Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Savalen in Summer

Although Savalen is mostly famous as a ski resort and the official residence of Julenissen's, it has a lot to offer all year round. Spring, summer and autumn here are full of exciting adventures!  

Lake Savalen, Norway

The mountain terrain at Savalen offers great opportunities for outdoor activities including cycling and hiking. Well-marked trails ensure that you will not get lost in the wilderness.

WHAT TO SEE

Lake Savalen 

Lake Savalen, Norway

Whether you want to catch a fish or just relax in a calm and welcoming ambiance, spend several hours on the shores of Lake Savalen. If you prefer active leisure, you may rent a boat, a kayak or even a canoe. 

Savalen Horse Center 

Savalen horse center

Savalen Horse Center organizes horse activities in all of North Østerdal. The main goal is to offer cultural and historical quality experiences with horses for locals and tourists. Enjoy amazing rich scenery from horseback in the varied and beautiful forests and mountains in the region. 

Chapel in Brydalen 

The chapel in Brydalen, Norway

The chapel in Brydalen was consecrated in 1884. To build a church was quite a task for the 20 people living in this small village. However, there was a tremendous work effort among them. Ole Buhaugen from Tynset was the builder, and Kluver, from Denmark was responsible for the paintwork. The community acquired an organ as well. Throughout the years, the church has been rebuilt and restored several times. Perhaps most of all, the chapel shows a tremendous spirit of self-sacrifice of a small community. 

Church at Kvikne 

Kvikne, Savalen

The church at Kvikne represents one of the finest altarpieces in the country and is richly decorated. The cross-shaped church was built between 1652-1654, and restored between 1738-1739. The present building was probably constructed on the same site as the previous stave church. Jørgen Snekker is believed to have made the pulpit, while the altarpiece was probably made by Johan Bildsnider from Trondheim. The large painting on the alter is believed to have been painted by Johan Kontrafeier. 

Kvikne Copper Mine 

This area is of great value as a historical document of the oldest mining period in the country. The Kvikne Copper Works at Kvikne in Hedmark were operated from 1630, and were the largest copper works in Norway in the middle of the17th century. The first mines were called Gabe Gottes and Segen Gottes. During the first 150 years of operation, the mines at Kvikne produced about 6,960 tons of refined copper. 

Kvikne Copper Works, Norway

The mining area forms a landscape with partly weathered yellow ore heaps and mining caves which give this area very distinctive features. The buildings which were connected to the daily running of the mine are now owned privately. Here you can see the remains of several houses, the wheel house, as well as the water channels and dams connected to the water-driven equipment used by the mine in 1700. 


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