to Buskerud County and the weather right now!. Buskerud County is one out of 19 countys in Norway with a area
of 14.927 km2 and a population of approximately 261.110.
Each County is divided into
different municipality. For Buskerud County you will find the name of
the municipality to your "right" (municipality for the whole country is 429) or read a short story given below.
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County has a beautiful nature and you will probably find everything
what Norway has to offer in a nutshell. You can see and experience a
lot of long, sun filled summer days, but also spring, autumm and winter
offer a rich cultural life. The best skiresorts in Norway, Hemsedal, Geilo, Gol, Norefjell, Nesbyen and Kongsberg. The main city is Drammen.
capital of Buskerud with a population of 56.000 inhabitants. In Drammen
you have the opportunity to walk or cycle in motor-free precincts and
along the river. We have followed the river known for its "salmon"
catch from Rødtangen and upstream to Hellefossen. To visit unique manor
houses, study rock engravings and beautiful, old churches. You can make
outings in lovely countryside on excellent trails. Enjoy the view from
Spiraltoppen and Haukås visit the Open-Air Museum or the Konnerud
Mines. Take a cruise on the river or in the harbour and fjord, go
fishing and swimming. In the city centre there is also a wonderful
open-air pool with play tools for children. A wilderness walk in
"Kjøsterudjuvet" ravine is another great attraction among the many that
Drammen has to offer.
In the middle of Bragernes district is a
cultural centre surrounding beautiful Drammen Theatre, the pride of the
town. Drammen´s citizens cried bitterly when the theatre, which was
built in 1870, burnt down in December 1993, and they rejoined when it
was reopened in February 1996. We will give you a trip inside it, and
you´ll understand why it receives so much attention and love.
to one of Scandinavia´s largest and oldest winter sports resorts. Geilo
has more than one hundred years of experience in modern tourism, and
has something to offer for every taste. We offer holiday stays at first
rate hotels, cozy appartments, or traditional cabins. Cabins,
appartments, and hotel rooms are available in many different sizes and
standards. Geilo can offer accommodations in various categories for
more than 3.000 people, with or without dining included in the price,
so that our guests may decide themselves whether cooking should be a
part of their vacation or not.
The Silver City have several types of musea. The Norwegian Mining Museum,
Kongsberg Ski Museum, The Royal Mint Museum and the Lågdals museum with
examples of Norwegian rural culture. Kongsberg Church is the largest
Norwegian baroque church and has an interesting history. You may go for
a stroll in the mining hills, participate in a "mining safari", or a
sightseeing tour by train 2,3 km into the King´s Mine.
a fine skiing centre just next to the centre of the town. Kongsberg is
known for its long and active skiing tradition, with a stable,
continental climate, is a focal point between hills and mountains,
popular with both residents and visitors.
Whoever visits Modum, is surprised to find how much this township has to offer.
once the leading factory of coboltblue pigment in the world,
Blaafarveværket is today a cultural museum, its annual art exhibitions
are among the most important in Scandinavia.
The Cobolt Mines
are seven kilometers from Blaafarveværket and Haugfoss. They were
started in 1773 and closed down in 1893. In 1993, His Majesty King
Harald reopened them as a museum showing an extensive mining industry
in beautiful agricultural surroundings.
Vikersundbakken where you can see skijump up to almost 200 metres. Open both summer and winter.
magnificent natural surroundings have attracted artists and inspired
many well known works of art. Sigdal and Eggedal has two of the hest
preserved homes of artists from the Golden Age of Norwegian art. Lauvlia
Kittetsen´s home. Lauvlia is beatifully located by Lake Soneren, 30 km
from the rural art gallery Modums Blaafarveværk. The house is decorated
with Kittelsen´s own carvings and paintings, and there are new
exhibitions of Kittelsen´s original paintings and drawings each year.
The toys Kittelsen made for his children are reproduced for sale at
Lauvlia or online. In the loft, his easels, brushes and paints still
stand, ready for use.
Half an hour´s drive from
Lauvlia, high in the hills above Eggedal Church, lies Christian
Skredsvig´s home, Hagan. A remarkable house, made up of several
ditferent buildings. Both house and contents are in much the same state
as they were while the artist lived. On the walls hang his own
paintings and drawings and those of friends and contemporaries. The
unique collection contains about 150 works.
Grøset Seter is
located in beautiful natural surroundings, in the Troll country of
Norwegian folk artist Theodor Kittelsen. Surrounded by thick,
tar-impregnated timber walls peat roofs with the grass still groving on
them, and with the sound of cow bells in the distance, you will be able
to experience oldfashioned muntain dairying and taste real mountain
township is divided by the Drammenselva river. Bewitching, conifer
forests with beautiful, quiet tarns contain the largest selection of
orchids in Norway, as much as 24 different varieties. On the southside
lies Steinberg, Mjøndalen with Åsen and Ytterkollen. Åsen is a
residential area with possibilities for Golf and bathing at Hagatjern.
