Kragerø

Evje Egersund

Sandefjord

Halden

Arendal

Flekkefjord Farsund

Moss Fredrikstad

Grimstad Mandal

KRISTIANSAND

Facts about Southern Norway Counties: Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder Size of area: 16 492 km2 Population: 290 377 Major cities: Kristiansand, Arendal Major attractions: “The Norwegian Riviera”

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Vest-Agder Southern comfort

According to the county authority, Vest-Agder , where the Gulf Stream first meets the long Norwegian coast, boasts the warmest and sunniest climate in the country. Much of the county is also sheltered from the strong winds and frequent rainstorms which blow in from the Atlantic Ocean to hit the northern and western coast; instead, gentle winds from Skagerrak and eastern areas of the North Sea bring early springs and late autumns. The vital presence of Kristiansand, the regional capital and Norway’s fifth largest city, makes Vest-Agder the more metropolitan of the two southern counties. Built by the Danish King Christian IV in 1641 in a chessboard layout featuring four town “quarters”, Kristiansand’s compact, pedestrianized centre is an attractive mixture of historic gravitas and the relaxed seaside atmosphere typical of southern Norway. Posebyen, the charming old quarter of dwellings, small workshops and family businesses, is one of Northern Europe’s largest preserved developments of 18th and 19th century wooden terraced housing. Other quarters feature a canal and fish market, a lively collection of restaurants, and even a public beach well within the city limits. To the east of the city, Kristiansand Zoo and children’s park Kardemomme by (“Cardamom City”), a theme park based on a well-known Norwegian children’s book, are among Norway’s most popular attractions. Covering an area of 150 acres of wild Nordic terrain, “Kristiansand Zoo” is actually five separate parks: a water park (bring bathing suits and towels), a forest, separate entertainment and theme parks, and the zoo itself, which contains an enclosure for Scandinavian animals such as wolves and elk, and a large breeding ground for Bactrian

camels. The “My Africa” exhibition allows you to move along a bridge observing native savannah animals such as giraffe and zebras. Kristiansand is, of course, the trade and communications centre for the region; it is also one of Norway’s major ports, particularly for travel to and from Nordic neighbour Denmark. It is only to be expected that the seafront neighbourhoods can at times become − to put it mildly − extremely lively, especially at the height of summer when the “white nights” seem to go on forever.... Far out in the Kristiansandsfjord you will find a welter of islands to explore en route to the coastal skerries that teem with life. Mandal, the most southerly town in Norway, offers a distinct change of pace. The birthplace of the famous sculptor Gustav Vigeland (see Oslo), the town is built on both sides of the Mandalselva river, which furnished the salmon on which Mandal built its fortune in the 17th century. A country park of over 100 hectares and two kilometres of sandy beaches are within easy reach of the town centre, where the well preserved wooden houses in the pedestrian precinct include a number of interesting shops. About 40 km to the southwest is the Skagerrak, and the windswept headland of Lindesnes, site of Norway’s oldest lighthouse (1655), Norway’s southernmost point. Thanks in part to the violent storms and high seas that pound it regularly, Lindesnes is a permanent fixture in Norwegian weather forecasts.

Photo: Dyreparken

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Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS - Visitnorway.com

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Aust-Agder Idyllic profusion

Aust-Agder is blessed with a profusion of beautiful and historic towns in an idyllic coastal setting, plus a varied landscape of river valleys, forested areas and mountains, attracting visitors from abroad as well as Norwegians from all over the country throughout the year. Reminders of Henrik Ibsen, the 19th century Norwegian playwright regarded by many as the father of modern drama, are omnipresent in Aust-Agder. The town of Grimstad, where Ibsen lived between 1843 and 1850 and where the Ibsen Museum is located in the house in which he wrote his first play, is also renowned for the beauty of its coastline, including hundreds of islands preserved and maintained for public enjoyment by a local charitable foundation. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Aust-Agder was a major exporter of timber and wooden materials, mainly to the Netherlands and England. Shipping ports, situated near the mouths of rivers, developed into small towns and municipalities, as a fleet of Norwegian commercial ships grew and gradually took charge of export activities. The largest town is Arendal, a former shipping centre built on and around seven small islands. One of the most attractive tourist destinations in the county, Arendal is host to the annual Norwegian Grand Prix Class 1 powerboat race. Tyholmen, the old part of town (and a winner of the Europa Nostra prize for cultural heritage preservation), is a warren of narrow lanes, winding streets and mysterious alleys; its distinctive buildings dating from the 17th century are a fine example of imaginative but sensitive urban planning. The

focal point is Pollen, a guest harbour and centre for cafes and restaurants, with a bustling nightlife. Aust-Agder museum boasts important collections of shipping, geology, mineralogy, and urban and coastal culture between 1600 and 1900. At Bratteklev shipyard, visitors can see how the great sailing ships were built until as recently as the early 20th century. With their white-painted houses nestled between flowering gardens and sun-bleached rocks, the little southern towns of Lillesand, Tvedestrand, Risør and Brekkestø resemble nothing so much as a pearl necklace strung along the coast. When Norwegians use the word “idyllic” it is usually this southern coastline they have in mind. The charming town of Risør offers, in addition to its annual chamber music festival, a Wooden Boat Festival during which beautifully crafted vessels of all ages gather in the picturesque harbour, surrounded by white wooden houses. Boat-building has been a tradition here for a millennium or more. Lyngør, an island at the edge of the open sea with barely 100 year-round residents, is a unique community of closely built wooden houses lining a cosy, sheltered harbour. One of Europe’s best-preserved villages, in summer it is a magnet for sailing enthusiasts. Lillesand, a small but lively and beautifully kept village known for its ravishing displays of flowers, is another of Aust-Agder’s most popular summer resorts.

Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS - Visitnorway.com

Risør

Photo: Niels Jørgensen - Visitnorway.com

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Index Companies in Southern Norway

Destinations Arendal Tourist Office........................................................................................ 348 Farsund Tourist Information.............................................................................. 346 Flekkefjord Tourist Information......................................................................... 346 Grimstad Tourist Information............................................................................ 349 HĂŚgebostad Tourist Information...................................................................... 347 Kvinesdal Tourist Information........................................................................... 347 Lyngdal Tourist Office........................................................................................ 346 Region Lister...................................................................................................... 346 Sirdal Tourist Information.................................................................................. 347 Tvedestrand Tourist Office................................................................................. 348 Ă…mil Tourist Office............................................................................................. 348

What to do Knaben Fjellhest................................................................................................ 350 Sirdal Huskyfarm................................................................................................ 351

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Museums & culture Agder Naturmuseum & Botaniske Hage.......................................................... 352 Kristiansand Kanonmuseum............................................................................. 353 Møvik Fort.......................................................................................................... 354

Where to stay Birkeland Hotel.................................................................................................. 355 Bjørnevåg Ferie.................................................................................................. 356 Dux Sportell, Hovag........................................................................................... 357 Farsund Fjordhotell............................................................................................ 358 Fosseland Vandrerhjem..................................................................................... 363 Heddan Gard...................................................................................................... 363 Hotel Utsikten.................................................................................................... 359 Hovdestøylen Hotell & Lodge........................................................................... 364 Kristiansand Feriesenter - Dvergsnestangen................................................... 364 Paulsens Hotell.................................................................................................. 360 Risør Hotel.......................................................................................................... 365 Skottevik FerieSenter ....................................................................................... 361 Trysnes Marina Feriesenter............................................................................... 362 Åros Feriesenter................................................................................................. 365

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Region Lister FLEKKEFJORD TOURIST INFORMATION Opening hrs: E-mail:

18/6 – 10/8 Mon-Fri: 10-17 Sat. 10-15. Sun. 11-16 Rest of the year: Mon-Fri: 9-16 flekkefjord@regionlister.com

Tel: +47 38 32 80 81 Elvegaten 3 NO-4400 Flekkefjord

LYNGDAL TOURIST OFFICE Opening hrs: E-mail:

4/6 - 11/8: Mon-Fri: 9-17 Saturday: 10-15 13/8 - 2/6: Mon-Fri: 9-15 lyngdal@regionlister.com

Tel: +47 38 33 48 33 Stasjonsgata 26, NO-4580 Lyngdal

Welcome to the Lister region FARSUND TOURIST INFORMATION Opening hrs: E-mail:

14.06 – 20.08 Mon – Fri: 10 - 17 Sat – Sun: 10 – 15 24.08 – 10.06 Mon – Fri: 10-15 Saturday: 10 – 15 in May. farsund@regionlister.com

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Tel: +47 38 38 21 15

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The light beckons you to the Lister region. The sun rests on the boathouses, the waves glitter around the boat. A golden sprinkle sifts through the leaves and there is a yellow dance on the grassy hills. A white sparkle decorates the ski trails and pushes the morning haze along the mountain water. It washes the grey weather a shade of blue and lights up the horizon.


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KVINESDAL TOURIST INFORMATION Opening hrs: E-mail:

20/6 – 12/8 Mon – Fri: 9-15 kvinesdal@regionlister.com

Tel: +47 38 35 77 00 Nesgata 11 NO-4480 Kvinesdal

This is what the Lister region offers you. A quiet movement, an exciting silence. The choice is yours; an action packed adventure or a quiet recreation. You can read all about our fantastic region at www.regionlister.com

HÆGEBOSTAD TOURIST INFORMATION Opening hrs: E-mail:

1/1 – 31/12 Mon – Fri: 8-15 haegebostad@regionlister.com

Tel: +47 38 34 91 00 Kommunehuset NO-4595 Tingvatn

SIRDAL TOURIST INFORMATION Opening hrs: E-mail:

Summer: daily 9-17 (Kvæven) 10-17 (Tonstad) Winter: daily 9-16 Off season: Mon-Fri 9-16 turist@sirdal.kommune.no

Tel: +47 38 37 93 30 Kvæven informasjonssenter, NO-4443 Tjørhom

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Arendal, Tvedestrand & Åmli Tourist Offices Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

Summer season Mon-Fri 09-16, Sat 11-16. Winter season limited opening hours Arendal concert and town hall, Sam Eydes plass 1. www.arendal.com www.visitsorlandet.com www.visitnorway.com turistkontoret@arendal.com

Tel.: +47 37 00 55 44 Arendal Tourist Office P.O. Box 780 Stoa, NO-4809 Arendal

Arendal, capital of Aust-Agder - Arendal is one of Norway’s most popular summer cities, with a vibrant street life, excellent shopping and numerous festivals. Up until the19th century, Arendal was one of Norway’s biggest and most important shipping and shipbuilding centres, and many traces of this industry remain. The old district of Tyholmen has a fine assemblage of restored older wooden houses, with narrow alleyways, cafes and restaurants. The old Town Hall is a fine example of the wealthy 1700 and 1800 centuries, and is still one of the biggest wooden houses in Northern Europe. Merdø. This beautiful island - once one of the most important outport during the great days of sail in Skagerrak - is now one of the most popular sites for the locals and tourists during the summer. Beautiful beaches, skerries, old wooden houses, museum and café. The refreshing ferry ride takes about 20-25 minutes and leaves from the center of Arendal every 30 min. throughout the summer. Bomuldsfabriken Art gallery is a former textile factory that has been converted into the largest art gallery in southern Norway. Its permanent collection contains important works by forty Norwegian contemporary artists. It hosts six temporary exhibitions annually. The Science senter, Vitensenteret Sørlandet combines play and education for all ages and makes learning a thrilling experience.

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Tvedestrand Book Town - In the Book town by Skagerrak you can explore antiquarian and second-hand bookshops in the many small shops nestled in narrow alleyways and back streets.

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Åmli - Åmli is the perfect base for exploring nature, culture and wildlife with many marked footpaths. Situated one hour’s drive north of Arendal.


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Grimstad Tourist Information Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-Mail:

Mon.-Fri. 0830 – 1600 Extended opening hrs. in the summer Grimstad centre www.visitgrimstad.com turistkontoret@ grimstad.kommune.no

Tel: +47 37 25 01 68 Fax: +47 37 04 93 77 Storgata 1A, P.O. Box 126, NO-4891 Grimstad

Welcome to Grimstad - Town of the Poets!

Strand Hotel Fevik www.strandhotelfevik.no Tel: +47 37 25 00 00 Rica Hotel Grimstad www.rica.no/grimstad Tel: +47 37 25 25 25 Grimstad Vertshus www.grimstad-vertshus.no Tel: +47 37 04 25 00

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On overgrown Paths (Knut Hamsun) In the town of the poets you can follow Knut Hamsun’s ”overgrown paths” and learn about Henrik Ibsen’s years in Grimstad at the Ibsen Museum. The Wild Chorus (Knut Hamsun) In Grimstad the granite is alive! Kilden Theatre Fjæreheia, the theatre in the quarry, gives the audience an additional experience of drama, music and art alike. Hunger (Knut Hamsun) Enjoy delicious meals in the delightful restaurants in the town centre and by the harbour. The bakeries serve hot chocolate and lovely cakes and the coffee bars invite you to browse in a paper, watch people passing by - or sit and be seen. Vagabonds (Knut Hamsun) Biking through the summer: to cafés, concerts, cinema, shows! To the bakery, along the waterfront, to buy a newspaper at Narvesen’s at Odden, or for a warm, norwegian fish cake for lunch at Torskeholmen. The Lady from the Sea (Henrik Ibsen) - will thrive in our guest harbour with it’s Blue Flag, the sign of quality, with numerous regular guests, and locals strolling along the harbour. Terje Vigen (Henrik Ibsen) Bathing in the sunshine or fishing in the rain, rent a small boat and be the Captain for a while! The bigger boats are also for rent: M/S Bibben, M/S Østerøy and S/S Solrik – with their own captains. The uttermost barren isle (Henrik Ibsen) Nøgne Ø, the Norwegian brewery that refuses to compromise. Committed to taste, committed to craft beer. Groups and tours welcome. «There lived a remarkably grizzled man on the uttermost barren isle». Welcome to Grimstad!

If man is made for pleasure (from Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen) he can find small shops and galleries lining up in the narrow streets of Grimstad, or take a walk along the waterfront to the comfort of the shopping centre. Siesta (Knut Hamsun) can be taken wherever you prefer: we have hotels on the beach and at the town square, and summer houses ”in every bay”.

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Knaben Fjellhest Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

On request Summer On request All the food served on these trips are delivered by Torvløbakkan gard. Knaben 50 min by car www.knabenfjellhest.no info@knabenfjellhest.no

Tel.: +47 902 01 522 NO-4480 Kvinesdal

Knaben Fjellhest (Knaben Mountain Horse) is located in the beautiful scenery at the top of Kvinesdal municipality. On nice and quiet horses, we offer several types of tours in and around the old mining village Knaben with its unique history and many stories. You can choose a day trip to Knaben or a three days trip to the old mountain village Salmeli.

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No riding experience is required to join our tours, training is provided on site. We provide sufficient breaks along the way so participants can stretch their legs. While the horses get a well deserved rest, you can let the crystal clear mountain water cool you off in a refreshing bath.

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Come alone or with friends and family. All are welcome to Knaben Mountain Horse!


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Sirdal Huskyfarm Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

All day All year On request Welcome to an active and eventful time in Sirdal! We look forward to hosting! SIRDAL www.sirdalhuskyfarm facebook.com/sirdalhuskyfarm hallo@sirdalhuskyfarm

Tel.: +47 482 86 044 Ousdal NO-4440 Tonstad

Sirdal Husky Farm offers customized programs for team building, training and job conferences. We have extensive experience in organizing Christmas parties, friends parties, weddings and anniversaries. Our facilities can be found in a breathtaking scenery only a short distance from urban areas in southern Norway. Activities and nature experiences, storytelling and relaxation. These four elements walks hand in hand in Sirdal. We invite you to take part in these great experiences, summer as well as winter. Let yourself be excited when the dogs run loose over the white plains. Find peace in the complete silence you encounter on the mountain. Join the exciting snow activities, all customized and adapted to your level and your wishes. After the day’s activities, we recommend our vinterspa! To soak in hot tubs with the sky as a roof is a perfect end to an eventful day! The summer offers sheltered paddling trips on the lakes, archery, clay pigeon shooting and climbing. Or enjoy a day of serenity and fishing rod. Dog sledding is also offered in the summer. We are proud of our roots and the small stories that are woven into a larger context. Culture is us at the heart and you’ll listen, we’d like to share stories with you. Welcome to an active and eventful time in Sirdal! We look forward to hosting!

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Agder Naturmuseum og Botaniske Hage Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Website: E-mail:

20/06-19/08 Everyday 11am-5pm 20/08-19/06 Tue.-Fri. 10am-3pm Sunday 12am-4pm Mondays and Saturdays closed All year Adult 50,-, Children up to 20 years free Student/Senior 30,Kristiansand www.naturmuseum.no ekspedisjonen.naturmuseet@ kristiansand.kommune.no

Tel.: +47 38 05 86 20 Fax: +47 38 09 23 78 Visiting address: Gimleveien 23 P.O. Box 1887 Gimlemoen, NO-4686 Kristiansand

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Bus number: 17, 22, 23, 35, 36, M1, M2 and M3

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The Agder Museum of Natural History and Botanical Garden was founded in1828, and parts of the collection are equally old. In 1990, the museum was re-opened in new facilities, and the permanent parts of the exhibition were installed. The exhibitions will introduce you to the geology, flora and fauna of the southern region of Norway, from the ice age to the present, from the coastline to the mountains. Moreover, you can see colourful minerals and one of the largest collections of cacti in Norway. The museum also presents complementary exhibitions over various themes on one or several occasions every year.

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The Botanical Gardens are situated in the park area surrounding the Agder Museum of Natural History, and shows a range of various themes: historical roses and modern roses, The Millenium Garden with plants that have been cultivated in Norway over the last millenium, perennials, small garden of insect attractants, rhododendrons, dahlias, arboretum and a footpath that takes you through the neighbouring woods. The main specialities and attractions are large grown Fuchsia plants and other exotic container plants. On the premises you also find two playgrounds, one of which contains musical instruments. There is also a cafĂŠ and souvenir shop at the museum.


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Kristiansand Kanonmuseum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

07.Feb. - 16.May: Sun. 12-16 18.May - 09.June: Mon.-Wed. 11-15 Thur.-Sun. 11-17 10.June-14.Aug.: Daily 11-18 15.Aug.-25.Sep.: Mon.-Wed. 11-15 Thursday-Sunday: 11-17 02.Oct.-27.Nov.: Sun. 12-16 All Adults: 70,Children: Free of charge Senior citizens: 50,Kristiansand 10km outside Kristiansand www.kanonmuseet.no post@kanonmuseet.no

Tel.: +47 38 08 50 90 / +47 913 43 938 Kroodden, NO-4624 Kristiansand

Welcome to the Kristiansand Cannon Museum, the “Vara Battery”. Here you will find the world’s second larges cannon ever to be mounted on land. The reason why these gigantic cannons came to Møvik was that on the occupation of Norway and Denmark in 1940 the Germans needed to guard the shipping lanes of the Skagerak. 38 cm cannons were planned here at Møvik and across the shortest distance over the Skagerak to Hanstholm in Denmark, some 116 km away.

By the beginning of 1945 all the parts were in place, by exeption of the barrel, wich was the heaviest single part of the cannon. The barrel is 19.76 meters long, and weighs 110 tons. It was shipped the “Porto Alegre” from Germany in February 1945. On the night of February 22. it was sunk in the Kattegatt by a British air attack. In addition to the main cannons, there were 18 smaller guns, as well as a countless number of bunkers, defence posts, tunnels, barracks and a 2.6 kilometer railway network for transportation of the ammunition from the 2 large storerooms positioned aproximately 1 kilometer to the rear of the cannons. The “Batterie Vara” was named after a German engineer general who was killed at sea on his way to one of the Channel Islands in 1941. The battery was then dismanteled, and in 1962 cannons 3 and 4, as well as the existing parts of cannon 1 were broken for scrap. Fortunately cannon 2 was saved, and is today the only remaining example of this type. The ammunition consisted of 3 parts. First the shell, 170 cm long and weighing 800 kg. Then a cartridge with 190 kg explosives, and then a charge of 114.25 kg explosives.

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At Møvik construction commenced in the spring of 1941. At the initial stage the work force of 1.400 compriced of 750 Norwegians, 350 Danes and 300 Germans. From early 1943 200 russian prisoners-of-war were also used, and they remained here until the end of the war in 1945. As construction proceeded and guns were completed, the battery crew of 600 Germans arrived. Due to the fact the “Batterie Vara” was a naval gun battery, 450 of these soldiers were naval-gunnery personell, while 150 of these were army soldiers for close defence. Trial rounds were fired by cannons 2 and 3 on March 12. 1942, from cannon 4 November of the same year. By then, the cannon wells and the bunker for cannon 1 had been completed, but the cannon itself was yet to be delivered. It was not until summer 1944 that work on cannon 1 was taken up again. First the cannon well cover, the casemate, was in place with 4.5 meter thick roof, and 3.8 meter thick walls. It was built within a period of 10 weeks. Then the process of delivering the cannon parts was started.

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Møvik Fort Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Vestergabet, 8 km south of Kristiansand www.nasjonalefestningsverk.no www.kanonmuseet.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding: +47 38 08 50 90

Møvik Fort is picturesquely situated on a ridge and provides a commanding view over Skagerrak. The fort was constructed between 1941 and 1944 by the German navy and, together with four other coastal batteries, formed part of the Kristiansand Artillery Group. The German name for the fort was Batterie Vara. Together with its sister battery at Hanstholm in Denmark, Møvik Fort was built to obstruct Allied naval forces by blocking the Skagerrak Strait and the seaways to Eastern Norway, the Kattegatt Bay, the Baltic Sea and the Baltic region. The fort has four cannon positions, a bunker, one cannon still in intact, two empty cannon emplacements and an empty casemate. The 38 cm calibre cannon is one of the largest in the world; the barrel alone weighs 110 tons, measures almost 20 m in length and has a range of up to 55 km.

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Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace. Only Norwegian version.

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Where to stay

Birkeland Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year From 995,- incl breakfast See main text Birkeland city centre www.birkelandhotell.no post@birkelandhotell.no

Tel.: +47 37 27 70 07 Fax: +47 37 27 70 06 Strøget. NO-4760 Birkeland

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We are centrally located in the best part of Norway’s wonderful southern coastal region. We are just 20 minutes from Kristiansand International Airport, 19 minutes from Kristiansand Zoo, 10 minutes from Lillesand, and 19 minutes from Grimstad. All rooms have recently undergone a full refurbishment and now all feature, among other things, flat screen TVs that offer something to suit everyone with a selection of 21 channels. The hotel is great for families, business travellers, and anyone who appreciates peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, with free parking, free WiFi, and a delicious breakfast all included. There is a light, charming, and beautiful dining room with international art adorning the walls. We look forward to offering you a warm welcome at Birkeland Hotell. Call us and book - you will always deal with our friendly and helpful staff who want to provide nothing but the best for everyone!

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Bjørnevåg Ferie Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

High All day All year 470-1520Euro a week See main text Bjørnevåg, Farsund www.bjornevaag-ferie.no jakobsen@bjornevaag-ferie.no

Tel.: +47 480 30 186 +47 38 39 65 89 Fax: +47 38 39 20 35 Bjørnevåg Ferie, NO-4550 Farsund

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Bjørnevåg holidays south in Norway in scenic surroundings at the spindle-bay between Lyngdal and Farsund. We can offer new, comfortable homes, a large variety activities and beautiful scenery. It is only 13 km to Lyngdal and 15 km to Farsund that offers some shopping and nice cafe visits. We also offer tailor-made programs ​​ for businesses and groups. Fishing: There is good fishing for cod, pollack, coalfish, mackerel, flounder and long etc. There are over 20 species of fish in our area. What types of fish that are biting the hook will vary with weather and season. There are no dangerous currents in the water and it’s so snug in the bay you can go fishing whatever the weather. From the bay there is only a short distance (15 min. by boat) out to the open sea where there are plenty of good fishing spots. Location of boats, dock and place of handling the fish is just off the road, about 100 meters from the holiday houses.

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It is possible to rent a boat for fishing. Bjørnevåg Holiday has over 20 boats that are ready to hire.

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Other activities: Whether it’s sunny or rainy, winter or spring, you should take a trip to Lista and see the amazing beaches. The closest cities, Lyngdal and Farsund (13 - 15km) has a range of programs in commerce, culture, outdoor activities and festivals. You can also take a daytrip to Prekestolen, a wonderful tour with breathtaking views you will not forget. Kids Activities: In Bjørnevåg there is green space/playground and docks with fishing and swimming for children. In addition to the popular waterpark Sørlandsbadet, there is also the Children’s Zoo.


Where to stay

Dux Sportell, Hovag Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Motel 24 hrs All year from NOK 750,– See main text By Kristiansand Zoo, 5 min from IKEA www.duxsportell.no booking@duxsportell.no

Tel.: Booking +47 3727 5335 Mobil (Adm./Urgent) +47 9941 8103 Vallesverdvn 800, NO-4770 Hovag

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Dux Sportell offers affordable accommodation and excellent cuisine in a cosy setting between Lillesand and Kristiansand. Dux Sportell offers conference facilities and one of the South Coast’s best eating places: our cafeteria, where you can help yourself to breakfast buffet, lunch, snacks and dinner... all at very reasonable prices.

Known for affordable accommodation and also offers long-term rental agreements. The friendly staff can advise you. Dux Sportell Spa has open all year round, every day with several types of therapy / massage.

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The comfy motel has 40 rooms and 18 channel television available in all rooms. Total sleeping accommodation is 100 with extra beds.

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Farsund Fjordhotell Standard: Opening Hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good (3 Stars) 24 hours All year Call us for information See main text Farsund 90 km from Kristiansand 160 km from Stavanger www.farsundfjordhotell.no ricardo@fjordhotellene.no

Tel.: +47 38 38 98 00 Fax: +47 38 38 98 01

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Farsund Fjordhotell is situated just outside the center of Farsund on the Lista peninsular. The hotel is built in terraces and is uniquely situated in its own grounds right on the water front. Farsund lies conveniently between the two cities of Kristiansand (90km) and Stavanger (160km). There are frequent local busses to both these cities which also have excellent boat and airport facilities, linking them with the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. The hotel has 18 single and 45 double rooms, all with bath, shower and a balcony overlooking the fjord. The rooms are well equiped with TV, telephone and minibar, and many with wireless internett facility. We also have rooms adapted for the handicaped and good access for wheelchair users. The hotel can cater for functions like banquets, weddings and annerversaries of up to 150 people. Menus, music and table decorations can all be chosen according to the customers wishes. In addition, Farsund Fjordhotel has spacious Course and Conference facilities with conference rooms seating up to 150 people, and various other meeting and group rooms for any-thing from 4-40 people. The conference areas are well equiped with PA-system, videocanon and wirless internett connection. We are happy to offer our professional help with the planning of your stay, and will gladly arrange activities both in and outside the hotel of both a simple, or more energetic nature. Why not call us for more information!


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Hotel Utsikten Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

High quality conference and holiday hotel 24 hours All year Call us for information or see website See main text Kvinesdal. 2,5km from Kvinesdal centre. 120km from Kristiansand and 150km from Stavanger. www.utsikten.no facebook.com/Utsikten.no booking@utsiktenhotell.no

Tel.: +47 38 35 88 00 Fax: +47 38 35 88 01 Utsikten 1A, NO-4480 Kvinesdal

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With natural serenity and breathtaking views, centrally situated between Kristiansand and Stavanger and within easy reach of South Norway’s most attractive sceneries, is the Utsikten Hotell. Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities are offered in Utsikten Hotel’s stylish rooms. Some have a separate living area, kitchenette and balcony offering Fedafjord views. The Lister Kjøkken Restaurant also boasts stunning views over the Fedafjord. In summertime, meals can be enjoyed on the terrace. The menu offers everything from traditional Norwegian cuisine to special,locally produced delicacies. The Utsikten Hotell also benefits from having an award winning golf course right at its doorstep.

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Paulsens Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Historic and unique Mon. -Thurs.: 12.00-22.00. Fri.-Sat.: 12.00-24.00. Sunday: 13.00-18.00 All year Call us for information See main text Lyngdal www.paulsenshotell.com paulsenshotell@hotmail.com

Tel.: +47 4004 4005 Grøndokka. 13, NO-4580 Lyngdal

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This unique historic hotel is in the picturesque coastal town of Lyngdal. It offers internet access, carefully preserved 19th-century interiors and home-cooked Danish and Norwegian cuisine. Kristiansand is a 1-hour drive away and Stavanger only 2 houers from here. Paulsens Hotell’s traditionally decorated guest rooms have either private bathrooms or shared facilities.   In summer, guests can relax in the hotel garden. Concerts and other entertainment are regularly arranged. The 17th-century Lindesnes Lighthouse, the oldest in Norway, is just a 30-minute drive from Paulsens Hotell.

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Activities The staff can help organise fishing, hiking and other recreation, and guests can   visit Kvinesdal og Omegn Golf Club Situated in beautiful countryside not far from Utsikten hotell. Sørlandsbadet  is the largest water park in West Agder and is only 3 minutes by car from here. About 200 meters from the Water Park are Rosfjord strandhotell which is especially good for families with children where it is located right on a long and beautiful sandy beach. You can also experience Kvelland Winery  who also have courses, wine tasting, cafe, etc. After 10 minutes time in the car you will find Kvaasfossen, which also is an attraction in itself with its great potholes.

Romantic getaway I was planning to propose to my boyfriend, and was there fore looking for a nice place to stay for a romantic weekend. Paulsens Hotell was reallya great choice, and this hotel will always have a special meaning to us. The room was beautiful and charming (and perfect for a proposal…), we had a private bathroom, the food was delicious, the staff were friendly and had good stories to tell, and the breakfast was just amazing. All the rooms are different, so one should maybe look at the pictures before booking. Written by Anne-Britt at Tripadvisor march 2013


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Skottevik FerieSenter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good Week : 09.00 – 16.00, High season 08:00-23:00 Please contact us for info or go to our online booking menue All year Call us for information Holiday centre and 4 star camping centre The southern coast between Kristiansand and Lillesand 23 km www.skottevik.no post@skottevik.no

Tel.: +47 37 26 90 30 Fax: +47 37 26 90 33 Skottevik, NO- 4770 Høvåg minigolf

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Skottevik FerieSenter is is a family friendly Holiday centre, located on the southern coast of Norway. Skottevik has a unique location close to the ocean with activities for all age groups. There is never a dull moment when you stay with us. We offer sandy beaches, pre-heated swimming pool, beach volleyball, football field, playgrounds, bouncy bounce, miniature golf, hiking, climbing, Canoes, row boats and specialized boats for sea fishing. We have all types of accommodation: cabins, apartments and a large four star camping site. You can enjoy a meal in our restaurant, or drop by the grocery store if you prefer to do your own cooking. The centre has its own divebase with a lot of possibilities to have an exciting holiday. The dive base at Skottevik is open from April to October on request. We offer sheltered waters in our own little fjord, just 30 meters from the dive shop – perfect for a dive course or even an exciting night dive and wreck dive Skottevik has been one of the most popular fishing destinations in the southern parts of Norway for years. Make sure you catch that perfect dinner yourself during your stay! Please remember that most of the facilities are only open in the summer season.

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Trysnes Marina Feriesenter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year From 780 NOK 5% discount when booking online See main text Søgne www.trysnes.no mail@trysnes.no

Tel.: +47 38 05 16 00 Fax: +47 38 05 16 26

With its attractive location on the ocean-side, this was originally an old sailing port. Today, it is a popular holiday destination for families and sports fishermen. Who would not be charmed by this untouched coastal beauty with its tiny islands, white sandy bays and sun worm rocks? This is what I call a real vacation...!

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Apartments Well-equipped apartments located at the seaside; all with a sunny balcony or terrace. Beautiful views of the sea! Large windows and the possibility to fish direct from the terrace…

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Activities In Trysnes Marina you will find a tennis court and a sandwollyball court. You also will find a small nice and cozy sand beach for the children just next to the apartments. There also are marked trails, if you like a walk in the woods to enjoy the lovely and still nature. In addition, if you go out by boat there are large open areas with great beaches and also nice trails. The wharf area is a natural place for residents, tourists and boaters where they can roam freely in the maritime environment.

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This area also provides great opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Boating and fishing are popular activities for the whole year. Lobster fishing in the autumn and ice fishing in the winter is also something the people look forward to. In the wintertime it is great possibilities to go skiing in the area by Trysnes, or you can go up in the mountains to the popular ski- and slalom slopes, like Bortelid or Hovden.


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Fosseland Vandrerhjem Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good standard, all rooms with wc and shower, kitchen. 0900-2100 1. May – 1. September Singleroom NOK 475, doubleroom NOK 575, See main text for cabin prices Bedlinen NOK 60 Fosseland outside of Feda, Kvinesdal county, 100 km to Kristiansand, 120 km to Stavanger Flekkefjord 10 km www.fosseland.com gustav@fosseland.com fosseland@hihostels.no

Tel.: +47 383 52 477 Fosseland, NO-4485 FEDA

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You have a choice of accommodation alternatives, from simple camping cabins to modern single rooms at our new course and conference centre. Member of Hostelling International. Prices Camping cabins, 25 m², 4-6 beds, NOK 600,- per night Newly renovated and cozy old house with all amenities, fireplace, 5 beds. NOK 1200 per night. Activities Fosseland is situated among idyllic woodlands and waterways, ideal for hiking or cycling trips, canoeing and boating. How about a beaver safari? We can arrange it! The area provides fine opportunities for freshwater bathing, too. Fosseland has access to waters with rich stocks of trout, arctic char and eels, providing exciting angling possibilities. Deep-sea fishing is also available from boats based at Feda, five minutes away.

Heddan Gard Bed & breakfast, half board and cabins. All accommodations are in old restored buildings with modern comfort. 24/7 We are open all year See website or call us 30 km from E39 and 9 km from RV 42. N 58 - 25 – 608 E 007 - 09 – 869 www.heddan-gard.no Facebook/ Heddan-gard post@heddan-gard.no

Tel.: +47 38 34 88 37

Heddan Gard is an excellent place to stay when travelling east-west from Arendal or Kristiansand to Stavanger, 30 km from E39 and 9 km from RV 42. We are a good starting point for daily excursions in the region. Highlights such as Lindesnes, Lysefjord, Kjerrag and Setesdal are only a few hours away.

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Heddan Gard Guesthouse, 40 km inland from Norway’s southern coast, lies secluded in the heart of nature with moose, beavers and the golden eagle as its closest neighbours. The “Norwegian Heritage” resort, with personal service and friendly hosts, offers a peaceful stay and a quiet place to get away from it all.

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With the emphasis on culture and history, both in landscape, buildings and meals, adventurous memories are always close at hand. 25 km of marked paths take you through the changing landscape offering trout fishing in lakes and brooks along the way. A meal in the restaurant is based on regional traditions with focus on local products and natural taste. Charming old buildings in an exciting environment are equipped with modern comfort. At Heddan Gard, easy accessible nature is open all year, both by foot, biking or skiing.

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Hovdestøylen Hotell & Lodge Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year Call us for information Rooms and apartments Hovden in Setesdal 400 metres south of Hovden Centrum www.hovdenresort.com post@hovdenresort.com

Tel.: +47 37 93 95 52 Fax: +47 37 93 96 55 P.O. Box 24, NO-4756 Hovden

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This comfortable hotel is situated close to the river Otra, with hiking paths and cross-country trails passing just outside. The restaurant offers good food and magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Guests can choose to stay in hotel rooms or apartments. Hovden is a popular ski destination, and in summer a perfect base for hiking & cycling or for excursions to explore Fjord Norway, Setesdal and Telemark.

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24 hours All year Call us for information Holiday center and 5 star camping center Located outside Kristiansand in the beautiful surroundings of Norway’s skerries www.kristiansandferiesenter.no post@kristiansandferiesenter.no

Tel.: +47 38 04 19 80 Dvergnesveien 571 NO-4639 Kristiansand

We have different types of overnight accomodations: small cabins, large cabins, wharfside shed, motelrooms – open the whole year and tent- and caravan-spaces. There are endless possibilities at Kristiansand Feriesenter Dvergsnestangen. Here we have child friendly beaches. An idyllic place to be - both in summer and autumn when the storms are inserting. The holiday centre is open all year. Please contact us for more information about the lease of cabins, motel rooms - or go to our online booking menu. Kristiansand Feriesenter Dvergsnestangen is made for conferences.


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Risør Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24/7 All year round See website Experience both Risør’s vibrant summer season as well as its charming and authentic small town lifestyle. Risør www.risorhotel.no www.stangholmen.no resepsjon@risorhotel.no eikeland@stangholmen.no

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Risør Hotel dates back to 1861, and is therefore considered to be a cornerstone in the Risør community. The Hotel is situated by the harbour, right in the heart of picturesque Risør. Its style is in perfect harmony with the historical white ’trehusby’. The Hotel’s authentic look and location offers our guests the possibility to enjoy Risør to the fullest. We have 31 comfortable rooms, all equipped with bathroom, tv and wifi connection. Our rooms are both homey and charming and are decorated in a classical style that complements the hotel’s seaside location. Many of our rooms have windows towards the harbour, providing the guests with view over the region’s idyllic seascape. Our restaurant is bright and welcoming, decorated and furnished in a maritime style. Most of our food is homemade, using fresh products from our region. Our philosophy is creating meals inspired by both old and local recipes. We can also provide our guests with an unforgettable experience at Stangholmen lighthouse. This island is known both for its charming atmosphere, wonderful location and lets not to forget the famous fishsoup.

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Good All day All year See website for prices Extremely good facilities for fishing, swimming and boating activities Only 10 miles from Kristiansand Town Center www.aaros.no aaros@aaros.no

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Apartments We have 15 apartments (3 rooms, 40 – 60 m2). Balcony, shower/WC, satellite TV and phone. Every apartment is equipped for 6 – 8 persons, and have a good standard with dishwasher and microwave owen. Cabins We can offer you 36 Motel-cabins with 3 – 4 rooms and 29 cabins with 2 rooms. Every cabin has a small kitchen, shower/ WC, satellite TV, balcony with furniture and are fully equipped for 4 – 8 persons.

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Eastern Norway Deep country

Unsurprisingly, Østlandet (“the East Country”), Norway’s eastern region, is the country’s most populous, taking in the national capital Oslo and six additional counties. The Oslofjord region, comprising the capital itself plus the non-metropolitan counties of Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold, is the subject of a separate chapter – and, as it happens, a perfect complement to the splendours of Østlandet’s magnificent rural counties: Buskerud, Telemark, Hedmark and Oppland. In this part of the country the landscapes vary wildly, from bucolic valleys to the highest mountains in northern Europe (in Jotunheimen National Park) to deep inland forest harbouring wolves, bear and elk as you near the Swedish border... a perfect environment for hiking, skiing, extreme sports, or just relaxing. Highlights of the region might start with the Olympic city of Lillehammer in Gudbrandsdalen valley, Oppland county, a vast district famous for winter sports and for producing one of Norway’s greatest writers, Nobel Prize winner Sigrid Undset, author of Kristin Lavransdatter. Valdres, another district much frequented by tourists, is noted for its folk art and old buildings, its numerous working mountain farms, and not least as the gateway to the spectacular Jotunheimen region. A breath-taking wilderness of glaciers, lakes and the highest mountains in Scandinavia, Jotunheimen (the name means “Home of the Giants”) is popular at all times of year. Valdres is also one of Norway’s most attractive winter destinations, boasting more than 1000 kilometres of prepared ski trails, numerous downhill slopes and snowboard parks.

Telemark county, rich in traditions and folk art, is one of Norway’s favourite tourist districts, with vast forest and mountain areas and many small farms. Morgedal, a mountain village known as “the cradle of skiing”, is home to the Norwegian Ski Adventure Park. The Bandak Canal, reaching inland from the coast, is a recipient of the highest Europa Nostra award for restoration and preservation. A trip through the canal on the old “Victoria” is a true adventure. Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake − comparable in size to Italy’s Lake Garda − extends into both Oppland and Hedmark counties. The latter is very much a farming county, with a vast forest area, best experienced on the drive via Highway 3 out of Oslo or the train north towards Trondheim via the Østerdalen valley. (Forestry is of course an important industry here, well documented in the Forestry Museum at Elverum.) The lakeside town of Hamar, site of the unique “Viking ship” athletic stadium, also offers the ruins of one of the country’s loveliest churches, a symbol of the Christianization of Norway nearly 1000 years ago. The stadium, Olympia Hall, was built for the 1994 Winter Olympics. Another popular attraction in Hamar is the Jernbanemuseum, one of the oldest railway museums in the world. Norway’s longest river, the Glomma or Glåma, begins a little north of the county border with Sør-Trøndelag, running through Østerdalen valley and feeding into the Oslofjord at Fredrikstad.

