Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Øvre Eiker Øvre Eiker covers a area of ,8 km2 and have approximately The inhabitants live in the villages SkotselvVestfossenDarbu and the small town of Hokksund.
Øvre Eiker is approximately 15 km to the west of Drammen and lies in Buskerud. Fossesholm Manor in Vestfossen is the main attraction. You are also welcome to try the vast opportunities for sports, hiking, water sports, biking and fishing in tarns and rivers. In the first Norwegian public road was built from Kongsberg to Vestfossen upon a royal decree.
The river Drammenselva flows through the town, meters from the centre. Hokksund has developed on both sides of the river. Forestry has traditionally been the principal industry, but engineering, especially electrical as well as the cement industry, have become important within the past century.
Half of the municipality live in Hokksund, where the Town Halla typical specimen of Scandinavian architecture of the ´s, dominates the centre. It also contains a swimming pool, library and service centre.
A beautiful landscape surrounds the Eiker countryside. The old part of Hokksund and the Eiker countryside are things you must visit. Eiker is also famous for the Nøstetangen glassworks and Hassel ironworks, silver mines and burial mounds. The first Norwegian public road was built from Kongsberg to Vestfossen upon a royal decree of An estate since the Middle Ages, Fossesholm was expanded to 5O.
In the period the estate belonged to the vice-regent, Hannibal Sehested. The buildings as we see them today are the result of the last enlargement and decoration in the rococco style in The oldest buildings in the Eiker area are to be found at Old Hokksund Haugsund with well preserved 18th century houses. Sculpture exhibitions are organized in summer in front of the Town Hall and art exhibitions in Tingstua and at Steinberg east of Hokksund; special services and concerts at Fiskum Old Church.
Hellefossen has again become one of the best Salmon Rivers in Norway where the fishermen take out over 10, kilos salmon and sea trout each year and as many as 42 species of fish have been registered. There are ample opportunities to catch various species of fish in the fjord up to the mouth of the river.
The river itself is also a fine place to fish.
Hellefossen is one of the best places and the most popular area, with a large sale of angling cards during the season. The salmon weighing between 10 and 20 kg are no unusual phenomenon! A fishing licence may be bought valid for specific zones and specific time periods such as Hellefossen.
These licences are for sale at Hokksund Båt og Camping. A salmon festival is organized every year in the beginning of August. You can buy fishing card for one day, week or the whole season.
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Season is from May 15 to September The glasswork were in operation in Hokksund from They had a guiding position in the art industry, which was based øvre eiker dating norway the skills of craftsmen from Germany and England. With the help of multimedia presentations, web-based displays and collections of original Nøstetangen glass, Nøstetangen Museum presents the history of the glassworks.
The exhibits are partly owned by the museum and partly lent from other public and private collections. In the museum was awarded the Cultural Monument Prize. The main building houses not only the museum, but also a number of bright, friendly rooms in which art exhibitions displaying the works of well-known professional artists are organized during the summer months. The designs extend from cups and glasses based on old Nøstetangen models to modern coloured glassware, which you can buy in the little glas shop.
Haug Church was enlarged and constructed in brick after a fire in The church was extensively repaired and redecorated from to The organ was built by the German organ builder Jürgen Ahrend in As a youth Jonas Lie was a naval cadet in Stavern and lived in the naval barracks. In his later years, Jonas Lie and his wife Thomasine retired to Stavern, to their house "Elisenfryd".
StavernNorway´s øvre eiker dating norway townwas home to many of Norway´s most known and celebrated artist including Herman Wildenvey and Jonas Lie. At that time, the manor house known as Fossesholm became the center of a land collecting effort for the purpose of creating a large-scale sawmill industry.
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Later, other types of industry emerged. The most influential among them were the textile factory of Fredfos Uldvarefabrik and the Vestfossen Cellulose, a former paper company founded in as a pulp mill, which declared bankrupt in An industrial crisis which occurred around lead to the fall of these factories, and large parts of the local industrial infrastructure was unused for a long time.
After the yeara cultural effort led to the establishment of several cultural øvre eiker dating norway here, most notably the contemporary art gallery of Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium founded by artist Morten Viskum. Vestfossen now calls itself "the capital of culture". In the period the estate belonged to the vice-regent, Harnibal Sehested.
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. Fiskum Church at Darbu is built in and was burned down øvre eiker dating norway januar You can find the Fiskum Church on Fv The church was dedicated to Saint Olav. Fiskum Old Church was constructed in a rectangular shape and built of stone. It was one of the smaller local churches and used only occasionally in summer.
The church consists of a short nave and a lower and narrower, the right end of choir.
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The church is built of stone fracture in lime mortar and plastered inside. The skogn dating steder dates from The altarpiece and baptismal font date from approx. The tower contained 3 bells inwhich were changed into to two clocks during It has a railway station on the Randsfjordbane. The main attraction in Skotselv is unarguable the "Dyvelgården", an old mansion representing the øvre eiker dating norway area of the village.
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Another important place to the village is the public school. With a history of over years of practice it is one of the municipality´s oldest schools. This illustrates the important role the village had with its Iron Mill.
From early times, fertile soil and forest were sources for livelihood. Sawmills, and later the paper industry provided good for export to Europe. The discovery of the largest gold treasure in the Nordic region, dating apprx to year AD, indicates early relations with other countries. Norways first glass production also found place in Øvre Eiker when Nøstetangen glassworks was established in
A popular walking area is along "Bingenselven" with its beautiful park suitable for camping and outdoor grilling.