On the northside lies Krokstadelva and Solbergelva. In Krokstadelva
lies two big shopping malls called Buskerud Storsenter and Krokstad
Senter. Up in the mountain side lies the residential areas Hovjordet,
Langløkka og Stenseth.
The poet Herman Wildenvey was born 20th
July 1885 at Portåsen, Mjøndalen. In 1955 he was honoured with the
"Order of Saint Olav" in merit of his writing. This was the last order
handed by the late King Haakon 7, before he became ill and died the
same year. This is the highest order any Norwegian can receive and only
a few does.
landscape along the lower part of the Drammen river system is rich in
fine farms, forests and vantage points, including the villages
Skotselv, Darbu, Vestfossen and Hokksund. Interesting are the old parts
of Hokksund and the Eiker countryside, including Nøstetangen glassworks
and Hassel ironworks, silver mines and burial mounds, with Fossesholm
Manor in Vestfossen as the main attraction. You are also welcome to the
vast opportunities for water sports, hiking or biking and fishing in
tarns and rivers.
At Nøstetangen Glass in the old county court
judge house next to the Hokksund centre bridge, you can watch glass
artists at work. Glass is blown using the models from old Nøstetangen,
Norway´s first glassworks, established in 1741, but also in modern
An estate since the Middle Ages, Fossesholm was expanded
to 5O.000 acres in 1541, making it the largest farming and forestry
property in the country. Today a cultural centre, art exhibitions and
concert are organized at Fossesholm, also featuring exhibitions of
dolls, the War Resistance, a shop for hand-crafted articles and a café.
Eiken offer fine opportunities far water sports. A small paradise,
Sundhaugen between the lakes of Eikern and Fiskum, has beaches and
diving boards, kiosk, cafe and parking areas. Boat transport on the
lakes will be resumed again, after having been suspended for 70 years.
More than 200 different species have been observed at the Lake Fiskum
township of Hurum and Røyken are the coastal district in the county of
Buskerud. The long coastline stretches from Slemmestad by Oslofjorden,
round the Hurum peninsula to Lahell by Drammensfjorden. Things to
discover at Hurum, Tronstad gård, Håøya (the whole island is a war
memory), museum of Explosive. Along this unique coastline you will find
natural qualities together with cultural areas in fine combination.
idyllic village of Holmsbu with small cafès and shops. The Holmsbu
picturegallery situated at Støa with different exhibitions, antique
sales in the wharfhouse also at Støa and the "cattery-galery"
(Malekatteriet), in Holmsbu are cultural offers to be found between
Holmsbu and Rødtangen.
external face is that of its landscape fertile soil, forestry areas and
characteristic ravine valleys, exciting animal and plantlife. 10% of
the vegetable produce of Norway comes from Lier, and the municipality
is very well known for its apples, strawberries, lettuce and cabbage.
Lier offer a variety of areas for outdoor activities, both by the
fjord, in the Lier valley and in the woods.
You have the
possibility to experience quiet and beauty in Lier; activites related
to fishing and swimming, walking in the wild or in the open fields
during the summer as well as the winter. Visit for instance the Asdøl
juvet Canyon, climb the Storstein Mountain or the Hørtekollen and take
a rest at Engersand beach by Drammen"s fjord. A popular festival with
lots of fun can be enjoyed during the Lier Days in June, every second
sculpture known as the Sash Saw is placed in the middle of waterfall of
Hønefoss City, the natural center of this district. The first part of
the name, "høne", derives directly from the name of a farm at the
northern side of the town. We believe this word literally means corner,
because the town is situated at a "corner" made by the river. The name
ending, "foss", simply means waterfall.
This waterfall was
previously known as the Weien Falls, which indeed is mentioned in an
old diploma that dates back to 1337 AD. It"s therefore obvious to us
that the two farms (northern) Hønen and Veien (modern form) once owned
the area, of which the River Begna must have been their common border.
The bridge was built in 1952, for the 100 years anniversary of the
It commemorates the once so prosperous lumber businesses
that surrounded the waterfall from the latter stages of the 16th
century and onwards to our time. However, this period of time is really
nothing compared to many millenniums of history before the lumber
businesses settled here. Ringerike is like a Norway in miniature, and
both the wildlife and the nature is breathtakingly beautiful.
every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.
GoNorway will present companies which have challenging job, development and career prospects in their organizations. In every municipality you will find links to companies offer Job opportunity.
The choice of different activities in Norway such as Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.
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