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#1 of 20 attractions in Al
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The Nesch Museum houses the world's largest permanent collection of the works of the internationally renowned German-born... more » Owner description: The Nesch Museum houses the world's largest permanent collection of the works of the internationally renowned German-born artist, Rolf Nesch (1893-1975). After many years wandering, Rolf Nesch moved to al in 1951. He lived and worked here for the last 25 years of his life. In 1993 - the year he would have turned 100-years old - a separate museum was established in al for his art. The museum's permanent collection comprises graphics, sculptures, collages and oil paintings, and is representative for an exciting range of his artistic oeuvre from 1916 to 1972. The museum is visited by art enthusiasts from all over Europe. Opening hours are extended during the summer season and guided tours are offered. Guided group tours can be arranged throughout the year after agreement. « less
#2 of 20 attractions in Al
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: 4 km hike in forest terrain with great view. This hike is close to the centre of al and you can see it when standing in the... more » Owner description: 4 km hike in forest terrain with great view. This hike is close to the centre of al and you can see it when standing in the centre. A birds-eye view over the centre of al and Vestlia both along the hike and from the top. The hike is also called The troll path as it is it a bit magical. See tour description. Start the hike from the centre starting from Gamlevegen and onto Trolldalsvegen to the left. Follow the path by the sign Trollstigen. The hike is well marked towards the view point on Sundreberget Walking back to the centre you can either take the same path or take to the right 200 metres down the path which will lead you to ovre-alsvegen towards the crossroad by the schools. If you fancy a longer hike you just follow the path along the mountain/rock. You will pass several view points along the way with information boards telling you about geology, flora, fauna and more in the surrounding areas. Follow the path until it comes back to the viewpoint on Sundreberget. The hike can have an alternative start and end in ovre-al by the information board. Medium hike due to the steep start. You will use approx 20 - 30 min tour/return Sundreberget. If you walk the whole hike around it take about 1 1/2 hour from start and end in the centre. Parkering in the centre by the police station. « less
#3 of 20 attractions in Al
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Leveld Church was built in 1880, which is the same year as al Church. Both churches also as the same architect Fritz von der... more » Owner description: Leveld Church was built in 1880, which is the same year as al Church. Both churches also as the same architect Fritz von der Lippe. The altarpiece represents the Crucifixion, painted by Christen Brun. The church is being used for services 2 - 3 times a month, together with burials, weddings, baptisms and concerts. Altogether there is 200 seats in this church and it is located by the Rd 244 towards Bergsjo. « less
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#4 of 20 attractions in Al
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Treat yourself to fantastic experiences in one of Norways most beautiful mountain areas. Climbing Reineskarvet might be hard... more » Owner description: Treat yourself to fantastic experiences in one of Norways most beautiful mountain areas. Climbing Reineskarvet might be hard but the view from the top will take your breath away. The terrain is slightly hilly. On very windy days, your are advised to ski in the forest rather than the mountains. Indeed, some of the forest routes are known as ‘bad weather tracks”. There is a network of tracks from Bergsjo to Hevjanasen and al ski centre, Votndalsasen and Liatoppen ski centre and Torpo-Oppheimsasen. The route from Myrland via Bergsjo to Votndalsasen and on to Torpoasen is known as the northern Hallingdal route. The kiosk at Reine i open every day from winter holiday and until after Easter. It is toll road on the mountain road to Nysetlia. For more information regarding payment, you find this by the toll road. There is often a parking fee on the parking spots in the mountain during winter season. Maps: Reineskarvet 1:50 000 Skarvheimen 1:50 000 « less
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Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: al Skicentre is situated in Votndalen, some 7 km from the centre of al. Nice family area, free-ride park and slopes for all... more » Owner description: al Skicentre is situated in Votndalen, some 7 km from the centre of al. Nice family area, free-ride park and slopes for all skiers. Café, ski rental and ski school. The family and children’s section has a ski lift, a family slope and Slattajordet. The facilities enable skiers to progress to the level required for skiing right from the top of the mountain. al skicentre is most famous for the Svarteberg piste, one of Norway’s best giant slalom slopes. The national Norwegian men and women’s alpine ski teams frequently practise here. The parkarea is right beside the Svarteberg piste and contains several jump, which suits all levels of experience. There are also some rails. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening the tracks are floodlight. « less
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Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: al Bygdamuseum is built up around a listed farm yard from the 1600s. The museum has been supplemented with other buildings... more » Owner description: al Bygdamuseum is built up around a listed farm yard from the 1600s. The museum has been supplemented with other buildings that could have belonged to the old farm, among others a cotters farm and a mountain farm with a stone cottage. Today, the museum has 30 buildings. The contents of the buildings tell the story of the everyday lives of previous generations. The museum has a beautiful location with a fantastic view over al. A museum brochure for the museum with a description of all the buildings can be found at al Tourist Information. The brochure also describes the other outdoor museums connected to Hallingdal Museum. Guided tours outside normal opening hours can be arranged after agreement. « less
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Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The tourist information office in al sells maps that are very useful when hiking in al. It also has a good, free cycling and... more » Owner description: The tourist information office in al sells maps that are very useful when hiking in al. It also has a good, free cycling and walking brochure with an overview map of cycle routes in the local area. Maps that are good to take with you when hiking in al include Reineskarvet 1:50 000 Skarvheimen 1:50 000 Skarvheimen 1:100 000 Vestasen/Sangefjell 1:50 000 and the regional cycling and hiking map that covers al/ Hemsedal/ Gol 1:60 000. The tourist information office also has a free map of the centre of al. « less