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Facts about Eastern Norway Counties: Telemark, Buskerud, Oppland, Hedmark, Østfold, Vestfold, Akershus, Oslo Size of area: 94 658 km2 Population: 2 546 556 Major cities: Oslo, Drammen, Tønsberg, Lillehammer Major attractions: Holmenkollen ski jump, the Vigeland Park,the Munch Museum, the Opera House, Lake Mjøsa, Telemark Canal Tourist routes: Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, Sognefjellet, Valdresflye, Rondane

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Telemark From the sea to the mountains

Langesund. Johan Wildhagen - Visitnorway.com

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Quite apart from the skiing for which it is so famous, Telemark’s natural scenic beauty, reliable climate and rich cultural traditions make the county one of Norway’s most popular and well organized holiday destinations. The diversity of the landscape is striking: seaswept rocky shores merge with open farmlands, vast forests and narrow valleys; steep mountains plunge into bottomless lakes or widen into high moorlands with their exotic profusion of reindeer, grouse and cloudberries. Norwegians like to say they are “born with skis on” − and indeed, ancient rock carvings suggest that skis have been used in Norway for at least 4000 years. Fast-forward to the 19th century, and a poor Telemark farmer by the name of Sondre Nordheim is reputed to have originated modern skiing as a recreational activity, enabling Telemark to market itself as “the cradle of skiing”. 368


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The county offers thousands of kilometres of well-prepared trails and modern alpine slopes, with every possible variation on the sport from children’s adventure trails and gentle slalom slopes to the most precipitous downhill runs. Outstanding ski areas and resorts include Gautefall, Gaustablikk, Rauland/ Vinje, Bø/Lifjell and Vrådal. In Morgedal, Sondre Nordheim’s home village, the Olympic flame was lit for the Winter Games in Oslo in 1952, Squaw Valley in 1960 and Lillehammer in 1994.

take the cable-way Krossobanen and enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Gausta, Vemork, the Gausdalen valley to name a few.

Every style of accommodation is available to suit every taste and budget, from magnificent Swiss style hotels to simple pensions, motels and cottage parks, campgrounds, or farms with rooms for rent. Serious campers can pitch their tents alongside a burbling stream in the forest or in a sheltered cove by the sea. Winter is obviously the peak season here; but summer and autumn in Telemark are also blissful, ideal for exploring some of Norway’s unique stave churches in a landscape, legendarily haunted by trolls, that has influenced the great Norwegian artists from lbsen (visit his childhood home at Venstøp near Skien) to Munch. Few visitors will want to miss the spectacular Rjukan waterfall at Vemork, site of the world’s largest power station on its construction in 1911, now a museum featuring one of the most famous incidents World War II: the sabotage actions that prevented Hitler from developing an atomic bomb. The struggle for control of the German occupiers’ heavy water plant at Vemork took more than two years, involved four separate assaults and claimed 92 lives. In Rjukan you can also

The Telemark Canal No visitor to the county should miss the famous Telemark Canal, a proud winner of the Europa Nostra medal for restoration and preservation. When the canal was completed in 1892 it was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world; 500 men had worked for five years, blasting their way through the mountains to create a total of 28 locks along a steep 105 km route from Skien to the ancient town of Dalen, a sailing route of 105 km with an elevation difference of 72 metres. The canal became known as “the fast route” between eastern and western Norway and was also the most important transport route between upper and lower Telemark for people, domestic animals, goods and timber. These days, traditional elegant canal boats − m/s “Victoria”, m/s “Henrik Ibsen” and m/s “Telemarken”, carrying up to 220 passengers − travel the canal regularly between May and August; from July 2009, the service has been supplemented by a small yacht, “Marie Claire”. Telemark also claims to be the home of Norway’s answer to the Loch Ness monster. Selma the sea serpent is the notional denizen of a large lake in the ancient municipality of Seljord. Sightings have been reported regularly since the 17th century and several scientific expeditions in search of Selma have been mounted in recent years.

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Destinations Dalen Tourist Office........................................................................................... 372

What to do Ridesenteret i Rauland...................................................................................... 376

Museums & culture Heddal Open Air Museum................................................................................. 377 Heddal Stave Church......................................................................................... 377 Telemark Museum............................................................................................. 378 Telemarksgallery............................................................................................... 381 The Museum at Vemork.................................................................................... 379 Tinn Museum..................................................................................................... 379 Vest-Telemark Museum..................................................................................... 380

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Where to stay Fiskebekk Hytteutleige og Hyttegrend............................................................. 386 Greivjord Fjellgard............................................................................................. 387 Gumøy Feriesenter............................................................................................ 382 Haukeliseter....................................................................................................... 383 Hjartdal Fjellstoge.............................................................................................. 388 Hotel Dag Bondeheim....................................................................................... 389 Mårbu Seter og Fjellstue................................................................................... 384 Telemark Hotell................................................................................................. 385 Tinnsjø Kro & Camping...................................................................................... 389

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At the marina in Lårdal

Tel: +47 35 07 56 56 NO-3880 Dalen

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GET THE FEELING OF TOKKE COUNTY! In the middle of Norway – in the middle of Telemark – in the middle of Tokke County – there you will find Lårdal and Dalen. Nature in Tokke is very varied, with mountains and valleys, lakes and waterways. You really should take a tour and enjoy the countryside. You can wander along marked paths in various landscapes, paddle quiet lakes or go on a safari to see both elk and beaver. In the wintertime you can choose between miles of marked ski tracks, or wide unspoilt snow-covered moorland. Photo: Terje Rakke

Overlooking Dalen

THE TELEMARK CANAL

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From the guest-harbours in Dalen and Lårdal (72 meters above sea-level) you may take a trip with one of the old local canal-boats or go along in your own boat or canoe. With the help from 8 locks in 18 lock chambers you may go from the foot of the Hardanger mountain plateau and all the way to the open sea.

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The boat trip is an adventure in itself with unforgettable scenery framing an exciting cultural landscape. www.telemarkskanalen.no www.visittelemark.com

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DALEN HOTEL “- the most magnificent of them all -” The opening of the Telemark Canal was the reason for building what many see as the most beautiful hotel in the country. Dating back to 1894, Dalen Hotel was created in the typical Norwegian style of European wood architecture – the dragon style. With its gables and galleries, dragonheads, towers and turrets, it is reminiscent of royal palaces found in fairytales. In 1994, the hotel underwent an extensive restoration. Today the hotel has its original appearance from the time of King Oscar; still the hotel offers all modern services and comfort demanded by modern guests. The hotel is known for its excellent kitchen and its warm and historic atmosphere. www.dalenhotel.no

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LÅRDAL Lårdal is a small, quiet village by the Telemark Canal. It is known for its warm climate and wide variety of plants and trees that is normally not found so far inland. In mid-summer the fields and hillsides can offer an unbelievable variety of wild flowers. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet staying at the old hotel by the harbour or in a cabin at the camping site. Lårdal is undiscovered!

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In the garden at the old hotel in Lårdal

RAVEN GORGE Since tourists first began coming to Tokke the Raven Gorge has been a source of fascination and awe. The gorge has a 350-meter sheer drop down to the river Tokkeåi below! Situated between Dalen and Åmot, the Raven Gorge has an unusual air current, which makes it possible to throw a banknote over the edge and have it blown back by the wind rising up the face of the cliff!

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MUSEUMS AND CULTURE IN TOKKE

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• Art gallery on a mountain farm with 10 authentic houses where the sculptress Anne Grimdalen grew up. • The Copper mining history from 1540 – 1945 is on display in museum with models and an old smithy with a water wheel. Geology exhibition and 600m path in the mine. • The old farm “Vindlaus” has been converted into Norway’s largest open-air museum. There are over 30 buildings. Large museum building with exhibitions of folklore art showing traditions for hundreds of years. • Stave Church from the 13th century.

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FOCUS ON HORSES AT DALEN Experience magnificent nature on horseback. Varied and exciting bridle paths that start at a mountain farm. Fun for families and adapted to age and experience, 2,5 hours – food, drink and photography services included in the trip. Perhaps the subject of your Christmas card photo is in the mountainsides of Dalen? LÅRDALSTIGEN ”Tougher then the Besseggen” A fantastic footpath between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain edge up to 800 metres above the Telemark Canal. This is an experience for life!

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This is a hard walk. Please contact the tourist information before you do this trip the first time. They will give you the information you need.

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SPECTACULAR NATURE The special landscape and nature along the upper part of the Telemark canal in Tokke is an experience not to be missed. It has a drama that many artists have fallen in love with and immortalised on canvas. Many come here to enjoy the natural beauty in peace and quiet, but for those wish an organised tour, however you may wish to travel, we can arrange a package to suit your needs. We can also arrange hire of cycle and canoe for groups or school classes.


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Fishing is very popular, and both Bandak and the Tokke River can offer fine trout. The tourist office has fishing licences and maps. We have many marked paths in Tokke, varying from 3-4km to12-15km, often with sites of special interest along the way. The paths rise up from the valley to the high mountains through landscape rich in animal life, plants and geology. The area is known for the orchids which grow here. tel. +47 35 07 70 80 tel. +47 35 07 90 00 tel. +47 35 07 75 87 tel. +47 41 20 24 37 tel. +47 35 07 66 88 tel. +47 95 21 05 19 tel. +47 90 54 14 06 tel. +47 35 07 15 60 tel. +47 99 56 65 13 tel. +47 35 07 82 22 / 47 63 71 20

ACTIVITIES/CULTURE Telemark Adventure Dalen Horsebackriding Grimdalstunet Artgalleri

tel. +47 92 81 70 16 tel. +47 90 06 59 76 tel. +47 35 07 77 97

www.telemarkadventure.com www.dalenvillmarkssenter.no www.grimdalstunet.no

Vest-Telemark Museum - Norwegian «Museum of the Year» 2012 - www.vtm.no tel. +47 35 06 90 90

www.visitdalen.com

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ACCOMMODATION Dalen Bed & Breakfast www.dalenbb.com Dalen Hotel www.dalenhotel.no Buøy Camping, Dalen www.buoycamping.com Skattekammeret Gjestestoge, Lårdal Bandak Camping, Lårdal www.bandak-camping.no Oftebu Hytte- og Romutleige, Høydalsmo www.ofte.no Lie Kiosk og Hytteutleige, Åmdals Verk Destinasjon Hallbjønn, Skafsåheia www.hallbjonn.no Dalen Guesthouse Telemarkssylv, Ravnejuv www.facebook.com

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Ridesenteret i Rauland Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

All day All year On request. Contact us for information We have old-fashioned sauna cabin and barbeque facilities, as well as an indoor wall for climbing. Rauland www.ridesenter.net/rauland rauland@ridesenter.net

Tel.: +47 35 07 35 44 Mob: +47 906 45 699

We run one of Norway’s leading centres and can offer a wonderful experience to children, adults, families and groups. Our stables, which house around 30 well trained horses adjoin a riding hall of 60 by 40 m. We also have an outdoor arena, a cross country course and breathtaking scenery.

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Heddal Stave Church & Heddal Open Air Museum Heddal Stave Church Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website or call us See website See website for prices or call us for information Children under 16 free entrance Guided tours in Norwegian and English. German guiding might also be available. Notodden www.heddalstavkyrkje.no www.facebook.com/ Heddal.Stavechurch post@heddalstavkyrkje.no

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Heddal Bygdetun Heddal Open Air Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website or call us Medio May to Medio August See website for prices or call us for information Notodden www.heddalbygdetun.no www.facebook.com/ HeddalBygdetun lae@nia.vemork.no

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It is thought that there may have been almost 1000 stave churches spread across the country along trading and pilgrimage routes. Once they crossed the threshold, medieval visitors to a stave church would find themselves in a sacred space. Even today, 800–900 years later, the stave churches touch people’s religious feelings and arouse admiration. Apart from the Viking ships, they represent the very best examples of timber engineering. The stave construction is a complex system that has withstood centuries of wear. Today there are only 28 stave churches left in Norway. Heddal Stave Church is the largest in the country and is often called “a timber cathedral”. Heddal Stave Church is built in the early 13th century. Impressive structure with three turrets and 65 roof surfaces, 29 metres high, 26 metres long and 17 metres wide. The medieval inventory is partially preserved in the church, including portals, a bishop’s chair and wall murals. Objects from the church are on display at Norsk Folkemuseum and at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo. Close to Heddal stave church is Heddal (Bygdetun) Farm museum.15 buildings from c.1500 to 1930, ranging from a rich farm to a cottar`s humble croft. One building represents early 20th century rural roadwork. In the protected ”Rambergstugo”, you will see the masterpiece of the famous rose-painter Olav Hansson from 1784 and an exhibition about the creator of the modern ”Aust -Telemarksbunaden”, Anne Bamle. ”Hola”, the cottar`s croft, presents living conditions of this especially Norwegian class of small, dependent farmers of recent centuries. The museum as a whole illustrates a local farming community of approximately two centuries ago. Three of the buildings are protected by law.

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Norway’s stave churches are monuments to the country’s heritage. A heritage in which culture and faith were woven together as the Viking Age met the Christian Middle Ages. With it’s columns, towers and dragon heads, and in light of the lack of modern technology tools, one cannot fail to be impressed by Heddal Stave Church. The church is evidence of people’s ability and desire to create something grand and lasting. As places of worship the stave churches have been described as “words imprinted in wood”: every column and every plank was intended to honour God – the “White Christ” who replaced the old Nordic Gods Odin and Thor.

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Telemark Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Website: E-mail:

Brekkeparken and Henrik Ibsen Museum 11-17 each day The other museums 12-17 Monday closed at these museums Brekkeparken and Henrik Ibsen Museum, Skien 1. June-10. Aug The other museums 21. June-10. August Adults Nok 70,- Children 30,Family 150,- (2a + 3c) Bø, Ulefoss, Skien, Porsgrunn, Brevik, Bamble, Kragerø www.telemarkmuseum.no post@telemark.museum.no

Tel.: +47 35 54 45 00 (9-15) Øvregate 41, NO-3715 Skien

Telemark Museum is made up of nine museums in lower Telemark. Telemark is often referred to as a miniature Norway, and through our exhibitions you may experience both Norway`s agricultural and coastal history. Our museums cover a large number of topics through a wide range of styles of presentation, and are very much worth a visit. www.telemarkmuseum.no Playwright Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, the county capital. His childhood home at Venstøp is today a modern museum, dedicated to his world famous works and his early years. In Skien you will also find the estate Søndre Brekke Gård, surrounded by a beautiful park, exhibitions and an outdoor museum. In Porsgrunn you will find Porsgrunnsmuseene. The museum tells the story about maritime culture and porcelain. You are also welcome to visit DuVerden, which is a new shipping – and science centre. Brevik Bymuseum is housed in the old City hall. Here you can learn about the history of occupation and the sea hero Cort Adeler. Bamble museum is located right on the waters edge in Langesund. The museum tells the story of our fishing traditions and the story about Langesund mekaniske verksted. At Berg-Kragerø Museum you can enjoy the story of Edvard Munch and Kragerø. BergKragerø Museum also includes Theodor Kittelsens childhood home, Kittelsenhuset, situated in the center of Kragerø. Ulefos Hovedgaard is a real mansion, unique in a Norwegian context, built by Nils Aal. Bø Museum is a traditional museum with traditional music and national costumes. We have children`s museum at all of our museums throughout the season. It maintains activities suitable for children from 5-12 years.

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The Museum at Vemork / Tinn Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website Summer/winter Adult NOK 80 Pens./stud. NOK 70 Child NOK 50 Rjukan www.visitvemork.com post@nia.vemork.no

Tel.: +47 35 09 90 00 NO-3660 Rjukan

History of industry and working class culture Welcome to The museum at Vemork. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the beautiful building serves as a monument to the history of Norwegian industry. The power station was completed in 1911, and was then thought to be the world’s biggest of it’s kind. It supplied power to Rjukan Saltpeter Works and from 1929 to the Vemork Hydrogen Plant. Hydropower, Norwegian technology and engineering made Rjukan famous as an industrial centre. We will tell you about this pioneering age, about the rapid transition from agricultural to industrial society, and how social, cultural and political conflicts expressed themselves. Second World War During the Second World War, the production of heavy water at Vemork became an Allied Target. It was essential to block German research into atomic fission by halting the production of heavy water at Vemork. The Allies knew that the heavy water was an important part of the Germen nuclear project, and were afraid that the Germans were ahead of them in producing nuclear weapons. The project had to be stopped at all costs. The exhibition at Vemork shows the dramatic sabotage actions targeting the production of heavy water. Through four attacks, the Allied succeded to cause crucial delays in the production at Vemork. Gunnerside, the most famous of the four attacks, has since been a text book recipe for operations behind enemy lines. At Vemork, we’ll tell you the story of The Heroes of Telemark.

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See website Summer Adult NOK 40 Pens./stud. NOK 30 Child NOK 20 Rjukan www.visitvemork.com www.tinnmuseum.no post@tinn.museum.no

Tel.: +47 350 92233 / +47 350 99000 NO-3660 Rjukan

Tinn Museum: Tinn Museum is a museum of rural life featuring culturally historic farm buildings that deal with the ancient farming community in our region. Here you can study building history from the 1000s up to 1900 and see the social divisions between farmer and crofter, and how people gradually improved their standard of living. The museum offers guided tours of the old buildings, where you can see how farmers and crofters lived. Tinn Museum also houses a large collection of artefacts including stave church doorways, textiles, materiel from the Second World War, old prints and drawings. The museum also has a lot of equipment and furnishings from the old farming community. Exhibit “The Tinndøl knife” - The exhibit presents a large collection of knives made by blacksmiths in Tinn, who became widely known for their blacksmithing skills in the 1800s.

“Through the lens of the local photographer” - This is a collection of photos from 1903 to 1910. The photos show scenes from everyday life in Tinn, exciting building traditions and the people who lived here.

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“Iron and Forging in Tinn” - Divided into three subjects, the first part covers the history of bog-iron production in Møsstrond and in the mountain valleys in Tinn. The second topic is charcoal burning. The exhibit also presents scythe smithing in Tinn.

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Vest-Telemark Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

2 museums are open all year. The rest of the museums are open during season. High seson from June 20. – August 20. From NOK 30-70 per person Eleven different museum Western Telemark Eidsborg and Morgedal www.vtm.no post@vtm.no

Tel.: +47 35 06 90 90 Eidsborg NO-3880 Dalen

Norwegian ’Museum of the Year,’ 2012 Let us Meet you, Show you, Surprise you and steep you in the rich traditions of this beautiful part of Norway.

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Nine seasonally open and two year-round open museums. You can see exhibits and hear stories that influenced people in Norway and around the world. The whetstone extraction in Eidsborg and Morgedal the birthplace of ski sport, are two examples of great things that originated in the little villages of Telemark.

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When you visit the attractions at Vest-Telemark Museum you’ll experience things you’ve never seen or heard before! These include: seeing Norway’s oldest secular building at Eidsborg, learning to make skis in Morgedal, walking inside a mountain at Åmdals Verk, seeing Norway’s biggest “ale hen” at Øyfjell and experience art and nature at Vinje Biletgalleri.


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Telemarksgallery Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Tuesday to Friday 12.00 - 16.00 Saturday and Sunday 12.00 - 17.00 (Mondays closed) All year 100,- adults / 80,- pensioners and students, children free See text below or our website Notodden In the centre of Notodden www.telemarksgalleriet.no h.brekke@telemarksgalleriet.no

Tel.: +47 35 01 00 80 O. H. Holtasgate 27, NO-3678 Notodden

LYSBUEN - Telemarksgalleriet The Industrial Museum tells the story of the most important Norwegian invention; The Birkeland–Eyde process and the fertilizer product. Invented by Birkeland and made available to the world through entrepreneur Sam Eyde and the start of the Norsk Hydro in Notodden in 1905. Fertilizer was crucial to change a difficult food situation worldwide, and transformed Norway from one of the poorest countries in Europe into a modern welfare society. The Art Museum contains art from the industrial development in Telemark, with artists like Christian Skredsvig and Theodor Kittelsen, but also contemporary artist with ties to industry and innovation. Telemarksgalleriet shows contemporary art exhibitions.

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Where to stay

Gumøy Feriesenter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

We are fortunate enough to have six apartments for rent here on Gumøy! The apartments are located 50 metres from the sea, close to both the ferry and the beach.

Good All day April-September 3000 – 5000 pr.week www.gumoy.no Gumøy, Kragerø www.gumoy.no wenche@gumoy.no

Each apartment has a west-facing veranda at ground level with plenty of sunshine and great views of the archipelago. The largest units are almost 100 square metres and comprise three bedrooms with 7-8 beds, bathroom and living room with kitchenette. The smallest units have two bedrooms taking 4-5 beds.

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We have two dinghies with outboard motors belonging to the apartment building. Use of these is included. Opportunities for golf, fishing, duck hunting, deer hunting, nature trail and other activities.

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Haukeliseter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

From simple cabins to suite with hotel standard, lunch and a la carte restaurant 24 hours All year Call us for information www.haukeliseter.no Haukelifjell, N-E Telemark. Four hours from Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen www.haukeliseter.no info@haukeliseter.no

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The Nature Haukeliseter is situated 1000 meters above sea level on the shore of a crystal clear lake amongst mighty mountains. To the north you will find the biggest national park in Norway, Hardangervidda; a majestic area of wilderness with Northern Europe’s biggest wild reindeer herd. To the south lies Setesdalsheiene. Both areas provide excellent trekking/ skiing opportunities the whole year around and are easily reached from our doorstep. Haukeliseter provides advice and guided tours that will lead you to flowers and little streams, to summits and glaciers... We also provide boats, kayaks, skis, snowshoes and fishing equipment so that you can fully enjoy what mother nature offers! The Wilderness Spa What can be more peaceful and relaxing then sitting in the sauna and watch the sun set behind the mountains through the panoramic window? The answer: When you half an hour later watch the starlit sky from the outdoor hot-tub after a swim in the glacial lake… The Restaurant Ranked as one the best restaurant in the mountains of Norway, Haukeliseter offers excellent food in breathtaking surroundings and in 19th century buildings. On the plates, little Norway melts in with the rest of the world, with unusual and delicate flavours as a result. A crossover concept where we mix local and traditional ingredients, such as lamb, reindeer and trout, with international cooking art. The Rooms At Haukeliseter we have learned that people are different and hence we offer a variety of different rooms. Everything from modern hotel rooms to the picturesque hostel facilities in the “stabbur” from 1886. Finding us ….is easy. Road E134 between Oslo and Bergen/Stavanger passes right behind Haukeliseter. We’re between the towns Røldal and Haukeli, on the roads highest point over Haukelifjell. We are only between three and five hours away from all major cities in southern Norway. You can take car or coach right into the wilderness on your journey through Norway. Though easy to reach from civilisation, we only have nature as neighbour. In all directions.

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Mårbu Seter og Fjellstue Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Basic/Good. Private rooms, shared bathroom 24 hours 1. July- 15. September From 250 NOK. Contact us for more information Serviced mountain lodge Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau. 3,5 hour drive from Oslo + 30 minute boatride www.maarbu.no facebook/ MaarbuSeterOg FjellstueHardangervidda maarbuseterogfjellstue@gmail.com

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Experience the true Norwegian outdoors On the eastern side of Hardangervidda, right by the borders of Hardangervidda National Park, you will find Maarbu Mountain Lodge at 1129 meters above sea level. Maarbu is a serviced mountain lodge for hikers and tourists looking for their next nature adventure. The lodge has been running on old family traditions since 1928. Today you will be met by the fourth generation of hosts on Maarbu. Here you will experience great opportunities for hiking, hunting and fishing in a beautiful terrain. With our lodge situated right next to the great network of trails and paths on Hardangervidda, you have a wealth of opportunities for hikes ranged from shorter, hourly hikes - to the trails that take you to other lodges further inward the mountain.

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About Hardangervidda Hardangervidda is Northern Europe’s biggest mountain plateau characterised by barren, treeless moorland interrupted by numerous lakes, rivers and streams. The fresh mountain waters are filled with the much sought after mountain trout. Hardangervidda is also the territory of over 10,000 wild reindeers (caribou). Up in the sky you might be able to see both golden eagle and falcon, while arctic fox and ptarmigan are a few of the other animals that are part of Hardangervidda’s diverse wildlife.

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Really get in touch with nature While other lodges are situated in the peripheral zone of Hardangervidda and therefore accessible by car, a visit to Maarbu Mountain Lodge brings you to the heart of Hardangervidda, away from traffic and other busy life noises. Leave your car at the dock Synken, enjoy the 30 minute boat ride over the fjord Maar and come meet the true, Norwegian outdoors. Welcome!


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Telemark Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

3 star 24h. Check in 15.00/ check out 12.00 4 seasons Call us for information or see website See main text In the Center of Notodden www.telemarkhotell.no service@telemarkhotell.no

Tel.: +47 35 01 20 88 Fax: +47 35 01 40 60

Telemark Hotell is located in the centre of Notodden. Telemark Hotell has 59 rooms with a bath/shower and cable TV. Our course and conference department caters for groups of different sizes and up to 70 people. In the hotel`s restaurant has an á la carte menu every day and we welcome you to the fully licensed Theatre bar.

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During the summer, Telemark Sommarland Bø waterpark is one of the most popular local attractions. In addition, there is the canal boat M/S Telemarken that departs each morning from Akkerhaugen Quay. From the boat you can experience the largest and finest lockage in Vrangfoss, which has 5 flooding chambers in all. A stone throw away from the centre is Heddal Stave Chruch, which is the largest of the 28 preserved churches from the Middle Ages in Norway. An approx. 300 m walk from there lies Heddal Bygdetun, which has 15 buildings from from the `Middle Ages` up to 1930. A few kilometres away you will also find the Telemark Gallery, which exhibits art from the whole of Telemark. By Notodden`s waterworks lies the Hydropark where the Hydro Museum exhibits collections from 1904-97, among other things. Tinnemyra is a place for nature enthusiasts. This is an area with places to bath and a great walking trail that goes around the small lake. Gaustatoppen lies approx. 40 km from Notodden, which many people consider to be Norway`s most beautiful mountain. It reaches majestic heights over Rjukan with its 1883 m above sea level. It towers approx. 1600 metres from the bottom of the valley and on a clear day one can see the Swedish border if you look towards the east, and you can see the coast if you turn to the south. You can see 1/6 of Norway from the view. Follsjø is one of the pearls of the town and a popular bathing spot. The Silver Mines in Kongsberg Join in a train ride to the Royal Mine and an exciting tour 342 metres underground and 2300 metres inside the deepest mountain. When inside, we will put on helmets and wander inwards through the passages in the mine. We will stop in the main lift in the Royal Mine and have the fantastic `Fahrkunsten`from 1881 shown to us. Kajakking Notodden Paddelklubb for kajakking in the sea and inland. Large groups can book an introduction course that lasts between 3-4 hours. If you would like to try kajakking, now you have the chance! Focus is placed on a social experience in a pleasant environment, but a few techniques and safety will also be introduced.

Winter During the winter we recommend Storeskar Skiing Stadium, which has alpine skiing and is run with voluntary help from the community. Grønkjær Skisenter lies approx. 7km from Notodden, towards Bø. The ski centre has 1,2,3 and 5 km light tracks, as well a 10km training track and a 12km ski trail. It also has its own fully lit ski shooting arena with 24 targets.

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We spend a lot of time becoming familiar with the equipment and practising on land. Afterwards, we will go for a paddle. There will be a break onshore after the trip and life saving techniques will be demonstrated. Before we finish off, the most enthusiastic ones can attempt to perform a rescue.

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Fiskebekk Hytteutleige og Hyttegrend Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

High. 6-16 beds 09.00 – 20.00 All year See website or call us for information Cosy and well-kept wooden chalets. Many frequent guests The sunny side of Vråvatn, 1,5-2,5 km to nearest skicentre with gondola and chairlift www.fiskebekk.no post@fiskebekk.no

Tel.: +47 35 05 61 11 Mob: +47 99 51 63 99

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Greivjord Fjellgard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Mountain farm All day All year On request See main text Tuddal www.greivjord.no post@greivjord.no

Tel.: +47 35 02 40 96 +47 958 06 584 +47 974 85 366 NO-3697 Tuddal

Welcome to Greivjord Mountain Farm in Tuddal. The farm is situated at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level at the west and sunny side of the highest mountain in the southern part of Norway, the magnificent Gaustatoppen with its 1883 meters above sea level. Greivjord is a picturesque mountain farm with several buildings dating back to the 18th century where you experience the romantic traditions of Norwegian rural culture heritage in the county of Telemark. The mountain farm is awarded the prestigious official heritage mark, St Olav’s Rose Olavsrosa for its commitment to Norwegian Heritage. As a guest at Greivjord you will enjoy your stay in The Old House (“gamlestugu”) dating back the 18th century. Eight persons can be accommodated here. At Greivjord Mountain Farm you can relax and sleep in rose painted traditional beds where fairytale is a reality

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Hjartdal Fjellstoge Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year Call us for information See main text 150 km west of Oslo 20 km from the town of Seljord www.storhytte.no Hjartdal.Fjellstoge@storhytte.no Hjartdal Fjellstoge is a mountain lodge situated in the heart of Telemark (150 km west of Oslo). The lodge is rented to persons, organisations and corporations using it for weekend trips, team building trips, seminars and family events (birth days and others). The lodge is well suited for groups from 15 to 55 persons.

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Hotel Dag Bondeheim Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Traditional old hotel with meeting and function facilities 24 hours All year except closed for Christmas and Easter From nok 500,- per person incl. breakfast See main text City center of Skien in Telemark, gateway to the Telemark Canal www.dagbondeheim.no hotel@dagbondeheim.no

Tel.: +47 35 52 00 30 Fax: +47 35 52 00 31 Prinsessegate 7, NO-3724 Skien

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Hotel in the city center of Skien situated next door to the entertainment center Ibsenhuset. The majority of the rooms are newly renovated with bathrooms, tv and free internet. The hotel can today welcome groups and tourist busses as well as the individual traveller. The hotel is situated in walking distance to the ships on the Telemark Canal and other wonderful oportunities for leisure activities as museums and attractions.

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Tinnsjø Kro og Camping Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year See website or call us for information See main text Tinnsjø, Miland Miland www.tinnkro.no bjrn_skaret@yahoo.no

Tel.: +47 35 09 05 85 Fax: +47 35 09 05 85 Nedre veg 4, NO-3658 Miland

Tinnsjø Inn & Camping is idyllically situated along Tinnsjøveien Road in Mæl with a view over Lake Tinnsjø, just a stone’s throw away from Miland and approx. 1 mile east of the centre of Rjukan. At Tinnsjø Inn you can enjoy a good meal in pleasant surroundings - either indoors or on the veranda if the weather permits. Accommodation: On the first floor of the inn we have five various sized small apartments. All apartments have a kitchen and some have a WC and shower. Guests who do not have a WC and shower can find one at the end of the hallway. We have six cabins on the camping site. Each cabin has a small kitchen area with a fridge and cooking plate, however none of the cabins have a WC or shower. There are separate sanitary facilities on the camping site and in the basement at the inn. The camping site can accommodate approx. 100 vans.

Functions: We cater for all types of functions and arrangements in connection with, for example, weddings, funerals, confirmations, annual parties, etc., whether it is here on our premises or just catering.

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Meals: We serve traditional Norwegian food and fast food. We are fully licensed for alcoholic beverages. Occasionally we can offer trout from Lake Tinnsjø.

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Encompassing a wide variety of land- and seascapes while bordering no fewer than eight other counties, Buskerud advertises itself as “the county stretching from the fjords to the mountains�: specifically, from the restful coastline along the western part of the Oslofjord to the wild and rugged mountain plateaux of central Norway. Drammen, the county capital and industrial hub, is very much a working city: among other things, it is the principal port for importing cars to Norway. The city has more than its share of charm, however, thanks in large part to its natural situation in 390


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a steep valley at the mouth of a wide river flowing into the Dramsfjord. This is the Drammen river, one of Norway’s great salmon rivers − and, in fact, supporting more than 40 species of fish.

Kongsberg, the third oldest town in Norway, is notable for its 17th-century silver mines, which were worked until as recently as 1957, and for its colourful local culture. There are regular guided tours of the mines, including a complex system of lakes and artificial channels that provided water power for the workings, plus many valuable old buildings and industrial installations. The entire 31 sq km area is now protected as a national heritage site; it has also become an important outdoor recreation area. Funkelia, a fine skiing area with magnificent views, is also easily accessible from Kongsberg town centre.

The contrast is typical of this county, which boasts some of the best skiing in Norway, any number of fascinating cultural and industrial heritage sites, and idyllic regions that have inspired some of the country’s best-loved artists. Buskerud is also an important junction for traffic to southern Norway and Stavanger and westward to Bergen; en route, there are some very special experiences for the inquisitive visitor. In and around Drammen are a number of magnificent manor houses and estates open to visitors, some of whom have been known to fear they were hallucinating when one of the resident peacocks strolled into view. In the city centre, the imposing and colourful Bragernes Torg is one of the largest market squares in Scandinavia and a focus of cultural and street life. Drammen Theatre, built in 1869 and reconstructed after a devastating fire, is one of Norway’s most beautiful theatre buildings. Buskerud’s major ski resorts include Geilo, Hemsedal, Gol, Norefjell, Nesbyen and Kongsberg. Geilo is one of Scandinavia’s largest, oldest and best-equipped winter resorts. The villages of Gol and Hemsedal offer cross-country skiers machine prepared tracks in varied terrain and marked trails high in the mountains, which are often described as the “Scandinavian Alps”. Vikersundbakken is northern Europe’s largest skijumping slope.

Bewitching landscape At the heart of Buskerud is a valley known as Kunstnerdalen (“Valley of Artists”), a bewitching landscape widely thought to have inspired the golden age of Norwegian painting. Many artists chose to live here in order to be close to their inspiration, and most of their former homes are open to the public. The Blaafarveværk at Modum, an 18th-century cobalt mine (still open to visitors) preserved as a museum and exhibition centre, is the main tourist destination in Kunstnerdalen. In its day the mine was the world’s leading supplier of cobalt blue to the glass and porcelain industry. Other attractions at or near Blaafarveværket include a glass works, permanent collections of cobalt-pigmented glass and china, an art gallery with changing programmes of major exhibitions, a 170-yearold country estate, and a children’s farm.

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Destinations Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv............................................................................. 394 Hemsedal Tourist Office.................................................................................... 395 Uvdal.................................................................................................................. 396 Ål Tourist Information........................................................................................ 397

What to do Bergsjøområdet in Ål........................................................................................ 397 Bjørneparken..................................................................................................... 398 Glogerfestspillene............................................................................................. 400 Hardangervidda Fjellguiding............................................................................. 401 Langedrag Naturpark........................................................................................ 402 Ulsåkstølen......................................................................................................... 403

Museums & culture Arena Vestfossen............................................................................................... 404 Cement Museum............................................................................................... 410 Drammens Museum.......................................................................................... 408 Fossesholm Herregård....................................................................................... 405 Geology Centre.................................................................................................. 410 Hallingdal Museum........................................................................................... 406 Hringariki - Ringerikes Museum....................................................................... 409 Hringariki - Veien Cultural Heritage Park......................................................... 409 Kolberg Gård...................................................................................................... 405 Kulturhovedstaden Vestfossen.......................................................................... 404 Slemmestad Library........................................................................................... 410 The Cobalt Works and the Cobalt Mines........................................................... 411 392


The Silvermines and the Norwegian Mining Museum.................................... 407 Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium.......................................................................... 404 Ål Cultural Centre............................................................................................... 397

Where to stay Aal Pensjonat B&B............................................................................................. 415 Bardøla Høyfjellshotell...................................................................................... 416 BEST WESTERN PLUS Gyldenløve Hotell............................................................ 422 Dagali Hotel....................................................................................................... 422 Dr. Holms Hotel.................................................................................................. 417 Geilo Hotel......................................................................................................... 418 Hagaled Gjestegard........................................................................................... 423 Hakkesetstølen Fjellstugu og Hytter................................................................ 423 Klækken Hotell.................................................................................................. 419 Knuts Hyttegrend............................................................................................... 412 Laa Gjestestugu................................................................................................. 424 Lampeland Hotell.............................................................................................. 420 Ramton Camping............................................................................................... 424 Svarteberg Fjellgard.......................................................................................... 425 Tveitehaug Hytteutleige.................................................................................... 425 Ødegård Teigen................................................................................................. 421

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Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv Location: Website: E-mail:

Only 45 min. by car from Oslo and Gardermoen Airport. www.visithr.no post@visithr.no

Hadeland: Tel.: +47 61 33 11 43 Ringerike: Tel.: +47 40 00 18 33 P.O. Box 65 NO-3521 Jevnaker

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Welcome to Hadeland og Ringerike – Enjoy nature and history! Our region is a unique piece of Norway, exceptionally attractive within nature, culture and great hospitality. Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv is a very popular tourist goal, with Hadeland Glassverk as the biggest attraction. The glass works is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destination. Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv has nature attractions both summer and winter. Some of Norway’s best paddling, fishing and skiing spots are indeed to be found in our district. Follow our historic roads, Kongeveien and Pilegrimsleden, with unique culture landcapes and visit our historical sites back to the time of the Vikings. Take a swim in Randsfjorden or Tyrifjorden, enjoy a spectacular view, go horseback riding or make a trip with a dogsledge in the wintertime. Photo: Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv

Visit our museums, galleries, tourist farms and historical sites, many of which are nationally known icons in their own fields. The tourist office are looking forward to help you with good vacation tips – all free of charge. Heartly welcome to our vacation country – Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv – only 45 min. by car north/northwest of the capital Oslo and Gardermoen Airport.

¤ The region covers the Gran, Lunner, Jevnaker, Hole and Ringerike municipalities.

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¤M  ain attractions: Hadeland Glassverk, Kistefos-Museet with exhibitions of international standard, Ringerikes Museum, Hringariki - Veien Kultuminnepark, Søsterkirkene, Hadeland Folkemuseum and Hadeland Bergverksmuseum.

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¤ Main activities: Fishing in the many lakes, cyckling on historical roads, visit our historical museums, galleries of modern art or take a cruise on Tyrifjorden. You can even enjoy crosscountry skiing in the wintertime. ¤ Visit the city of Hønefoss. It is a busy and charming town less than an hour’s drive from Oslo. The area is rich with history and has been a natural link on the route between east and west from early times. Hønefoss has a wide range of cultural activities, particulary in summertime with several musical shows.

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Hemsedal Tourist Office Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website hemsedal.com We are looking forward to hear from you! Hemsedal www.hemsedal.com info@hemsedal.com

Tel.: +47 32 05 50 30 P.O. Box 3 NO-3561 Hemsedal

HEMSEDAL - awesome on ski and mountains! Hemsedal is well known as one of the leading ski resorts in Scandinavia. Hemsedal offers scenic nature with mountains, valleys and rivers, which makes Hemsedal a great destination for an active holiday for family and friends, in winter as well as summer. The location midway between Oslo and Bergen makes it accessible from both east and west. Winter activities: Skiing: Hemsedal is the second biggest ski resort in Norway and is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboard. The large children’s area makes it the perfect place for families as well. Cross country: 210 km groomed tracks where 90 km are marked tracks in the high mountains. Other activities: Dog sledding, ice climbing, horse sleigh ride, guided off piste tours, mountaineering and much more. Most activities can be pre booked directly with the provider. Summer activities Hiking: the most popular activity with 41 graded and marked hiking routes (210 km). Biking: 13 graded and marked biking routes (200 km) as well as a bike park. Fishing: Hemsedal has one of the best fly fishing rivers in Norway. 4 rivers and 18 lakes. Climbing: Climbing courses for both children and adults, guiding and Via Ferrata. Golf: One 18-hole course and one 9- hole course Other activities: Horseback riding, visit and experience a mountain farm, dog farm, deer farm, museum, moose safari, river safari, canoeing and more. The Hemsedal Card: A benefit card for all guests staying in Hemsedal 2 nights or more. It gives you free and discounted activities.

Accommodation Hemsedal offers many types of accommodation. From luxury ski in ski out cabins and family run hotels to affordable apartments and cheaper camping huts. Most accommodation can be booked through Hemsedal Booking, SkiStar. Please contact us and we will help you to find the right accommodation and contacts for you.

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Excursions Hemsedal is a perfect base for experiencing both mountains and the famous Norwegian fjords: - Only 1 hour drive to the famous Sognefjord, experience the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord, stave churches, Flåmsbana and more. - Hemsedal is close to the Bear Park, Wolf Park, rafting, Hardangervidda National park, Jotunheimen and more.

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Uvdal Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Uvdal www.uvdal.no post@uvdal.no

Tel.: +47 32 74 13 90 P.O. Box 7 NO-3631 Rødberg

Uvdal is situated at the northern end of the Numedal Valley, about 170km from Oslo. In Uvdal you will find activities and attractions suitable for the whole family all year round! - Uvdal is at the foot of the Hardangervidda National Park, the highest mountain plateau in Europe - signposted footpaths and hiking trails - In winter there are 2 alpine resorts with a total of 25 pistes - We have more than 350km of prepared cross country skitracks through varied terrain and of all difficulties - In summer try fishing in mountain lakes and rivers, or go horseback riding in the beautiful natural surroundings - For an adrenaline rush, try rafting, snowmobile safaris or driving rallycross cars on ice - Visit our two stave churches and the outdoor museum to experience the culture and history of the area - Accommodations range from old farms to mountain lodges, from private cabins to

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camping huts, all with modern facilities and a welcoming atmosphere!

