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Eidskog


Eidskog in Norway Eidskog municipality coat of arms

Population:
6,219

Areal:
640,7 km2


Eidskog Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Eidskog

Eidskog muncipality has approximately 6.400 inhabitants and covers a area of 640,7 km2. Admistrative center is in Skotterud. Glåmdal region reach through the following township Sør-Odal and Nord-Odal in Oppland county and Eidskog, Grue, Kongsvinger, Våler and Åsnes township.

The main attractions are Almenninga Farm (Farmmuseum in Vestmarka), Brennastua own by Eidskog Museum, Fangstgropanlegget in Gaustadmoen close to Magnor, Norske Grenselosers Museum, Ingelsrud Farm, Schoolmuseum lies in Matrand built in 1879, Soot Canal is 16 locks from Mortsjølungen to Steinstjern and out in Skjærvangen, every year 1th sunday in June 5-800 spectators get together at Oppistun Børli to hear poetry wrote by Hans Børli. Stone monuments in memory Fredsmonumentet in Morokulien, Krebs-bauta, Jerpset-bautaen, 3 Børli-byste, Olav-steinen, Skogsarbeideren and Glassblåseren.

MAGNOR GLASSWORKS

Everyone enjoys a visit to the glassworks. See handicrafts take shape from the glowing mass of glass. Glass blowing is a difficult art, exciting to watch! Magnor Glasswerk is 30 km from Kongsvinger, around 120 kilometres from Oslo and just 3 km from the Swedish border. Around 220 000 people visit the glassworks every year. This is really something worth seeing, for both adults and children. Visiting a glassworks can also be an exciting and rewarding company trip! Magnor´s pleasant, light surroundings are home to Magnor Glassverk and factory sales, with a showroom, products and attractive discounts on seconds.

It is quite an experience to see how a glowing lump of glass magically turns into an artistic product. Glass blowers of today still use the same simple tools which were used by their counterparts more than a century ago, even though more modern tools also have their place in production. Our expert glass blowers show various stages of the process from the preparation of blown glass, and you can see for yourself how important each stage is in order to create the perfect shape. Starting off, glass blowing, stem, base and cooling – each element needs its own expert.

Various products and techniques
Blowing, centrifugation, pressing and moulding are the production techniques used by Magnor Glassverk. As well as beautiful ornamental glass and glass for everyday use, we also manufacture decorated products made of clear or coloured glass and crystal. Decorative effects are created by means of colours or air bubbles in the molten glass. Both adults and children always enjoy visits to the glassworks. Or why not try a company trip here – bring your entire company and have a wonderful evening together with your customers or suppliers!

Awareness of shape
Glass has been shaped with care and consideration since the day it was invented. Over the years, Magnor Glassverk, with its century of experience, has built up knowledge, capabilities and skilful craft methods. No two items of crafted glass will ever be exactly the same. Small deviations are not flaws, but just proof of real craft. Characteristics include fine lustre, a ringing tone and immense sparkle. Handmade design goods, where shape and classical beauty will be beloved by many generations.

From liquid sand
Crystal is a mixture of sand and various raw materials which are made into a liquid, glowing glass mass overnight at a temperature of 1400°C. The glass is shaped in the short time when the mass is so soft that it can be worked. The glass blower determines the size of the glass when he takes up a quantity of glowing glass mass on the pipe. This glass mass is worked on sheet iron so that it is made even. The glass blower then blows the glass while at the same time shaping the bowl using a tool or a mould. The glass master shapes and adds the stem, while the base maker adds the base – and this is all done quickly before the glass cools.

MOROKULIEN

Situated in central Scandinavia, right in the middle of the border, lies Morokulien, a symbol of peace for nearly 200 years. Yet this is a region with plentiful reminders of the days when neighbours were anything but friends. The municipalities of Eda in Sweden and Eidskog in Norway have more in common with each other than with their respective countries. Two municipalities, each in its own country, yet united by nature and culture. A small area with a wealth of things to see and do.

