Wednesday, 14 October 2015

What to See in Eastern Norway

Eastern Norway is the land of high mountains. There you will find famous Jotunheimen National Park and the capital of Norway – Oslo. 

Jotunheimen, Eastern Norway

THE DRAMMEN REGION 

Combine urban life in the city of Drammen with wilderness and picturesque nature. 

Go to Drammen Theatre. The main stage of the theatre has three rows of box seats, gold ornaments and decorations and excellent acoustics. Drammen Museum offers impressive permanent collections of Nøstetangen glass, Baroque silver, eighteenth century Drammen faience, urban furnishings, textiles, interiors, church art and folk art. 

Drammen Theatre

You also may be interested by a medieval stone Skoger Old Church that was built between the years 1200 and 1220, and is one of the oldest buildings in Drammen. 

HADELAND 

No surprise that Hageland, with its fantastic nature, exciting sights and cultural attractions, is one of nationally valuable culture landscapes. It is the southernmost region in the county of Oppland. 

Hadeland Glassverk

When in Hadeland, visit renowned Hadeland Glassverk (glassworks), its main attraction where you can admire glass-blowers practicing their craft the same way as they did in the 1700s. The entire area is like a cozy village with exciting activities for the whole family. 

HEDMARK 

Mountains and lush valleys, cultural landscapes and scenic rivers – Hedmark combines nature experiences and cultural attractions that offer you a genuine insight into the exciting history of the region. 

JOTUNHEIMEN 

Jotunheimen is highlands in Eastern Norway. It can boast the biggest amount of mountain peaks higher than 2000 meters in Northern Europe. Its highest summits are Galdhøpiggen (2469 meters above sea level), Glittertind (2464 meters), and Store Skagastelstind (2405 meters). Moreover, you will find charming waterfalls, powerful rivers, transparent lakes, glacier and vast valleys. 

Take a boat across Lake Gjende to the heart of the Jotunheimen National Park. From the stops at Memurubu and Gjendebu you have plenty of hiking options. 

Jotunheimen National Park

The Ridderspranget (The Knight's Leap) canyon in the Sjoa River got its name from the legend of the knight Sigvat Kvie from Valdres, who stole a bride and fled. With the girl in his arms, he jumped across the river. 

Come along on a journey 70 meters under the ice and 6000 years back in time. Learn about the history of Norway’s climate and the tradition of hunting in Mimisbrunnr Climate Park

Lom Stave Church is one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway. It dates back to the 12th century and is still in use. 

LESJA 

The municipality of Lesja is highly mountainous, with Lesjaskogsvatnet lake draining both west to the Rauma river and east to the Gudbrandsdalslågen river. The largest part of the area is over 900 meters above sea level, with the highest mountain peaks reaching above 2200 meters. Numerous lakes and rivers here are abundant with the Norwegian trout. 

Lesja, Eastern Norway

Visit Lesja Bygdetun. The museum consists of a traditional village square surrounded by 12 buildings dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It exhibits local village culture, working life and living conditions of that time. 

LILLEHAMMER 

Lillehammer is the only destination in Norway where you can go skiing in the morning, visit an art museum during lunch and do some shopping in the afternoon. 

Lillehammer

OSLO 

Oslo is one of the largest cities of Norway. However, only 20% of the land mass has been developed, which means the remaining area is parks, protected forests, hills, and lakes. When here, you will want to make sure that you have on good walking shoes, because there are numerous pathways and trails that connect to public areas. 


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