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Ål Tourist Information - Ål in Hallingdal Ål Tourist Information Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

08.30-16.00. Extended opening hours during summer holiday Ål Cultural Centre in the centre of Ål www.al.no post@alturistinfo.no

Tel: +47 32 08 10 60 P.O. Box 35, NO-3571 Ål Ål Cultural Centre Info: Website: E-mail:

• The famous Nesch Museum • Hallingrosa – rose-painting museum • Concerts, theatres and cinemas throughout the year • Library and cafeteria • Gallery Syningen – changing arts exhibition www.aal.kulturhus.no aal.kulturhus@hallingnett.no

Tel.: +47 32 08 51 00 Sundre, NO-3570 Ål

Bergsjøområdet in Ål Season: Info: Website:

All year The Bergsjø area in Ål is the most popular high mountain area. The nature here is powerful and beautiful, with the mountain area of Reineskarvet in the background and nearby Iungsdalen in Skarvheimen. www.bergsjo.no www.al.no

Take a virtual 360° summer tour through Ål in Hallingdal and see movies from hiking, boating, horseback riding and the mountain farms in Ål at www.al.no

Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Ål Tourist Information Welcome to Ål in Hallingdal, located close to Highway 7 and the Bergen railway, between the cities Oslo and Bergen. In Ål you find wild and varied nature – inviting you to outdoor leisure all the year around. In Ål you find attractions like Torpo stave church from 1192 and the famous Nesch museum. Throughout the year Ål also hosts several exciting events and festivals. For accommodation choose between family run mountain lodges and hotels with enthusiastic and present hosts. Or stay at one of the many cabins, apartments or camping sites in Ål. News 2013 Hallingdal Holiday Park, a first class experience camping and holiday park, open all the year. Ål Cultural Centre All year through you can enjoy concerts, theatres, museums and galleries. You also find the tourist information, cinema and library here. Worth mentioning is the Nesch museum, with arts from the famous German-born artist. The permanent collection includes prints, material pictures as well as paintings.

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Summer in Ål There are great hiking trails all over Ål. Close to the centre, on the mountains, for wheelchairs and baby prams or a day trip to the highest peak in Ål. Try our hiking program “10 favourite hikes in Ål”. There you find a post box with a guest book inside. Write your name, and you can win a prize. These 10 hikes and many more are available at www.aal52.no If you prefer to enjoy the nature on two wheels Ål can offer you many nice cycling areas, especially in the mountain area at Bergsjø. There you will find several signposted and marked bicycle routes. Bikes for hires.

Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Experience something genuine by visiting one of the mountain farms, where you can see the animals and get a taste of fresh dairy products. Bring your fishing tackle and find a cosy tarn in the forest or on the mountains. In Ål you find more than 50 fishing waters, some located close to the centre and some on the mountains.

Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

Ål Ski centre is the largest ski centre in Ål, with 15 slopes and a great area for families. Skarslia Skiand toboggan centre has not only alpine slopes, but also two of Norway’s longest toboggan runs.

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Winter in Ål Ål is a versatile ski destination with 400 km of GPSprepared and signposted cross country tracks and 2 ski centres. At Liatoppen Ski centre you usually find the first groomed tracks in the winter, which is an internationally approved biathlon- and cross country stadium.

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Bjørneparken Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

March-October. Rest of the year by appointment See website or call us for information Nature Park with Norwegian bears and other animals, play areas inside and outside for children, old buildings, close contact with livestock, mountaineering Flå, Hallingdal www.bjorneparken.no rugg@bjorneparken.no

Tel.: +47 32 05 35 10 Vikberget, NO-3539 Flå

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The Bear Park The bear park in Flå is in an easily accessible location, along the main road to the west of Norway, just two hours from Oslo. You can wander around in beautiful natural surroundings and come close to Norwegian animals such as bears, lynx, red fox, deer, roe deer and elk. The park also has common farm animals, such as goats, sheep, pigs, ducks and hens, as well as smaller animals like hares, rabbits and hedgehogs. The bear park looks after local natural and cultural history by preserving older buildings from farms and smallholdings. Many of the buildings in the park have a cultural historical value and in some of them traditional local Norwegian dishes are served. The bears The area the park is located in is known from the olden days to have a large brown bear population and there are still bear in the area. Inside the bear park you can make the acquaintance of eight bears. The oldest bear is named Rugg and is 18 years old. He is father to all the bear cubs that are born in the park. You can experience bears of all ages and see how they act, whether they eat, play fight, climb in trees or sleep.

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The bear park offers a range of activities for children. They can frolic on climbing frames, slides and steeplechase among natural materials. Children above the age of 7 can try mountain climbing with instructors in safe surroundings. Indoors they can also climb, jump, slide or play ball.


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Come in close contact with animals What about petting the king of the forest? The elk in the bear park is of a friendly nature and like a little attention and to be fed by visitors under supervision. Children also come close to livestock, who like attention and petting. The park also has two horses that children can take a ride on. Carnivores are fed at fixed times so that everyone can see them when they eat their meals. Location The bear park is just two hours by car from Oslo, in Fl책, Hallingdal, along the main road to Bergen, the capital of Western Norway. Especially in the summer, there are many who drive along this unusually beautiful road to the west of Norway. Hallingdal is a goldmine for those who enjoy an active holiday, with activities such as riding, paddling, cycling, golf, hunting and fishing on offer. You will also find beautiful stave churches, old rural museums and other museums in this beautiful valley.

luxurious hotels to camping cabins and camp sites. In the village of Fl책, where the bear park is located, there is a hotel linked to the bear park, a shopping centre and a range of other facilities. Experience nature like never before!

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Glogerfestspillene Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

All day 22.01 -26.01 2014 See website Glogerfestspillene present a various program with chamber music, orchestras, soloists, opera, church music and organ. Kongsberg and the exquisite Kongsberg church www.glogerfestspillene.no Facebook: Glogerfestspillene gloger@kongsberg.kommune.no

Tel.: +47 32 86 60 41 Hyttegata 24, NO-3616 Kongsberg

The Gloger Festival is held annually in week 4 (22nd-26th January 2014) in Kongsberg, with its main venue based in the beautiful Kongsberg Church. The festival aims to present a wide spectrum of professional classical musicians and ensembles over the course of five days in January each year. Its main objective is to involve musicians who we know set themselves high-level artistic goals when faced with a particularly interested audience. The majority of the musicians are young Norwegians who are on the ascendancy, alongside international and established artists.

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The Gloger Festival can be briefly described as a classical music festival including everything from chamber music, orchestral works, soloists, theatrical performances, church music, and organ music, performed primarily by young and enthusiastic musicians from Norway and abroad.

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Hardangervidda Fjellguiding Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

All day All year Call us for information We welcome you to the real mountain experience with professional guides. Geilo 3,5 hrs from Oslo 4 hrs from Bergen www.fjellguiding.no post@fjellguiding.no

Tel.: +47 975 41 860 Elgtråkket 12, NO-2743 Harestua

Hardangervidda Fjellguiding was established as a guide company in 1999. The motivation was to get people into the great outdoors, where cultural history is very much alive and inspires many experiences. Many people want to go walking but are unfamiliar with the area. That’s when it can be an excellent idea to walk together with a “kjentmann” - a local guide who makes the landscape accessible to all. Hardangervidda Fjellguiding is an approved ecotourism company. The Norwegian certification scheme make demands in terms of hosting, service, food traditions, storytelling, and highly knowledgeable guides. At Hardangervidda Fjellguiding, we are proud to be part of the Norwegian Ecotourism Initiative. We know that it is a big commitment, and it is with huge respect that we use the ecotourism brand. Hardangervidda Fjellguiding pays to carbon offset the emissions of all necessary transportation activities in connection with our operations. About Turid Lindseth: Turid Lindseth is the founder of Hardangervidda Fjellguiding. She is a nature lover and keen storyteller, and finds the relationship between botany, geology, birds, and animals is truly exciting. Among other things, she teaches in the fields of philosophy and ethics, and is captivated by environmental philosophy. About Randi Frellumstad: Randi Frellumstad settled in Hol in order to spend as much time as possible in the mountains, both in summer and winter. She has a multifaceted background in education, including a major in classical archaeology, and is genuinely fascinated by history and mankind’s place in the landscape. She loves to communicate and is happy to do so fluently in several languages, including English and German.

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Langedrag Naturpark Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year See website or call us for information Day-activities, overnight accommodation, family camp, riding-camp, wild and primitive domestic animals on the farm. Guided tours with horse. New climbing park with 9 challenges. Tunhovd, Nesbyen www.langedrag.no post@langedrag.no

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You may experience: • Close contact with wolves, lynx and moose • Join us visiting the arctic fox and feed them from your hand • People in direct contact with wolves using their body language • Reindeer, wild boar, yak cattle, mouflon sheep and goats are some of the 26 species, app. 300 individuals. • Horseback-riding in the mountain and other horse-activities • Milking the goats and drinking fresh goat milk • Follow the goats to the summer pasture and see how we make cheese •G  uided tours in the mountain with reindeer or yak-cattle • S how your knowledge of nature, and receive ”naturkonskapsbeviset”. • Beautiful mountains for hiking or skiing Listen to the voice of nature Langedrag - an experience with lasting memories


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Ulsåkstølen Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Open every day in summertime and in weekends and holidays in wintertime. All year Call us for information Mountain farming Hemsedal www.ulsaakstolen.com www.hemsedal.com facebook.com/Ulsåkstølen anne@ulsaakstolen.com

Tel.: +47 922 31 413 Ulsåkstølen Fjellstue, NO-3560 Hemsedal

Experience mountain farming in the beautiful scenery by the vast Skogshorn Mountain (1728.m.a.s.l) Here you can experience life on the summer farm and cuddle and pat the cows, calves, goats, chickens, pigs, rabbits and cats. We create sour cream in the old way, the baker’s bread and cakes and roasts kvikaku on a griddle. You can be involved in various activities such as evening milking and baking of bread. You can also hire rowing boats. Great start for hiking from the farm in the summer. In winter time you can combine a nice cross country tour an visit the farm for a hot meal or a cup of coffee. The tracks runs just outside the farm. Inside Hallingstugu you can taste the good food we make on the farm. We have cabins and rooms w/breakfast/half board where you can stay in a real farm environment. Serving: we serve food prepared on the farm and food from Hemsedal and Hallingdal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialty is sour cream porridge with cured meats and kvikaku from the farm. For Sale: homemade sour cream, cheese, eggs and other farm products.

at Ulsåk. Follow the sign to Lykkja (about 10 km) and turn left by the sign to Ulsåkstølen, free toll road.

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Directions: Located at the base of Skogshorn Mountain. Turn off Road Rv 52

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Kulturhovedstaden Vestfossen Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium: Opening hrs: Season: Website: E-mail:

Everyday 11- 18 May-October www.vestfossen.com post@vestfossen.com

Tel: +47 480 22 976 Fabrikkgata 11 B, NO-3320 Vestfossen

Arena Vestfossen: Opening hrs: Season: Website: E-mail:

Thursday-Sunday 12-18 May-October (groups all year) www.arenavestfossen.com rune@fragment.no

Tel.: +47 918 05 401 Fabrikkgata 11 A, NO-3320 Vestfossen

THE CAPITAL OF CULTURE, VESTFOSSEN - where old meets new. Vestfossen is a small community in Øvre Eiker municipality, at the heart of Østlandet, less than one hour’s drive from Oslo. The town offers some of the most interesting contemporary art galleries in Norway. These can be experienced in surroundings full of historic buildings, with their roots in a centuries-long industrial tradition. Let Vestfossen, the Capital of Culture, surprise you with a unique experience in the meeting between modern cultural expression and historical traditions. It will be a visit to remember.

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Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium is one of Norway’s most important galleries for high quality international contemporary art, with 1800 m2 of exhibition space on four floors. Café Cellulose is located at the entrance to Kunstlaboratoriet, with rustic surroundings and charming architecture.

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www.ovre-eiker.kommune.no www.visiteiker.no

Arena Vestfossen Arena Vestfossen is an art centre that consists of a number of galleries and studios. It is a centre for contemporary art, with local, national and international profiles, housed in a former paper mill. An exciting place to visit!

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Fossesholm Herregård: Opening hrs: Season: Website: E-mail:

Summer 12-16/17 (see website for the rest of the year) All year www.fossesholm.no kontor@fossesholm.no

Tel: +47 32 25 03 00 Fossgata, NO-3320 Vestfossen

Kolberg Gård: Opening hrs: Season: Website: E-mail:

By appointment All year www.kolberg-gaard.no post@kolberg-gaard.no

Tel.: +47 905 27 935 Kolbergveien 31, NO-3320 Vestfossen

Fossesholm Herregård Fossesholm Herregård is one of Norway’s grandest manors and a cultural diamond, with beautiful interiors from the estate’s heyday in the 1700s. It has a doll exhibition, resistance museum, handicrafts shop, café and temporary art and themed exhibits.

Kolberg Gård At Kolberg Gård you can experience a unique combination of local culinary tradition served alongside living history (in Norwegian or English). Guests are taken on an historic journey with music and stories from the DanishNorwegian kings’ visits to Eiker in the 17th and 18th centuries up to more modern times.

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Other attractions in Øvre Eiker:

- Nøstetangen Museum; experience the heritage left by Nøstetangen Glassworks (1741-77) - Nøstetangen Glass, Norway’s first glassworks and glassblowers

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- Gamle Hokksund, with buildings from the 1700s - The 12th century church in Fiskum, by Lake Fiskumvannet - Eiker Gårdsysteri cheesemaker’s, with homemade, tasty cheeses

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- Salmon fishing in one of Norway’s best salmon rivers

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Hallingdal Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website All year, Nesbyen Price: Adults: 60 NOK Children/seniors: 40 NOK Groups min. 10 pers.: 40 NOK each Hallingdal Museum, Nesbyen Gol Bygdemuseum Hemsedal Bygdatun Ål Bygdamuseum Hol Bygdemuseum Dagali Museum Nesbyen, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål, Hol, Dagali www.hallingdal-museum.no firmapost@ hallingdal-museum.no

Tel.: +47 32 07 14 85

Hallingdal Museum, Nesbyen was established in 1899 as one of the first open air museums in Norway. There are 30 buildings on the site from many areas of Hallingdal and 11,000 artifacts reflecting the history of the district from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The best-known buildings include Staveloftet (a wooden storehouse) from approx. 1340 and Emigranthuset (Log house) from North Dakota. Permanent costume exhibition and temporary exhibitions. Activity area for children. Activity Days every Wednesday from late June to early August. Museum shop with quality products. Dagali Museum Gunnar Steensen (1870-1970) started collecting as early as 1900, and bequeathed the museum to the village of Dagali in 1947. Buildings and artifacts from Dagali, Skurdal, Tunhovd and Uvdal. The museum comprises a total of 10 buildings, mostly from the 18th and the 19th centuries, plus an exhibition building displaying artifacts of agriculture, hunting and fishing, catering and local costumes. Hol Bygdemuseum, Hagafoss The buildings at Hol Museum come from different parts of Hol municipality. The museum is designed as an old-style farm, with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries – including small- holding and crofter’s house, 17 buildings altogether – plus an exhibition where Norwegian rose painting and local costumes are on display. Gol Bygdemuseum, Skaga Skaga farm is situated just behind Hallingdal college up on the hillside overlooking the village. This is the southern part of the original farm, which was divided in two in 1771. When the college took over in 1958 there were seven buildings in the farmyard; another five were added later. Most of the buildings are 19th century. The loft dates from 1750.

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Hemsedal Bygdatun, øvre Løkji Øvre Løkji is situated on a hillside in Hemsedal, overlooking the valley and the mountains beyond. It is said that if they could have lived of the view at Øvre Løkji, they would have waded in riches.

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The farm has been divided several times: Øvre Løkji was hived off in 1731. In 1956, Hemsedal municipality bought the buildings and created the museum. The buildings and their contents convey a sense of life on a farm in Hemsedal in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ål Bygdamuseum, Leksvoll If you follow the road from Sundre towards Øvre-Ål, after barely 1.5 kilometres you will come to LeksvolI farm. In 1924 the farm was turned into a museum, with several additional buildings from other sites in Ål added subsequently. These include a cottage with Norwegian rose painting by Nils Bæra, a storehouse decorated by Herbrand Sata, crofter’s house and cabin.


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The Silvermines and the Norwegian Mining Museum Opening hrs: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website or call for information See website or call for information Experience this fascinating history both above and below ground The Silvermines: 8 km west of Kongsberg The Norwegian Mining Museum: In the centre of Kongsberg www.norsk-bergverksmuseum.no bergverksmuseet@bvm.museum.no

Tel.: +47 91 91 32 00 P.O. Box 18, NO-3602 Kongsberg

Silver was first discovered in the year 1623, and this was the start of a mining period that lasted 335 years. In 1770 Kongsberg was the second largest town in Norway and more than 4 000 men were employed at the Silver Mining Company. Nowadays you may experience this fascinating history both above and below ground! The guides will tell you about peoples’ living- and workingconditions as well as mining technology, geology, the history of coinmaking and fascinating industry, and the glorious history of skijumping in Kongsberg. At the museum in the centre of Kongsberg, the Norwegian Mining Museum has put together a collection of some of the most amazing treasures ever extracted from Norwegian mines. Native silver weighing up to 50 kilograms have earned the Kongsberg Silvermines a reputation across the world. In Saggrenda, a mine train brings you 2300 meters into the King’s mine where guides will give you a guided tour. The visiting area is located 342 m below the surface. There is also an exciting treasure-hunt for the children inside the mine. Close to the entrance of the Silvermines, you may find your own silver, make your own coin and experience the firesetting-method. There is also a museumshop, exhibitions and a café in the same area.

For further information about the Norwegian Mining Museum: Norsk Bergverksmuseum, +4791913200, bergverksmuseet@bvm.museum.no

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The Silvermines are situated in Saggrenda, 8 kilometres west of Kongsberg, towards Notodden. The museum is located in the centre of Kongsberg. We offer guided tours in the Silvermines, the Museum, the Old Town and the mining landscape. Meals can be served in the Banquet Hall of the King’s mine in connection with guided tours and other events in the mines.

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Drammens Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Monday-Friday 11 - 15 Thursday 11 - 20 Saturday-Sunday 11 - 17 All year NOK 40,- adults NOK 20,- children/senior/ students NOK 20,- group (min. 15 persons) See website Drammen, Buskerud www.drammens.museum.no post@drammens.museum.no

Tel.: +47 32 20 09 30 Fax: +47 32 20 09 49 Konnerudgt 7, NO-3045 Drammen

Drammens Museum’s main building at Marienlyst. Photo Drammens museum. Pool 150 m

Drammens museum’s art gallery runs an active exhibition program. The museum’s permanent exhibitions show rich collections of Norwegian painting dating from 1800 and traditional applied arts and crafts.

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Our manor houses are colourful representatives of Drammen’s golden days, while the old farm houses show traditional living.

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Hringariki - Ringerikes Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

11:00-16:00 Closed Mondays See our website. May - September Bookings all year. Adult 70,- Child/Senior 50,Family (2+3) 175,Hringariki includes the facilities at Veien Cultural Heritage Park and Ringerikes Museum at Norderhov. Norderhov, Hønefoss www.hringariki.no post@hringariki.no

Tel.: +47 32 14 10 70 /+47 32 13 50 50 Norderhov NO-3512 Hønefoss

Ringerikes Museum is a cultural and historical museum for the counties of Hole and Ringerike, placed in a beautiful timber building from the 1600s. Here there are several exhibitions of Norwegian rectory history, all in an authentic rectory setting. Here you can also hear the tale of Anna Colbjørnsdatter and the battle against the Swedes at Norderhov in 1716.

Hringariki - Veien Cultural Heritage Park Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

11:00-16:00 Closed Mondays See our website. April –December. Bookings all year. Adult 70,- Child/Senior 50,Family (2+3) 175,Hringariki includes the facilities at Veien Cultural Heritage Park and Ringerikes Museum at Norderhov. Hønefoss www.hringariki.no post@hringariki.no

Tel.: +47 32 14 10 70 /+47 32 13 50 50 Ringveien 112 NO-3517 Hønefoss

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Veien Cultural Heritage Park lies at the centre of Ringerike just north of the town of Hønefoss. The burial ground is one of eastern Norway’s largest from the Early Iron Age, with more than a hundred burial mounds preserved. The archaeological and cultural heritage museum offers a new and exciting experience. In the museum you can view our permanent exhibition entitled Helena’s three lives with, among other things, grave goods found at Veien dating to the Early Iron Age.

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Slemmestad Library / Geology Centre / Cement Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Monday-Wednesday 11-19, Thursday 11-17 Friday-Saturday 11-15. Openinghrs during holidays see website All year Free See our blog for updates and information http://slemmestadbib. wordpress.com/ Slemmestad, Røyken municipality www.royken.folkebibl.no facebook.com/slemmestadbib Slemmestad.bibliotek@ royken.kommune.no

Tel.: +47 31 28 14 84 Vaterlandveien 13, NO-3470 Slemmestad

A walk through the history of Slemmestad is to experience both the distant and recent past of the town. The journey takes you through the geological history of the area, as well as the story of its cement industry. The geology of the area is world famous and there are rich deposits of fossils to be found here. You can follow marked trails in the area, where it is possible to see many different types of rocks, including, among other things, the lava flows of the Oslo Rift. If you’re lucky, you might also find some fossils. Signs at the various points of interest can also be supplemented with information booklets. These can be purchased at the library, which also houses the Geology Centre where you can find more information about the geology of the area, as well as what the area’s most common fossils, minerals, and rock types are.

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Displays of photographs and artefacts in the Cement Museum show 100 years of industrial history. We can follow the background to the limestone deposits in the area, production methods, and not least the great importance of the factory to Slemmestad and its population.

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The Cobalt Works and the Cobalt Mines Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website May – September The Cobalt Mines by appointment all year See our website or contact us See main text Åmot in Modum www.blaa.no info@blaa.no

Tel.: +47 32 78 67 00 Fax: +47 32 77 84 90 NO-3340 Åmot in Modum

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The Cobalt Works was established in 1773 to extract cobalt ore from the local mines. The cobalt was used in the production of cobalt blue pigment for the world’s porcelain and glass industry. Today we are an 8-km long museum in pleasant surroundings with many attractions. Every year we have three new exhibitions of old and modern art at the works, Nyfossum – the director’s house and Th. Kittelsen museum. We have three cafeterias that all serve home made food. Our shops offer specially crafted cobalt blue glass and jewellery of stones. At the Cobalt Mines you can follow the cobalt veins into the mountain. Experience the special atmosphere of tunnels and chambers inside the mountain. A 1.5 km long minesafari on different levels, during which we will descent 80 m. Our tours can be dapted to our handicapped visitors

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If you want to check out the mines on your own before taking a guided tour you can visit the “children’s mine”. This is free of charge and you do not need a guide to enter the mine. The area around the Cobalt Mines is a nice hiking area. There is two different marked tracks in the area with information about the surroundings from the old days. Please contact us for further information.

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Knuts Hyttegrend Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year Call us for a good offer See main text Geilo www.knutshyttegrend.no Knutshy@online.no

Tel.: +47 32 09 47 24 Fax: +47 32 09 04 77 NO-3580 Geilo

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Welcome to Knut’s Mountain Cabins! We offer easy access to the mountains above the tree line from our excellent location. Our well-appointed and spacious cabins are located right in the heart of nature. You can stretch your legs from your cabin doorstep on trails that take you into the mountains and their breathtaking scenery. Or you can use the car to reach well-known attractions such as Aurland and Flåm, Langedrag Nature Park, or the Bear Park in Flå - an adventure for young and old alike. Directly across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau is Eidfjord, with the renowned Kjeåsen Mountain Farm high up on the mountainside. Or why not take a trip to Tuva, which is an excellent starting point for fantastic hikes. It is just 7-8 minutes by car from Geilo.

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Location and experience The unique location of Knut’s Mountain Cabins, which offers stunning views towards the Hallingskarvet mountain range and Hardangervidda plateau, helps to provide guests with an unforgettable experience. Families and groups alike commonly enjoy gathering in our barbecue hut in the evenings. With a lit fire in hearth and a great atmosphere, this also helps to make your stay perfect.

Large, well-appointed cabins with showers. WC, fireplace, radio, and TV. Fully equipped kitchen dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker. Electric cooker, fridge, and vacuum cleaner. Drive to your cabin door all year round.

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-12 well-appointed cabins - Family friendly and family run - Road all the way to cabin accessible by car - Year-round operation - Sauna access - Reception - 7 km from the centre of Geilo - Many activities - Special offers for pensioners / disabled visitors

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Aal Pensjonat B&B Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

High 24/7, all day All year except between Christmas and New Year as well as Easter Call us for information See main text Ål city centre www.aalpensjonat.no post@aalpensjonat.no

Tel.: +47 32 08 25 55/+ 47 92 68 13 07 Fax: +47 32 08 14 97 Torget 7, NO-3570 Ål

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The Old Bank in Ål, built in 1897, can be found in the centre of Ål (Sundre), along National Road 7, and a few hundred metres from Ål station. The hotel features 5 rooms, each with its own distinctive character, and has an interior dating from the 1900-1930 period. On the ground floor there is a charming dining room where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and breakfast made with local produce. In association with events, we can also provide coffee breaks and dining. We are open all year around, except at Christmas, New Year, and Easter. Ål is proud to be a cultural and natural municipality. Aal Hotel and B&B is a great base for fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, and other adventures in the natural landscape. We are delighted to share our nature with everyone seeking a peaceful moment in the beautiful and wild mountain regions. Take a walk along the crest of the ridge close to the villages, or go further afield into the high mountains. While in the wilderness, you will meet with physical challenges end enjoy recreational activities in magnificent scenery. You will come into close contact with traditions; such as people and animals living in summer pasture settlements. Winter in Ål also offers a range of activities. Test your limits as a long distance skier on 400km of cross-country ski trails. Ål skisenter and Skarslia Ski- og Akesenter are great for those who love alpine skiing and tobogganing. The Bergsjø area is also a great base for skiing, as the home of kite skiing.

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Bardøla Høyfjellshotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

4 star / Unofficial 24 hours All year On request Quality, service and commitment are our trademark and we hope that this gives you something more than just an ordinary hotel stay! Geilo Geilo www.bardola.no post@bardola.no

Tel.: +47 32 09 41 00 Fax: +47 32 09 41 01 Bardølavegen 33, NO-3580 Geilo

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Bardøla Hotel is at the foot of Hallingskarvet and is the Nationalpark hotel of Geilo. Bardøla is locally owned and operated. We are a hotel with long traditions of which we are keen to maintain. We want to give you as a guest a memorable stay, whether you’re here on vacation, or on courses and conferences. We have 125 rooms of which half are spacious family rooms with balcony/ demisuiter. We also have 26 log cabins built in solid timber. Each have 4 bedrooms & two bathrooms. Sofias Café and Barock ‘n’ bar is open every day. Enjoy the pool with sauna and fitness room, or order an hour with Sylvias Wellness or Geilo foot clinic.

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Bardøla is located 800 metres from the Centre of Geilo, in quiet surroundings sheltered for the road. The front desk are open 24 h. Ski storage by the reception, coin laundry and drying room downstairs. Free parking.

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Dr. Holms Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year Call us for information Full service hotel Geilo 200 m www.drholms.no post@drholms.com

Welcome to Geilo and Dr. Holms Hotel!

Tel.: +47 32 09 57 00 Fax: +47 32 09 16 20 P.O Box 38, NO-3581 Geilo Timrehaugveien 2, NO-3580 Geilo

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Dr. Holms Hotel is idyllically situated at the centre of the beautiful village of Geilo, with magnificent and breathtaking mountain reaches of the Nationalpark Hardangervidda right at your doorstep. Located in the heart of Southern Norway, it is an ideal starting point for inspiring and invigorating experiences – both summer and winter,        The hotel is one of Scandinavias most unique resort hotel, focusing on providing honest and personal service, and have taken good care of the traditions and the interesting history for more than 100 years. Dr Holms Hotel is a 4 star hotel, but with the high standard, the unique atmosphere and ambience in the hotel, the good service and food, the attention our employees gives to our quests, Dr Holms Hotel offers a 5 star experience that the guest will remember a long time after leaving the hotel.   Today the hotel contains: • 126 rooms, • The main restaurant: a classic restaurant with a superb cuisine, • The Skibar: the legendary Ski-bar which turns into a piano-bar during the evening, • A lounge that provides a dancing area, • A Library: Cosy and quiet loungeroom with substansial collection of books, • A Wine Cellar: used for wine tasting or as a “chambre separe” for dinner occations, • Dr. Holms Spa – the only Shiseido Spa in Scandinavia, • Wellness-center with swimming-pool, steambath, fitnessroom, jacuzzi and sauna, • Cafe Lobby: An oasis there you can enjoy the paper, use the internet or watch people passing by, • Bowling: 6 modern bowling alleys, • Diner: An authentic 50s-style American dinner outlet with homemade burgers, pizzas and snacks, • A cooking theatre: Enjoy cooking with the chef or use it as a “chambre separe” • A Banquet- and Conference department on 1200 m2 – there is room to suit every occasion, • Recepten pub - always provides good music, top of the line bartenders and good times. A typical meetingplace for younger people in the winter season.

All photos: Terje Bjørnsen, Geilo

The village Geilo offers a wide range of activities and events. Summer: cyckling, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, moose safari, rafting, glacier hiking, motoractivities, daytrips to the Norwegian Fjords/ Norway in a nutshell. Winter: All kinds of skiactivities, guided nature safari, dog-sleigh ride or horse-sleigh ride or snowmobile safari.

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In addition to all these facilities you will find great art and antiquities from the different era of the hotel. A sightseeing through the hotel is therefore an experience in itselves.

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Geilo Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

3 Star budget 24 hours All year From 495kr/p.p in double room incl breakfast The only budget hotel at Geilo Geilo www.geilohotel.no service@geilohotel.no

Tel.: +47 32 09 05 11 Fax: +47 32 09 17 30 Gamlevegen 2 NO-3580 Geilo

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Welcome to Geilo Hotel Geilo Hotel is an affordable hotel situated in near distance to popular trails and slopes in Geilo, close to Geilo center. The hotel has a traditional and romantic style and was established in the late 18th century. The restaurant has a fantastic view, and serves traditional meals. Geilo Hotel can arrange for conferences, weddings and other gatherings. Our rooms The hotel have 65 double rooms, six single rooms and one suite. The double rooms have two seperate beds, bathroom, TV and a telephone. Some of the rooms have a sleeping couch for parents travelling with children. All of the single rooms have a queensize bed. The suite have two beds, a bathroom, TV and a telephone. The suite also has a seperate livingroom, dining area and a fireplace. All of the rooms have wificonnection. Restaurant The restaurant is open every day from 6 PM to 9 PM. Breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM.

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Geilo Hotel can offer a private diningroom for weddings, gatherings and other occasions.

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Klækken Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

High 24 hours All year except Easter and Christmas Holidays Contact us, we got special offers during summer season Klækken Hotell is a pleasant family hotel Klekken Hønefoss 5 km Oslo City: 60 km Oslo Airport Gardermoen: 62 km www.klaekken.no salg@klaekken.no

Tel.: +47 32 14 00 00 Fax: +47 32 14 00 01 Hadelandsveien 386, NO-3514 Hønefoss 5 km

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Klækken Hotell is idyllically situated in a large park ground in Ringerike municipal, less than one hour from both Oslo city centre and Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The hotel is well-known for its warm atmosphere, service, cuisine and wine experiences. The hotel has 155 rooms and 280 beds, restaurant, bar, in– and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, outdoor chessboard, sculpture park and a large collection of art. At Klækken agriculture has been an occupation since 1346 and once upon a time Klækken was one of Ringerike’s largest farms. Attractions nearby; Hadeland Glass Factory 10 minutes and Blaafarveværket 45 minutes. We look forward to seeing you at Klækken Hotell!

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Lampeland Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Hotel Reception: 0800-2300. Door-phone is available. All year See our website See main text South in Numedal, 20 minutes from Kongsberg Local Centre www.lampeland.no post@lampeland.no

The hotel Lampeland Hotell has central location on the countryside in Numedal, close to Kongsberg. Mountains and city areas are within a short distance from the hotel. The hotel has 51 contemporary rooms with shower, WC, telephone, radio, TV and WLAN. Lampeland Hotell is well-known for a pleasant atmosphere, and for delicious and home-made food. In connection with the reception there are comfortable lounges for relaxing and social events. Nearby the hotel there are several opportunities for hiking during summer and winter. A nice cotter´s farm from the 1700 century is located close to the hotel. At this place we can offer meals and activities. Our Event Manager arrange activities and events in accordance with the groups needs and wishes.

Tel.: +47 32 76 09 00 Fax: +47 32 76 09 01 Lampeland Hotell, NO-3623 Lampeland

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Many tourist attractions The hotel is located in Numedal, also known as the Medieval Valley. Numedal is that place in Norway were you will find most buildings from the Middel Ages. There are several stave churches, old farms and other buildings from this epoch in Numedal. E.K.T. Langedrag Naturpark is located 1,5 hour drive from the hotel. 20 minutes drive from the hotel is Kongsberg located, with many sights and attractions. One of them is the famous Silver Mines, runned from 1623 to 1958. To Blefjell the distance is also approximately 20 minutes by car. Blefjell has beautiful areas for hiking and skiing, and a lot of lakes for fishing.

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The Artist Valley is located 30 minutes drive from the hotel. There is possible to visit the homes of the famous artists Th. Kittelsen and Chr. Skredsvig. BlaafarvevĂŚrket with glass and art exhibitons is also located in this area.

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Ødegård Teigen Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year Contackt us for information See main text Geilo www.odegardteigen.no hytter@odegardteigen.no

Tel.: +47 32 09 02 98 Fax: +47 32 09 17 23 Geilovegen 44, NO-3580 Geilo

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Our cabins are all located on the sunny side of Geilo in delightful scenery and with breathtaking views. They are designed to create a little piece of heaven for our guests – why not let yourselves be spoilt for a change. A luxury experience whether you are attending a course, being sporty and adventurous or relaxing with friends. Leave the planning and practical details to us, or design your very own adventure. With a setting of rural beauty, quality and leisure, the choice is yours – horseriding, a gourmet meal prepared by your very own chef, a full selection of delicious food and drink on hand, entertainment and any minor detail needed to create a successful event – all catered for no matter what you have planned.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gyldenløve Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Fullservice Hotell 24 hours All year On request, please contact us We have wireless and wired Highspeed Internet Access in every room, free of charge. In the centre of Kongsberg www.gyldenlove.no gyldenlove@bestwestern.no

Tel.: +47 32 86 58 00 Fax: +47 32 86 58 01

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63 modern and comfortable rooms, also family rooms. With allergics in mind, all of our rooms are non-smoking with wooden floors. In the restaurant you will be served both international food, and local dishes. While you are enjoying your meal, you can admire some of the artifacts from which Kongsberg is famous; Organ pipes from our old Baroque Church and minerals from the Silver Mines. The hotel is well- known for the pleasant atmosphere, and our cordial staff is always ready and willing to serve you!

Hermann Fossgt.1, NO-3611 Kongsberg

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gyldenløve Hotell is located in the center of Kongsberg, right across the street from the bus and railway station. For guests arriving by car; we offer free parking and charging stations for electric cars.

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Close to attractions BEST WESTERN PLUS Gyldenløve Hotell is in walking distance to major attractions in Kongsberg. A visit to the Norwegian Mining Museum, the Silver Mines and the famous Barocque Church is recommended. The surroundings of Kongsberg are beautiful; here you can go hiking or biking. Kongsberg Golf course is situated 10 km from the hotel. In winter time, you can go skiing, both downhill and crosscountry.

Dagali Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day 1/2-30/4 and 1/6-30/9 See website See main text Dagali, Geilo www.dagalihotel.no post@dagalihotel.no

Dagali Hotel has grown out of one of the oldest farms in Dagali. The hotel is invitingly situated high on the sunny side, and with magnificent views over Dagali, at the foot of Hardangervidda. Dagali is a modern family-run hotel with a snug and homely atmosphere. Old fireplace from 1750. Genuine, traditional Norwegian home cooking. 43 rooms, all with shower and WC. Fully licensed.

Tel.: +47 32 09 37 00 Fax: +47 32 09 38 10

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Hallandtunet Camping. Pleasant location 200 metres from the hotel. Year-round camping. Cabins. Dagali has developed as an activity centre – we are where the action is! There is an activity centre 3 km away from the Hotel.


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Hagaled Gjestegard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

An old family-farm, historical, renovated to modern standards 24 hours All year Call us for information Only non-smoking rooms. No pets allowed indoor. Free parking. 600m outside the centre of Nesbyen www.hagaled.no post@hagaled.no

Tel.: +47 41 41 92 16

Welcome to Hagaled and Hallingdal! The rooms are furnished in a traditional style, and you will easily feel at home. They have TV and free Internet access. Made beds and cleaning is included in the price. All rooms have private bathrooms, five have a small kitchen for self-catering. A Norwegian breakfast buffet is served in the traditional “Hallingstugu”, a nice place to start a new day in Norway. While staying at Hagaled Gjestegård, you can relax in the garden or take a walk in Nesbyen`s “Old Town”. You can also visit Hallingdal Museum, a unique meteorite crater, or the two Wild life animal parks in the neighborhood. Our impressive and diverse nature invites you to hike / play golf/fish /bike and ski, both in the valley and in the mountain areas. Nesbyen, in the middle of Norway, is a convenient place to stay if you want to take one-day trips to explore other parts of our country.

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Hakkesetstølen Fjellstugu og Hytter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year See our website See main text Find Hakkesetstølen in Google maps www.hakkeset.no post@hakkeset.no

Tel.: +47 32 09 09 20 Hakkesetstølen Fjellstugu og Hytter 3580 Geilo Norway

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Located at 1050 meters above sea level and with the Hardangervidda in easy reach, the mountain lodge is the perfect starting point for wonderful walks in the mountains and bicycle trips. Fishing is also possible as several wellstocked lakes are nearby. In winter time reliable snowfall provides the perfect conditions for cross-country skiing and alpin.

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Laa Gjestestugu Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website:

High 24 hours All year Call us for information Hiking facilities with marked trails. Neighboring farm offers horseback riding, sleigh ride in the winter and use of carriage in summer. Ål, Hallingdal 3,5 km from Ål centre www.hanen.no

Tel.: +47 32 08 12 12 / +47 938 68 299 Øvre Ål, NO-3570 Ål

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Ramton Camping Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

4 star campingsite 08.00-22.00 1.mai – 15.september Please see our website or call us for information See main text Røyken, Buskerud www.ramton.no www.fb.com/ramtoncamping ra-cam@online.no

Tel.: +47 31 28 22 49 Ramton Camping is a season camping that opens 1st of May and closes in the middle of September. The camping is located on the west side of the Oslofjord, 35km south of Oslo, 25km east of Drammen and 15km from the Oslofjord connection that goes from Storsand to Drøbak.

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Here you can arrive with caravan, tent or motorhome. Or you can rent a cabin or apartment. The camping site has its own grocery store, restaurant and three well suited sanitary buildings. With its location down by the sea and its own beach, Ramton Camping is a popular place for swimming and sunbathing during the summer. You can also fish for free in the Oslofjord.


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Svarteberg Fjellgard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year See website or send us an e-mail 5 cabins Votndalen, Ål i Hallingdal www.svarteberg.com stein@svarteberg.com

Svarteberg Mountain Farm is beautifully situated 650 metres above sea level in the village of Votndalen in the Municipality of Ål in Hallingdal. Stein Arnegard is the owner of the mountain farm and it has four cabins arranged separately around the farmyard. There is also a cabin beside Vatsfjord (10 km from Svarteberg Mountain Farm). All cabins have been recently restored.

Tel.: +47 917 29 855

The cabins are located close to Ål Skisenter, so you can ski in and out of the farmyard. You can also find miles of prepared cross-country ski trails close by and there is a lit trail within walking distance from the cabins. It takes around 10 minutes by car to reach the centre of Ål.

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The cabins are well situated with views across the village and plenty of sunshine all year round. They are close to both alpine skiing and cross-country skiing, as well as to excellent hiking trails in the high mountains, during both the summer and winter. In addition, it is just a short distance to numerous activities and attractions in the Municipality of Ål and Hallingdal, and a great base for trip to the West of Norway. The cabins are well equipped and are to a high standard. All the cabins include satellite TV and free Internet access. A washing machine is available in the common room where there also is a ski/based prep room. Firewood and electricity are included in the price. Final cleaning and the hire of bed linen can be arranged. There is a trampoline, swings, and a play area for children in the spacious farmyard during the summer. Horses and sheep graze in the fields close to the farm.

Tveitehaug Hytteutleige Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

High 24 hours All year From 500 per night (6 pers) See our website for more information Ål Hallingdal www.tveitehaug.no jon.olav@tveitehaug.no

Tel.: +47 95 88 11 16 4 high standard log cabins for rent in sheltered and nice aera near Ål Ski.