GLOMMA

Glomma, Norway´s longest river. At various points the river has created super beaches ideal for bathing and different forms of boating sports. Glomma is one of Norway´s best rivers for fishing, and in the currents by the bridge anglers can catch many kinds of fish including trout. The numerous lakes and rivers in the district are also worth trying. It is possible to enjoy the open-air life the whole year round in many different ways. Perch, pike and different variety of carp are the dominant species. They are more numerous in the slower water of the watercourse and in the estuaries where the tributaries join. Here perch and pike can reach a considerable size.

In parts of the Glom where the current is strongest, and downstream from power station dams, large trout can be found. The access to fishing along the Glomma varies. Cultivated land and undergrowth restrict access and fishing from land in many places. On both sides of the river there is a comprehensive road system. From the roads, and where the bridges cross the river, it is often possible to reach suitable fishing places. Good local knowledge is important, therefore talk to the locals! Fishing along the main watercourse is regulated to a small degree.

GLÅMDAL a CULTURAL REGION

In its quiet way people and nature have formed an advanced and rich cultural life. Cultural experiences, art and handicraft are reasons why you should come and visit us. The well known painter Kåre Tveter, and Hans Børli, one of Norway's most outstanding poets, are typical cultural persons from Glåmdal. They have a lot to tell us, but they do not boast. It takes some time to discover them. The people of Glåmdal practise their art all year.

Visitors are always welcome to visit the Finnskog exhibiton, theatre days, "The castle play", literary gatherings, music festivals, historical walks, musicals, accordeon festival, old farms and football matches. Or why not try a real local celebration at the village hall?

HANDICRAFT TRADITIONS

The most famous attraction is Magnor Glassworks with guided tours and factory shop. At the world exhibiton in Sevilla products manufactured in elk-leather were exhibited. Here you can buy them directly from the producers. Glåmdal has many old farms that are populated during the summer, small museums showing farms and homes, poets homes, old school life, and peat farming. Dagny Juel - the bohemian woman painted by Edvard Munch and unhappily desired by the author August Strindberg, came from Glåmdal. Her former home is now the only Women's Museum in Norway, officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen Sonja in 1995.

In Glåmdal you can follow the dangerous footsteps of the border pilots from the last war. Furthermore you can try to saw with the old "tiger tail"saw, you can spend the night in a lumberjack's log cabin. Or you can have an elegant luncheon in Dagny Juel's dining room. Museums are more interesting when they are "alive". In Glåmdal history is kept alive through activities and experiences where the guests are more than just spectators.

HYDRO ALUMINIUM

The company was established to take advantage of the hydro-electric power plants in the respective villages to create aluminum plants. Hydro is the fourth largest integrated aluminium company world wide. In Norway Hydro has plants in Rjukan, Raufoss, Vennesla, Karmøy, Høyanger, Årdal, Sunndalsøra, Holmestrand and Magnor.

BATHINGPLACES

Leirsjøen lies approximately 9 km from Magnor, Svartvika lies close to Helgesjøen, Ringdal lies close to Stangnessjøen about 1,5 km from Tobøl, Stranda lies approximately 6 km from Magnor close to Nessjøen.

FISHING

Glomma is one of Norway´s best rivers for fishing, and in the currents by the bridge anglers can catch many kinds of fish including trout. The numerous lakes and rivers in the district are also worth trying. It is possible to enjoy the open-air life the whole year round in many different ways. Perch, pike and different variety of carp are the dominant species. They are more numerous in the slower water of the watercourse and in the estuaries where the tributaries join. Here perch and pike can reach a considerable size.

In parts of the Glom where the current is strongest, and downstream from power station dams, large trout can be found. The access to fishing along the Glomma varies. Cultivated land and undergrowth restrict access and fishing from land in many places. On both sides of the river there is a comprehensive road system. From the roads, and where the bridges cross the river, it is often possible to reach suitable fishing places. Good local knowledge is important, therefore talk to the locals! Fishing along the main watercourse is regulated to a small degree.

GOLF

Eidskog Golfclub is a golf course with 9 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies approximately 2 km from Magnor Center.

Eda Golfclub is a golf course with 18 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies in Sweden.

Noresund Golfclub close to the lake Hugn in Sweden.