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Oppland A superlative destination

Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS - Visitnorway.com

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Long before the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer put it firmly on the international tourist map, Oppland was a magnet for visitors, who came for the world-class skiing, the magnificent scenery of the Gudbrandsdalen and Valdres valleys, and of course the national parks and nature reserves. Oppland is a county of superlatives, boasting Norway’s − and northern Europe’s − highest mountain (Galdhøpiggen, 2964 m), its biggest lake (Mjøsa, 365 sq km), and no fewer than five national parks; Jotunheimen, Rondane, Dovrefjell, Reinheimen and Ormtjernkampen... not to mention about a fifth of the country’s preserved buildings, its largest concentration of important farm courtyards, and almost a third of its most important stave churches. 426


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In terms of total bed-nights spent in Norway each year, Oppland is one of Norway’s premier travel destinations. On the shores of lake Mjøsa, Norway’s inland sea, Lillehammer continues to reap the benefits of the investments made in amenities and infrastructure for the Games. The Gjøvik Olympic Mountain Hall, built for accommodating ice hockey matches during the Olympics, is the world’s largest of its kind. In season, visitors enjoy the best winter sports facilities in Scandinavia; in summer, a lively and modern but relaxing base for walking, boating and touring.

Nearby Hunderfossen amusement park is home to the largest troll in the world: 14 metres high, and that’s sitting down! Hunderfossen’s 50-odd attractions include a children’s farm, Fairytale Palace, water playground and rafting river.

Don’t miss the Maihaugen open-air folk museum, one of the largest in Europe, and of course the Olympic museum. Take a trip across Lake Mjøsa with the world’s oldest paddle steamer, the Skibladner. Observe traditional glass blowing at Gjøvik Glassverk. Or take the RV33 from Minnesund through the beautiful landscape in the district known as Toten. For skiing, why not start with the ultra-modern Lysgårdsbakkene ski jumping arena, Lillehammer’s outstanding landmark. From the bottom of the hill you can take the chairlift up to the top for a magnificent view. Or try the Alpine simulator for an unforgettable Alpine skiing experience... while seated. The county’s artistic and cultural heritage is extraordinary. The folk music of the valleys has a worldwide following, while Norway’s three Nobel Prizewinning authors all had close ties to Oppland. Knut Hamsun was born at Garmo in Lom; Sigrid Undset lived at Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer from 1921 until her death in 1950, and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson bought Aulestad farm in Gausdal in 1874.

Natural splendours For those who prefer the real thing, rafting in the Sjoa river, one of the best rivers in Northern Europe for white-water rafting and river sports, is suitable for thrill seekers and family groups alike. In summer, the river is fed by a steady flow of melt water from the glaciers. You can choose between an intense trip through the rapids that really tests the river’s forces, or a more sedate experience in calmer waters. The Sjoa runs from Lake Gjende in the Jotunheimen Mountains, through Heidal and down to the Gudbrandsdalslågen river − one of Norway’s finest angling rivers. In fact, with more than 50 lakes and 100 kilometres of rivers and streams in the mountains in Lillehammer and Øyer to choose from, in Oppland you can catch everything from perch, grayling, pike and powan to local Mjøs trout. All the national parks offer a variety of walks in breathtaking scenery. Almost 60 per cent of Oppland’s area comprises mountains of 900 metres or over. Dovrefjell is the home of a unique herd of musk ox, a species that had died out in Europe after the last ice age but has been reintroduced from Greenland. Look out also for wild reindeer, wolverine, and Arctic fox, and for indigenous plant species, such as the Dovre poppy, which are found nowhere else.

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Destinations Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv............................................................................. 430 Skeikampen Resort............................................................................................ 431

What to do Dovrefjell............................................................................................................ 432 Hadelands Glassverk ........................................................................................ 433

Museums & culture Gudbrandsdalsmusea........................................................................................ 435 Jutulheimen rural museum............................................................................... 435 Kistefos Museum............................................................................................... 436 Lesja Church....................................................................................................... 435 Lesja Rural Museum.......................................................................................... 435 Lom Rural Museum........................................................................................... 435 Valdres Folk Museum........................................................................................ 437

Where to stay Bjorligard Hotel.................................................................................................. 232 Brennabu........................................................................................................... 447 Bygdin Fjellhotel................................................................................................ 458 Dovrefjell Hotell................................................................................................. 448 Fagernes Campingpark...................................................................................... 458

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Furuhaugli Turisthytter...................................................................................... 459 Gålå Høgfjellshotell .......................................................................................... 449 Hjerkinn Fjellstue............................................................................................... 432 Hjerkinnhus Hostel............................................................................................ 432 Høvringen Høgfjellshotell................................................................................. 450 Kveto Fjellgard................................................................................................... 451 Pellestova Hotel Hafjell..................................................................................... 438 Pluscamp Rustberg............................................................................................ 452 Rondablikk Høyfjellshotell................................................................................ 453 Rondane Haukeliseter Fjellhotell...................................................................... 459 Spidsbergseter Gudbrandsdal Hotell................................................................ 440 Spiterstulen........................................................................................................ 454 Storhaugen Gard................................................................................................ 455 Søre Traasdahl Hyttetun.................................................................................... 460 Sørre Hemsing................................................................................................... 460 Top of Norway – Elveseter................................................................................. 456 Tretten Kro......................................................................................................... 442 Tunet Kro............................................................................................................ 443 Valbjør Gard....................................................................................................... 461 Vasetstølen Servering & Hytter......................................................................... 444 Vertshuset Sinclair............................................................................................. 457 Vågå Hotel.......................................................................................................... 461

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Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv Location: Website: E-mail:

Only 45 min. by car from Oslo and Gardermoen Airport. www.visithr.no post@visithr.no

Hadeland: Tel.: +47 61 33 11 43 Ringerike: Tel.: +47 40 00 18 33 P.O. Box 65 NO 3521 Jevnaker

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Welcome to Hadeland og Ringerike – Enjoy nature and history! Our region is a unique piece of Norway, exceptionally attractive within nature, culture and great hospitality. Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv is a very popular tourist goal, with Hadeland Glassverk as the biggest attraction. The glass works is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destination. Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv has nature attractions both summer and winter. Some of Norway’s best paddling, fishing and skiing spots are indeed to be found in our district. Follow our historic roads, Kongeveien and Pilegrimsleden, with unique culture landcapes and visit our historical sites back to the time of the Vikings. Take a swim in Randsfjorden or Tyrifjorden, enjoy a spectacular view, go horseback riding or make a trip with a dogsledge in the wintertime. Photo: Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv

Visit our museums, galleries, tourist farms and historical sites, many of which are nationally known icons in their own fields. The tourist office are looking forward to help you with good vacation tips – all free of charge. Heartly welcome to our vacation country – Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv – only 45 min. by car north/northwest of the capital Oslo and Gardermoen Airport.

¤ The region covers the Gran, Lunner, Jevnaker, Hole and Ringerike municipalities.

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¤M  ain attractions: Hadeland Glassverk, Kistefos-Museet with exhibitions of international standard, Ringerikes Museum, Hringariki - Veien Kultuminnepark, Søsterkirkene, Hadeland Folkemuseum and Hadeland Bergverksmuseum.

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¤ Main activities: Fishing in the many lakes, cyckling on historical roads, visit our historical museums, galleries of modern art or take a cruise on Tyrifjorden. You can even enjoy crosscountry skiing in the wintertime. ¤ Visit the city of Hønefoss. It is a busy and charming town less than an hour’s drive from Oslo. The area is rich with history and has been a natural link on the route between east and west from early times. Hønefoss has a wide range of cultural activities, particulary in summertime with several musical shows.

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Skeikampen Resort SKEIKAMPEN BOOKING Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Skeikampen www.skeikampen.no booking@skeikampen.no

Tel: +47 61 22 50 00 Fax: +47 61 22 50 01 NO-2652 Skeikampen

Skeikampen Resort is a family resort catering to the holiday traveller, located in the mountains at 800 meters above sea level, only 38 kilometers from the Olympic city of Lillehammer. Skeikampen offers all types of accommodations from the upper scale hotel to cabins and apartments for self catering, and camping sites. When staying in Skeikampen, you are centrally located in the eastern part of Norway. Oslo is only 3 hours away and Lillehammer 40 minutes. The whole valley of Gudbrandsdalen with its culture and nature is right next door, and museums and national parks are just waiting to be visited. While staying in Skeikampen during summer, you can join in on the weekly activity programme or play on the 18-holes golf course. Also 4 tennis hard courts, walking- and hiking trails, guided trips, biking paths, golf- and tennis schools, chair lift to the top of Skeikampen mountain etc. are there for you. In winter time Skeikampen offer 11 lifts, where two are chair lifts, 21 kilometers with slopes and over 200 kilometers with cross country tracks. There are also non-skiing activities like dog sledding, sleigh rides, children’s tobogganing, airboards, go-cart sledges and snowshoes. Skeikampen Resort is a part of Lillehammer Ski Resorts. Together with Hafjell, Kvitfjell, Gålå, and Sjusjøen we offer access to Norway’s largest alpine area, with 117 km of trails on one single ski-pass. You can enjoy a variety of skiing centres with all of our ski passes - daily ticket, weekly ticket or season ticket.One town, five ski areas and thousands of cross-country trails just waiting for you. Skeikampen Booking is the booking office at the Skeikampen Resort, and we are the contact partner regarding all sales and bookings of the accommodations in the resort toward tour operators and travel agencies, as well as for the individual traveller.

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Dovrefjell Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

All day All year See main text for info See main text Dovrefjell www.hjerkinn.no www.hjerkinnhus.no www.norway-husky.no fjellstua@hjerkinn.no post@hjerkinnhus.no

Welcome to Dovrefjell !

Hjerkinn Fjellstue +47 61 21 51 00 Hjerkinnhus Hostel +47 46 42 01 02

BICYCLE HIRE Rent a bike and explore the beautiful Dovre- and Rondanemountains on your own. Long gravel roads in the Snøhetta mountains, or sheltered rides through the valleys around. Book and collect the bikes at Hjerkinn Fjellstue: www.hjerkinn.no, tlf: +47 6121 5100. Diamant off-road bikes: Nok 200.-/day MUSKOX SAFARI Hiking in scenic mountain plateaus with a local guide to look for muskox. The tours are for everyone and lasts about 5 hours (7-15 km). Warm/windproof clothing and good footwear is recommended. Bring packed lunch and beverages. 19/6-21/8: daily walks at 10:00. Meet at Hjerkinnhus Hotel: www.hjerkinnhus.no, tel: +47 4642 0102 Price adults: Nok 330.- Price children (6-15 years): Nok 160.-

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HORSEBACK RIDING Ride the plains and peaks of Rondane and Dovre, cross rivers and follow trails through the birchforest on Icelandic horses. 3-hours or full day trips for beginners and experienced riders, children and adults. Age limit 12 years. We split into smaller groups according to experience/desire for speed. Bring paced lunch, beverages and warm clothing. June to September. Meet at Hjerkinn Fjellstue: www.hjerkinn.no tel: +47 6121 5100. NB! Book before arrival, to ensure that we have horses available. Price 3-hours trip: Tues-Wed-Fri-Sun Nok 600.Price full day trip: Thur-Sat Nok 800.-

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DOG SLEDDING Explore wide open spaces and stunning scenery together with your guide and dog-team – either leading your own, or as a passenger. Trips for beginners and experienced, children and adults.Attendance in Dalholen daily at 10:00 a.m. NB! Book before arrival, to ensure that we are available, on tel: +47 9765 2002. More info at www.norway-husky.no Price example 3- 4 hours trip: Nok 900.- Price example full day trip: Nok 1.400.ACCOMMODATIONS Hjerkinn Fjellstue, Hotel: www.hjerkinn.no, tel: 0047 6121 5100 Hjerkinnhus, Hostel: www.hjerkinnhus.no, tel: 0047 4642 0102


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Hadeland Glassverk Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

www.hadeland-glassverk.no All year Pls. see website or call us for information. Vivid 251 years old crystal manufactory surrounded by an experience centre, bellowed by visitors from all over the world. 1 hour drive North of Oslo Jevnaker, Hadeland www.hadeland-glassverk.no

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HADELAND GLASSVERK – an experience centre for the whole family! Only one hour drive north of Oslo, Hadeland Glassverk is situated in picturesque surroundings on the edge of the lake Randsfjord. Founded in 1762, 251 years ago, the factory is encircled by old beautiful, timber houses, like a romantic small village. In the factory, you can watch crystal items in the making, and even blow your own tumbler. You can also decorate a glass by sand blowing techniques and fill it with golden, delicious honey in the Honey House. You can also see how we dip candles you may colour your own. The children will also enjoy the two well equipped playgrounds in the big outdoor area. Feel free to browse around in the ten shops: The Factory Sales, The Prime Quality Crystal Shop, The Porcelain House, The Home Interior Shop/Christmas House, The Honey House/The Nut Roaster, The Seasonal Sales Shop, The Curiosity Shop, The Candle and Pewter Workshops. Tax Free Shopping and express parcel services is available in all shops. Enjoy the rich menus in the restaurant in The Old

More about opening hours and seasonal experiences, exhibitions etc. please visit www.hadeland-glassverk.no

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Gudbrandsdalsmusea Lesja Rural museum/Lesja church

Gudbrandsdalsmusea AS Gudbrandsdalsmusea is the regional museum for the Gudbrandsdal area. We are made Opening hrs: Tues.-Sun.: 10-16 (Mon. closed) up of a number of departments and exhibitions whose aim is to give an insight into Outside regular opening houres the history of the area. Our departments include open air museums, private records guiding on request archives and local archives for folk music, as well as exhibitions on various topics Season: June/July/August (see web) such as agriculture, local crafts and cooking traditions, mining, hunting and trapping, Price: Adult: 65,-, children: free, World War II, and Stave Churches. The Pilgrim centre for Gudbrandsdalen, located in group: 50,-, student/seniors: 50,- Hundorp, is also part of the museum. Our 3 open air museums consist of a number Info: Gudbrandsdalsmusea is a of historic buildings dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries. During the season we consolidatet unit (see website have activities for children of all ages, and local volunteers demonstrate traditional for info on our other sights) baking and handicraft techniques. Location: Lesja 300 m, Dombås 16 km, Lillehammer 176 km Website: www.gudbrandsdalsmusea.no Facebook: Gudbrandsdalsmusea E-mail: booking@gudbrandsdalsmusea.no

Tel.: +47 959 76 253 NO-2665 Lesja Jutulheimen rural museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Lesja Rural Museum Lesja Rural Museum is made up of a collection of 13 exhibit buildings from the 18th and 19th century, removed from their original sites in different parts of Lesja and reerected in the open air museum. The buildings represent a large farm in Lesja at that time, and the interiors of many of the buildings are typical of their time. Buildings in the museum include two farmhouses, two barns, a stream mill, a forge and a storage house. During the season we have activities for children of all ages, and local volunteers demonstrate traditional baking and handicraft techniques.

Wednesday – Saturday: 11-16 Outside regular opening houres guiding on request July/August (see web) Adult: 50,-, children: free, Lesja Church, which is situated next to the museum, was built in 1749 and is famous group: 40,for its beautiful wood carvings. Gudbrandsdalsmusea is a consolidatet unit (see website for info on our other sights) Vågå center 1,2 km, Otta 32 km, Lom 32 km www.gudbrandsdalsmusea.no Facebook: Gudbrandsdalsmusea booking@gudbrandsdalsmusea.no Jutulheimen Rural Museum Jutulheimen Rural Museum consists of 9 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries Tel.: +47 474 54 804 and is situated in Vågå. The museum shows examples of the local style of building, and represents a large farm in the area at that time. Most of the artefacts in the museum’s Øvre Nordheradsveg 3, NO-2680 Vågå collection are on display throughout the buildings. Buildings in the museum include a farm house, a barn, a stable and a storage house. Lom rural museum Wednesday – Saturday: 11-16 Outside regular opening houres guiding on request June/July/August (see web) Free entrance Gudbrandsdalsmusea is a consolidatet unit (see website for info on our other sights) Lom center 500m, Otta 64 km, Vågå 32 km www.gudbrandsdalsmusea.no Facebook: Gudbrandsdalsmusea booking@gudbrandsdalsmusea.no

Tel.: +47 47 45 15 23 NO-2688 Lom

Lom Rural Museum Lom Rural Museum is an open air museum with buildings dating from 1613 to 1860. We have one of the largest traditional storage houses, called a stabbur, in Norway. In the storage house you can see our exhibition about irrigation and grain growing – local techniques and methods which made Lom one of the wealthiest grain growing communities in the South East of Norway. Buildings in the museum include farmhouse, storage house, stables, a tenant farm and a mountain farm (seter). During the season we have activities for children of all ages, and demonstrations of traditional baking and handicraft techniques. Lom Stave Church, which was built in the second half of the 12th century, is located nearby.

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Kistefos Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-Mail:

Tue-sun: 11-17. Monday closed May-October (see website) Adults: NOK 100 (groups NOK 70/min 10 pers.) Seniors/students: NOK 70 Children 7 >: NOK 45 Children under 7: free 2 adult + children: NOK 220 1 adult + children: NOK 130 Industrial museum (wood pulp mill), art exhibitions and sculpture park Jevnaker (map: see website) Jevnaker: 3 km Hadeland Glassverk: 3,5 km Hønefoss: 10 km www.kistefos.museum.no post@kistefos.museum.no

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The Kistefos Museum is situated in beautiful surroundings by the river “Randselva” in Jevnaker, just an hour from Oslo and 45 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The former Kistefos Wood Pulp Mill is today an industrial museum and the only remaining Scandinavian wood pulp mill. Besides presenting an important chapter of Norwegian industrial history, the museum offers annual art exhibitions by Norwegian and international artists. The Sculpture Park was initiated in the late nineties, and has continued to grow each year. The first sculptures were mainly made by Norwegians. Today, however, the beautiful lawns surrounding the old factory buildings are filled with 27 works by internationally renowned contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, Fernando Bottero, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tony Cragg and Marc Quinn..

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Within a decennium, the Sculpture Park has become one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture in Norway. The encounter with Kistefos-Museet is thus an encounter with magnificent nature, art and culture, continuously changing and expanding. The café is an idyllic oasis where one can have a delicious lunch, homemade cakes or enjoy a cup of fresh coffee. In connection with the café you will find the museum shop.

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Valdres Folk Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

10.00-16.00/17.00 every day June-August Guided tours on request all year. 95,-/85,-/55,-/230,The museum is nominated for the museum of the year in Norway in 2013 Valdres www.valdresmusea.no info@valdres.museum.no

Tel.: +47 61 35 99 00 Tyinvegen 27 NO-2900 Fagernes

The guides at Valdres Folk Museum will give you a taste of a rich and vibrant folk culture. How often do you get the chance to experience the unique sound of a hardanger fiddle or the exquisite harmony of a langeleik? While the tunes alone are mesmerizing, the experience is suplemented by a show of various folk dances such as the acrobatic halling or the elegant springar. In many of our buildings there are also people demonstrating traditional craftmanship such as working with textiles, decoration or cheesemaking. In Valdres these traditions are strong - and vibrant. Being deeply rooted in the local cultural traditions, we are also in an excellent position to critically analyze it. The exhibition �Folk Music and Nationalism� does this by documenting the roles local folk musicians played in collaborating with or supporting the German occupying power during WWII. This is naturally a highly contentious issue, but one that needs to be discussed nonetheless. Donation account 1503.37.02431 IBAN: NO1315033702431. BIC: DNBANOKKXXX Thank you for your support

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Pellestova Hotel Hafjell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good See website See website See website for information Full service hotel Hafjell. Just 2.5 hours from Oslo 20 minutes from Lillehammer www.pellestova.no post@pellestova.no

Tel.: +47 61 27 45 00 Fax: +47 61 27 45 01 Hafjelltoppen, NO-2636 Ă˜yer

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At the top of Hafjell, 970 m - where the road stops, you will find the newly built Pellestova Hotel Hafjell. Pellestova is a modern and pleasant mountain resort - with direct access to the mountains. Our hotel has 40 rooms. We have everything from spacious mountain suites, with two bedrooms and a bathroom with a sauna, to normal double and single rooms. Good meeting facilities. In addition to hotel rooms we offer big and comfortable appartments of ca 60 square meters with all the necessary equipment for rent and sale. We can offer a wide selection of homemade cakes, lunch and dinner dishes.

Welcome to Pellestova Hotel Hafjell!

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In the nearby surroundings you will find ideal conditions for cross-country skiing as well as well prepared ski slopes. We have 300 km of wonderfull skiing area and it starts right outside your door. Whether you are training to Inga-L책mi, Birken, Marcia Longa - or simply want to gather friends, family or employees, Pellestova is a good starting point.

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Spidsbergseter Gudbrandsdal Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year See website for information Welcome to beautiful mountain scenery Ringebu www.sgh.no post@sgh.no

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Our evolution from a simple summer mountain farm in 1919 to Spidsbergseter Gudbrandsdalslågen Hotel has brought great changes. But the tradition continues: In the hospitality. In the quality of the food and accommodation. And the natural setting, unchanging and magnificent. We wish you and your companions a stay in the mountains with great lifequality. Food to rejoice in Through the millennia the mountain has been Gudbrandsdalen’s larder. Trout, elk and reindeer are not exactly daily fare for us modern, busy people. So the point of staying Spidsbergseter is to escape the commonplace: in this case, by experiencing our modern take on the great mountain cooking of Gudbrandsdalen. We serve you wholesome, beautifully prepared food from the best ingredients in the world: the wildlife and plant life of the mountain areas of Gudbrandsdalen. Winter Winter is not cold and grey - at least not at Spidsbergseter. Here winter is pure joy! A fantastic range of activities for young and old. Ski play area and luge around the hotel, demanding day’s marches in a vast network of well-groomed trails, full speed ahead on snowboard, and slalom at Ringebufjellet Ski Centre. Ski lift close to the hotel. For those who need greater challenges, it is not far to the advanced slopes of the Kvitfjell Alpine Arena. Summer Nature rings the changes. Summer in the mountains offers quiet walks in soft heather and over mossy stones. Fishing trips on lakes and streams. Riding in the mountains. Children and adults enjoying an active outdoor life. Bike tours through picturesque farm villages and along mountain roads. Have you seen Muen? It’s over there. Majestic and challenging. It’s worth the hard slog to feel that special satisfaction when you reach the top. From there you can gaze out over the beautiful horizon and even a bit beyond! Perhaps the greatest experience is to forget about time and distance for a while. Just enjoy every step. Savour the sight of the magnificent horizon, but also of the details right in front of your shoes. And above all: take in the silence. It does you no end of good, a few days just surrounded by nature’s own harmonies.

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Freedom and comfort! The Mountain Suites, next to the hotel, provide an extra holiday experience. Here you can stay in a fully equipped apartment. A double and a single bedroom with bath en suite, living room with kitchenette and balcony. Cable television and telephone.

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Cabin life To many people, cabin life is the very incarnation of holiday and leisure. At Gudbrandsdal Hotel Spidsbergseter you can enjoy genuine Norwegian cabin life in a special way. Our cabins are only 250 meters away. Peace and quiet in the beautiful mountain scenery. Near to all the hotel facilities and services. Perhaps the closest you can come to the Norwegian holiday tradition in modern form. The cabins can accommodate up to five people, with two bedrooms, shower and WC, living room with fireplace, lounge, cable TV and a kitchen and dining area. The cabins are sunny and equipped with private balcony.


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Tretten Kro Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year On request See main text Fåvang www.trettenkro.no post@trettenkro.no

Tel.: +47 61 27 63 21 Kongsvegen 1690 NO-2635 Oppland

Tretten Diner and Motel, formerly Bådstø Gjestegiveri is situated on the E6 motorway at Tretten in the valley of Gudbrandsdalen. It lays 29 kilometers north of Lillehammer and 217 kilometers from Oslo. With 150 beds, we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We offer food and accommodation for travelers. The diner is open 8 am to 8 pm every day. Our accomodation and facitlies range from simple log cabins with 2 beds to two room cabins with livingroom, kitchen and bathroom. We also offer plots for tents, caravans and campervans.

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All our beds have bedding, and it comes with 2 towels per. made bed. Tretten Diner and Motel is an excellent and affordable base for walks in the woods and mountains in the summer, as well as a unique base for skiers with hundreds of ski trails in the area, as well as 3 major ski resorts within 15 minutes.

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Tunet Kro Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 9 am til 9 pm All year On request See main text Fåvang city centre www.tunetkro.no egil@tunetkro.no

Tel.: +47 61 28 11 12 NO-2634 Fåvang

``Tunet`` Diner is situated right next to the E6 motorway in the Olympic town of Fåvang in the valley of Gudbrandsdalen. It lays 47 kilometers north of Lillehammer and 235 kilometers from Oslo. We offer a varied menu of traditional Norwegian food, fast food and a selection of Thai dishes. We have received top scores in National Diner Tests, and our guests claim that Tunet Diner is the best place to eat in Gudbrandsdalen. Many also call it «my second home» The diner has 150 seats, and in addition a large meeting room that accommotates 50 people. We also have large toilet and shower facilities that are open 24 hours a day all year round. This is a free service we offer to all travelers.

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Vasetstølen servering og hytter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good See website Open all year for groups and partys Call us for information Cabins build from old logs, high standard, fully equipped rooms, 4 - 8 person per cabin. Vaset in Vestre-Slidre 28 km to Fagernes www.vasetstolen.no post@vasetstolen.no

Tel.: +47 61 36 33 50 Fax: +47 61 36 33 11 Panoramavegen, NO-2960 Røn

SERVERING & HYTTER Vasetstølen is a unique place with buildings from the 1700 and 1800’s. Vasetstølen is located 860 metres above sea level at Vaset in Valdres and is open year-round. Vaset has impressive touring terrain both summer and winter, with Norway’s grandest cycling area, marked trails, alpine and fantastic machine run ski tracks. The main building, which is from the 1700’s, is used as a service building, restaurant/cafe and banqueting room.

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Both groups and individual guests can enjoy a tasty meal from our kitchen. We have space for approx. 100 guests for dining and we can set a long table that seats approx. 50/60 guests in a group. We also offer catering and will gladly transport the food to you.

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Activities Activities are something we have an abundance of, in the summer we are a living mountain farm with animals and a farm shop, where all products such as cheese, butter, bread, cakes, etc. are produced on site. We have boat hire, fishing, dog sled racing, riding and a beautiful cycle area through a landscape with working mountain farms. In the winter, we offer sleigh rides, dog sled racing, alpine facilities, 140 km of ski tracks and 500m to the shop. Cabins for hire Beautiful new timber cabins with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, sauna, modern kitchen and lounge with stove fire. Beautiful older timber cabins with 2 and 3 bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and lounge with fireplace.

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All the cabins are self-catering. We also accommodate companies, groups, courses with full or half board, which is served in the main building. Sleeping accommodation for approx. 60 persons.

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Brennabu Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year Call us for information See main text Vaset i Valdres – mountain area between Valdres and Hemsedal www.brennabu.no post@brennabu.no

Tel.: +47 61 36 31 02 Fax: +47 61 36 33 59 Vaset i Valdres NO-2960 Røn

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Brennabu is located in Vaset in Valdres – 850 meters above sea level . We are running a holiday mountain lodge for groups all year. We also have various cabins for rent. The main house has approx 90 beds and the cabins 6 – 28 beds. “Låvin” is our banquet and assembly facility that can seat up to 150 people. We can also organize parties or concerts for smaller groups. We offer excellent food and friendly ambience.  During the winter we offer skiing in beautiful landscape with prepared x-country tracks, alpine skiing and  of course snow! For summer activities we can mention canoeing, climbing and hiking in beautiful landscape -  between peaks and lakes of high altitude. We can arrange activities for groups on request.

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Dovrefjell Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Three stars 24 hours 365 days a year! 599 -1795 NOK Enjoy your vacation or business trip in peaceful and harmonious surroundings with lovely traditional food and drinks. Svenskebakken, Dombås www.dovrefjellhotell.no post@dovrefjellhotell.no

Tel.: +47 61 24 10 05 Fax: +47 61 24 15 05 NO-2600 Dombås

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Full service hotel with restaurant, bar and 24-hour reception. The hotel combines peaceful and harmonious surroundings with traditional Norwegian food. The family driven hotel offers quality and personal service in a homely atmosphere to a fair price. Guests can enjoy a sauna, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, solarium, table tennis room, play room,wilderness lavvo (traditional Sami dwelling), hot tub, souvenir shop and ski stall. Conference hotel with four halls, conference lobby and eight group rooms. The largest hall has a capacity of 200 persons in cinema layout and 120 when used as a classroom. Fully equipped with AV and wireless internet access. Standard 89 rooms with capacity with up to 8 persons. All rooms have a digital TV, telephone and underfloorheated bathrooms with bathtub or shower. Many rooms have also views of the mountain or ski slope.

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Location The hotel is delightfully situated at the foot of the Dovrefjellplateau along “Hindåa”, about 1.5km from Dombås town centre in an area of great natural beauty. The location is especially attractive to lovers ofthe great outdoors as itis in the heart of “national park country”, with three national parks – Sunndalsfjella and Dovrefjell, Dovre, and the new Rondane – as nearest neighbours. Unique fauna such as musk ox and wild reindeer occupy prime positions in our region. Ten minutes’ drive away is the bird sanctuary Fokstumyra, where about 100 species nest. The hotel’s location is also known as the “Gateway to the Golden Route”: Dombås-TrollstigenGeiranger and down Ørnevegen-Hellesylt-Briksdal, a fantastic natural experience. There is much activity at Dombås all year round, as it is Norway’s most important junction linking Oslo-Trondheim-Møre and Sunnmøre (Nordvestlandet).

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Centre: Cycle route: from the hotel (Cycle rental at hotel) Juving: 500m Dombås town centre: 1.5 km Walking (200km of hiking trails): from the hotel Cross-country skiing (200km of ski trails): from the hotel Alpine skiing: 1.5 km Safari (musk ox and elk): arranged from the hotel Excursion to the top of Snøhetta or other summits: arranged from the hotel Rafting: 5 km Fishing: 3 km Train and bus stations: 1.5 km Photo: DNF


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Gålå Høgfjellshotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Very good 24 hours service All year. Winter/spring, summer/autumn Please contact our booking for information See main text 1hour from Lillehammer 89km, Vinstra- trainstation 18km www.gala.no hotel@gala.no

Tel.: +47 61 29 76 00 Fax: +47 61 29 76 01 Gålå Høgfjellshotell, NO-2646 Gålå

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Gålå is perfect all year around, situated 930 masl. During the winter Gålå offers one of Norways best crosscountry tracks 630km and 15 alpin slopes. During the summer Gålå offers hiking,fishing, rafting, kayak and bicycle. Gålå Høgfjellshotell can offer a conference room for up to 100persons with a beautiful scenery of the mountains and the national park Jotunheimen.

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Høvringen Høgfjellshotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Mountain resort All day The hotel is open during the tourist season. Bed and breakfast from NOK 640,- per person per night Sporty non-smoking atmosphere. Høvringen mountain, Rondane www.hovringenhotell.no post@hovringenhotell.no

Tel.: +47 61 23 37 22 NO-2673 Høvringen

Høvringen Høgfjellshotell is placed on a plateau 980 meters above sea level, right at the entrance of the Rondane national park, and offers both in the summer and winter a natural starting point for walking tours in all directions. Skjelleseter, one of the 30 mountain huts in Høvringen was developed over four generations, to the today’s Høvringen Høgfjellshotell. With its central location between Oslo, Trondheim and Western Norway, Høvringen is an ideal place for one or two overnight stays. You can combine this with a short mountain walk, or simply just enjoy the beautiful view over Rondane national park. It welcomes you to a unique hotel, richly with traditions. We offer a comfortable and «simple way of life», which is important for the human interaction. We believe in personal peace and feeling in contact with nature.

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For over 100 years we have offered a comfortable frame for a personal and sporty environment to our guests, where interhuman contact and experiencing the nature has created well-being for our guests. Protected by Jotunheimen and Langfjellene in the west and the south, Dovrefjell in the north and Rondane in the east Høvringen has the most stable inland climate in the country.

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Kveto Fjellgard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year See pricelist on website See main text Valdres Beitostølen 2,2 km www.kveto-fjellgard.no kveto@beitostolen.no

Tel.: +47 61 34 15 52 +47 41 62 60 65 NO-2953 Beitostølen

Come to Valdres and experience the high mountains, in summer and winter, at Kveto Fjellgard (Kveto Moutain Farm). Cabins high above lake Øyangen face the sun with a great view towards the mountains and Jotunheimen, and only 2.2 km from the winter resort Beitostølen. Beitostølen offers very family-friendly ski slopes and well-groomed cross-country trails for all levels. This is the gateway to Jotunheimen, and an excellent starting point for day trips in the mountains on foot or by car in the summer. The cabins consist of a lounge with sofa and TV, and a family kitchen with baking and cooking facilities, coffee maker, refrigerator and dishwasher. The bathroom has a shower, and there are two bedrooms with five beds. The cabins are located in quiet surroundings, yet close to hotels with pools, tennis and squash, shops, petrol stations and restaurants. Each cabin has a veranda with great views, and one cabin is suitable for the disabled with wheelchair ramp, wide doors and easy access.

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Pluscamp Rustberg Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Idyllic and quiet family camping 24 hours All year See website See main text 20 km north of Lillehammer 200 km north of Oslo www.rustberg.no rustberg@pluscamp.no

Tel.: +47 61 27 77 30 NO-2636 Ă˜yer

Facilities at Campsite: Idyllic camping that is situated in several terraces upon the hillside above GudbrandslĂĽgen river. With 33 well equipped cottages in various sizes, the most of which have showers and toilets. 60 spaces for tents and caravans, all with outlets for electricity. A modern sanitary building, TV room and large activity/ meeting room. Kiosk for sale of food and necessities. Cottages and camping spaces can be reserved in advance. Activities at Campsite: There is a large playground, billiardgolf, outdoor heated swimming pool with slide and wading pool for small children. Boat rentals and fishing, cross country skiing. Rustberg is a good starting point for a trip to the mountains, by ski, walking or with car.

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Activities in Area: In the area you will find fishing, swimming, walking trails. Lillputthammer miniature village with indoors waterpark. Hunderfossen familiy park with fairy tale castle, museum, moose safari, farm tours and much more. There is a golf course nearby. It is 7 km to Hafjell, 20 km to Skei and 25 km to Kvitjell alpine center. (Skiing areas)

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Rondablikk Høyfjellshotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All seasons (B&B) Bed/breakfast from Nok.675.-  per person See main text Kvam i Gudbrandsdalen 13 km. From E6 route. Vinstra www.rondablikk.no post@rondablikk.no

Tel.: +47 61 29 49 40 Fax: +47 61 29 49 50 Kvamsfjellet, NO–2642 Kvam i Gudbrandsdalen

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The hotel is situated at Kvamsfjellet, at 910 m altitude, in the heart of the World of Peer Gynt. Visitors can enjoy stunning views towards RONDANE NATIONAL PARK and several mountain lakes. A varied scenery allows for recreation as well as challenging activities – in summer as well as winter. Kvamsfjellet does not have downhill facilities, but offers 120 kilometres of way-marked tracks/trails in beautiful surroundings. Furthermore, we have our own wilderness camp with Sámi tents and large woodland shelters by the Furusjøen lake. Equipment is available for hire

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Spiterstulen Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Various 07.00-23.00 ca.1.6.-10.10. From 190,- to 1200,- a night www.spiterstulen.no Jotunheimen – Lom www.spiterstulen.no post@spiterstulen.no

Tel.: +47 61 21 94 00 Fax: +47 61 21 94 01 P.O. Box 158, NO-2688 Lom

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Spiterstulen is situated 1100 m (3610 ft.) above sea level on the timber line in a sheltered and luxuriant mountain valley. You will find a profusion of mountain flowers, rippling streams, old animal pits and fabled tofts, all tempting you to pleasant strolls. The meadow is a delightful playground for children.

In the summer there will be trips with guide daily to the Adventure Ice on Svellnosbreen. In fair weather, you can climb both Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind safely without a guide.

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Part of the time, Spiterstulen is an outdoor pursuits centre, the “Varden Fjellskole”. Also during this period guests accepting plain fare are welcome. A wide variety of rooms are available - ranging from the youth section with two-storied bunks and shared baths to small cottages with bath. We have “family units” in small cottages around the playground, where you can stay with the children for a reasonable price.

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Storhaugen gard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good, panorama sorroundings 24 hours May-November See website See website Bøverdalen Lom 20 km www.storhaugengard.no info@storhaugengard.no

Tel.: +47 612 12069 Storhaugen gard NO-2687 Bøverdalen

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Storhaugen gard is situated at the foot of Galdhøpiggen, 700 meters above sea level, surrounded by magnificent scenery. From here you can see several of the 2000 meter peaks in the area. Storhaugen gard is located at the entrance to Jotunheimen and is therefore an excellent base for those who want to go hiking, skiing, or those who simply want to experience the magnificent scenery we have here in the area. Storhaugen gard is in full operation, with milk and meat production of goats and bulls. Gradually we have built up a tourist business with condos and apartments of good standard. In total we now have approximately 70 beds in 8 units. All units are built around the farm. We also have a function room with catering, and can therefore serve good, traditional Norwegian food to order.

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Top of Norway - Elveseter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Rustic 24 hrs Medio May to medio October From 575 NOK per person in a standard double room A family run hotel surrounded by history Mountain Area Lom 24 km www.topofnorway.no elveseter@topofnorway.no

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Elveseter is an old farm situated in Bøverdalen valley, in Lom County. Surrounded by glaciers, craggy peaks and huge mountain massifs, you will find the valley that is one of the country’s most exciting areas. However, more than a story about a Farm and the valley, the story about Elveseter is the story about a family of gifted craftsmen and pioneers in the hotel and leisure industry, who dared to think differently and succeed. Today, Inger and Rungne Elveseter are the owners and the hotel is managed by Top of Norway. Rungne`s parents, Jessie and Aamund, built Elveseter and Leirvassbu up to be nationally renowned tourist destinations. Tourists from all walks of life, queens, kings, and heads of state as well as internationally acclaimed adventurers have all visited Elveseter and Leirvassbu. The family were always great collectors of art, which are on display today, including paintings of Norwegian masters as well as works from the great Norwegian wood carvers of the eighteenth century. One of the characteristics of Elveseter is the use of names and symbology from the ancient Norse Mythology. Names as Midgard, Utgard, Tor and Odin makes history come alive and creates a bridge to modern time. Inger and Rungne builds on this history, but are currently embarked on a comprehensive restoration and modernisation of Elveseter in regards to the demands and expectations of a modern tourist destination.

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Elveseter with its unique collection of artefacts, the old manor farm Sulheim and Leirvassbu with its location in the untouched wilderness of Jotunheimen, together have started a cooperation called Top Of Norway, to provide the best experience for our guests.

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Located in Bøverdalen and Leirdalen, we have more than 1000 years of tradition in culture and during the last 100 years we have been hosts for guests and mountain pioneers. Elveseter is a place for the young and old, men and women, walkers and climbers, cross country and downhill skiers as well as foreigners and Norwegians. They will all feel welcome and all are well looked after by the friendly hosts. Many of the site’s visitors can never get enough, and will be back year after year. Together we invite you for an exciting holiday in the heart of the Norwegian mountains. Welcome!


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Vertshuset Sinclair Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 07.00 - 04.00 All seasons See website Bookstore, souvenirs. Historical exhibition. Free internet Kvam in Gudbrandsdalen, at E6 route www.vertshuset-sinclair.no Facebook/Vertshuset Sinclair As post@verthuset-sinclair.no

Tel.: +47 61 29 54 50 Fax: +47 61 29 54 51 Gudbrandsdalsvegen 1452, NO-2642 Kvam

Situated in Kvam in Gudbrandsdalen, right between Trondheim and Oslo, and between western and eastern Norway, Sinclair Inn has a unique location for travelers through Gudbrandsdalen. Sinclair Inn has existed for more than 40 years, and has become a popular stop for locals, groups, truck drivers, and other travelers. Sinclair Inn is known for its traditional Norwegian food and its historical atmosphere. It has a permanent exhibition about the Scottish Expedition/ The Battle of Kringen in 1612. We have a various menu, and our popular buffet is served every day. Sinclair offers good facilities for groups, see our website for more information. In addition, Sinclair Inn may offer accommodation, banquet facilities, and a pub. Good parking facilities.

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Bygdin Fjellhotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours Winter: apr. 15/3- 10/4 Summer: apr. 27/6-14/9 Roms with breakfast from NOK 510,- per person. Rooms with 1/2 board from NOK 620,- per pers. See: www.bygdin.com Jotunheimen, 12 km north of Beitostølen 50 km www.bygdin.com bygdin@bygdin.com

Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated south of Jotunheimen in an altitude of 3910 ft. The hotel is not only well known for its beautiful surroundings but also for its superb cuisine and of course the friendly atmosphere, live music is played every evening in the bar and our guests can relax or take part in the fun by dancing the night away.

Tel.: +47 61 34 14 00 Fax: +47 61 34 14 27 NO-2953 Beitostølen

Fagernes Campingpark Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

4 star 08.00-23.00 1/1-31/12 Cabins from 450 NOK Camping sites from 200 NOK See main text Fagernes Latitude: 60N 58’ 54.75” Longitude: 9E 13’ 52.64” www.fagernescampingpark.no twitter.com/FagernesCamping Facebook/FagernesCamping post@fagernes-camping.no

Tel.: +47 61 36 05 10 Tyinvegen 23, NO-2900 Fagernes

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Fagernes Campingpark is an all-year 4 star camping site idyllically located by the Strandefjorden and surrounded by evergreen pine trees.

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The Storøya peninsula with Valdres Folk Museum is our nearest neighbour. High quality cabins and apartments, beautiful camping site for caravans, camper vans and tents. Playground, beach, boat hire and fishing.


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Furuhaugli Turisthytter Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location:

**-**** cabins, **** campsite 08.00-22.00 All year See website with online booking Accomandation, Camping, Cafeteria, Activities Dovrefjell (GPS 62009’12,51’’

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Dombås 17 km. www.furuhaugli.com post@furuhaugli.no

The place consist 29 cabins of different size, space for 40 caravans, sanitary facilities, a Café where you can eat all your meals, a nice living room with an open fireplace, a bar, a reception and a TV lounge. Some of the cabins, the sanitary building and the Café have access for wheelchairs.

Tel.: +47 61 24 00 00 Dovrefjell, NO-2660 Dombås

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Furuhaugli lies protected among the birch trees at Dovrefjell, 1007m above sea level. Situated 800m away from the E6, it is a quiet and nice place to relax both for heart and soul.

With tradition for hospitality since the 1930’s we hope we are able to offer you a complete package for your stay. We keep open all year for all kinds of occasions.

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Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Hotel, self- serve cabins and camping. 24 hours Hotel: Summer and winter Cabins: All year Call us for information The Lyftingsmo family extends its heartiest welcome for a pleasant stay at Haukliseter. N61º 53,305’ E009º 29,256’ www.rondane.com post@rondane.com

Tel.: +47 90 62 41 95 - +47 61 23 37 17 NO-2673 Høvringen

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The hotell is located at Høvringen at the entrance to the Rondane National Park, 120 km north of Lillehammer, and 8 km from the E6. At an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, Haukliseter commands a panorama view of Høvringen an the surrounding mountains. Accessible by car, or by train to Otta in Gudbrandsdalen and from Otta up the mountain by bus. The terrain around Høvringen and the Rondane mountains, with easy walks as well as more rugged terrain, har something for everyone. You can take a different route every day on wellkept trails. Haukliseter represents the Norwegian Tourist Association (DNT) at Høvringen and is a superb starting point for hiking in the Rondane mountains. There are also many other activities available both in summer and winter.

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Haukliseter Fjellstue has a long tradition as a tourist facility, having started as a traditional summer dairy for one of the farms down in the valley, and developing into an attractive and modern mountain lodge with food of the best, beer and wine. Table tennis, sauna and dancing. Self-serve cabins may also be rented year round.

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Søre Traasdahl Hyttetun Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Midway between national parks Sunndalsfjella / Dovre, Rondane, Jotunheimen and Reinheimen are Søre Traasdahl. The museum consists of 4 cabins in various sizes, ranging from 36m ² to 111m ², with a total of 24 beds.

Good All day All year See website or call us for information See main text Lesja, Dovre www.traasdahl.no post@traasdahl.no

There are nice walks in the neighborhood, and the river below the cabins is considered a good area for trout fishing. In winter it is nice conditions for sleds and fun in the snow. There are plenty and great ski trails in Dovre and the resort in Dombås is both cozy and family friendly.

Tel.: +47 907 90 375 +47 992 51 519

Lesja offers some of the most exciting trout fishing in Norway. The clear river with the light sandy soils makes this one of the best places to spot trout. Breathtaking scenery, exciting nature and the possibility of catching a big trout.

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Dombås ski lifts (10 minutes drive) is the nearest alpine centre, but it’s not far to Bjorli (35 minutes drive). The facility at Dombås is not large, but in return very child friendly. Prices are not as high as in larger facilities. From the resort there are many skitrails (100 - 200 km). Sledding is fun for young and old in Søre Traasdahl. We use snowmobiles to transport you up and different sleds and other “means of transport” to get you back down. As our guest you can enjoy all the sleds, toboggans and rings that we always have. The fun happens just outside the door.

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Good On request all year All year on request Doubbleroom NOK 1.200,incl breakfast Singleroom NOK 850,incl breakfast Half price for children under the age of 12 Bed and breakfast, coffee, pastries, lunch and dinner. In Vang municipality 45 km from Fagernes towards Lærdal (100 km) www.sorrehemsing.no post@sorrehemsing.no

Tel.: +47 61 36 72 70

We are a farming and tourism enterprise with 17th and 19th century buildings. We have two double rooms with extra beds and two four-bed rooms, one double room, one threebed room and one single room. There is no water in the rooms; shower and toilets are outside. Accommodation: We are open on request all day for groups of 1-16 each Food: We are open on request all day for groups of 1-45

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Valbjør Gard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Old renovated farm buildings All day (By appointment). All year NOK 400,– - 600,– www.valbjoer.no 5 km from Vågåmo village (Church). Upper road on the northern bank of Otta river Vågåmo www.valbjoer.no post@valbjoer.no

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Back to the vikings High above Vågå, more than 2100 feet above the sea on the sunny side of the valley, you find Valbjør Farm. From here one can admire the view up towards the white mountains of Jotunheimen and down upon the green waters of Lake Vågå. The farm is managed ecologically, with sheep, goats, and some vegetables and herbs. The farm consists of 12 vintage log cabins with altogether 22 beds. Nordre stugu (the north cabin), Vetlstugu (the small cabin), and Aasheimstugu are equipped for complete household independence. There are also beds in Nybuloftet and Gammelloftet, which in the latter date back as far as the 17th century. We serve traditional cuisine as well as local delicacies. Tourist busses and groups are welcome, and we arrange parties and events on request. Our pub is always a popular and festive venue for special occasions. We also arrange courses in local handicrafts as well as guided tours in a unique rural countryside. There is outstanding hiking terrain in the area, with a number of marked trails by or near the farm.

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Vågå Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year from 545 per pers. in dbl. room Tourist information at hotel Vågåmo www.vagahotel.no post@vagahotel.no You will find us right in the cultural landscape, 356 meters above sea level in the mountain village of Lom. Here has mountain poets, painters and fairytail collectors found harmony and inspiration by the magnificent natural and cultural landscape.

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HEDMARK A bewitching region

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The third largest county in Norway and reputedly the most heavily forested, Hedmark is a bewitching region to explore, accounting for about 8.5 per cent of the mainland − but barely four per cent of the population – with a total area of 28,000 square kilometres.. Starting from Kongsvinger, a 17th-century fortress town on Norway’s longest river, the Glomma, the forest of Finnskogen (named for the Finnish immigrants who settled here during the 17th and 18th centuries) offers intrepid visitors a 240-km-long trail from Magnor in the rich farmlands of the south to Søre Osen and Trysil in the mountains of the north. Trysil itself is one of the largest forest communities in Norway, and one of the country’s largest, most varied and well equipped skiing centres. Despite its large size and rural character, Hedmark’s proximity to Oslo’s international airport makes it easily 462


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accessible to visitors. The larger towns, most of which are located in the southern part of the county, are comfortable and hospitable communities, relaxing places to visit.

of World War II, when Norwegian troops prevented the Germans from capturing Norway’s royal family long enough to enable them to escape to exile in England. With the valley of Østerdalen, the Elverum region is characterized by charming villages, beautiful agricultural landscapes and outstanding opportunities for recreational and leisure activities.

With Lillehammer, in neighbouring Oppland county, the lakeside Hedmark town of Hamar famously played host to the 1994 Winter Olympics, for which two internationally acclaimed sports arenas were built: the Viking Ship and the Northern Lights Hall. Both are popular attractions for visitors − many of whom may well have arrived on Skibladner, the “white swan of Mjøsa”. Inland sea Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake at more than 350 square kilometres, is virtually an inland sea; and Skibladner, built in 1856, is thought to be the world’s oldest paddle steamer still in regular service. The vessel, painstakingly restored to its original splendour, offers its passengers an unforgettable voyage on lake Mjøsa, past the rolling hills and well-kept farms lining its shores. Out on a headland jutting into the lake lie the ruins of the 12th century Hamar Cathedral Priory, over which a protective steel and glass cover was erected during the late nineties. The impressive structure, one of the largest glass constructions in Europe, has won international acclaim. “Hamardomen”, also known as the “Glass Cathedral”, was chosen as Hedmark’s Millennium Site. The city of Elverum, situated on the banks of the Glomma in the heart of the nation’s largest forestry region, served as the temporary capital and refuge during the German invasion

Elverum is ideal for those who love natural wilderness. This is where the boreal zone, or taiga, begins, and no other area in Norway supports more wild animals: moose, bear, wolf, wolverine and lynx thrive in these woodlands. Dazzling display For a change of pace, in the town of Løten, midway between Hamar and Elverum, Løiten Lys is quite possibly the world’s biggest producer of handmade candles, a dazzling display housed in a former aquavit distillery − plus an exhibition of works by Løten’s native son, Edvard Munch. And Eidskog, the southernmost municipality, shares with Sokndal in Rogaland and Levanger in Nord-Trøndelag the distinction of membership in the extraordinary “Cittaslow” (“Slow Cities”) movement. Based in Italy, where it grew out of the better known “Slow Food” project, this most exclusive of clubs describes itself as an “international network of cities where the living is easy”. Children of all ages will not want to miss the Aukrust Centre at Alvdal, dedicated to the work of Kjell Aukrust - the author, poet and artist best known for the fictional village of Flåklypa and its weird and wonderful inhabitants as portrayed in the 1975 cartoon classic “Flåklypa (or Pinchcliffe) Grand Prix”, directed by Ivo Caprino.

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Destinations Destination Trysil............................................................................................... 466 Hamar Region.................................................................................................... 467 Stor-Elvdal.......................................................................................................... 468 The Elverum Region.......................................................................................... 469

What to do Dæsbekken Wildelifecenter.............................................................................. 470 Folldal Gruver..................................................................................................... 472 Løiten Lys........................................................................................................... 473 Munthegaarden................................................................................................. 473 Skarnes Lekeland............................................................................................... 471

Museums & culture Klevfoss Industrial Museum.............................................................................. 474 Kongsvinger Fortress......................................................................................... 475 Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter................................................................. 476 Nordøsterdalsmuseet........................................................................................ 477 Norwegian Motor Historic Museum.................................................................. 477

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Where to stay Femundshytten.................................................................................................. 486 Finnskogen Fritid............................................................................................... 479 Finnskogen Turist & Villmarksenter AS............................................................. 486 Finnskogtoppen Velværehotel.......................................................................... 480 Grøndalen Søndre Gård..................................................................................... 487 Kjølen Hotell & Restaurant................................................................................ 487 Kvikne Camping................................................................................................. 488 Langodden gård................................................................................................. 488 Ljøratunet AS..................................................................................................... 481 Løkken Fjellgård................................................................................................ 489 Maarud Gaard Opplevelser............................................................................... 489 Milepelen Vertshus............................................................................................ 490 Orkelbogen Recreation Center.......................................................................... 482 Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort........................................................................ 483 Radisson Blu Resort Trysil................................................................................. 483 Røste Hyttetun & Camping................................................................................ 490 Skaslien Gjestgiveri AS...................................................................................... 484 Slobrua Gjestegård............................................................................................ 485 Trysil Hyttegrend Motel and Camping.............................................................. 491 Tynset Rom & Camping......................................................................................491

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Destination Trysil Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Trysil www.trysil.no facebook: Trysil – hva skjer twitter.com/trysil info@trysil.com

Tel.: +47 62 45 10 00 Storvegen 3, NO-2420 Trysil

Trysil is the largest skiresort in Norway and is a very family friendly skiresort. The youngest skiers can choose between three children’s areas with turn figures and fun activities. The ski school offers ski lessons to all levels of skiers, from beginners to experts. In Trysil you will find family friendly cabins, apartments and hotels with ski in and ski out location. Our new resort hotels offers spa, swimmingpool, flowrider, bowling, games and several restaurants. Cross country skiing, horsesledding, dogsledding and starhunting is some of the other activities. The winterseason starts in October and last until the end of April. During summer and autumn Trysil offers a wide range of activities, like rafting, golf, moose safaris, canoe, fishing, hiking and biking. Trysil is one of the largest counties in southern Norway with mainly forest, rivers and mountains.

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Hamar region Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

Mon-Fri: 09-18, Sat-Sun: 11-16 Off season Mon-Fri: 09-16 Grønnegata 52, Østre Torg (square), www.hamarregionen.no post@hamarregionen.no

Tel: +47 400 36 036 Grønnegata 52, NO-2317 Hamar

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Welcome to the Hamar region With a stable climate, diverse nature, rich cultural heritage and wide range of activities, the Hamar region can offer exciting adventures all year round. Situated between Mjøsa and the mountain plateaus, it is ideal for walking, biking, golf, fishing or skiing - cross-country as well as alpine. Swimming opportunities are many, and you have a choice between idyllic forest lakes or beaches along Mjøsa. Photo: Oplandske Dampskibsselskap

If you are looking for quality, traditional food and the good life, the Hamar region is the ideal destination. Manor farms, with a rich cultural heritage and welcoming hosts, are lined up like pearls on a string. The food is local, and dishes are cooked from scratch. With its diverse and vibrant cultural life, the region offers everything from fine arts to large sporting events. Several theatres, numerous concert venues, opera, lively shows, an exciting blues scene and a wide range of festivals provide excellent entertainment - all year round.

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Edvard Munch was born December 12, 1863. The 150th anniversary of his birth will be marked both nationally and locally. www.munch150.no In 2013 it is 100 years since Kirsten Flagstad´s debut as an opera singer – and this will also be celebrated. www.kirsten-flagstad.no

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Stor-Elvdal Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

0900 – 1500 2480 Koppang www.stor-elvdal.kommune.no postmottak@ stor-elvdal.kommune.no

Tel: +47 62 46 46 00 Storgata 120 P.O. Box 85, NO-2481 Koppang

When you walk through the pine forests to the sound of bird song and feel the soft moss under your feet. When you wander along the banks of the Glomma River, which winds its way through the valley, and you catch a glimpse of a trout or a grayling. Then, you know you have experienced an absolute closeness to real and natural life. It is in this trinity you will meet Stor-Elvdal, one of the country’s largest districts, 150 km to the border in the north at the Rondane National Park. As well as wolves, bears, wolverines and lynx Stor-Elvdal also has one of the countries largest population of moose. The Nordic Rhine Valley: The rivers are very important for the district and they are essential for thriving life, business and recreation. Glomma, Norway’s longest river has given Stor-Elvdal its name and flows a hundred km from Atna in the north to Hovda in the south. The water way is also well suited for leisure activities such as rafting, canoeing and fishing. Happy Holidays: Stor-Elvdal strongly supports holiday cabin development along Vinje road. The massive mountain areas have terrain and location which make the area ideal for both young families and older. The beautiful nature also attracts tourists seeking exiting experiences. Hotels, mountain motels and camping sites welcome guests that seek wilderness experiences, hunting and fishing. Atna: was a little village in the district which was dying out. But effective and innovative enthusiasts have created nationwide known products such as Atna beer from Atna brewery and Glopheim cafeteria which is a cultural giant in mini form were many of the country’s most known artists perform in retro surroundings from the 1950’s. Gammelstu Stai: is one of the old beautiful east country farms (Østerdalsgårdene). Here the hosts offer accommodation, farm holidays and not least the delicious meat products from their own sausage factory.

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Storstua: is the district’s meeting place with a sports hall, amphitheatre, conference rooms, cinema and various meeting rooms. The distinctive architecture which civil architect Willy Olsen has created with this monumental building has given many inhabitants of Stor-Elvdal a new meeting place.

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Winter Night in Rondane: is artist Harald Solberg’s most known painting. At the foot of the grand blue mountains in the Rondane National Park lies the beautiful valley in quietness and peace. The national tourist road between Enden and Folldal is a good choice for travellers that wish to experience Rondane’s grand natural wildness and also sheltered valleys and endless moors. Koppang Islands: are a lovely piece of Norwegian nature were the landscape winds around Glomma, Norway’s longest river. “Here is Norway’s Rhine valley” said Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson when he saw this beautiful landscape. It can be fully enjoyed from Hammarkollen were even King Haakon in his time experienced the fantastic view.


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The Elverum Region Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

10-16 (17 during summer) Solørveien 151, Elverum www.visiter.no booking@visiter.no

Tel.: +47 400 28 880 Fax:: +47 62 40 90 50 P.O. Box 142, NO-2403 Elverum

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The countryside is calling!

The forest is just around the corner. Concerts, galleries, shopping and wildlife – side by side! Restaurants, golf courses and wilderness, and in the middle of all -the glittering Glomma river. In the heart of this wilderness, where you can explore the nature, is a vibrant cultural life with a wide range of galleries and museums. The music life is well represented in both classical and rock festivals. During summertime the region has several traditional markets and during wintertime the very very old market, Grundsetmartn. The major advantage of the Elverum Region is its closeness to nature. But not only is there mile upon mile of deep forest, Norway’s longest river, Glomma, runs straight through the region. We offer great opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, golfing, skiing and other outdoor activities. The town Elverum is called “the forest capital of Norway”. Leiret, Elverum’s town centre, offers a wide selection of shops, charming restaurants and cafés, and is ideal for a stroll. The Norwegian Forest Museum, one of the largest museums in Norway with 110,000 annually visitors, displays the rich wildlife in the waters and the wilderness around us. It also shows the beauty and the history of the forest. Glomdal Museum is the third largest open-air museum in Norway. More than 90 buildings dated to the period from 1611 to 1940, revealing much about the history of the 350 km long Glomma Valley through the past 400 years. Vålerbanen - Scandinavia’s largest driving arena, with the widest range of eventvehicles! Speed and excitement are the describing keywords of Vålerbanen. Here you can learn everything from how to handle a lorry on slippery surface, to how to get the most out of a race car and driving techniques. Birken - Ski race in winter and cross country bicycle race in summer. The Birkebeiner ski race and Birkebeinerrittet on bicycle both have the world record with 17,000 participants in the 94 km race every year. The course crosses two mountains and the races are probably the most challenging worldwide. The new Rica Elgstua Hotel with “The Moose” as a landmark is situated in Elverum. The newly opened Rica Elgstua Hotel has a 110 rooms and one of the world’s most famous moose restaurants.

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Dæsbekken Wildlifecenter Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

24 hours All year Overnight stay with own bedding/sleeping bag NOK 250 p.p. Overnight stay with made-up bed and towel NOK 400 p.p. Double room with wc/shower NOK 1000 + breakfast NOK 100 Bed/breakfast NOK 400 Full board NOK 600 See main text Finnskogen www.villmarksenter.hm.no post@villmarksenter.hm.no

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Skarnes Lekeland Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

10:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs First weekend of June to last weekend of August (open every day during school holidays) NOK 130,- (discounts for groups and families available) See main text Sør-Odal, Hedmark www.skarneslekeland.no post@skarneslekeland.no

Tel.: +47 62 96 10 03 Slomarka, NO-2100 Skarnes

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Skarnes Lekeland is a friendly amusement park for the whole family. The park was completely renovated in 2009 and provides kids at all ages great challenges in coordination and movement. All activities in the park are designed to increase mobility and body control. We have two outdoor swimming pools with water slides, a large playground, several different animals and many other activities. There is a small shop where you can purchase refreshments. You also find barbecue areas around the park for your convenience. Bring your own food and drinks or purchase in our shop. We offer a perfect setting for a family outing!   The amusement park is located next to Slobrua Gjestegård where you enjoy refreshments and delicious meals in the cafeteria and restaurant. This strategically located motel and roadside diner was built in 1969 and has been fully refurbished over the last few years. There are several private and public events all year around in the Pavilion located inside the premises of the amusement park and in the banqueting rooms of Slobrua Gjestegård. There are also 44 beautifully decorated rooms available if you want to spend more days with us. Please see www.slobrua.no for more information!

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Folldal Gruver Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

11-18 (11-17) 10.06 – 31.08 See the different prices on our website It is possible to have an expanded tour round the Mine area Verket, Folldal Gruver www.folldalgruver.no aage@folldalgruver.no

Tel.: +47 62 49 05 05 Verket, NO-2580 Folldal

Unique industrial society from the early 1900th century. Activities: - Tour into mine by train – national park centre – museum / exhibitions – overnight stay – café – geotourism

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Løiten Lys Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Monday-Saturday 10-18, Sunday 12-18 All year Free entrance 3000 m2 Løiten www.loitenlys.no post@loitenlys.no

Tel.: +47 62 54 70 50 Fax: +47 62 59 42 93 NO-2340 Løten

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In the venerable premises of the Løiten Brænderi Servering, a unique and exciting atmosphere has been created: 3000m2 of fantastic shows and magical experiences have made us one of Hedmark’s biggest tourist attractions. Løiten Lys is the largest manufacturer of handmade candles. High quality and distinctive design are our hallmarks. Our candles are 100% hand crafted. Here you will find candles for all occasions. We have also opened up much of our production process so that all our visitors can get an idea of how the candles are created.

Munthegaarden Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

10.00-02.00 April 1- to 31. December Variable, please request a quotation price Advance bookings only Elverum. Centrally located 3 km south of the Norwegian Forest Museum. www.munthegaarden.no Facebook/Munthegaarden gbekkedal@online.no

Tel.: +47 41 33 73 71 /+47 62 41 44 74 Solørvegen 444, NO-2411 Elverum

For those looking for something special and who want real experiences, cultural history and a unique setting for your event. We welcome in the old Munthe barn who is now a great banquet facilities. Close to nature and a large pavilion with grill and fireplace, make the experience complete. Storytelling, singing, music and a varied menu choices. We customize your event and take pride in making you happy.

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Klevfos Industrial Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website for information 1 May - 30 October NOK 70.- / 60.- / 40.-. Groups and family discount See main text Løten i Hedmark www.skogmus.no ht@klevfos.no

Tel.: +47 62 50 88 06 NO-2345 Ådalsbruk, Løten i Hedmark

A museum which is worth while visiting is the Klevfos Industrial Museum, a closeddown chemical pulp and paper mill at Ådalsbruk in the district of Løten. The museum is a division of the Norwegian Forest Museum. The factory is preserved in the state of its closing down in 1976, with machines and equipment in their original places, and with restored apartments from various periods of time in a labourer´s dwelling. The museum is open for guided tours and offers various arrangements during the summer season, among other things the stage play “Working Days”. The museum has a large outdoor area along the River Svartelva and among its facilities is also a small café. Hand-made paper for sale is also produced, and visitors may by appointment take part in the making of their own paper.

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The museum also houses Munch Centre in Løten, documenting Edvard Munch’s birthplace just here Ådalsbruk. Tours are given in the exhibition.

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Kongsvinger Fortress Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

24 hours All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Kongsvinger www.kongsvingerfestning.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding:  +47 9003 9230 +47 9909 6511

Kongsvinger Fortress (Kongsvinger Festning) was never laid under siege or captured. All the same, it has had strategic significance for the defence of Southern Norway. The Nordic Region in the 17th century was characterised by hostilities. The conflicts arose chiefly from the struggle for power and the conquest of new territories. Towards the end of the 17th century a chain of fortifications was built along the border with Sweden to protect the country from its arch enemy to the east, and Kongsvinger Fortress was one of the most important of these. During the course of the 19th century the fortress lost much of its military significance. Today Kongsvinger Fortress is open to the public, providing guided tours, museum visits, refreshments and overnight accommodation. During the summer season events such as fireworks displays, rock music festivals and gourmet events are arranged. Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace. Only Norwegian version.

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Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-Mail:

Tuesday-Friday: 11 - 16 Sat.-Sun.: 12-17, Monday closed All year Free entrance Tours and events in and outside opening hours can be arranged See website Central located in Hamar 2 minutes walk from the railwaystation www.kunstbanken.no post@kunstbanken.no

Tel.: +47 62 54 22 60

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Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter exhibits visual arts and art crafts from Norway and abroad. Other areas of activity include decentralised educational services, travelling exhibitions, public commissions and information. Kunstbanken also organise extensive art projects such as workshops and art symposiums. The institution is situated in the old building of the Norwegian Bank dating from 1901.


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Nordøsterdalsmuseet Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-Mail:

See website All year Call us for information The museum has twelve branches as a part of Hedmark County Museum Tynset www.nordosterdalsmuseet.no post@nordosterdalsmuseet.no

Tel.: +47 62 48 08 70 Kongsveien 6, NO-2500 Tynset

Museum Centre at Ramsmoen 2500 Tynset Visit our Museum Centre at Ramsmoen in Tynset to see our permanent and temporary exhibitions and to learn about our exciting cultural and conservation work, here and at our 11 other branches in the region: Alvdal museum, the Aukrust Centre, Tynset Village Museum, Tylldalen Village Museum, Bjørgan in Kvikne, the Dølmotunet and Sætersgård collections in Tolga, Os Museum, Folldal Village Museum, and Rendalen Village Museum. Aukrust Centre (Aukrustsenteret) Tel: +47 62 48 78 77, post@aukrust.no, www. aukrust.no The centre, designed by the distinguished architect Sverre Fehn, was built to house the fantastic creations of the artist and humorist Kjell Aukrust. This is an exhibition and experience centre, where you can also meet such cartoon characters as Solan and Ludvik.

Dølmotunet Tel: +47 62 49 64 23 Dølmotunet is an active museum-farm in the middle of Tolga town. Dairy maids and farm kids give tours, and serve coffee, waffles, rømmegrøt, and more. There are activities such as cooking, handicrafts, farm work and folk art all summer long. Dølmotunet is made up of nine houses closely arranged in a square, and consists of among others, a main building, a stable, an herb garden, a cow barn, and a sheep-barn. Rendalen Village Museum (Rendalen bygdemuseum) Tel: +47 62 46 85 00 www.bygdemuseet.no postmottak@rendalen.kommune.no Visit the world of journalist and author Jacob Breda Bull (1853 -1930). See the environment from which he drew his inspiration. And don’t miss the collection of exhibits donated by legendary accordionist Ottar E. Akre. Groups can order traditional meals. The “Bullspill” theatrical event is held in July.

Norwegian Motor Historic Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

1000-1700 every day during season Approx. 28/6 to 27/7 or by appointment. See website. NOK 80,- for adults NOK 40,- for children over 5. Call/mail us for group prices NMHM wants to show the development of tractors and stationary engines with implements belonging to them, as well as cars and motorbikes and related items. Stange. 110 km north of Oslo, 12 km south of Hamar and 2 km west of E6 (crossroads Uthus) N 60° 43.132’, E 11° 12.534’ www.nmhm.no www.facebook.com/nmhm.no info@nmhm.no

Fax: +47 62 57 25 52 Lindstad vestre, Gamle Stangeveg 39 NO-2335 Stange

NMHM displays a unique collection of more than 200 motorized vehicles and machines, among them a portable steam engine from 1903. Most of them are stationary engines and tractors, but there are also some bikes, cars and construction machinery.

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Finnskogen Fritid Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year Please contact us for information See main text Finnskogen www.finnskogenfritid.no arne.skarderud@brednett.no

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Finnskogtoppen VelvĂŚrehotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Classic 24 hours All year Call us for information See main text Grue 2 hrs drive from Oslo www.finnskogtoppen.no post@finnskogtoppen.no

Tel.: +47 62 94 63 00 Fax: +47 62 94 63 10 NO-2256 Grue Finnskog

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Finnskogtoppen has become a classic of its type, holding alive the concept of the health and wellbeing hotel. The form and style of this prize-winning hotel ensure that it blends naturally in with its surroundings. This is the place to go for peace and tranquillity, nature, de-stressing, walking, sleeping and keeping fit according to your needs. Healthy food gives you energy; the menus have been developed to improve your condition. Wellness and massage treatments are a significant part of the available provision: this is where you can charge your batteries. Choose between kneipp bath, steam room, Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as the swimming pool. Daily activities such as water gymnastics, forests walks, various forms of exercise (yoga, pilates, step, qigong, etc) are all included in the stay. A visit to Finnskogtoppen will inspire you to a healthier life, even after you return home.

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Ljøratunet AS Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Cosy, good standard. Every weekend, every day during winter holidays, Easter, summer holidays, autumn holidays, elk hunting season, Christmas. All year round 8 bed apart. NOK 950 per day (NOK 1250 during winter holidays and at Easter). Activity holidays in summer and winter. Offering accommo- dation, meals, and activities By the Ljøra Elva river and Fulufjellet National Park www.ljoratunet.no cindy@ljoratunet.no

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The location lends itself to a plethora of activities and provides plenty of chances to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities are the main attractions in the Ljørdalen valley, and Ljøratunet is a natural base for these activities. The area is also great for other activities such as cycling, running, mountain climbing, nature walks, etc. thanks to the many gravel roads, trails, and cairns to be found here. We can also organise guided tours: Into the mountains to see bears’ dens and other wilderness adventures. We can assist you with finding the activities that suit you. During the winter, there are ski trails right outside Ljøratunet. There are hundreds of kilometres of cross country skiing trails in the surrounding area. Examples of activities that we offer: dog sledding (both in summer and winter), horse riding, guided mountain walks, canoe and bike hire, and meet the masters events. Tourist trails. The Fulufjellet Alpine Centre, a family friendly ski centre with 9 descents and a 1600 m sledging hill. www.fulufjellet.no You can download a brochure about the Fulufjellet National Park from our website. Ljøratunet comprises a main building with a restaurant where there is seating for approx. 50 people, a fully licensed bar, a TV room offering most sports and movie channels, a conference room with seating for 80-90 people, a sauna, and outdoor seating. Adjacent to the main building are 10 cabins with 2 apartments in each cabin. The spacious apartments offer a living area of 63m2, suitable for up to 2+2+4 people. The apartments are decorated in typical Norwegian style, with their own entrances, two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and WC, a lovely living room with a sofa bed, colour TV, fully equipped kitchenette, and a 20m2 open loft area. WiFi is available in all apartments.

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Orkelbogen Recreation Center Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Very good All day All year Call us for information Conference center ideal for sosial and business gatherings Kvikne www.orkelbogen.no post@orkelbogen.no

Tel.: +47 950 82 220 Orkelbogen Friluftssenter, NO-2500 Tynset

Orkelbogen Recreation Center is a conference center located in the mountains. The farm is well suited to events such as business meetings, weddings, confirmations, Christmas parties, meetings or other gatherings. On Orkelbogen we can offer a variety of activities both inside and out. Such as mountain hiking, skiing and horse riding, activity trails, shooting both indoor and outdoor team games. We can provide both food and dining for all meals, and can offer a wide range of dishes. The Center also has a dining room designed for up to 50 guests, lounge, TV lounge and 21 bedrooms.

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The barn has all the facilities for conferences, and is designed for up to 40 people. The barn has also a meeting room for about 12 people. Both are equipped with modern conference equipment.

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Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Delux 24 hours 30 of November - 21 of April Chek web site Full service resort By Høyfjellssenter 15 km from Trysil centre www.parkinn.com/resort-trysil info.trysil@rezidorparkinn.com

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From its unique location, 800 metres above sea level, the brand new Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort, boasts stunning views of the alpine slopes and neighbouring mountains. Offering both comfortable guest rooms and apartments perfect for families or groups of friends, the resort is the perfect choice for adventure seekers and those pursuing a calm mountain oasis. The resort offers an impressive Spa including both indoor and outdoor pools, several saunas and a wonderful spa treatment selection. After a day in the slopes enjoy the tastes of Trysil in “Restaurant Barken” while taking in the majestic views of the mountain, or enjoy a casual dinner accompanied by live music in “Stabben Afterski”. In the lobbybar “Kubben” the panoramic views of the majestic mountains, provides the guests with that special feeling of space and tranquillity which only nature can give. The Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort provides excellent conference facilities for groups up to 300 persons. All meeting rooms are equipped with state of the art audio-visual equipment and the hotel’s dedicated Meetings & Events staff is on site to accommodate every need. Trysil is Norway’s largest and most popular skiing destination. During the months of November through April you can explore 65 perfect slopes and more than 100km of cross country tracks. In addition to alpine and cross country skiing, Trysil can offer horse sleigh trips into the white winter forest, dog sledding expeditions, snow-mobile trips and other action filled challenges all over the mountain.

Radisson Blu Resort Trysil Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Deluxe 24 hours All year Check website Full service resort By Trysil Touristcentre 2 km from Trysil centre www.radissonblu.no/resort-trysil info.trysil@radissonblu.com

Tel.: +47 62 44 90 00 Fax: +47 62 44 90 01 Hotellvegen 1, NO-2420 Trysil

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Relax and unwind in the extensive SPA & Wellness facilities Explore the 1600 sqm Adventure Pool area with its glass climbing wall Try indoor surfing at the FlowRider Challenge your family, friends or colleagues at the 8-lane bowling alley Savor a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace in La Piazza Tease your taste buds in one of the four restaurants Let yourself be inspired by the bartenders in one of the four bars

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The Radisson Blu Resort welcomes you to Trysil – the largest and most popular winter destination in Norway. You are invited to explore 65 slopes and 32 ski lifts coupled with 100 km of cross country tracks located in a majestic mountain setting. While Trysil is well known for its extensive range of winter activities, the destination offers a wealth of options to visitors throughout the year. Adjacent to the Radisson Blu Resort guest find one of best mountain and forest terrain 18-hole golf courses in Scandinavia. Activities such as white water rafting, horseback riding and biking tracks are also within easy reach. As one of the largest resorts in Norway the Radisson Blu Resort offers a wide selection of activity, dining and wellness options within easy reach of the comfort of your room.

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Skaslien Gjestgiveri AS Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

High 24 hours All year except Christmas and Easter Rack rate NOK 1050 sngl. Bb/NOK 700 pp dbl Breakfast incl. Net prices for groups and FITs is to be negotiated directly with Tour operators Between Kongsvinger and Elverum, at Kirkenær. Short distance from Oslo and the Swedish border. www.skaslien.no gjestgiveri@skaslien.no

Tel.: +47 62946666 Fax: +47 62941303 Solørveien, NO-2260 Kirkenær 1 km

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At Skaslien Hotell&Guesthouse our guests experience a rare combination of homely atmosphere, an award-winning first-class cuisine and a host of “stretching a bit longer”! This year, winner of the Travel-Avard 2010 for Hedmark. In 2008, the inn voted Hedmark and Oppland “Best place to eat along the way”! Culinary experience and Norwegian food culture is the focus on Skaslien. Local food from Finnskogen and Solør, in addition to culinary dishes prepared with Norwegian ingredients, served with an international flavor. The inn is well suited both for the group traffic and for individual travelers. Our guest rooms are newly built and high hotel standard. We have a variety of room categories, where all rooms are non smoking and with bathroom, TV and free internet. Nice restaurant, fireplace lounge, garden and bar facilities. We offer excellent meeting room facilities. In addition, we have simpler cabins and rooms.

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Skaslien has linked to a number of players in experience and activity sector on Finnskogen and Solør / Glåmdalen. We have produced a wide range of activities and events, which may be made for groups or individuals.

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Slobrua Gjestegård Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Very good 05:30 – 20:30 (19:30) (summer one and a half hour longer) All year Call us for information or see our website See main text Slomarka, Skarnes Skarnes, 4 km. www.slobrua.no post@slobrua.no booking@slobrua.no

Tel.: +47 62 96 10 03 Slomarka 4, NO-2100 Skarnes

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Slobrua Gjestegård is conveniently located along E16 between Skarnes and Kongsvinger, only one hour’s drive from Oslo. Just behind the motel you find Skarnes Lekeland a pleasant family adventure park with water slides, animals and a large playground. The place was totally renovated in 2010-2013 and is now offering overnight accommodation with 44 beautifully decorated guestrooms, cafeteria, banqueting rooms and bar/restaurant. The cafeteria is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and offers a lovely menu based on fresh and local produce. During the weekends, there are concerts and other events in the banqueting room / restaurant. We can accommodate larger concerts in the Pavilion located behind the premises. For more information about all events, please check our website. All overnight guests can enjoy free wireless internet access, and the rooms are equipped with a TV with national and international channels and a DVD player. There is also a nice, comfortable common area with a big sofa, dining table, TV, CD player, books and general information of the area. Breakfast is served every morning in the cafeteria. Slobrua Gjestegård is the perfect location for your next stop along E16 or for your next event!

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Femundshytten Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Mountain farm All day All year Call us for information We accept coach parties/larger groups for meals and guided tours. Drevsjø www.femundshytten.no post@femundshytten.no

Tel.: +47 62 45 95 77

Femundshytten is a mountain farm with World Heritage status. From 1739, the Copperworks ran a smelting works here for 80 years. At that time, 80-90 people lived here on 8 different farms. In 2010, Femundshytten received World Heritage status when the boundaries of the Røros World Heritage Site were expanded. You can still see slag heaps and other traces of the smelting activities today. Femundshytten is located to the west of Lake Femund, at the entrance to Femundsmarka National Park. Beside the inland sea that is Lake Femund you can experience breathtaking mountain scenery in peaceful surroundings. We have a pier with two daily calls by the Femund II ferry during the summer.

Femundshytten 937 NO-2555 Tufsingdalen

At the farm we have cabins of varying sizes, sleeping between 2 and 5, and fully equipped for self-catering. We have simple bothies/cabins in the Femundsmarka National Park for those who want to experience the wilderness and the unique fishing opportunities.

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Also available is Kuvolsetra on the eastern shore of Lake Femund for those who want to stay in an old shieling with Store Svuku as their nearest neighbour. We offer boat hire to those who want to fish or enjoy the peace and quiet of Lake Femund. During winter, we offer snowmobile rides to the farm when the road is unploughed. The road also allows cyclists to come here on day trips. 10 km from Jonasvollen.

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Finnskogen Turist & Villmarkssenter AS Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 10-18/22 All year 100 Euro/night/cabin 5-7 pers Activities in nature all year, restaurant N60 25 73 E 12 15 428 Oslo 150 km north www.finnskogen.net facebook.com/finnskogen villmara@online.no

Tel.: +47 62 94 57 50 Fax: +47 62 94 57 75 Skasenden, NO-2260 Kirkenær

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FINNSKOGEN TURIST & VILLMARKSENTER is beautifully situated on the beach of the lake Skasen, 150 km north of Oslo or 45 km north of Kongsvinger, only 20 km from the Swedish border. The restaurant has a menu out of local meat & fish as well as international dishes. The cabins has shower & toilet, 2 bedrooms, equipped kitchen. The living room has got a sofa and a fireplace. A shallow lake and a sandy beach with sun beds and a waterslide is very suitable for small children and families. In the marina we rent out canoes, motorboats, kayaks and pedal boats. There are over 300 km with marked hiking trails, and with maps as a safe guide. In these great forests there is a rich wildlife. For the fishing interested we have many lakes and rivers. In the winter we do a weekly program of activities: Storytelling, ice fishing, horse & sledge, guided wild life tour with snow shoes, dog sledging – drive your own team of huskies, snowmobile safari. In the main building there are wild life decorations as well as a small shop, restaurant, reception and conference facilities.


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Grøndalen Søndre Gård Very good All day All year Prices upon request Discover the beautiful nature of Trysil Trysil www.trysilgaard.com brittimysen@gmail.com

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Grøndalen Søndre Gård in Trysil - Created for entertaining

Tel.: +47 41 64 91 40

Informal: Our lower yard is highly suitable for informal group gatherings and parties. There is plenty of space in the houses, which feature several sitting rooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, and a total of 27 beds spread across 11 bedrooms. It is possible to seat 40 persons in the North buildnings dining room. Internet connectivity available. Self-catering. Magnificent: In the Manor House you can wander beneath the exclusive chandeliers in luxurious surroundings. Here you can spend time in the richly stocked library with its own bar, in one of several salons with their own fireplaces, or in one of our 5 double room suites with full ensuite facilities. It is possible to seat up to 70 persons in the dining room. It is the perfect place to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, etc.

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We will be more than happy to help you with the arrangements.

Kjølen Hotell & Restaurant Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 08.00 – 23.00 All year From NOK 690,- single room Suited for singles, couples and families with children Trysil - Østby www.kjolenhotell.no facebook.com/kjoelen info@kjolenhotell.no

Tel.: +47 6245 5100 Fax: +47 6245 5102

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In winter time cross country tracks start right outside the hotel doors. The illuminated skiing slopes of Trysilfjellet and Stöten (Sweden) are at 15 minutes’ drive.

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All spacious rooms have their own bath room with shower and toilet. All rooms have television and free Wifi. The well known Kjølen restaurant offers you a menu with Norwegian and international dishes. All dishes are freshly prepared. In the full licensed sportsbar you can watch sport events at a big screen. Kjølen Hotell, a great place to stay!

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All these places of interest are situated at excursion distance when you stay in our hotel.

Kjølen Hotell is easy to reach via RV 25. The hotel is situated between woods and lakes in a peaceful area.

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Surprising Hedmark offers you beautiful nature, wildlife and possibilities for fishing, rafting and hiking in summer. Visit the old mining town of Røros, the Folkemuseum and Vikingschip in Hamar, the olympic city of Lillehammer and more!

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Kvikne Camping Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Camping, cabins 24/7 01.01.-31.12 470-900 NOK See main text Kvikne www.storeng.no Facebook/Kvikne Camping camping@storeng.no

Kvikneskogen Camping is a campsite situated in the idyllic Orkla. We have 10 cabins and 50 caravan sites. We have nice green spaces for tenting. It is well suitable for both summer camping and winter camping. We offer fishing in Orkla and 70 lakes.

Tel.: +47 62 48 4104 Fax: +47 62 48 49 80 Storeng, NO-2512 Kvikne

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HIKE Kvikneskogen with its numerous uncultivated and mountain areas provide great opportunities for hiking. Kvikneskogen have many marked trails making it easy to get up the mountain. FISHING Orkla is a paradise for trout fishing with it’s 70 mountain lakes and waters.

Langodden gård Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Family farm 24 hours All years Call us for information See main text Right by Glåma river 10 km www.langodden.no post@langodden.no

Langodden gård (Langodden Farm), situated right by the Glåma (or Glomma) river, is a family farm practising dairy production and forestry. Here you can experience a real farm environment, with dairy cattle grazing in pasture. Seven homey, well-equipped cottages, 20-60 m2, for self catering. Most cabins are remodelled log houses, the oldest dating from 1798. Three cabins with shower/wc. Camp site with power outlets for four vehicles. Plenty of outdoor areas. A short way to the marked hiking and cycling trails. It is a good 10 km to Jutulhogget, one of Europe’s largest canyons. Roadway (20 km) to the top of the mountain Tronfjellet, 1666 metres above sea level. There are also good opportunities for fishing, with or without a boat.

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Langodden Farm has been awarded the Norwegian Heritage’s Quality Mark Olavsrosa, which recognizes products of high quality that have their basis in Norwegian heritage. Langodden Farm is a member of Hanen, “The Cockerel”, an organization promoting rural tourism and traditional farm food.

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Løkken Fjellgård Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 08.00-22.00 All year From 650 NOK See main text Folldal, at the National tourist way Rondane, Oslo airport: 288 Km Trondheim: 200 Km Hjerkinn ( E6): 30 Km www.lokkenfjellgard.com post@lokkenfjellgard.com

Tel.: +47 977 61 928 / 62 49 00 72 Løkken Fjellgård, NO-2580 Folldal

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Traditional farm-site, rent of cottages, outdoor activities, dining and self catering. Løkken Fjellgård was founded in 1753 and was restored to the old style from 1994 to 2000. The farm is uniquely located at 800 meters above sea level with a magnificient panoramic view of the Rondane mountains. The Folldal mine was startet in 1748 and mine workers manages to keep a living with the income from the mines and working the small farm land, of which Løkken Fjellgård was one. Løkken Fjellgård has three cabins available for daily rental. In addition to the “Eldhuset”, *Stabbur and the “Kårboligen” is a “Seter”, which is located at 950 meters above sea level in Kakkeldalen, we also have the “Meløybua” in Einunndalen. We offer our guests a wide variety of activities. - Hunting - Skiing - Dogsledding - Horseback riding - Events - Paragliding - Mountain biking - Downhill (mountain bik / downhill scooters)

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Maarud Gaard Opplevelser Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year Call us for information We arrange for meetings, kick offs, conventions, exhibitions, courses, seminars, parties, birthday parties, weddings and other arrangements Finnholt, 10 miles from Disenå and 35 miles from Oslo Airport. www.maarudgaard.no enjoy@maarudgaard.no

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We aim to offer first class cuisine, and have free access to most of the raw material from our own woods and lakes. Moose, fish and all kinds of berries and vegetables come from the estate. We even have our own deer farm that provides us with excellent meat. Those who wish can learn more about recipes and cooking with first-class ingredients by attending our cooking classes.

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Surrounded by forests, scenic lakes, remains of the old Finnish farmsteads, great game and fishing possibilities as well as the history of the renowned estate Maarud Gaard itself as a background, the Maarud Gaard Conferences have built up an impressing catalogue of services offering their guests a great variety of culinary and challenging adventures.

Fax: +47 62 96 69 81 NO-2114 Disenå

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Milepelen Vertshus Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 10:00 -21:00 weekdays 13:00 – 20:00 Sundays All year Rooms from NOK 795,- incl. breakfast Right utside our doors we have a variety of different animals Nord-Odal www.milepelen.no booking@milepelen.no

Tel.: +47 62 97 01 30 Kirkevegen, NO-2120 Sagstua

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Milepelen restaurant and motel is situated in Nord-Odal in the Easten part of Norway. Besides accomodation at affordable prices, we offer good food in our restaurant. In Nord-Odal you can relax with a boat on the lake Storsjøen (translates to The great lake). It is possible to both fish and waterski! If the life on the lake is not quite what you had in mind, why not try out a moose-safari or ar trip to the old ironmines ? You can hunt moose, deer and other species (requires a guide) allso.

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Røste Hyttetun & Camping Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

2–4 stars 07.00–23.00 All year Variable See main text Røros 11 km Røros 11 km www.rostecamping.no post@rostecamping.no

Tel.: +47 62 49 70 55 / +47 414 34 393

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Røste Hyttetun & Camping (Røste Cabins & Camping) is situated in beautiful surroundings 11 km south of Røros. Our cabins range from simply-equipped two-bed cabins to furnished 6 bed cabins with wc and three bedrooms, and fully equipped six bedded cabins with bath and two bedrooms. One cottage is suitable for wheelchair users. We also have space for caravans/motor homes/tents with electrical outlets, a lounge with approximately 20 seats, and lean-to shelters/barbecue areas for free use by visitors. Fishing: The Glomma, a fine fishing river for trout and grayling, runs only 200 metres from the site. There are also a number of excellent fishing spots in the area. Recreation area: There are fine walks or cycle tours in the surrounding area, and in winter prepared ski trails from the site, which is also a great base for excursions in the Røros region. These include horseback-riding at Os Turridning, and Alaskan Husky Tours. Hummelfjell alpine skiing facilities and TOS Arena with asphalt roller ski tracks are only 4 km away.


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Trysil Hyttegrend Motel and Camping Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good ++ All day All year Cabins from nok 500,to nok 900,Sauna, playground, barbequehouse. Tv,wi-fi and bathroom in all cabins. 2,5 km south of Trysil Centre N 61.17681° E 12.16983° www.trysilhytte.com trysilhytte@trysilhytte.com

Summer: We are located down by the Trysilriver 2000 meter south of Trysil senter. The place is a paradice for sportfishing and guests stay here year after year. You will find 2 and 4 to 6 beds cabins, all with bathroom and free wireless internett. It is free riverboats (rowboat) included to the cabins and we have some bicycles you can use. You will also find a nice small camping for the summer and a motel with 10 bedrooms.

Tel.: +47 901 32 761 Øråneset, NO-2420 Trysil

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Camping Reception 08.00 - 23.00 All year See website See main text Tynset A few meters www.tynsetcamping.no post@tynsetcamping.no

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Oslo Capital attractions

Situated at the northern tip of the fjord which also bears its name, the city (and county) of Oslo is surrounded by green hills and a vast forested area. Thought to be the oldest of the Scandinavian cities, Oslo is a vibrant European capital offering a wide range of entertainment and cultural attractions, most of which are located within easy walking distance or a short hop on public transport (including a picturesque tram system) of the centre and each other. The ancient centre of Oslo – bounded by the medieval Akershus Fortress and the Cathedral, Øvre Vollgate and Skippergaten, and known as the “Quadrangle” – is the historical heart of the city. Akershus Fortress in particular, which includes two museums (Defence and Resistance), captures the attention with its guides wearing period costumes and its stunning views of the fjord and the old city. Bygdøy, a residential suburb occupying its own peninsula in the Oslofjord, is another historical magnet for visitors. Its outstanding assortment of museums includes the Viking Ship Museum, boasting a wealth of beautifully preserved vessels; the Folk Museum, a collection of 17th-to-19th century buildings and artefacts, and the Kon-Tiki, Fram and Maritime Museums. Oslo City Museum, which also organizes a series of historical walking tours, is situated in Frogner Park; well worth a visit in itself, the park is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. In summer it comes alive with sunbathers, picnickers, joggers and lively games of soccer and volleyball. Frogner Park also encompasses the world-famous Vigeland Park containing more than 200 monumental stone, bronze and wrought iron sculptures by the idiosyncratic artist Gustav Vigeland.

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The spectacular Holmenkollen ski jump also consistently tops official lists of the most popular tourist attractions. No visit to Oslo would be complete without a look at Edvard Munch’s paintings at the Munch Museum and the National Gallery, and in particular “The Scream”, arguably the best known painting in the world after the Mona Lisa. The Nobel Peace Centre, with its numerous exhibitions, cafe and gift shop, is a suitable expression of Norway’s pride in being custodian of the Nobel Peace Prize. Culturally, Oslo offers residents and visitors a rich and diverse selection of concerts, theatre and opera, museums and galleries. After the opening in 2008, Oslo’s new Opera House in the old harbour instantly became a city landmark and a magnet for visitors. Quite apart from opera, Oslo is a very musical city. Annual music festivals such as Norwegian Wood, the Oslo Jazz Festival and the Øya Festival in the Middelalderpark, the atmospheric ancient ruins at the medieval epicentre of the capital, attract large, good-natured crowds. Aker Brygge, previously an enormous shipyard now converted into a lively waterfront centre for housing, shopping and restaurants, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. At the centre of town, in and around Karl Johans gate, Oslo’s main shopping and business thoroughfare, is a concentration of discotheques, nightclubs, bars, jazz clubs and cafes, and several concert halls.

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Akershus A perfect introduction

The county of Akershus is a perfect introduction to Norway – quite literally, as its boundaries take in Gardermoen, the country’s main international airport, served by an ultramodern fast train to Oslo. Despite the county’s close ties to the capital, a variety of enchanting villages, beaches, lakes and forests, seemingly a world away from the big city, are easily accessible by boat, train, bus or private car in an hour or less... ideal for an afternoon stroll, Sunday lunch or overnight stay in a county that is often described as the capital’s “green belt”. Akershus has played an important role in Norwegian history: the Constitution Hall at Eidsvoll, for example, 80 km to the south of Oslo, a beautiful old manor house and about the closest thing in Scandinavia to a stately home, is where the Norwegian constitution was drafted in 1814. And Oscarsborg fortress, in the Oslofjord at Drøbak, is revered as the site where, on 9 April 1940, two canon rounds sent the German warship Blücher to the seabed, temporarily bringing the Nazi invasion to a halt and winning time for the royal family and government to flee the country and spearhead the resistance movement from abroad.

The Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter (Art Centre), Norway’s largest museum of modern, international art, is idyllically situated at Høvikodden in Bærum. It offers touring exhibitions of Norwegian and foreign art, a permanent exhibition of its own collection, and a sculpture park. In the town of Lillestrøm, Akershus Kunstsenter is notable for its craft exhibitions and for its Pilot gallery, featuring children’s art. Rich Stone Age finds tell of a long period of human activity in Akershus: the site of Nøstvedt at Ås, for example, suggests that Norway had a hunting population as early as 5000 BC. Raknehaugen, at Ullensaker, is at least 1400 years old; it is also northern Europe’s largest burial mound, with a diameter of 95 metres and a height of 19 metres. On a lighter note, about 20 km south of Oslo is TusenFryd, a world-class amusement park with a full complement of roller coasters, carousels, water slides – more than 30 major attractions in all – plus all the usual restaurants and souvenir shops. Open from the end of May to mid-September, the TusenFryd site includes VikingLand, an educational theme park taking visitors back a thousand years in Norwegian history.

Drøbak itself is one of several beautiful old fishing villages (nearby Son is another) favoured by Norwegians as weekend retreats in and out of season.

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The Constitution Hall at Eidsvoll

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Østfold Gateway to Europe

Southeast of Oslo, Norway’s second smallest county styles itself “Norway’s gateway to Europe” thanks to highways E6 and E18 and the Oslo-Gothenburg railway line which cut across it on their way to Sweden. Norway’s longest river, the Glomma, also runs through the county and out into the Oslofjord at Fredrikstad. Although it is one of the few counties in Norway without real mountains, Østfold’s countryside is diverse and fascinating, from the west-facing skerries with their rocky islets and multitude of sandy beaches, to inland lakes and waterways, forests and meadows. All the cities have their own local forests with well-maintained ski tracks in the winter and hiking footpaths in the summer.

Denmark, is one of the most productive stretches of water in the world: hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish are caught here annually.

The summer resort of Hvaler, whose year-round resident population of barely four thousand souls scattered across four major islands swells to 30,000 or more in season, is Østfold county’s undisputed tourist paradise. Its main attraction is a vast formation of skerries scattered along the coastline from the southern Swedish border, almost 600 islands and islets altogether. A leisurely sail or cruise through the skerries is an essential part of the experience, particularly as so many of the islands and islets are accessible only by boat.

For the visitor, the busy but picturesque port of Fredrikstad, with its 300-year-old centre known as Gamlebyen (OldTown), is renowned as one of the best preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia. Almost five kilometres of pedestrian routes provide a perfect walking tour through the lively cobbled streets.

Halden, an ancient settlement facing Sweden across one of eastern Norway’s steepest fjords, is dominated by Fredriksten Fortress, an impregnable 17th-century stronghold – and an impressive reminder of ancient Scandinavian rivalries. Seafood and fishing are natural accompaniments to a holiday in Østfold. Herring, cod, prawns, crab, mussels, monkfish, flounder and, of course, salmon are there for the taking. The Skagerrak, the arm of the North Sea separating Norway and

Shipping has played a central role in Østfold throughout its history thanks to its long stretch of coastline, blessed with mild winters and ice-free conditions. As a result, no fewer than seven official port districts have been designated in the county, of which Halden, Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad and Moss are the most important commercially. Other mainstays of the economy include farming, forestry and fishing: raw materials and produce from Østfold are highly prized.

With traces of habitation in the area dating back 8000 years or more, Østfold is rich in historic monuments from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Many are concentrated along the stretch of highway known as Oldtidsveien (“Antiquity Road”), between Fredrikstad and Skjeberg: burial mounds, stone rings, fortified hamlets and monumental rock carving sites featuring human figures, animals, ships and wagons, weapons and tools. The road runs through an historical landscape rich in natural beauty, with scenic farms, fields and meadows, woodlands and glimpses of the glittering sea. Outstanding sites include Begby, Ravneberget, Hulveien, Hunn, Gunnarstorp, Hornnes and Solberg.

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Vestfold Sunniest in Norway

Vestfold claims to have the sunniest summers in Norway; and a sunny evening in and around the skerries is indeed a magical experience: smooth, sun-kissed seaside rocks bathe in the golden glow of the evening light, while the silkysmooth sea and summer breeze caress your skin. It may be the smallest county (albeit one of the most densely populated), but Vestfold offers a little bit of everything: along the coast, the dramatic contrast of bare rock faces and serene stretches of beach; inland, the timeless beauty of rivers, lakes and deep forest. On the fjord there is a guest harbour in virtually every town, each a miniature boating paradise in the shelter of the skerries. Vestfold is also an Eldorado for golfers, with 18-hole courses at Stokke, Horten and Larvik, and smaller courses at Tjøme and Hof. A national cycle path winds through the beautiful coastal landscape from Horten to Helgeroa, joining the “Experience Path” (Opplevelsesveien) in Lågendalen. Equally inviting is a tranquil journey along the beautiful Numedal Route, where the scent of seaweed mingles with the fragrance of fertile meadows, and some of the best salmon fishing in Norway is to be had in the Numedalslågen river. Either route is perfect for a family holiday. The county also boasts a rich selection of historical treasures from primeval to Viking times, offering visitors an insight into the very heart of Norwegian culture.

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One of Norway’s three Hanseatic cities in the late Middle Ages, Tønsberg boasted the country’s largest fortress, one of the king’s royal residences, and a Franciscan cloister. On the impressive Slottsfjellet (Castle Hill), is Norway’s largest medieval castle, complete with ring walls, watch towers, and a great hall. Tønsberg is Vestfold’s county town and commercial hub; it is also Norway’s oldest town, celebrating its 1140th birthday in 2011. A commercial and shipping centre since the Viking age, Tønsberg shares with nearby Sandefjord a colourful and prosperous whaling past. The town is home to Vestfold County Museum, with sections on archaeology, seafaring, whaling and local culture, including the world’s largest blue whale skeleton, 27 metres long. Sandefjord is known for its beautiful coastline and profusion of small, flowery islands, soft sandy beaches and sheltered coves; there are no fewer than 16 islands within the city limits. Tiny bays and inlets are ideal overnight havens for boating enthusiasts, who often find themselves tempted to linger, if only for the beaches teeming with life during the long summer days. Larvik, birthplace of the celebrated anthropologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, is an attractive port which also offers a fine maritime museum. The town of Horten is also noted for its museums, while the charming resort of Holmestrand is often said to have the prettiest waterfront in the county.

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Index Companies in the Oslofjord region Destinations

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Akershus.......................................................................... 499

Fetsund Lenser................................................................. 513

Visit Asker og Bærum...................................................... 499

Norwegian Center of Constitutional History................... 512

Visit Follo.......................................................................... 499

Oscarsborg Fortress......................................................... 513

Visit Romerike.................................................................. 499 Oslo Vestfold

Akershus Fortress............................................................. 522

Visit Horten...................................................................... 500

Astrup Fearnley Museet.................................................. 523

Visit Sandefjord................................................................ 501

Ibsenmuseet.................................................................... 516

Visit Tønsberg................................................................... 500

Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum........................................ 517

Visit Vestfold.................................................................... 500

Norsk Folkemuseum........................................................ 518 The Historical Museum.................................................... 514

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The Museum of Contemporary Art................................. 519

Halden.............................................................................. 502

The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo....... 514

Indre Østfold / Inner Østfold.......................................... 503

The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.................. 519

Svinesund Infosenter....................................................... 502

The National Gallery........................................................ 519

Visit Moss......................................................................... 504

The National Museum – Architecture............................. 519

Visit Sarpsborg................................................................. 505

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.................................................. 519 The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum......................... 520

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The Norwegian Maritime Museum................................. 521 The Vigeland Museum..................................................... 523

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The Viking Ship Museum................................................. 514

Oslo Cathedral.................................................................. 506 Oslo Sightseeing & Cruises.............................................. 507

Vestfold Fredriksvern Shipyard...................................................... 525

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Karljohansvern................................................................. 525

Foldvik Family Park.......................................................... 508

Munchs Hus...................................................................... 524

Høyt og Lavt Aktivitetspark............................................. 509

Preus Museum................................................................. 526 The Norwegian Naval Museum...................................... 526

Østfold Hollungen AS................................................................... 510

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Momentum...................................................................... 511

Fredrikstad Fortress - The Old Town............................... 527

Punkt Ø Galleri F 15......................................................... 511

Fredriksten Fortress......................................................... 527

Utmarksavdelingen for Akershus og Østfold................. 503

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Gardermoen Hotel Bed & Breakfast............................... 530

Café Renzo....................................................................... 556

Sundbytunet.................................................................... 528

Dyna Fyr........................................................................... 554 Ekebergrestauranten....................................................... 553

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Grilleriet........................................................................... 554

Best Western Hotell Bondeheimen................................ 531

Ingierstrand Bad.............................................................. 557

BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotel...................................... 532

Lofoten Fiskerestaurant................................................... 552

Bogstad Camp & Touristcentre........................................ 533

Restaurant Havsmak....................................................... 553

Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus................................. 534

Restauranthuset Operaen............................................... 555

Cochs Pensjonat............................................................... 535

Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin.................................................. 552

Gaustad Hotell................................................................. 536 Grand Hotel...................................................................... 537 Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica........................................ 538 Hotell Montebello............................................................ 536 Losby Gods....................................................................... 539 Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel...................................... 540 Rica Travel Hotel ............................................................. 542 Saga Hotel Oslo............................................................... 541 Vestfold Engø Gård......................................................................... 546 Holmfoss Cabin................................................................ 547 Holmfoss Hytteutleie & Camping................................... 547 Hotel Wassilioff................................................................ 543 Sandefjord Motor Hotel................................................... 544 Trudvang Gjestegaard..................................................... 545 Østfold Hvaler Resort & Spa......................................................... 551 Rømskog Spa & Resort.................................................... 548

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Akershus Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Akershus www.akershus.com post@akershus.com

Visit Asker og Bærum Tel.: +47 905 22 886 / kristin@akershus.com Visit Follo Tel.: +47 907 72 715 / info@akershus.com Visit Romerike Tel.: +47 920 12 752 / ninni@akershus.com

Welcome to Akershus! Just outside Oslo you will find a wide variety of things to see and do - both for groups as well as individuals. The closeness to the capital combined with good public transportation make Akershus popular to tourists also visiting Oslo. The county that encircles the capital city offers fjord, forests, land and sea, small and medium-sized town and many exciting attractions and activities! Akershus county, consisting of Asker and Bærum west of Oslo, Follo in the Souteast and Romerike in the north, all regions offer well known travel experiences. Main attractions and activities: Asker and Bærum • Bærums verk - from ironworks to shopping & culture in idyllic surroundings from the 16 th. Century only 25 minutes from Oslo. • The new Oslofjordmuseum in Asker - tells the stories about the cultural heritage around the Oslofjord – only 30 minutes from Oslo. • Henie-Onstad - one of the leading art centers showing Norwegian and international contemporary and modern art – only 10 minutes from Oslo. Follo • Drøbak and Oscarsborg Fortress - the wooden houses together with shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants makes the old town unique – combined with the historic Oscarsborg Fortress you will have a memorable excursion - only 30 minutes from Oslo • Expirence Edvard Munch at Ramme in Hvitsten - only 40 minutes from Oslo Romerike • Fetsund Lenser. - a national heritage monument, timberfloating museum and nature center at the northern Europe’s largest inland delta – only 30 minutes from Oslo.. • Eidsvoll 1814 - Norwegian Center for Constitution. We celebrate the 200 years anniversary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014 with a wide varity of activities and exhibitons – only 35 minutes from Oslo. Rib excursions on the Oslo Fjord, art galleries, painting classes, fishing, pilgrimage hiking, cycling, amusement park, museums, opera, theatre or concerts, Akershus has something for nearly everyone.

Meeting and conference in Norway: Oslo’s main airport is situated in Akershus and with over 13 000 beds in the county we can offer a combination of good accessibility and wide range of accommodation suitable for small meetings as well as large conferences and congresses. If you want to combine your meeting with an event, local suppliers will help you make an extraordinary event.

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Accommodation just outside Oslo: Akershus can offer a wide range of hotels and accommodation from cottages to fivestar hotels, or maybe an overnight stay in an old fortress or an old mansion would be appealing? Contact us and we will try to accommodate you in the best way possible.

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Visit Vestfold VISIT HORTEN Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Horten www.visithorten.com turistkontoret@visithorten.com

Tel: +47 33 03 17 08 Fax: +47 33 03 17 09 Tollbugt 1 A, NO-3187 Horten.

WELCOME TO HORTEN Our picturesque port municipality welcomes you with open arms, whether you arrive from land or sea. Our two towns, Horten and Åsgårdstrand, contain all the shops, facilities and service you need. Close to Horten, at Sollistrand, you will find Horten Automobile Museum that shows the colorful history of motor vehicles. We invite you to visit Borrehaugene, which was Norway’s first National Park, and have the largest Viking graveyard of Scandinavia with significant discoveries from ancient times. Midgard Historical Center at Borre has all available information on the discoveries. Åsgårdstrand is by many considered the artistic town of Norway, even referred to as the Skagen of Norway. You can visit Edvard Munchs summerhouse, where everything is preserved just as it was when Munch was alive.

Visit Horten

Karljohansvern – Old Horten invites you to both recreation and cultural experiences with its historical places, beaches, nature, museums, art galleries and workshops. The Navy Museum (said to be one of the oldest in the world), Preus museum (Norway’s national museum for photography) and Local Historical Center are all located on Karljohansvern. We are proud of our municipality and are happy to share it with you!

VISIT TØNSBERG Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

WELCOME TO TØNSBERG

All year Tønsberg www.visittonsberg.com info@visittonsberg.com

Tel.: +47 48 06 33 33 Storgaten 38 NO-3126 Tønsberg

Tønsberg is a very popular destination with a charming atmosphere. The city is alive with music festivals, popular restaurants and tourists from all over the world. We can also offer 250 km of the best cycling paths in the country, and you can rent excellent bicycles at our Tourist office.

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Tønsberg is full of history, the Castle Rock, the Oseberg mound, and other big cultural events are memorable experiences telling the history of our city. Shopping, golf, sailing, horse trotting, fishing and archipelago excursion are also popular tourist activities. The worldknown Oseberg Vikingship, was excavated in Tønsberg in 1904. Today you can find a full-sized replica of the ancient Vikingship in the harbour of Tønsberg.

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Come and visit us in Tønsberg, the oldest city in Norway!


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VISIT SANDEFJORD Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Sandefjord www.visitsandefjord.com info@visitsandefjord.com

Tel: +47 33 46 05 90

WELCOME TO SANDEFJORD Welcome to the friendly seaside town of Sandefjord, which is blessed with long and beautiful coastline in addition to a rich historical heritage. Sandefjord is located 120 km south of Oslo with Sandefjord Airport Torp only 10 km outside the town. The ferry from Strømstad, Sweden arrives right in the town centre.

Fax: +47 33 46 06 20 Thor Dahlsgt 7 (Kurbadet), NO-3210 Sandefjord

- Memorable meals offered by internationally renowned chefs, like Bocuse d’Or winner 2009 Geir Skeie. - Charter boats: Experience the lovely archipelago of Sandefjord with the old steamboat Southern Actor or other charter boats, serving seafood on deck - Guided tours at the Whaling Museum, with focus on the environmental aspect or other areas of your interest - Relaxed shopping in the charming town centre, famous for good service, beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and flowering green parks

Photo: Terje Svendsen

Here are some suggestions for a memorable stay:

Welcome to Sandefjord where you find yourself relaxed, taken care of and enlightened!

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Halden Halden Turist Opening hrs: All year Website: www.visitHalden.com E-mail: info@visitHalden.com

Tel: +47 69 19 09 80 Tollboden, Kongens Brygge 3, NO-1767 Halden Svinesund Infosenter, Svinesundparken Opening hrs: Info: E-mail:

03.06-02.09: every day, 09-17 Rest of the year: Mon-Fri, 09-16 Tourist information, souvenirs, tax refund svinesund@visitHalden.com

Tel: +47 69 19 09 90 Halden is a small idyllic city with 30 000 inhabitants. The city is nestled down by the fjord with mighty Fredriksten fortress watching protectively over the city. Fredriksten fortress is one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions. Halden has cobblestone streets, shops, cozy restaurants, river promenades and a nice guest marina – everything right in the heart of the city. Excursions: Fredriksten fortress – guided tour (groups only), geo-caching, museums, info centre, restaurants, golf The Halden Canal – boat trip through the highest locks in Northern Europe. On-board restaurant Rød Herregård – Guided tour in the manor from the 18th century. Beautiful barock garden. Manor Cafè, gallery City centre – beautiful architecture, pedestrian street, park, shops, shopping malls, restaurants and an idyllic marina Svinesund – new and old Svinesund bridge, overlooking the Iddefjord. The border between Norway and Sweden Event: Halden On the border between Norway and Sweden 1.5 hours from Oslo 2 hours from Gothenburg

Medieval dinner in the King’s halls – No knifes and forks - just a big towel around your neck… Halden Turist tailor-make tours for every occation.

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Indre Østfold / Inner Østfold Reiseliv Indre Østfold Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

All year Askim www.visitindre.no post@visitindre.no

Tel.: +47 69 81 75 95 Vangsv. 10 NO-1803 Askim

Between Oslo and the sweedish border lies this diverse and exciting region – Inner Østfold. Explore the pristine nature, with many great waterways, which offers peace and quiet. Here you can go by boat, canoing, bike riding, hunting, fishing and more. Oslo is only about 1 hour drive away, making it easy to combine a few wonderful days in Inner Østfold, with the hectic, pulsating life in Oslo. The E18 highway is the region’s main artery, with intersecting national highways making Inner Østfold easily accessible from all sides. The airports in Moss and Gardermoen are reachable within an hour. We invite you to give this region a try – enjoy it – we have lots to offer.

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PIKE FISHING IN ØSTFOLD

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Large pike are waiting in the reeds as the boat glides silently past. Whoosh! The fishing line rushes out. Total chaos in the boat. From a relaxing moment where you are quietly enjoying the surroundings, straight into a real adrenaline kick. Will I be able to land the pike?

All year Ørje www.fiskeland.no oystein.toverud@ havass.skog.no

Tel.: +47 69 81 27 00 Storgt. 55 NO-1870 Ørje

We have many lakes with pike in our area. These lakes have gained a good reputation for pike fishing. They have mixture of shallows and deeper areas. Some areas are more fertile than others. The boats that you need for pike fishing are linked to the accommodation sites. They are specially adapted for pike fishing.

Look at www.fiskeland.no to read more about the lakes, the fish and the accommodation.

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Visit Moss Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

Mon. – Fri. 09 – 16, Medio June – medio August: Mon. – Fri. 09 – 19, Sat. 10 – 15. Moss www.visitmoss.no info@visitmoss.no

Tel: +47 69 24 15 20 Skoggaten 52, NO-1530 Moss

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Few, if any, can compete in quality with the areas surrounding the city of Moss, with the country’s capital Oslo and neighbouring Sweden just an hour’s drive away. We can offer fjord and lakes, forests and open landscapes as well as urban types of recreation with cafés, art and cultural life. The flora is magnificent, with parks and gardens, the likes of which you will only find at more southern latitudes. We can provide accommodation of every kind – from beautiful hotels to camping sites directly at the fjord. So please sign in and take a few days to experience the diversity of this part of Norway. Activities and experiences: Guided excursions, a diversity of exciting galleries and exhibitions, 48 beaches, canoeing, golfing, hiking and biking, angling and/or sailing trips for groups

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Visit Sarpsborg Opening hrs: Location: Website: E-mail:

Monday - Friday 9 - 17, Saturday 9 - 14 Sarpsborg www.visitsarpsborg.no info@visitsarpsborg.no

Tel: +47 69 13 00 70 P.O. Box 246, Torvet 5, NO-1702 Sarpsborg

Sarpsborg - In the heart of Østfold

Photo: Jarl Morten Andersen

Sarpsborg’s history runs long and deep. Our heritage includes runic inscriptions and rock carvings, the majestic High Middle Ages, sailing ships, country estates, aristocracy, a leading Nordic saw-milling industry, groundbraking school reforms from Voltaire in Paris, agenda setting in the Eidsvoll negotiations and the industrial adventure at Sarpsfossen, a manufacturing powerhouse and a warm host to visitors. You will still sense these qualities in the city. Whether just passing through or joining us for a longer stay, you and yours will be the guests of a downto-earth, proud and knowledgeable community. You will be made very welcome here. What could be better than being a tourist in your own city? A recreational resort, market square, boating, cottages, sport and “bælgo” food!

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Oslo Cathedral Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Please see our website www.oslodomkirke.no All year Free admission The vision of Oslo Cathedral is to be an open and including church. Oslo city centre www.oslodomkirke.no post.domkirken@oslo.kirken.no

Tel.: +47 23 62 90 10 Karl Johans gate 11 NO-0154 Oslo

Oslo Cathedral is located in the centre of the capital. Its abundant history, cultural heritage and traditions are embedded in the walls of the Cathedral and this pulsates with the underground trains that rumble sedately under the floor of the church. The Cathedral offers tours around the entire building. The Cathedral is visited daily by the inhabitants of the city, travellers, homeless people and those who do not possess identification papers. A diverse range of people walk into the Cathedral: some come to attend services; others just come to sit in silence. The inside of a church is a special area in which one is equal in the eyes of God and where sacredness can be experienced. The feeling of sacredness may arise when we meet people who challenge us or when we see the fantastic Baroque style interiors and paintings on the ceiling, or during services and concerts. The Oslo Cathedral has a variety of programs that vary from national sermons to small concerts, to art exhibitions and organ recitals. The Cathedral is the main arena for the International Church Music Festival that is held in March every year. The church promotes Jesus Christ as the light of the world, and by lighting a

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Oslo Sightseeing & Cruises Season:

Winter: Mini Cruise hop on-hop off

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Summer: Mini Cruise hop on-hop off Fjord Sightseeing 2 hrs City Sightseeing 4 hrs City + boat 5,5 hrs Evening cruise 3 hrs Jazz and Blues Cruice 3 hrs Pirate Cruise 1,5 hrs City hall pier nr. 3, water front of the City Hall www.boatsightseeing.com Charter: www.nyc.no sales@boatsightseeing.com Charter: sales@nyc.no

Tel.: +47 23 35 68 90 B책tservice Sightseeing AS Norway Yacht Charter AS City hall pier nr. 3 P. O. Box 1465 VIKA, NO-0116 OSLO

B책tservice Sightseeing since 1946! 16 daily departures for individuals with boats and coaches, visiting the fjord and the most interesting sights and museums of Oslo. Lunch and evening cruises on old wooden sail ships, for individuals and for groups. Overnight cruises on exclusive yachts in Oslo and spectacular fjords on the west coast of Norway.

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Foldvik Family Park Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

10-18 Spring, summer, fall Information at www.foldvik.no More than 50 different activities or animals. Free theatre performance twice daily in high season! Stavern, Larvik www.foldvik.no park@foldvik.com

Tel.: +47 41 38 40 00 Foldvikveien 53, NO-3294 Larvik

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Høyt og Lavt Aktivitetspark Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

10 -18 (check websites for dates) Spring, summer, fall Check our web sites Activity park Lågnedalen, 6km south of Svarstad, Vestfold www.aktivitetspark.no post@aktivitetspark.no

Tel.: +47 33 15 55 00 Fax: +47 33 15 55 01 Høyt og Lavt Aktivitetspark Lågendalsveien 3388 NO-3277 Steinsholt, Vestfold

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As the largest climbing park in Scandinavia, Hoyt & Lavt has several climbing courses that will take you through the forest, high up in the trees, over the Lågen river and through the air. Other activities include climbing walls, slack line and canoing. You want to fly? We got zip - lines up to 400 meters long!!!

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Hollungen AS Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

24 hours All year Call us for information See main text Skjærhalden www.hollungen.no hollunge@frisurf.no

Tel.: +  47 481 86 199 NO-1680 Skjærhalden

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Charter tours for companies and organisations with two boats accommodating 15 to 40 guests. Island hopping on our ferries around Hvalers’s car-free eastern isles. International tours to Hvaler/Strømstad (Sweden).

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Punkt Ø Galleri F 15 & Momentum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Tuesday-Sunday 11. am – 5 pm. All year Call us for information or see our website See main text Moss www.punkto.no kontakt@punkto.no

Tel.: +47 69 27 10 33 Punkt Ø – Galleri F 15 Alby Gård, NO-1519 Moss Punkt Ø- Momentum kunsthall Henrik Gerners gate 8, NO-1539 Moss

Discover Punkt Ø -The County Arts Institution of Østfold Galleri F 15 and Momentum – Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art Galleri F 15 The gallery is one of Norway`s oldest and most prestigious exhibition spaces for contemporary art. Offering the audience contemporary art of international standard and changing exhibitions throughout the year. Galleri F 15 is located at Alby farm, surrounded by a magnificent baroque garden. Momentum – Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art Since its inception in 1998, MOMENTUM has presented the most compelling works of art and the most interesting artistic ventures in the Norwegian and Nordic context. The Biennial has since then established as the perhaps most important assembly of contemporary art in the Nordic region. MOMENTUM`s main arenas are Momentum kunsthall and Galleri F 15. Other venues are additional included. Momentum 2013 runs from 22 June- 29 September

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Norwegian Center of Constitutional History Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

17.2 – 30.4: Tue-Fri: 10-16. Thur: 10-20.14 Sat-Sun: 11-16 1.5 – 31.08.: daily 10-17 Thur: 10-20.14 until 20.6 1.09. – 31.12: Wed – Fri: 10-16 Thur: 10-20.14 (Sept) Sat-Sun: 11-16 All year, main season: 1.5-1.9 A: 100,- C: 50,- F: 250,Group: 75,- min. 10 per. We offer special discounts to travel agencies. Please contact us for further information. Eidsvoll 60 kilometers north of Oslo www.eidsvoll1814.no booking@eidsvoll1814.no

Tel.: +47 63 92 22 10 Carsten Ankers vei, NO-2074 Eidsvoll Verk 48 p

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Eidsvoll 1814 - cradle of the Norwegian Constitution Norway is worldwide known for its parades and national costumes during the celebrations of the Constitution Day, 17th May. 200 years ago the reason for these spectacular celebrations, the Constitution, was signed on the 17th May in Eidsvoll Manor, and hence the Eidsvoll Manor was the centre of events in the dramatic year of 1814 – a decisive one in modern Norwegian history. Ever since the Eidsvoll Manor has been one of our most famous national symbols and dearest national treasures. Although history has made Eidsvoll Manor important, the building itself is an extremely interesting place to visit because of its architecture, which is quit unique in Norway.

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Once Eidsvoll Manor reopens on 16th February 2014 after nearly 2 ½ years of restoration works, there will be bicentenary celebrations all through the year, with guided tours and special events. The guided tours will show you the main floors of the building as well as the basement where the servants had their daily chores. You will meet different characters in and around the house, giving the attraction an extra authentic feeling.

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There is also a brand new exhibition in our visitors centre, Wergelands Hus, as well as exhibits and portraits of the Eidsvollsmenn. Our cafeteria and rest area is also situated here, allowing you to enjoy a coffee break during your stay. There are also a number of exhibitions outside on our grounds and make sure you find time for a stroll in the park and a visit to our museum shop.


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Fetsund Lenser Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website May-September Adults: 20,Children: 10,Family: 40,National Heritage Site, Timber Floating Museum and Nature Centre. Fetsund, 20 km east of Oslo www.fetsundlenser.no post@fetsundlenser.no

Tel.: +47 63 88 75 50 Fax: +47 63 88 27 00 Lundveien 3, NO-1900 Fetsund

Fetsund Lenser (Timber Booms) is a former sorting and bundling site for log driving, a heritage from a great Norwegian and world wide industry and transport history. The 2,5 km long site is now a National Heritage Site situated in beautiful environments along in the river Glomma. In addition to the globally unique preserved plant, Fetsund Lenser includes a Log Driving Museum as well as a Nature Centre. Fetsund Timber Booms comprises of 25 buildings of which 20 are preserved. The buildings accommodate several exhibitions, cafés, gift shops, a silversmith, an art gallery and more. From May to September the Museum presents log driving history through various exhibitions, educational programmes and demonstrations. The Nature Centre offers child friendly exhibitions and activities showing the biological diversity in the wetlands of the nearby Nordre Øyeren nature reserve. Fetsund Timber Booms is accessible for both disabled and children and is perfect for fishing (fishing rods for rent) and picnics. During the season 50.000 people visit Fetsund Timber Booms, which makes it one of the most visited cultural attractions in the area.

Oscarsborg Fortress Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

See website All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Outside Drøbak, Ferry to Oslo and Drøbak www.oscarsborg.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding +47 64 90 41 61

Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace.

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Strategically situated at Kaholmene in the Drøbak narrows (Drøbaksundet) lies Oscarsborg Fortress (Oscarsborg Festning). Since 1855 this fortress has protected the seaway into the capital city. Oscarsborg Fortress played an important role in Norwegian history by sinking the German battle cruiser Blücher on 9th April 1940. This incident caused a delay which afforded the Norwegian government valuable time to evacuate important personnel from Oslo. The Norwegian King, parliament and government were thereby given the chance to prepare their resistance. After the Second World War the significance of Oscarsborg Fortress as a military fortification diminished. Today this magnificent fortress is a popular attraction for visitors. The history and natural surroundings of Oscarsborg Fortress create a unique setting for courses, conferences and other events

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The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo The Historical Museum Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo

Opening hrs:

The Historical Museum Tuesday-Sunday 10-17 15 September-14 May 11-16

Season:

All year

Price:

The Historical Museum Adults 50 NOK Children under 16 free

The Viking Ship Museum Adults: NOK 60,Children NOK 30

Two Museums for the price of one: Use the same ticket to both museums within 48 hours

Location:

The Historical Museum Frederiks gate 2

The Viking Ship Museum Huk Aveny 35

Centre:

City centre

Website:

www.khm.uio.no

E-mail:

postmottak@khm.uio.no

The Museum of Cultural History is both a museum and a university department. The Museum is one of Norway’s largest cultural history museums. It holds the country’s largest collection of Norwegian and Classical antiquities including the Viking ships at Bygdøy, ethnographica, rune stones and inscriptions, medals, coins and other moneys. The Historical Museum in the center of Oslo

The Viking Ship Museum 2 May to 30 September 9-18 1 October to 30 April 10-16

Tel.: +47 22 85 19 00 P.O. Box 6762 St. Olavs Plass NO-0130 Oslo

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The Historical Museum opened to the public in 1904 and is one of Norway’s finest examples of the Jugend (Art Nouveau) architectural style. The ground floor exhibition presents glimpses of people’s lives in Eastern Norway over a period of 10.000 years, from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. In the TREASURE CHEST you will find a collection of gold and silver jewellery and other valuables. The VIKING COLLECTION focuses on the Vikings’ lives as farmers, traders and warriors, but also mythology and burial customs. The MEDIEVAL COLLECTION is mainly devoted to church art, such as stave church doorways and sculptures of saints. The COIN CABINET presents the history of Norwegian coins.

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The Ethnographic exhibitions present non-Western cultures. The Arctic Exhibition takes visitors on a journey to the indigenous peoples of the Arctic regions. The East Asia Exhibition provides a backdrop for artefacts from Tibet, Mongolia, China, Japan and Korea.


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The exhibition America - present - past - identity focuses on the ways in which indigenous people and minorities form their identity and traditions in encounters with the greater society. The classical antiquities exhibits display artefacts, mummies and mummy cases from the Museum’s Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan collections. In the Historical Museum you will also find temporary exhibitions. The Viking Ship Museum The best preserved Viking ships ever found are on display at the Viking Ship Museum. These ships were discovered in three large burial mounds where they had been buried to serve as vessels for their rich owners’ final journey to the realm of the dead. The Ships were built before 900 AD. The OSEBERG SHIP was built around 820 AD and was used as a burial ship for a powerful woman and her maidservant in 834 AD. The GOKSTAD SHIP was built around 890 AD and used as a burial ship for a chieftain around 900 AD. Many of the grave gifts found in the burial mounds are on display in the Viking Ship Museum. The only surviving wagon from the Viking Age can be seen, as well as sledges, small boats and the very special animal head posts. Viking Age textiles of wool and silk from the Oseberg ship are shown in a separate room.

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Ibsenmuseet Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Summer season (15 May-14 Sept.) every day 11-18, Winter season (15 Sept.-14 May) every day 11-16, Thurs.11-18 All year Adults NOK 95, Reduction for groups of more than 15 people, seniors, students, etc. NOK 70, Children NOK 35 Family ticket NOK 180 See main text Henrik Ibsen Street, right across the Royal Palace, between the Foreign ministry and the US Embassy. Oslo city centre www.ibsenmuseet.no ibsen@norskfolkemuseum.no

Tel.: +47 40 02 36 30 Henrik Ibsens gate 26

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The playwright Henrik Ibsen’s home, where he lived the last 11 years of his life, from 1895 until his death in 1906. Here Ibsen wrote his two last dramas, John Gabriel Borkman and When We Dead Awaken. In his restored apartment we introduce you to the private sphere, and the life and work of Henrik Ibsen.

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The exhibits in two floors display several of his personal belongings, and also sheds light on Ibsen’s political views, the relevance to international issues, and the dynamic power of Ibsen’s dramas.

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Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

01.09-31.05 Weekdays 10-16, Sat-Sun. 11-16 01.06-31.08        Weekdays 10-17 Sat: 10-17, Sun: 11-17 All year Adults NOK 50 Children/Students/ Seniors NOK 25 Groups, min 10 persons 40 p.p. Five years of WW II occupation and resistance recreated - including artefacts, posters, documents and models displayed in historical surroundings. Akershus Fortress www.forsvaretsmuseer.no post.nhm@gmail.com

Tel.: +47 23 09 31 38 Fax: +47 23 09 31 37 Oslo mil/Akershus, NO-0015 Oslo

Norway’s Resistance Museum aims to give an authentic presentation of the German occupation during World War II. From prelude, through invasion and resistance, to liberation and peace, the museum gives a thorough view of important events and themes using sound, pictures, texts, authentic objects and lifelike models. Both the civilian and military resistance is dealt with. The Resistance Museum is located in an old protected building from the 17th century on the grounds of Akershus Fortress, adjoining the memorial for Norwegian patriots executed during the war. During at 200 meter walk through the old stone vaults, light is shed upon the five years of occupation from various angles and perspectives. The collections are provided with dual language captions in Norwegian and English, and paired with extensive use of symbolism, artistic details and authentic objects, the walk through the exhibition may prove a both strong and instructive process. The Resistance Museum was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the year of 2012.

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Norsk Folkemuseum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

May 15 – Sept. 14: 10.00 – 18.00 Every day Sept. 15 – May 14: 11.00 - 15.00 Mon - Friday 11.00 - 16.00 Sat - Sunday All year. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan.1. and May 17th. Prices in NOK: (2014) Adults: 110, Children: 30 Students, retired people and groups of more than 15 people: 85, Family ticket: 225 Museum of cultural history of Norway. Open-Air Museum and large indoor exhibits. Bygdøy in Oslo 4 km www.norskfolkemuseum.no post@norskfolkemuseum.no booking@norskfolkemuseum.no

Tel.: +47 22 12 37 00 Museumsveien 10, NO-0287 Oslo

Photo: Laila Durán

MEET THE PEOPLE OF NORWAY! The museum shows how people lived in different parts of Norway from 1500 until today. Here you will learn about their daily life as well as their celebration of festive occasions. Comprehensive indoor exhibits feature national treasures and artifacts such as folk dresses, traditional jewelry, altar pieces, wood carvings, rose painting and Sámi handicraft. The picturesque Open-Air Museum shows history and local culture from Norway’s various geographic regions. Near 160 historic buildings are reerected as typical farmsteads with encircling fields or as city dwellings with cobblestone streets and backyards. The wooden stave churches are Norway’s significant contribution to the world history of architecture. Our main attraction, Gol Stave Church from 1200 A.D., is among the few remaining examples. The Open-Air Museum comes alive through a wide variety of activities. Hosts in traditional costumes welcome you into the houses and our livestock graze the fields. Folk music and dance, handicraft and a taste of traditional baking enhances the experience.

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The museum is well set up for group visits lasting from 15 minutes to two hours. The museum is open all year, with an emphasis on summer and the annual Christmas Fair for the activities in the Open-Air Museum.

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Discounts for tour operators are attainable with contract. On request we can also provide guided tours for a fee. Please contact us for more information at: booking@norskfolkemuseum.no


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The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Website: E-mail:

Different opening hours for all 4 venues See website for more information Monday: Closed All year See website for more information All 4 venues in Oslo city centre www.nasjonalmuseet.no info@nasjonalmuseet.no

Tel.: +47 21 98 20 00

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design The National Museum holds, preserves, exhibits, and promotes public knowledge about Norway’s most extensive collections of art, architecture and design. It shows permanent exhibitions of works from its own collections and temporary exhibitions that incorporate works loaned from elsewhere. The Museum’s exhibition venues in Oslo are the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum – Architecture, and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. The Museum’s programme also includes exhibitions that tour both within and beyond Norway’s borders.

The National Gallery – Universitetsgata 13, Oslo Founded in 1837, the National Gallery houses Norway’s largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. The permanent exhibition shows highlights from the collection and national icons from the romantic period through to the mid-1900s. Also on display are works by international painters and sculptors, such as the French impressionists. Central attractions include Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Madonna and paintings by Cézanne and Manet. The National Gallery presents three temporary exhibitions per year, showing important works from Norway and abroad. The Museum of Contemporary Art – Bankplassen 4, Oslo The Museum of Contemporary Art first opened its doors in 1990. The Museum is housed in the former premises of Norges Bank, Norway’s central bank, a beautiful Jugend-style building in Norwegian granite and marble from 1907. It shows temporary exhibitions of both loaned works and works from its own collections. Visitors can see three permanent installations: the sculpture Shaft by Richard Serra, Per Inge Bjørlo’s Inner Room V, and Ilya Kabakov’s The Garbage Man: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away. The National Museum – Architecture – Bankplassen 3, Oslo The National Museum – Architecture opened in 2008. The main building, designed by Christian Heinrich Grosch (1801–1865), was completed in 1830 as a division office for Norges Bank. It was adapted and extended by Pritzker Prize winner Sverre Fehn (1924–2009). The museum’s temporary exhibitions explore both contemporary architecture and historical themes.

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The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design – St. Olavs gate 1, Oslo Founded in 1876, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design was one of the first of its kind in Europe. In addition to temporary exhibitions, attractions include the permanent exhibitions “Design and Crafts 1905–2005”, “STYLE 1100–1905”, the costume galleries and the study collections of glass and ceramics.

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The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

1.5-31.8 - Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat/Sun 11-17 1.9-31.4 Tue - Fri 11-16, Sat-Sun 11-17 Mon closed All year Free Museum of military history Akershus Fortress in the middle of Oslo www.forsvarsmuseet.no post.fmu@mil.no

Tel.: +47 23 09 35 82 Fax: +47 23 09 31 90

A national historical museum covering Norwegian military and political history from the Vikings (900 AD) to the early post World War II years. Includes the following museum: The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum organisation consists of seven major military museums nationwide. The Armed Forces Museum (Forsvarsmuseet) is the main museum, located in Akershus fortress in the center of Oslo. This is a historical museum depicting Norwegian military history. The exhibitons start in the Viking era abt. 900 AD, through numerous Nordic wars when Norway was under Danish rule (1400-1814), the period of union with Sweden leading up to independence (1814-1905) and cover the Second World War as well as more modern history including the Cold War period and Norwegian Soldiers in International Operations. A number of interesting models and artefacts are found in the museum, and the exhibits allow the visitor to follow technical and historical progress throughout the centuries. Norways Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum) is also located on Akershus Fortress and shows Norwegian history during the German occupation in World War II. Oslo, +47 23 09 31 38 Oscarsborg festningsmuseum is situated on a small island in the Oslofjord. Gives glimpses of history connected to the costal artillery and the sinking of the German cruiser Blücher on 9th April 1940 when Norway was attacked by the Germans. Drøbak +47 64 90 41 60 Marinemuseet is the main museum for history of the Norwegian Navy. It is situated in Horten. The museum dates back to 1853 and posesses rare and exciting items from the founder’s private collection. Horten +47 33 03 33 97 Rustkammeret situated in Trondheim is an attractive army museum with interesting exhbitions. +47 73 99 52 80

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Luftforsvarsmuseet in Bodø depicts the history of the Norwegian airforce, and is well worth a visit. Bodø +47 75 53 78 95

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At Bergenhus fortress in Bergen, is a museum covering the history of women connected to our military history; the story of the local resistance during World War II as well as a part showing general military history of the region. +47 55 54 62 08


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15/5- 31/8: 10 - 17 1/9 - 14/5: Tue-Fri: 10-15 Sat-Sun 10-16 Mon closed All year Please confer www.marmuseum.no Norwegian coastal culture and maritime history Bygdøynes in Oslo 4 km by bus nr 30. Boat 91 from Town Hall Pier (Bygdøy Museums) www.marmuseum.no fellespost@marmuseum.no

All photos: copyright NMM/Espen Wæhle, PML Arkitektur

The Norwegian Maritime Museum

Tel.: +47 24 11 41 50 Fax: +47 24 11 41 51

Bygdøynesveien 37, NO-0286 Oslo

The museum has a unique location on the Bygdøy peninsula, close to the city center of Oslo. Outdoors you can enjoy traditional wooden boats, fjordside walks and a cozy summertime café. Exhibitions inside the building range from archaeological finds, such as “Norway’s oldest vessel” (2200 years), to marine paintings by some of the country’s foremost artists, and the “Ship” exhibition, which offers interactive maps, films and a pool with R/C boats for all to use. Our panoramic 18-minute film is a good introduction, a birds-eye view journey along the country’s astonishing coastline. The Norwegian Maritime Museum celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014 with two new exciting exhibitions, opening in February and September. The former will be an interactive exhibition covering Norwegian interests in modern global shipping, and in the latter you will meet Norwegian seafarers through the ages.

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Akershus Fortress Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Main and side gates: 06-21 (summer season) All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Down town Oslo www.akershusfestning.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding: +  47 2309 3917 +47 2309 3982

With its many valuable buildings and installations that have been raised over the course of nearly 700 years, Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) is one of Norway’s finest and oldest cultural environments. Constructed around the year 1300 by King Hükon V Magnusson, the original building served as a strongly fortified royal residence. It was allowed to tower unrivalled on the top of the Akersnes promontory. Over the years the fortress played an important role both in times of peace and hostility. Nine sieges put Akershus and the surrounding city through trying times. During the reign of Christian IV the medieval fortress was transformed into a renaissance castle, and today’s city centre was founded below the fortress walls in 1624. A full programme of events is organised for the summer season; every-thing from historical plays, concerts, guided tours and military tattoos

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Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace.

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Astrup Fearnley Museet Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Tue, Wed, Fri: 12:00–17:00 Thurs: 12:00-19:00 Sat, Sun: 11:00-17:00 Mondays closed All year A: 100,- S: 80,S: 60,- C: 0-18: free Free with Oslo Pass Norwegian and international contemporary art Tjuvholmen, Oslo www.afmuseet.no info@fearnleys.no

Tel.: +47 22 93 60 60 Strandpromenaden 2, NO-0252 Oslo Photo: Nic Lehoux

Astrup Fearnley Museet is a private contemporary art museum, which opened in 1993. Since then the museum has confirmed its position as an important institution for the presentation of contemporary art. In 2012 the museum moved to a new museum building located in a park along the waterfront of Oslo designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The museum presents temporary exhibitions by leading International and Norwegian contemporary artists and houses an important collection of artworks by famous artists such as Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and Damien Hirst. The Museum also houses a shop and cafe.

The Vigeland Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-Mail:

1 June – 31 August: Tuesday – Sunday 10-17, Monday closed 1 September – 31 May: Tuesday – Sunday 12-16, Monday closed Open all year NOK 60,-/30,A beautiful museum located in Gustav Vigeland’s former home and studio showing an almost complete collection of his work. South of the Vigeland Park, 10 min from the city centre. www.vigeland.museum.no postmottak.vigeland@ vigeland.museum.no

The Vigeland Museum, situated next to the famous Vigeland Park, was built by the City of Oslo as studio, home and future museum for the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) in the 1920’s. The building is regarded as one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Norway. In its beautiful halls you will find an almost complete collection of the works by Gustav Vigeland, allowing the visitor to follow the artist’s development from the expressive and slender figure style in the 1890’s to the more classical balanced style of his later years. Vigeland’s work process is also well documented in the museum, as well as the story behind the Vigeland Park. In addition to the permanent collection the museum shows changing exhibitions of three-dimensional art, primarily sculptures, but also installations and video based work. The exhibitions feature both contemporary and historical art.

Tel.: +47 23 49 37 00 Nobels gate 32, NO-0268 Oslo

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Munchs Hus Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

May and Sept: Sat./Sun. 11-16 1-24 of June, Tues.-Sun. 11-16 26 of June – 5 of Aug., Tues.-Sun. 11-18 7-31 of Aug. 11-16 Guided tours to some of the locations where Munch painted, Saturdays and Sunday in July, at 2 og 4 pm. May-September Entrance, 50 nkr. – children up to 12 years are free of charge. Edvard Munch – how he lived and the places he painted Åsgårdstrand www.munchshus.no solfrid.sakkariassen@ vestfoldmuseene.no

Tel.: +47 48 24 11 89 +47 48 22 92 98 Edvard Munchsgt 25 NO-3179 Åsgårdstrand

Photo: Solfrid Sakkariassen

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“I am sitting in the only pleasant house I have ever lived in – the house in Åsgårdstrand.” Åsgårdstrand was liberating for Edvard Munch’s development as an artist. Here he found the landscape that runs through many of his world-famous paintings, as in The Dance of Life, Separation, The Voice, The Lonely Ones, and The Girls on the Bridge. In 1889 Edvard Munch (1863-1944) spent the first of many summers at Åsgårdstrand. In 1897/98 he bought a spartan house dating from the early 1800s. The house was sold to the municipality right afther his death and became a museum just after. This is now a unique, evocative and distinctive place, the only completely preserved home of one of the world’s greatest artists. Everything is kept as it was when the artist himself lived there. The surrounding landscape is largely unchanged, and Munch’s motifs are easily recognizable. Here Munch the man found peace - and the painter inspiration. MUNCH2013 - NATIONALLY: In 2013, it is 150 years since Edvard Munch was born. “Munch 2013” will celebrate Edvard Munch’s work and significance. The jubilee will also increase knowledge, awaken curiosity and enthusiasm for Munch’s art both nationally and internationally. Of all the places Edvard Munch lived and worked, it is perhaps in Åsgårdstrand that he has left his clearest traces. These traces are part of a local, regional, national and international art history. Here stands his only preserved home, here the landscape can still be recognised from Munch’s art and here many stories about Munch and people he was close to still live on. Through a wide range of events and projects we want to contribute to marking Munch2013 and thus create new consciousness, knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm for Edvard Munch’s life and art in general, and for the time in Åsgardstrand in particular. Horten Municipality wants to create a jubilee that will have a bearing on and touch many people, and that in a unique way can bind the artist and the person Edvard Munch closer together.

Photo: Nils A.Kavli-Borge

Through specific experiences associated with music, theatre, visual art, dance, lectures, etc. and by using both traditional and untraditional arenas and arrangement forms, the municipality wants to put all of Åsgårdstrand into use, with its unique Munch history and the landscape’s distinctive character. Thus conveying both the historical Munch and creating a Munch intermediary for the future. We want Munch2013 to illustrate Åsgårdstrand’s importance as an artist village, create enthusiasm for modern art and inspire reflection, while linking together history, the present and the future.

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“Here, I have painted in 30 years my best pictures, as well as studies for Frieze of Life.”

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Åsgårdstrand was timely for Edvard Munch (1863-1944) as an artist, as painter of the modern person’s soul life. Here, the artist found inspiration over several decades and the person peace of mind and friendship. A significant number of Munch’s works can be linked to Åsgårdstrand, of the best known and most important are Frieze of Life, Munch’s large artistic project in the 1890’s, “The Frieze is intended as a number of decorative pictures that together will provide a picture of life. Through them, the shoreline winds its way, outside lies the sea, which is always in motion and under the treetops lives the abundant life with its joys and sorrows.”

Photo: Solfrid Sakkariassen

Friend and director of the National Gallery describes Munch’s relationship to Åsgårdstrand in the following manner, “One can with full right speak, where his art is concerned, not only about the Åsgårdstrands period, when so many masterpieces were created, but about the Åsgård shoreline, the sweeping and soft, expressionistic and colourful shoreline, that is reflected in his pictures and etchings, as a common denominator for his style.”


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Fredriksvern Shipyard Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

24 hours All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Down Town Stavern www.fredriksvernverft.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding: +47 4543 3327

In 1750, King Fredrik V of Denmark decided to have Fredriksvern Shipyard (Fredriksvern Verft) in Stavern built. The town of Stavern is strategically situated between Sweden and Denmark, and the Danish influence is clearly manifested in the architecture and look of the town. Fredriksvern Shipyard served as the main naval base for the Norwegian fleet up until 1850, after which it was used by the Norwegian Army for military training during the summer months and, more recently, by the Norwegian Air Force. Today the shipyard is used for civilian purposes and is open to the public, providing an oasis for visitors in both the summer and winter seasons. During the summer months there are few places that can beat the summery atmosphere of Fredriksvern. It is a popular spot with the locals and offers a full programme of activities during the summer season, including market days, concerts, festivals and exhibitions. Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace. Only norwegian version.

Karljohansvern Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

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24 hours All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Horten www.karljohansvern.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

+47 815 70 400 +47 9755 0435

In 1818, the Karljohansvern Naval Base was built in Horten by royal decree to serve as the Royal Navy’s main base. Karljohansvern served as a naval base up until 1962, when Haakonsvern Naval Base in Bergen took over this function. Because the area long served as a garrison town and fortress, much of it has been preserved in its original form. There are several recreational areas within the complex, as well as photo and naval museums. There are also beaches, Horten Forest (Hortensskogen) and the idyllic Horten Canal (Hortenskanalen) which separates Karljohansvern from the mainland. Karljohansvern lies in the middle of the south-eastern region of Norway known as Ă˜stlandet, 80 km from Oslo and only 500 m from Horten town centre.

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Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace. Only norwegian version.

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Preus Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: INFO: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Thu-Fri 12-16 Sat-Sun 12-17 July: All day 12-17 Otherwise by appointment All year NOK 50 adults NOK 30 children NOK 40 student, pensioners Group discount Galleries, café, library Horten 1 km www.preusmuseum.no post@preusmuseum.no

Tel.: +47 33 03 16 30 Fax: +47 33 03 16 40

Preus Museum is the national museum of photography in Norway. The museum’s collections consist of Norwegian and international photography, albums, and various additional forms of images, cameras, and other technical objects which illuminate the historical development of photography. The museum has three galleries, one presenting parts of the collection: “A history of photography”, and two dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The museum also has a library of international standing, a photographic conservator who can offer state-of-the-art technical advice on the treatment and preservation of photographic materials, a museum shop and a café. The museum is located at idyllic Karljohansvern in Horten, an hour’s drive from Oslo. The building was made suitable for museum purpose in 2001 by architect and professor Sverre Fehn. The building was earlier the supply depot for the Norwegian Navy and the Royal Norwegian Navy Museum is located on the floors below Preus museum. If you want some more information about the museum or our exhibition programme, take a look at our website: www.preusmuseum.no

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The Norwegian Naval Museum Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

1/5-30/9: Every day 12-16 1/10-30/4: Sunday 12-16 Closed on public holidays. (Guided groups at 800,- NOK - any time) All year FREE - (except guided groups) One of The Norwegian Armed Forces Museums Karljohansvern, N-E of Horten Horten, 1 km www.marinemuseet.no mar-mus@online.no

Tel.: +47 33 03 33 97 Fax: +47 33 03 33 88

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The Norwegian Naval Museum maintains and presents the history and heritage of the Norwegian Navy. The museum was founded in 1853 and the exhibition presents Norway’s naval history from the grand era of the Danish-Norwegian fleet in the 17th and 18th century, through the formation of a national Norwegian navy in the 19th century. It also presents the great effort of the Norwegian Navy as a part of allied forces during WWII, and the development after the war. Outside the museum visitors can experience the submarine “Utstein” and the FBP “Blink”, both important elements of Norway’s anti-invasion defence during the Cold War. A “must –see” for both children and adults!


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Fredrikstad Fortress - The Old Town Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

24 hours All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Down Town Fredrikstad www.fredrikstadfestning.no servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding: +47 6930 4600

Already by the end of the 17th century, Fredrikstad was surrounded by ramparts. When Norway lost Bohuslän and the Bohus fortress to the Swedes, Fredrikstad Fortress (Fredrikstad Festning) became an important supply base together with Halden, a border town that lies further east. Fredrikstad Fortress was built in the old Dutch system, with wide moats and high embankments. Only once was the fortress attacked, in august 1814. Fredrikstad Fortress, also known as the Old Town (Gamlebyen) is one of Northern Europe’s best preserved fortified towns. The Old Town is a thriving community, with shops, housing, businesses and an active cultural life. The flea markets in King’s Square (Kongens torv) and Market Square (Torget) start in April, and outdoor restaurants, galleries and craft work-shops are open all year long. Walk the Fortress Trail Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trail - a walk which takes you to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in a fortress and national, military events. Using the self-guide map you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace.

Fredriksten Fortress Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

24 hours All year Call us for information One of fourteen national fortifications in Norway Halden town, Norway www.fredrikstenfestning.com servicesenter@forsvarsbygg.no

Tel.: +47 815 70 400 For guiding: +47 6919 0980

High above the city of Halden towers Fredriksten Fortress (Fredriksten Festning), one of the country’s best preserved fortifications. The fortress dates back to the 17th century, and serves today as a marvellous arena for imparting history and cultural traditions to modern audiences. Despite Swedish troops laying siege to the fortress on many occasions, they never managed to capture it. Fredriksten Fortress is also known as the site where the Swedish king Charles XII met his death under circumstances of which still remain a mystery today. Was the bullet that killed him fired by a Norwegian gun – or by one of his own? In 1905 the fortress was closed and lost its operative importance for good. Frediksten Fortress can boast a variety of food and dining options, from a simple cup of coffee to an exquisite meal.

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Walk the Fortress Trails Experience this historic site by following the Fortress Trails. There are three historical walks on footpaths and roads in the outer grounds of Fredriksten Fortress. Using the self-guide maps you become your own guide and can experience the fortress at your own pace. Three routes are marked out, with supplementary information provided in the form of signs and informations boards, monuments and lookout points.

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Sundbytunet Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Nice 07.00-02.00 All year Around 850.- weekend Brewery, Restaurant, Hotel Jessheim www.sundbytunet.no booking@sundbytunet.no

Tel.: +47 67 20 76 00 Gardemovegen 6, NO-2050 Jessheim

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Sundbytunet is located in the centre of Jessheim, about 9 km from Oslo Gardermoen Airport. The location offers great dining options, guests rooms, a conference centre, function rooms, shops, and other services. During the 90s, the farm downsized as a result of national development and growth when the decision was taken to relocate Norway’s primary airport to Gardermoen. Arable land was reduced by half and the buildings had to be rearranged. After an extensive construction process, the new Sundbytunet opened on 11th November 2011. The buildings were rebuilt in their original form and location around the farmyard. Their contents may have changed, but still reflect the farm’s food productions traditions and history that

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Sundbytunet boasts: - The restaurant Smaken av Sundbytunet (The Taste of Sundbytunet). - The pub and microbrewery Bryggerikjelleren (The Brewery Cellar) and its adjoining distillery. - The cafĂŠ Baksthuset (The Bakehouse). - Tapas & Champagne House (Thursday-Saturday 1500-2300) - The deli shop Handleriet. - 11 guest rooms (22 beds). - Function rooms for courses, conferences, and banqueting. - Mini golf. - Other shops and services.

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Gardermoen Hotel Bed & Breakfast Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

3 Stars, 24 hours All year Prices from 695 Nok for double room inkl. breakfast. See main text Norway International Airport.Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen. www.gardermoenbb.no hotel@gardermoenbb.no

Tel.: +47 63 93 00 50 Fax: +47 63 99 90 35 Gardermovegen 42, NO-2030 Nannestad

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Best Western Hotell Bondeheimen Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Three stars 24 hours All year Dynamic Pricing See main text Oslo City centre www.bondeheimen.com www.kaffistova.com www.bestwestern.com bookingoffice@bondeheimen.com

Tel.: +47 23 21 41 00 Fax: +47 23 21 41 01 Rosenkrantz gate 8 NO-0159 Oslo

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Hotel Bondeheimen and the cafe Kaffistova was founded in 1913. Throughout the years, Bondeheimen and Kaffistova have been well-known locations for those who came in from the districts to visit Oslo. From the very beginning, artists such as Sigrid Undset and Knut Hamsun, employees from the major newspapers located in Akersgata and actors from the surrounding theatres have found their way to Bondeheimen, exactly like leisure travelers from the whole world. The hotel is located approximately 100 meters from the Norwegian Parliament and the main walking street Karl Johans gate, and is one of the most visited hotels in Oslo. Hotell Bondeheimen has 127 rooms, all with contemporary interior and design inspired by Norwegian traditions and materials. The rooms provide all facilities that is to be expected from a modern city hotel. The reception is open 24 hrs, and our receptionists have twice received Best Western’s price of acknowledgement of service and knowledge.

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BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

3 star 24 hrs All year Flexible rates Several family rooms, parking nearby, free WIFI, breakfast buffet incl., unique location Oslo city centre www.karljohan.no karljohan@bestwestern.no

Tel.: +47 23 16 17 00 Fax: +47 22 42 05 19 Karl Johans gate 33 NO-0162 Oslo

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On Oslo’s main street and in the heart of the city centre lies this historic and charming hotel from 1899. A unique location next to the Parliament and within immediate walking distance to a variety of museums, attractions, shops, bars and restaurants.

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The hotel has 114 rooms, as well as 5 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 60 people.

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Bogstad Camp & Touristcentre Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-Mail:

Good 24 hours All year Call us for information See main text Oslo 15 min by bus from Oslo city www.bogstadcamping.no mail@bogstadcamping.no

Tel.: +47 22 51 08 00 Fax: +47 22 51 08 50 Ankerveien 117 NO-0766 Oslo

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Bogstad Camp & Turistsenter is situated right in the middle of lovely natural surroundings such as the Nordmarka, the lake Bogstadvannet and close to Tryvann Winter Park. Enjoy whatever Oslo and its immediate surroundings have to offer – year-round: Clean and fresh air, the sea, the lakes, the mountains and forests... You may as well visit our famous museums and many art galleries, coffehouses, restaurants and shopping-malls... to name just a few. On our campsite you find 55 lodges for up to four persons - this is «value for money»!

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Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Location: Website: E-mail:

Very good 24/7 All year, closed at Easter and Christmas From NOK 790 Frogner - Charming residential area in central Oslo. 5 km from city centre www.choicehotels.no/no094 cc.gabelshus@choice.no

Tel.: +47 23 27 65 00 Fax: +47 23 27 65 60 Gabelsgate 16, NO-0272 Oslo

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Welcome to the Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus Hotel Gabelshus is a charming, elegant and stylish boutique-hotel in Oslo. It is located at Frogner - a residential area with beautiful town houses, embassies, shops and lovely restaurants and cafes within walking distance. The hotel has several types of rooms with different personality and character. Our dining room is light and inviting, with separate rooms and salons for private functionalities. The hotel has a terrace and a garden. The whole property is nonsmoking. Breakfast and a light evening meal is included in the room rate, which gives you excellent value for money. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi in the whole property as well as free coffee, tea and afternoon treats. Hotel Gabelshus has also a relax department with sauna and steam room, as well as a gym. The library and the lobby area are quite and cosy areas for our guests to enjoy a nice drink. The garden terrace is a popular place for breakfast, a glass of wine or just for relaxing.

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Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus is located within a 15-minute walk from attractions such as Aker Brygge- the harbor of Oslo, the royal palace and Vigeland sculpture park. The city centre is only a 10-minute tram ride away.

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Cochs Pensjonat Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Rooms with shower, wc, kitchenette and TV 24 hours All year Single room from NOK 500 Single, twin, 3- and 4-bedded rooms City centre www.cochs.no booking@cochs.no

Tel.: +47 23 33 24 00 Fax: +47 23 33 24 10 Parkveien 25, NO-0350 Oslo

Welcome to Cochs Pensjonat. At our guesthouse we take care of long-established and somewhat unusual traditions, and we do our utmost to ensure our guests a pleasant stay. Cochs Pensjonat is located as close to the centre of Oslo as you could wish, whether you want to relax in Slottsparken (the gardens surrounding the Royal Palace), have a walk at Aker Brygge and Oslo’s main street – Karl Johan – or just stroll up Bogstadveien, Norway’s very best shopping area offering an abundance of exciting shops, restaurants and outdoor cafés. We offer clean and tidy rooms at a reasonable price. We have different roomtypes including single, double, triple and 4-bedded rooms, and most rooms have kitchenette, flat-screen TV and private bathroom.

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Gaustad Hotell & Hotell Montebello Gaustad Hotell Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

3 stars 24 hours a day All year Weekendrates from 670,- single room 850,- double room incl. Breakfast See main text Oslo West near Sognsvann and Rikshospitalet University hospital. 15 minutes by train to the city center www.norlandiacare.no/ pasienthotell booking.gaustad@norlandiacare.no

Tel.: +47 23 25 24 00 Fax: +47 23 07 71 19 Sognsvannsveien 20, NO-0372 Oslo

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Gaustad hotel is a full-service hotel with 124 comfortable rooms as well as rooms for disabled guests. For people with young children, there is a lounge with a play area and books for the little ones, as well as a TV and DVD player. In the reception area is a fireplace and sofa where you can relax. Here you will find tranquillity in a cosy atmosphere, where the staff do their best to ensure that your experience is a good one. The airport express train service from Gardermoen to Oslo S, and on from Oslo S by metro line 1 to Gaustad. An airport shuttlebus stops at Gaustad.

Hotell Montebello Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

3 stars 24 hours a day All year Weekendrates from 670,- single room 850,- double room incl. Breakfast See main text Oslo West near Montebello and Radiumhospitalet University hospital. 10 minutes by metro to the city center www.norlandiacare.no/ pasienthotell booking.montebello@norlandiacare.no

Tel.: +47 23 25 24 00 Fax: +47 23 25 24 05 Ullernchausseen 70, Bygg J, NO-0379 Oslo

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The Hotell Montebello is situated in a modern building in Ullern, an elegant and peaceful part of Oslo. The hotel is built on top of the radiotherapy building and a number of rooms have a lovely view of Oslo city centre and the Oslo fjord. Here, you can have a peaceful stay, and yet be just a 10-minute metro ride away from the centre of Oslo. The airport express train service from Gardermoen to Oslo S, and on from Oslo S by metro line 2 to Montebello.


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Grand Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Very good 24 hour All year Weekend rate from NOK 1395, double room from NOK 1645,Traditional deluxe, full service hotel Oslo Capital, 0,5 km from the railway station, 800 metres from the airport bus terminal International Airport. In the city centre www.grand.no grand@rica.no

Tel.: +47 23 21 20 00 Fax: +47 23 21 21 00 Karl Johansgate 31, NO-0159 Oslo

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The Grand Hotel, located on Oslo’s main street has been an institution in the Norwegian capital for over a century. The Hotel is known for its elegantly furnished guest rooms and complete range of service. The Grand Hotel offers a variety of banqueting facilities with their own history and charm. Whether the need is a lounge for a small meeting or an intimate dinner, perhaps are you just looking for exquisite location for a reception for 560 guests - this is the place. On top of the Grand you will find our conference centre, fully equipped to ensure a successful conference for up to 110 persons. With 3 restaurants, 2 bars, leisure facilities including a swimming pool, we can ensure you a successful stay for you and your guests at the Grand Hotel.

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Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

First class 24 hour All year, closed during Christmas and New Year Dynamic 3 restaurants, bar and coffee shop. Free Wi-Fi and access to Fitness & SPA facilities On top of Oslo, next to Holmenkollen ski arena 15-20 min. from Oslo city center www.holmenkollenparkhotel.no holmenkollen.park.hotel.rica@rica.no

Tel.: +47 22 92 20 00 Fax: +47 22 14 61 92 Kongeveien 26, PB 60 Holmenkollen, NO-0712 Oslo

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«Top of mind - on the top of Oslo» Welcome to the Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica. Perched high above the city like a palace out of a Norwegian fairy-tale, it offers stunning views over the city and the surrounding landscape. A magical place for a family holiday, and a unique conference venue, the hotel is just 15 minutes’ drive from Oslo city center. The oldest part of the hotel dates from 1894 and is timber-built in the ‘dragon’ style of the mediaeval Norwegian ‘stave’ churches . Here you will find our first-class restaurant «De Fem Stuer», as well as comfortable lounges and a range of banqueting and conference rooms, all named after famous Norwegians. Our well-equipped conference hall hosts up to 750 delegates, and the hotel also offers modern SPA facilities, a well-equipped gym and an indoor swimming pool. With 336 hotel rooms and suites, the hotel will accommodate modern comfort in a mountain fresh design.

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Located close to the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium and Ski Museum and with direct access to wonderful skiing, walking and cycling country, the hotel offers superb opportunities for recreation and relaxation in the heart of nature, yet close to the city.

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Losby Gods Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

High 24 hours Open all year except christmas and easter See our web site or contact us Historic Hotel close to Oslo Lørenskog 3 km to Lørenskog / 20 km to Oslo www.losbygods.no reservations@losbygods.no

Tel.: +47 67 92 33 00 Fax: +47 67 92 33 01 Losbyveien 270, 1475 Finstadjordet

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Losby Gods - a journey back in time A country lane winds majestically into the deep forest. In the middle of magnificent nature, and the mystery of the woods, Losby Gods emerges. The manor reveals itself surrounded by calm, and harmony you have never experienced before. You have entered the heart of the countryside, where rustic charm meets dark mystique of the forest. 20 minutes from Oslo and only 30 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Located on one of Norway’s best golf courses is the hotel and conference centre as part of the 160 year old Manor. The hotel has 70 rooms, restaurant, wine cellar, bar, indoor golf centre and conference facilities. We are proud to welcome you to our unique hotel filled with history, charm and elegance.

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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

High-end hotel 24 h All year Mid/upper range Full Service Hotel Oslo City centre www.radissonblu.com/ scandinaviahotel-oslo info.scandinavia.oslo@ radissonblu.com

Tel.: +47 23 29 30 00 Fax: +47 23 29 30 01 Holbergsgt. 30, NO-0166 Oslo

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Anchored in the heart of Oslo, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel has a unique location right next to the Royal Palace, and only a five minute walk from the National Theatre station. Furthermore, the airport express coach-Flybussen is conveniently situated adjacent to the main entrance. The many cultural sites and attractions of Oslo are within easy reach, just as city hot spots for shopping, dining and urban life such as Karl Johansgate, Bogstadveien and Aker Brygge. With its 22 floors the hotel offers breathtaking views of the city and the fjords from its 497 rooms and suites. Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel expertly blends contemporary design with classic comfort. On the 21st floor, Summit bar offers spectacular cocktails and views of Oslo. Moreover, Enzo restaurant and lobby bar is open for a la carte lunch and dinner in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.

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Welcome to Oslo and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel!

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Saga Hotel Oslo Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

4 stars 24 hours All year From NOK 895 per singleroom www.sagahoteloslo.no Oslo City Center www.sagahoteloslo.no post@sagahoteloslo.no

Tel.: +47 22 55 44 90 Fax: +47 22 55 44 80 Eilert Sundts gate 39, NO-0259 Oslo

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Saga Hotel Oslo is a four-star boutiqehotel in Oslo. You’ll find us right behind the Royal Palace. Our hotel, built in the booming 1890s, has recently been restored and modernized by Delotis Design, while maintaining its beautiful architecture and traditional elegance. Book your room at Saga Hotel Oslo. Saga has a cozy and comfortable breakfast room. In the lobby bar you may enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a glass of wine or something to eat. If you prefer, you can bring it along to our charming chill-out lounge. We want to help you to unwind, relax and enjoy yourself during your stay with us. We have 47 rooms and suites.

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Rica Travel Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year See website or call us for information See main text Oslo city centre www.rica.no rica.travel.hotel.oslo@rica.no

Tel.: +47 22 00 33 00 Fax: +47 22 33 51 22 Arbeidergata 4 NO-0159 Oslo

Rica Travel Hotel is a modern bed & breakfast hotel located in the heart of the city center of Oslo. Within 50 meters from the hotel, you will find the Parliament building and Karl Johan’s street. In close proximity you will find restaurants, shopping, and many of Oslo’s attractions. The hotel offers all resident guests free high-speed internet access (WLAN) in the common areas an in the rooms.

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Hotel Wassilioff Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Idyllic, good 24 hours All year Call us or see website The most charming hotel in Stavern, steeped in tradition 2 hours drive from Oslo and 3 hours from Kristansand Central Stavern www.wassilioff.no post@wassilioff.no

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Centrally located in idyllic Stavern, Hotel Wassilioff is surrounded by exciting local history and culture. You should spice your life up with these experiences. We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your loved ones at this special hotel at that special place where you are special to us. Stavern has kept its old world charm with its narrow lanes and wooden houses. The town is also affectionately known as the dimples of Norway and an artist’stown. Hotel Wassilioff is different and amongst the 47 rooms there are very few that are completely alike. We have function rooms and menus to suite very occassion, be it big or small. The best a la carte restaurant in town with panoramic views of the sea. Seafood buffet with all our specialities. Separate bar with great atmosphere and music.

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Sandefjord Motor Hotel Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year Double room from 1095 NOK Single room from 860 NOK Breakfast is included 3 km from Torp 6 km from train station Sandefjord www.sandefjordmotorhotel.no post@sandefjordmotorhotel.no

Tel.: +47 33 48 90 60 Fax: +47 33 48 90 61 Fokserødveien 21, NO-3241 Sandefjord

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Sandefjord Motor Hotel is a nice place to stop, both for eating and for staying overnight. Our friendly cafeteria has a varied menue with long opening hours. If you are to stay overnight we have 43 comfortable rooms to offer. Accommondations Sandefjord Motor Hotel is a modern hotel with 43 rooms. All rooms have bathroom, telephone and TV. Free! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. All rooms are non-smoking. Outside the hotel is a big parking-lot with free parking for the guests.

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Cafeteria You may enjoy breakfast from 07:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. Dinner is served between 12:00 a.m. and 22:00 p.m. We offer a varied and reasonable menue both for children and adults, in a homely atmosphere. Openinghours: 07:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.

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Trudvang Gjestegaard Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24-hour desk All year See our website or call us for information We offer accommodation, meeting/conference rooms, bar, restaurant Larvik www.trudvang.no hotel@trudvang.no

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Trudvang Gjestegaard is a historical and homely place to stay. The hotel is centrally located in Larvik, close to the exit to the European Route E18. Trudvang was built in 1918, and has among other, been an orphanage for nervous kids, a reconvalescene home for tired house wives and an art gallery. Today Trudvang is a soulful hotel where personal service is the first priority. Rooms Trudvang har 30 rooms, in the old part of the hotel no rooms are alike, and each room has their own charm and uniqueness, some rooms have bathtub and balcony. This part of the hotel houses our bridal suite with a wonderful view over Larviksfjorden. In the new part of the hotel, all rooms are modern and elegant. Trudvang offers both family rooms, rooms with twin and single beds, and economy rooms. And also have two rooms suitable for wheelchair. All rooms are non-smoking and allergy friendly. We offer room service. Restaurant Our restaurant specializes in Norwegian cuisine based on local produce. Everything is homemade, and served with love. We change our menu according to season. See our website for menus and opening hours. Conference and function rooms Trudvang has a spacious conference room which is fully equipped with projector, wireless internet and modern audio system. See website for our conference menu and prices. We offer beautiful venues and scenery for weddings and functions.

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Activities Trudvang has a heated outdoor pool, sauna, and a beautiful rose garden. Spectacular walking trails are located right outside the hotel, for example Bøkeskogen, which is the largest beech forest in Norway, there are also several beaches in the area, and Trudvang is located right next to centrum, and also Larvik’s culture house, Bølgen. Trudvang Gjestegaard and its staff aim to ensure that all its guests have a pleasant and memorable stay.

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Engø Gård Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

High / 4 stars All day All year, summer peakseason See our website or call us for a good offer See main text Tjøme, Vestfold www.engo.no post@engo.no

Tel.: +47 33 39 00 48 Gamle Engøvei 25 NO-3145 Tjøme

A stay at Engø Gård is an unparalleled experience. Set in a beautiful natural location, amid historical buildings, and with a marvellous sense of wellbeing and culinary delights, we offer you an atmosphere guaranteed to give you peace of mind. Engø Gård has at total of 100 beds in 47 rooms in eight buildings. Each room has its own charm and style with interior and fabrics in various color combination.

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In December 2007, Engø Gård Hotel & Restaurant was accepted as a member of the French organization Les Grandes Tables du Monde - Traditions & Qualité. Engø Gård is the only restaurant in Norway to pride itself on such exclusive membership.

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Holmfoss Hytteutleie & Camping Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours 01.05–30.09 Call us for information Camping/Cabin Vestfold, Kvelde 20 km to ferry Larvik-Hirtshals,Denmark 20 km to ferry Sandefjord-Strømstad, Sweden 20 km from Larvik and Sandefjord www.holmfoss.no kvaleva@online.no

Tel.: +47 33 11 22 61/+47 45 60 10 64 Holmfoss Hytteutleie og Camping v / Marit og Svein Kvalevåg NO-3282 Kvelde

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Holmfoss Hytteutleie og Camping is a small camping with max 20 tent-/ caravans and 4 cabins. In the countryside. Good nice area for hiking. Holmfoss is one of the best spots for fishing salmon in Numedalslågen.

Holmfoss Cabin Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

5 stars 24/7 All year On request The cabin has internett access, a flat screen Tv, yacuzzi, washingmachine and dryer. The cabin consists of 5 bedrooms with a total of 15 beds. The cabin has a large terrace where you can sit and enjoy a lovely summer evening or have a barbeque. The cabin is surrounded by a big lawn where you can enjoy games or just relax. 20 km from Larvik, 20 km from Sandefjord www.holmfoss.no post@holmfoss.no

Fax: +47 33 11 61 11 Holmfossveien 212, NO-3282 Kvelde

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The cabin is located on a plateau with a stunning view over the Numedalslågen. This is an excellent place for salmon fishing. This is an all year round cabin so either you want to experience the lazy summer days or the wonders of the winter, this is the place to be. We welcome you to a luxuriuos stay at our cabin.

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Rømskog Spa & Resort Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good All day All year See website or call us for more information See main text Rømskog www.romskogspa.no booking@romskogspa.no

Tel.: +47 69 00 25 80 Vortungen • NO-1950 Rømskog

THE HOTEL The hotel’s location is fantastic - practically on the water’s edge by Vortungen in Rømskog. Its location is unique in many ways and is just 80 minutes away from Oslo, yet in the middle of the peaceful wilderness. With approximately 70 km of shoreline, the Vortungen lake provides a very special “coastal experience” and the peace of the soul that comes with that - but in Norway’s interior! The surroundings are ideal for pure relaxation, or an active break making full use of nature. You make the choice. Whether on land or on the water. In the centre of the hotel is a beautiful lounge with a fireplace and fully licensed cosy bar. All meals are enjoyed in the restaurant that has panoramic views across the lake. Magical! EVENTS • As a guest of the hotel, you have access to a charming and wonderful spa facility - with every creature comfort available. • There is a salt water pool, a cold plunge pool, a stream room, a traditional sauna, and a heated outdoor pool - to name but a few. Read more on the spa pages of our website.

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• In addition, we offer events in cooperation with our partners that are specially tailored to the business market. The size of the hotel means that the company/group can enjoy the ultimate event by booking the entire hotel for themselves. We even claim to be able to offer “the hottest large cabin in Norway”. A conference stay at a private hotel - just for you - with full service provides the foundations for a gathering that is quite unique. At dinner our chefs are out your complete disposal and a lively mealtime does not have to disturb others. It doesn’t get any better than this. Guaranteed!

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WE OFFER MORE! When it comes to special events, many companies make use of event companies to facilitate arrangements for their employees and/or customers. In cooperation with several operators, we can offer events tailored to your company. Our goal is to offer stays that are out of the ordinary. Together with our suppliers, we will make and customise arrangements for your company that will be spoken of long after. See our events pages.


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CONFERENCE FACILITIES Rømskog Spa & Resort has 4 conference rooms. The largest room takes up to 80 persons in cinema-style seating. The other two meeting rooms take up to 20 persons each. In addition, we also have a pavilion that can be used for everything from conferences to mini fairs, celebrations, weddings, etc. We provide stunning, new, and bright rooms with standard technical equipment such as projectors, etc. THE “HOTTEST” LARGE CABIN IN NORWAY! We can make the hotel, with full service, available exclusively to you and your company. Have the hotel to yourselves. Nothing beats the experience of a kick-off, product launch, or management meeting when you have the entire hotel, restaurant, and spa set aside for your event. If you are interested exclusive use of the hotel then the minimum payable booking is for 44 single rooms with full board. Bed and rooms beyond this are paid for according to actual use, based on the applicable price list during your stay. Contact us to find out more about this offer.

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Hvaler Resort & Spa Standard: Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Good 24 hours All year See our website See main text Hvaler www.hvalerresort.no post@hvalerresort.no

Tel.: +47 69 37 90 00 Sandbakken, Kirkøy NO-1680 Skjærhallen

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Welcome to a world of pure pleasure! - Meetings and conferences for businesses, organizations, clubs and associations. - Team Building venue for groups. - Banqueting with accommodation for wedding, banquet, confirmations and anniversaries - Holiday Apartments to private individuals in both summer holidays and weekends throughout the year, in combination with our spa department.

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Dining

Lofoten Fiskerestaurant - Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin Lofoten Fiskerestaurant

Welcome to the fish restaurant Lofoten

Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Overlooking the harbor, almost at the end of Aker Brygge, lies the fish restaurant Lofoten.

Mon. - Sat.: 11.00 – 23.00 Sunday 12.00 – 22.00 All year See website for menu At Lofoten Fish Restaurant it is quality, service and expertise which matter. Aker Brygge Oslo city centre www.lofoten-fiskerestaurant.no lofoten@fiskerestaurant.no

Tel.: +47 22 83 08 08 Stranden 75 NO-0250 Oslo

Dark lobsters swim in an aquarium immediately inside the entrance, and heavenly scents of fish and shellfish waft out into the dining-room from the surprisingly small kitchen a few steps in. At Lofoten fish restaurant , the menu is based on delicacies from the sea. The widely acclaimed food has a continental as well as a local profile. Menu Fish and shellfish are ingredients to be treated with honour and respect. That is why we have chosen to follow the seasons and to harvest when quality is at its best. Preparation and accompaniments will vary, but our clear philosophy is that the result should stimulate all the senses, as well as satisfy the stomach.

Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

See website All year See website for menu We would like to introduce the importance of fresh ingredients and a fish meal, as well as the different seasons. Tjuvholmen Oslo city centre www.sjomagasinet.no tjuvholmen@sjomagasinet.no

Tel.: +47 23 89 77 77 Fax: +47 23 89 77 78

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Welcome to Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin, a different Fish- and Seafood concept, at the end, and directly by the sea at the Iceland Tjuvholmen. The restaurant also has a meeting room that fits 40 people, with modern AV equipment. Contact us to book your conference. Menu: The chefs at Tjuvholmen Seamagazine agrees: the simplest freshness is often the best start to a good meal. With the right wines, the meal can be lifted up close to heaven. In our restaurant we will give you a culinary experience, as most of our dishes are made on a cull grill. That is why the taste is heavenly. Your local fish store: Welcome to our fish shop, where we can offer the best delicacies from the sea. We offer a varied and rich selection of fish and shellfish, as well as many exciting variations of supplies from both home and abroad.


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Ekebergrestauranten - Restaurant Havsmak Ekebergrestauranten Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Mon. - Sat.: 11.00-23.00 Sunday 12.00-22.00 All year See website for menu The building contains several restaurants, a bar/lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banqueting and wedding suites and a beautiful second floor veranda. Ekeberg Oslo city www.ekebergrestauranten.com post@ekebergrestauranten.com

Tel.: +47 23 24 23 00 Fax: +47 23 24 23 01 Kongsveien 15 NO-0193 Oslo

Welcome to Ekebergrestauranten The original restaurant was built in 1916 by Tiedemanns Tobakksfabrikk, a manufacturer of tobacco products. The new Ekeberg restaurant consists of several dining rooms; the idea is that everyone can find a room they are happy in. In summer, we greet you even before you enter, with a beautiful outdoor service with a fantastic view of the Oslofjord, the islands and the boats. Ekebergrestauranten is located very nicely at the hill just above Oslo, with a stunning view of the inner Oslofjord, the whole city and the new Operahouse. Contact us for your conference, meeting or event. We can host meetings or banquets from 10 to 180 guests Menu The cuisine at Ekebergrestauranten is a blend of the modern and the classic. What we offer from day to day will always depend on the ingredients and we never compromise when it comes to quality. We wish to make your visit a memorable one.

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Welcome to the Restaurant Havsmak

Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

The location is excellent. Havsmak is situated close to Slottsparken and next to the Foreign Ministry.

See website All year See website for menu The restaurant is pleasant and intimate with excellent cuisine, and is absolutely on par with the best seafood restaurants in the country. Oslo Oslo city centre www.havsmak.no post@havsmak.no

Tel.: +47 24 13 38 00 Henrik Ibsens Gate 4 NO-0255 Oslo

Havsmak is an intimate restaurant where the design has been thought out down to the smallest detail. Everything is elegant and tasteful. We also have a meetingroom or private dining area for 6-15 guest. Menu The menu always includes one meat dish and one vegetarian dish, but is otherwise entirely dominated by fish and shellfish.

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Three dishes are offered for lunch, including one stir-fry. The fish soup is very popular, as well as our three-course menu. In the evenings, the three- to five- course menus are populare. We have a wide variety on the a la carte menue both for lunchtime and evenings.

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Dyna Fyr - Grilleriet Dyna Fyr Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

On request March to December See website for prices. On arrival at Dyna, we welcome the group with a few anecdotes about the life of a lighthouse keeper. Oslofjord Oslo city sentre www.dynafyr.no dyna@dyna.no

Tel.: +47 22 43 60 12 Oslofjorden

Welcome to Dyna Fyr An important landmark in the Oslofjord since 1874. A lighthouse and fog bell, and a house for the lighthouse keeper, were installed on the little islet of Dyna – right in the shipping lane into Oslo Harbour. The city’s best located function venue is open from Easter until Christmas. We feel we can offer something truly different and exotic, whether in summer sun or winter snow. Naturally our menus reflect our nearness to the sea. To hire Dyna Fyr you must be minimum 20 and maximum 40 persons. It is open for both lunch and dinner. The story behind our menu-names As well as looking after Dyna Fyr, the lighthouse keeper was also responsible for two other lighthouses - Kobbernaglen Lykt, between Dyna and Nakholmen, and Kavringen Fyr next to Hovedøya. We have therefore chosen to name our three set menus after these lighthouses. If you prefer, you are also welcome to put together your own menu from our a la carte menue.

Grilleriet Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

Welcome to Grilleriet Mon. - Sat.: 16.00-23.00 Sunday: Closed All year See website for menu and prices Grilleriet has 150 seats during normal operation, but for larger events we can cover 200 guests inside and up to 1000 guests in the Folketeaterpassasjen Folketeaterpassasjen Oslo city centre www.grilleriet.no post@grilleriet.no

Tel.: +47 22 83 56 00

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Storgata 21-23 NO- 0184 Oslo

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Grilleriet has what it takes to attract people, both the thirsty and the hungry ones. We are situated in the middle of Folketeaterpassasasjen, and have managed to create a warm and intimate atmosphere while we serve 200 guests. We also have tables and chairs “outdoor” in the passage that gives everyone a feeling of a lively and pulsating atmosphere. We meet you immediately with a nice bar in the middle of the restaurant, a large and open kitchen (the heart of Grilleriet), and at the opposite end an integrated bookcase that fills the entire wall from floor to ceiling. The Nordic raw food is the centre of our menu, and it involves an exciting variation that follows the seasons. At the same time we do not hesitate to challenge the taste of spices or ingredients from other parts of the world. We wish you a great dining experience and a good time spent with us.


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Restauranthuset Operaen Restauranthuset Operaen

Welcome to The Operahouse

Opening hrs: See website

Restauranthuset Operaen offers the perfect gathering place and venue for several types of events. Whether it’s an anniversary, a banquet or a release. We cooperate closely with the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, when it comes to the use of the house’s many venues, stages and areas.

Sanguine Brasserie Mon.-Saturday: 11.00-21.00 Lunch: 11.00-16.00 Sunday: 12.00-22.00 Lunch: 12.00-16.00

Season: Price: Info: Location: Centre: Website: E-mail:

All year See website for menu and prices The opera is now one of the country’s most important cultural meeting place for broad audiences. There are two restaurants here. Oslo Oslo city centre www.opera-huset.no www.argentfinedining.no www.brasseriesanguine.no post@opera-huset.no

Tel.: +47 21 42 21 42 Fax: +47 21 42 21 43 Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, NO-0150 Oslo

About The Operahouse The year 2008 marked the great opera and ballet art in Norway. The nation’s new opera house was opened. An important goal for the opening was to clarify the community’s arts and cultural policy ambitions for the new opera house. The opera is now one of the country’s most important cultural meeting place for broad audiences. Argent Fine Dining Argent is about the art of cooking and quality, about letting fresh ingredients and flavours mingle and unfold perfectly in a relaxed but elegant setting. Argent is the Operas’ Fine Dining. The candles on the table together with the open fireplace in the entrance create a warm and cosy feeling. The interior of Argent expresses understated elegance and refinement. The main color is an inviting white, with delicate nuances and subtle details between the pure color surfaces. The restaurant is also a treat for the eyes. Sanguine Brasserie In winter, it is sheltered behind the house’s huge glass facade and the magnificent view of the Oslofjord. When the weather allows during the summer, it extends Sanguine Brasserie towards the water’s edge. The site is characterized by a vibrant daily life and a vibrant anticipation of tonight’s performance. Many people also choose to find a place here before and after the show to extend a successful evening.

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Sanguine Brasserie is an informal and welcoming brasserie. The name derives from the Norwegian adjective sangvinsk, signifying a carefree and festive happy personality.

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Café Renzo Opening hrs: Season: Info: Location: E-mail:

Tues., Wed., Fri. 12-17 Saturday, Sunday 10-18 Monday closed All year Located at the Astrup Fearnley museet at Tjuvholmen. A spectacular café with a panoramic view of the Oslofjord. Opening hours follow the museum. Reservations is not possible. Tjuvholmen, inside the Astrup Fearnley museum. post@cafe-renzo.no

Tel.: +47 46 41 57 00 Strandpromenaden 2, NO-0252 Oslo

Café Renzo Welcome to Café Renzo At the Astrup Fearnley Museet at Tjuvholmen in Oslo you will find the delightful Café Renzo. Dine outdoors with a beautiful view of the Oslofjord, the park and the beach. You can also dine inside our scenic café with its large panoramic windows. Here you can find an array of delectable foods and refreshing drinks. Our menu features an assortment of warm dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as fresh pastry. Come and experience our tasty food and fabulous views!

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The café follows the museum’s opening hours. Reservations is not possible.

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Ingierstrand Bad Opening hrs: Season: Price: Info: Location: Website: E-mail:

Monday – Friday from 11 am Saturday, Sunday from 12 am May - December See website Located 15 minutes outside the city centre, the restaurant is a refurbished public bath from 1931. Also available for private parties from 40-350 guests. Oslofjord www.fursetgruppen.no post@ingierstrandbad.no

Tel.: +47 66 82 18 90 Ingierstrandveien 30 NO-1420 Svartskog

Welcome to Ingierstrand Bad Restaurant The restaurant opened its doors for the first time in 1934. It was soon established as a popular place, where people could swim, eat, drink and dance. Ingierstrand Bad Restaurant has been refurbished and is now open for guests again! We are open from 11:00 every day except Saturdays and Sundays when we open at 12.00. In addition to the restaurant, we also have the possibility for private parties. There is also a large beer garden with stunning views overlooking the Oslofjord. Reservations for the restaurant is possible every day from medio May to medio September. Reservations are not possible for the outside terrace. The venue is open for closed parties until Christmas, and reopens in May. Lunch is being served from 11 on weekdays. Courses from kr. 165. Ingierstrand bad has a dinner menu that changes weekly. Main courses from kr. 295. A buffetstyle lunch is being served every Sunday.

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Alphabetical Index A

D

G

Adde Zetterquist Kunstgalleri..................................... 148

Dalane Folkemuseum................................................. 324

Galleri Svalbard............................................................. 50

Aga Guesthouse.......................................................... 308

Dalen Tourist Office.................................................... 372

Gamvik Museum 71°N................................................. 75

Agder Naturmuseum & Botaniske Hage................... 352

De Historiske - Historic Hotels & Restaurants............ 30

Gardermoen Hotel Bed & Breakfast.......................... 530

Akershus..................................................................... 499

Destination Harstad.................................................... 103

Gargia Fjellstue............................................................. 80

Akershus Fortress........................................................ 522

Destination Lofoten.................................................... 138

Gaustad Hotell............................................................ 536

Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre......... 76

Destination Narvik...................................................... 139

Geilo Hotel.................................................................. 418

Alta River Camping....................................................... 79

Destination Trysil........................................................ 466

Geit Boat Museum...................................................... 228

Alver Hotel.................................................................. 286

Dovrefjell..................................................................... 432

Geology Centre........................................................... 410

Angelamfi Hitra.......................................................... 189

Dovrefjell Hotell.......................................................... 448

Gildetun....................................................................... 124

Angvik Gamle Handelssted........................................ 231

Dr. Holms Hotel........................................................... 417

Gjestehuset 102............................................................ 54

Anker Brygge . ........................................................... 164

Drammens Museum................................................... 408

Glogerfestspillene...................................................... 400

Arctic Circle Classic...................................................... 144

Dugneberg B&B.......................................................... 332

Gloppen Hotel............................................................. 264

Arctic Sea Mountain................................................... 122

Dux Sportell, Hovag.................................................... 357

Grand Hotel Egersund................................................. 338

Arena Vestfossen........................................................ 404

Dyna Fyr...................................................................... 554

Grand Hotel Oslo......................................................... 537

Arendal Tourist Office................................................. 348

Dæsbekken Wildelifecenter....................................... 470

Grand Hotel Stord....................................................... 292

Aal Pensjonat B&B...................................................... 415

Dagali Hotel................................................................ 422

Astrup Fearnley Museet............................................. 523

Galleri Espolin............................................................. 146

Grande Hytteutleige & Camping................................ 235

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Greivjord Fjellgard...................................................... 387

Ekebergrestauranten.................................................. 553

Grilleriet...................................................................... 554

Eliassen Rorbuer......................................................... 165

Grimstad Tourist Information..................................... 349

Bardøla Høyfjellshotell............................................... 416

Elvebåtsenteret........................................................... 104

Grong Gård og Gjestegård.......................................... 200

Bårdshaug Herregård................................................. 209

Engø Gård.................................................................... 546

Grøndalen Søndre Gård.............................................. 487

Bardu Hotel................................................................. 100

Europcar........................................................................ 38

Grønligrotta..................................................................149

Bardufoss Hotell......................................................... 123

Eurostop........................................................................ 20

Gudbrandsdalsmusea................................................. 435

Austrått Fort................................................................ 198

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Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen.................................. 48

Grenselandmuseet Kirkenes........................................ 77

Gudvangen Fjordtell................................................... 265

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Gumøy Feriesenter..................................................... 382

BergFritid..................................................................... 279

Farsund Fjordhotell..................................................... 358

Bergsjøområdet in Ål................................................. 397

Farsund Tourist Information....................................... 346

Bergstadens Hotel...................................................... 208

Femundshytten........................................................... 486

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Berkåk Veikro AS........................................................ 221

Fetsund Lenser............................................................ 513

Hadelands Glassverk ................................................. 433

Berlevåg Havnemuseum.............................................. 74

Finnøy Havstuer.......................................................... 233

Hagaled Gjestegard.................................................... 423

Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri................................................. 287 Bergen Base Camp..................................................... 279 Bergenhus Fortress..................................................... 283

Gålå Høgfjellshotell ................................................... 449

Fagernes Campingpark............................................... 458

Hadeland Ringerike Reiseliv........................... 394 + 430

Best Western Hotell Bondeheimen........................... 531

Finnskogen Fritid........................................................ 479

Hakkesetstølen Fjellstugu og Hytter......................... 423

Best Western Hotels Norway....................................... 28

Finnskogen Turist & Villmarksenter AS...................... 486

Halden......................................................................... 502

BEST WESTERN Karl Johan Hotel................................. 532

Finnskogtoppen Velværehotel................................... 480

Hallingdal Museum.................................................... 406

BEST WESTERN PLUS Gyldenløve Hotell..................... 422

Fiskebekk Hytteutleige og Hyttegrend...................... 386

Hamar Region............................................................. 467

Birdsafari....................................................................... 69

Fjellguiden Altevatn................................................... 100

Hardanger and Voss Museum.................................... 283

Birkeland Hotel........................................................... 355

Fjellvær Gjestegård.................................................... 210

Hardanger Hotel......................................................... 293

Bjorligard Hotel........................................................... 232

Fjord Tours AS............................................................... 36

Hardangerfjord Hotel.................................................. 294

Bjørneparken.............................................................. 398

Fjordbotn Camping..................................................... 132

Hardangervidda Fjellguiding...................................... 401

Bjørnevåg Ferie........................................................... 356

Fjordcamp................................................................... 166

Hardingasete............................................................... 295

Bodøgaard Art & Culture............................................ 154

Fjordrafting................................................................. 195

Haukeliseter................................................................ 383

Bogstad Camp & Touristcentre................................... 533

Fleischer’s Hotel.......................................................... 291

Haustreis Farm............................................................ 145

Brakanes Hotel........................................................... 288

Flekkefjord Tourist Information.................................. 346

Havkroa....................................................................... 246

Brandseth Fjellstove................................................... 289

Flåm Guide Service..................................................... 254

Heddal Open Air Museum.......................................... 377

Breheimsenteret......................................................... 253

Flåm Marina & Apartments........................................ 256

Heddal Stave Church.................................................. 377

Brennabu.................................................................... 447

Flåmsbrygga............................................................... 262

Heddan Gard............................................................... 363

Bygdin Fjellhotel......................................................... 458

Foldvik Family Park..................................................... 508

Hegra Fortress............................................................. 197

Byrkjedalstunet Overnatting...................................... 329

Folgefonna Nasjonalparksenter................................. 274

Helgatun Mountain Guesthouse................................ 308

Folldal Gruver.............................................................. 472

Heli-Team AS................................................................. 23

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Fonnafly........................................................................ 21

Hemsedal Tourist Office............................................. 395

Fosseland Vandrerhjem.............................................. 363

Henningsvær Bryggehotel......................................... 162

Café Renzo.................................................................. 556

Fossesholm Herregård................................................ 405

Hitra Turistservice....................................................... 211

Cement Museum........................................................ 410

Fredrikstad Fortress - The Old Town.......................... 527

Hjartdal Fjellstoge....................................................... 388

Charlottenlund............................................................ 330

Fredriksten Fortress.................................................... 527

Hjerkinn Fjellstue........................................................ 432

Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus............................ 534

Fredriksvern Shipyard................................................. 525

Hjerkinnhus Hostel..................................................... 432

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret.................... 290

Fredsvik Cottages........................................................ 234

Hollungen AS.............................................................. 510

Cochs Pensjonat.......................................................... 535

Freebike Norway Adventures...................................... 22

Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica................................... 538

Comfort Hotel Square................................................. 331

Frøset Østre................................................................. 194

Holmfoss Cabin........................................................... 547

Furuhaugli Turisthytter............................................... 459

Holmfoss Hytteutleie & Camping.............................. 547

Furuly Turbuss AS........................................................ 101

Holmvik Brygge & Discover Vesterålen..................... 167

Førde Gjestehus og Camping..................................... 263

Hostelling International Norway.................................. 31 Hotel Dag Bondeheim................................................ 389

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Hotel Frøya.................................................................. 212

Lampeland Hotell....................................................... 420

Norwegian Petroleum Museum................................ 325

Hotel Utsikten, Kvinesdal........................................... 359

Langedrag Naturpark................................................. 402

Norwegian Rural Tourism & Traditional Food.............. 24

Hotel Wassilioff........................................................... 543

Langodden gård.......................................................... 488

Norwegian Telecom Museum.................................... 151

Hotell Marena............................................................. 168

Leka............................................................................. 188

NOVA Hotel Course and Conference - Munkholmen... 215

Hotell Molde Fjordstuer.............................................. 236

Lesja Church................................................................ 435

NSB................................................................................ 37

Hotell Montebello....................................................... 536

Lesja Rural Museum................................................... 435

Nusfjord Rorbuanlegg.................................................171

Hotell Utsikten, Geiranger.......................................... 237

Letnes Farm................................................................ 204

Nyvågår Rorbuhotell.................................................. 172

Hovdestøylen Hotell & Lodge.................................... 364

Lierne National Park Center....................................... 193

Hringariki - Ringerikes Museum................................ 409

Ljøratunet AS.............................................................. 481

Hringariki - Veien Cultural Heritage Park.................. 409

Lofotakvariet............................................................... 146

Hustadvika Gjestegård............................................... 238

Lofoten Fiskerestaurant.............................................. 552

Hvaler Resort & Spa.................................................... 551

Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum...................................... 155

Ona Havstuer.............................................................. 241

Hægebostad Tourist Information............................... 347

Lofotmuseet................................................................ 146

Ongajoksetra................................................................. 84

Høvringen Høgfjellshotell.......................................... 450

Lofotr Vikingmuseum................................................. 150

Oppheim Hotel........................................................... 301

Høyt og Lavt Aktivitetspark........................................ 509

Lom Rural Museum.................................................... 435

Orkelbogen Recreation Center................................... 482

Hå Gamle Prestegard................................................. 319

Lone Camping AS........................................................ 299

Oscarsborg Fortress.................................................... 513

Håholmen Havstuer.................................................... 239

Losby Gods.................................................................. 539

Oslo Cathedral............................................................. 506

Håndplukket - Inspiring Venues................................... 32

Lothe Camping............................................................ 311

Oslo Sightseeing & Cruises......................................... 507

Lundhøgda Camping.................................................. 170

Osterøy Museum........................................................ 285

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Lyngdal Tourist Office................................................. 346

Overhalla Hotel........................................................... 205

Ibsenmuseet............................................................... 516

Lysefjorden Marina..................................................... 334

IMI Stølen.................................................................... 213

Lærdal Ferie- og Fritidspark....................................... 267

Incity Hotel & Apartments.......................................... 296

Løiten Lys.................................................................... 473

Indre Østfold / Inner Østfold..................................... 503

Løkken Fjellgård......................................................... 489

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Olderfjord Hotel Russenes Camping............................ 83

Lyngsfjord Adventure................................................. 106

Ingierstrand Bad......................................................... 557

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Panorama Hotel.......................................................... 311 Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort................................. 483 Pasvikturist .................................................................. 69

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Paulsens Hotell........................................................... 360

Maarud Gaard Opplevelser........................................ 489

Perspektivet Museum................................................ 119

Maribell Sjøbu............................................................. 133

Petrines Gjestgiveri.................................................... 242

Mary-Ann’s Polar Rigg (Guesthouse/Hotel)................ 52

Petter Dass Museum.................................................. 159

Jaunsen Gjestgjevarstad............................................. 309

Meløy Skjærgårdsferie............................................... 179

Pluscamp Rustberg..................................................... 452

Juhls’ Silvergallery Kautokeino.................................... 66

Meløy Turistkontor...................................................... 140

Polar Camp.................................................................. 173

Jutulheimen rural museum........................................ 435

Midt-Troms Museum................................................... 119

Polar Hotel.................................................................... 85

Jærmuseet.................................................................. 322

Milepelen Vertshus..................................................... 490

Polar Zoo..................................................................... 101

Jødne Feriehus............................................................ 309

Momentum................................................................. 511

Polaria......................................................................... 110

Mosvik Brygge............................................................ 204

Preus Museum............................................................ 526

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MS Polstjerna.............................................................. 118

Punkt Ø Galleri F 15.................................................... 511

Karens Fishermen’s Sleeping Units.............................. 81

Munthegaarden.......................................................... 473

Karljohansvern............................................................ 525

Museum Nord..................................................... 150-153

Karlsøy Brygge............................................................ 115

Museum Nord Narvik................................................. 153

Kistefos Museum........................................................ 436

Museum Vest.............................................................. 281

Kjelstraumen Vertshus............................................... 310

Museums in Lofoten, Vesterålen, Ofoten.................. 153

Kjølen Hotell & Restaurant......................................... 487

MV Gamle Salten........................................................ 147

Kleivå Farm Camping.................................................. 333

Myrkdalen Hotel......................................................... 300

Klevfoss Industrial Museum....................................... 474

Møll Turbuss.................................................................. 15

Klækken Hotell........................................................... 419

Møvik Fort................................................................... 354

Radisson Blu Resort Trysil.......................................... 483

Knaben Fjellhest......................................................... 350

Mårbu Seter og Fjellstue............................................ 384

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel Trondheim............ 216

Knuts Hyttegrend........................................................ 412

Måsøy Museum............................................................ 74

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel........................................... 303

Innvik Fjordhotell........................................................ 266 Ishavsmuseet Aarvak................................................. 228

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Pellestova Hotel Hafjell.............................................. 438

Munchs Hus................................................................. 524

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Quality Airport Hotel Stavanger................................. 335 Quality Hotel & Resort Vøringsfoss............................ 302

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Radisson Blu Hotel Norge.......................................... 303

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel................................. 540

KODE - The Art Museums of Bergen.......................... 284

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Rallar Toget................................................................. 257

Namsentunet.............................................................. 202

Ramton Camping........................................................ 424

Kristiansand Feriesenter - Dvergsnestangen............ 364

National Fortifications.................................................. 27

Region Lister............................................................... 346

Kristiansand Kanonmuseum...................................... 353

Nor Travels AS............................................................... 33

Reine Rorbuer............................................................. 174

Kristiansten Fortress................................................... 199

Nordic Lady................................................................. 240

Restaurant Havsmak.................................................. 553

Kronengruppen........................................................... 326

Nordic Safari AS............................................................ 64

Restauranthuset Operaen.......................................... 555

Kråksundet Sjøbruksmuseum.................................... 229

Nordkapphallen............................................................ 91

Rica Arctic Hotel............................................................ 86

Kubbervik Gjestgiveri................................................. 310

Nordkappmuseet . ....................................................... 75

Rica Hotel Alta.............................................................. 87

Kulturhovedstaden Vestfossen................................... 404

Nordland National Park Center.................................. 148

Rica Hotel Bryggen....................................................... 91

Kulturverkstedet......................................................... 169

Nordland Red Cross Warmuseum.............................. 156

Rica Hotel Hammerfest................................................ 88

Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter.......................... 476

Nordlandsmuseet....................................................... 157

Rica Hotel Honningsvåg............................................... 91

Kvalheim Fritid............................................................ 297

Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter......................................... 158

Rica Hotel Karasjok....................................................... 89

Kvensk Institutt............................................................. 67

Nordøsterdalsmuseet................................................. 477

Rica Hotel Kirkenes....................................................... 86

Kvernepollen............................................................... 298

Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum................................... 517

Rica Hotel Nordkapp..................................................... 91

Kveto Fjellgard............................................................ 451

Norled........................................................................... 34

Rica Hotel Syv Søstre.................................................. 180

Kvikne Camping.......................................................... 488

Norsk Folkemuseum................................................... 518

Rica Hotel Vadsø........................................................... 90

Kvinesdal Tourist Information.................................... 347

Norsk Motormuseum.................................................. 284

Rica Hotels in Finnmark............................................... 91

Kysthotellet Rørvik..................................................... 201

North Adventure........................................................... 63

Rica Travel Hotel ........................................................ 542

Northern Norway Tourist Board................................... 16

RiddoDuottarMuseat..................................................... 72

Kolberg Gård............................................................... 405 Kongsvinger Fortress.................................................. 475 Koppangen Brygger.................................................... 125

Ramberg Gjestegård................................................... 180

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Norwegian Center of Constitutional History.............. 512

Ridesenteret i Rauland............................................... 376

Norwegian Fishing Industry Museum....................... 152

Risør Hotel................................................................... 365

Laa Gjestestugu.......................................................... 424

Norwegian Fishing Village Museum.......................... 151

Rondablikk Høyfjellshotell......................................... 453

Lakselv Hotel................................................................. 82

Norwegian Motor Historic Museum........................... 477

Rondane Haukeliseter Fjellhotell............................... 459

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Sykkel i Hardanger..................................................... 277

Rustkammeret - The Armoury................................... 199

Sæterstad Gård........................................................... 181

Ryfylke Dampskibsselskab......................................... 320

Sømna Kro & Gjestegård............................................ 181

Ulsåkstølen.................................................................. 403

Rødne Fjord Cruise...................................................... 339

Sør-Troms Museum..................................................... 116

Utmarksavdelingen for Akershus og Østfold............ 503

Røkenes Farm & Guesthouse..................................... 126

Søre Traasdahl Hyttetun............................................. 460

Uvdal........................................................................... 396

Rømskog Spa & Resort............................................... 548

Sørheim Brygge - Camp Lyngen................................ 129

Røros Hotel................................................................. 217

Sørøya Havfiskecruise AS........................................... 111

Røros Turistkontor....................................................... 190

Sørre Hemsing............................................................ 460

Røst Bryggehotell....................................................... 175 Røste Hyttetun & Camping......................................... 490

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Vadsø Fjordhotell AS..................................................... 92

Rørvik Rorbuer............................................................ 203

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Vadsø Museum............................................................. 77 Valbjør Gard................................................................ 461

Telemark Hotell.......................................................... 385

Valdres Folk Museum................................................. 437

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Telemark Museum...................................................... 378

Valhall - Elegance of the Arctic.................................. 108

Telemarksgallery........................................................ 381

Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri & Rorbuer......................... 269

Saemien Sijte –

The Arctic Cathedral.................................................... 112

Varanger Museum........................................................ 77

South Sami museum and culture centre................... 196

The Art Museum of Northern Norway....................... 120

Vardø Hotel................................................................... 93

Saga Hotel Oslo.......................................................... 541

The Barony Rosendal.................................................. 280

Vardø Museum.............................................................. 77

Sagafjord Hotel........................................................... 243

The Cobalt Works and the Cobalt Mines.................... 411

Vardøhus Fortress......................................................... 78

Saltdal Kommune....................................................... 141

The Elverum Region................................................... 469

Vasetstølen Servering & Hytter.................................. 444

Sande Kro & Hotel...................................................... 267

The Historical Museum............................................... 514

Velfjordferie.................................................................178

Sandefjord Motor Hotel.............................................. 544

The Museum at Vemork............................................. 379

Vertshuset Røros......................................................... 217

Sapmi Park - Sami Cultural Park.................................. 68

The Museum of Contemporary Art............................ 519

Vertshuset Sinclair...................................................... 457

Scandic Tromsø........................................................... 127

The Museum of Cultural History,

Vest-Telemark Museum.............................................. 380

Selbu........................................................................... 191

University of Oslo....................................................... 514

Vesterålen Museum.................................................... 152

Singsaker Summer Hotel............................................ 218

The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design............. 519

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium................................... 404

Sirdal Huskyfarm......................................................... 351

The Museum of Reconstruction for

Vestre Jakobselv Camping............................................ 93

Sirdal Tourist Information........................................... 347

Finnmark and North-Troms.......................................... 75

Viken senter - Guesthouse......................................... 102

Sjøgarden Accommodation and Bath........................ 244

The Museums for Coastal Heritage and

Vikhammer Camping.................................................. 219

Sjøholt Camping......................................................... 246

Reconstruction of Finnmark......................................... 74

Villmarkstur................................................................. 102

Sjåneset Rorbu-Utleige.............................................. 312

The National Gallery................................................... 519

VilVite – Bergen Science Centre................................. 278

Skarnes Lekeland........................................................ 471

The National Museum – Architecture........................ 519

Visit Asker og Bærum................................................. 499

Skaslien Gjestgiveri AS............................................... 484

The National Museum of Art,

Visit Bardu................................................................... 100

Skeikampen Resort..................................................... 431

Architecture and Design............................................. 519

Visit Follo..................................................................... 499

Skittenelv Camping.................................................... 133

The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum.................... 520

Visit Horten................................................................. 500

Skottevik FerieSenter ................................................ 361

The Norwegian Maritime Museum............................ 521

Visit Moss.................................................................... 504

Skånevik Fjordhotel.................................................... 304

The Norwegian Naval Museum................................. 526

Visit Romerike............................................................. 499

Slemmestad Library.................................................... 410

The Polar Museum...................................................... 118

Visit Sandefjord........................................................... 501

Slobrua Gjestegård..................................................... 485

The Rauma Railway.................................................... 247

Visit Sarpsborg............................................................ 505

Smøla Museum........................................................... 229

The Silvermines and

Visit Tønsberg.............................................................. 500

Sogn Rorbuer og Hyttesenter.................................... 268

the Norwegian Mining Museum................................ 407

Visit Undredal............................................................. 255

Sognefjord Gjestehotell.............................................. 268

The Tourist Office in Moskenes.................................. 143

Visit Vestfold............................................................... 500

Sokndal....................................................................... 318

The Verdal Fortifications............................................. 197

Vollan Gjestestue........................................................ 130

Sola Strand Hotel........................................................ 336

The Vigeland Museum................................................ 523

Voss Vandrarheim....................................................... 313

Sommarøy Arctic Hotel............................................... 128

The Viking Ship Museum............................................ 514

Vågå Hotel................................................................... 461

Spa-Hotell Velvære..................................................... 337

Thon Hotel Brønnøysund............................................ 177

Spidsbergseter Gudbrandsdal Hotell......................... 440

Tinn Museum.............................................................. 379

Spiterstulen................................................................. 454

Tinnsjø Kro & Camping............................................... 389

Stabbursnes Naturhus og Museum............................. 70

Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin............................................. 552

Welcome Inn Hotel Lyngskroa................................... 131

Stalheim Hotel/Museum........................................... 305

Top of Norway – Elveseter.......................................... 456

Westland Hotel........................................................... 286

Statsraad Lehmkuhl.................................................... 275

Torsvåg Havfiske......................................................... 115

White-tailed Sea Eagle Safari..................................... 280

Steinstø Fruit Farm...................................................... 276

Tretten Kro.................................................................. 442

Stetind Hotel............................................................... 176

Troldhaugen................................................................ 285

Stiklestad Camping..................................................... 205

Tromsø Adventure...................................................... 113

Stor-Elvdal................................................................... 468

Tromsø Arctic-Alpine botanical garden...................... 118

Ødegård Teigen.......................................................... 421

Stord Hotel.................................................................. 307

Tromsø Friluftsenter..................................................... 99

Øvre Pasvik National Park Centre................................ 71

Storhaugen Gard......................................................... 455

Tromsø Museum......................................................... 118

Øysand Camping......................................................... 220

Storvågan - Kabelvåg................................................. 146

Tromsø University Museum....................................... 118

Stranda Hotel.............................................................. 245

Tromsø Villmarkssenter.............................................. 114

Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter..................................... 25

Tromsø War Museum.................................................. 121

Støle Ferieleiligheter.................................................. 313

Trondenes Fort............................................................ 121

Ål Cultural Centre........................................................ 397

Sund Fiskerimuseum, Smeden i Sund....................... 161

Trondheim Leilighets Hotel........................................ 206

Ål Tourist Information................................................. 397

Sundbytunet............................................................... 528

Trudvang Gjestegaard................................................ 545

Åmil Tourist Office...................................................... 348

Sunndal Bygdemuseum............................................. 230

Trysil Hyttegrend Motel and Camping....................... 491

Åros Feriesenter.......................................................... 365

Sunnhordaland Museum............................................ 282

Trysnes Marina Feriesenter........................................ 362

Svalbard Husky............................................................. 48

Tunet Kro..................................................................... 443

Svalbard Museum......................................................... 51

Turskredder`n.............................................................. 195

Svalbard Tourism.......................................................... 44

Turtagrø Hotel............................................................. 260

Svalbard Villmarkssenter............................. 46 + 49 + 55

Tvedestrand Tourist Office.......................................... 348

Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS................................. 49

Tveitehaug Hytteutleige............................................. 425

SVALBARDBOOKING.COM.............................................. 47

Tynset Rom & Camping...............................................491

Svarteberg Fjellgard................................................... 425 Svedal Hytter.............................................................. 269 Svelgen Hotel.............................................................. 258 Svinesund Infosenter.................................................. 502

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