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Category: Trails
Owner description: Round trip approx 12 km long in easy mountain terrain with the top at Dyna as a highlight. Fantastic view over al from the... more » Owner description: Round trip approx 12 km long in easy mountain terrain with the top at Dyna as a highlight. Fantastic view over al from the top ! Start the hike by driving past the station to Vestlivegen from the centre of al to Bosset where you find a parking spot. Toll road. From Bosset the hike goes along a good path between Restjodnan and towards Dyna (1212 masl). You will pass Bispen on your way to the peak. Further the hike goes along the path down to Steinstolen, and from here you follow the mountain road to Fjellheim. Continue on the path from Fjellheim back to Bosset. The hike is in easy terrain on paths, mountain road and is well marked. As an alternative you can walk this round trip in the other direction, or as a shorter alternative you can only walk from Bosset to Dyna and then back again. A more detailed map: Vestasen 1:50 000 « less
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Category: Museums
Owner description: The al Stave Church dating from the latter part of the 12th century was richly decorated at the time of its demolition in... more » Owner description: The al Stave Church dating from the latter part of the 12th century was richly decorated at the time of its demolition in 1880. The main doorway and the ceiling painting can be seen at the medieval exhibition at the Historical Museum in Oslo. Some of the church's fittings as well as a copy of the al ceiling can be found at al Church. The site of the church was examined and planned and today it forms part of the church park. In the 1990s, the al Stave Church Museum in Prestegardslaven in the church park opened. The museum restores and displays decorative panels from stave churches and it has a copy of the al doorway. The exhibition provides information about al Stave Cchurch and about Norway’s other stave churches in Norway. Free admission for children up to the age of 16, when accompanied by an adult. « less
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Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: Easy hike 6 km tour/return from Vealia to Versjoen at Votndalsasen in al. You can view several mountain tops along the way,... more » Owner description: Easy hike 6 km tour/return from Vealia to Versjoen at Votndalsasen in al. You can view several mountain tops along the way, possibility for bathing and an exciting stony cabin worth a look. The hike starts at Vealia where river Eitra crosses the road. There is a parking lot by the small bridge. You get there by driving up Liagardane or Votndalen, inward the mountain past asetno, Tormodset, river Lya and Nystolen. Toll road. First part of the hike you follow a wide path along the river Eitra until the terrain flattens out. On the left side of the path towards Versjoen you see the mountain tops Syningen (1235 masl), Buhovd (1351 masl) og Svaraberget (1456 masl). The path continues in easy terrain, and you will get Kyrkjetjorni on your right side, with lake Versjoen behind you (1234 masl). Follow the path until you come to an old restored stony cabin on the left side of Kyrkjetjorni. This is also a good place to take a break. If you continue the path a bit further you will pass a newer fishing cabin before continuing towards north east and arrive a cosy sandy beach by Versjoen. During summer you try a refreshing bath here ! You can end the hike here and return the same way back. If you wish a longer hike continue the path inward along Versjoen until you pass Hjallestolen, and end up in Venebotten. Here you also find an old stony cabin. You are now at the end of Versjoen and to be able to have a round trip you must follow the path back on the oposite side of the lake. You will first pass Driftestolen and continue along the lake until you are back between Versjoen and Kyrkjetjorni. Same path back down to Vealia. When doing this trip as a round trip it is altogether 15 km and walking time approx 4 hours. Recommended map: Reineskarvet 1:50 000. « less
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Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: You can start the trip in the centre of Torpo, but it's quite steep until you reach the toll road. To avoid the climb, you... more » Owner description: You can start the trip in the centre of Torpo, but it's quite steep until you reach the toll road. To avoid the climb, you can start at the toll bar in Opheim. The terrain is kinder from here, and you have more opportunities to choose different roads and trips. You can choose to take the trip to Liatopppen and down the mountainside through Liagardane (it is also possible to cycle further around Votndalen) or to Breiseth. Another opportunity is to cycle pass oknin to Volelie (possibly over Syningen and down to Torpo) Possible trips: - Opheim - Liatoppen - Liagardane - Torpo - Opheim - Breiseth - Tjukketjorr - Opheim - Around Volelie « less
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Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: The tours are through high mountain terrain in the Skarslia, Bergsjo, Rodungen, Varaldset and Tvist areas. Guides with good... more » Owner description: The tours are through high mountain terrain in the Skarslia, Bergsjo, Rodungen, Varaldset and Tvist areas. Guides with good local knowledge will ensure you have a splendid experience from the back of an Icelandic horse. Riding camps are also arranged. The equestrian centre are open from approx 1st July to 15th August. We will give you the exact dates closer to the summer. « less
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Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: A ride in a horse-drawn sleigh under a starry sky is guaranteed to put you in a romantic mood, particularly it’s when... more » Owner description: A ride in a horse-drawn sleigh under a starry sky is guaranteed to put you in a romantic mood, particularly it’s when followed by a sumptuous meal and a relaxing night in front of a real fire. The equestrian centre Gjeldokk Hestesenter will provide the horses and sleigh. Book directly or at your hotel reception. Minimum 8 people. If it suits best to start at your hotel or cabin, Gjeldokk Hestesenter will come to you. « less
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Vats Mountain Church lies close to lake Rodungen in the Bergsjo area. The arcitecht is Elisabeth Fidjestol and lot of the... more » Owner description: Vats Mountain Church lies close to lake Rodungen in the Bergsjo area. The arcitecht is Elisabeth Fidjestol and lot of the work done on the church is voluntary communal work. Vats Mountain Church was consecrated in september 1990, and is being used during Christmas, winter months, Easter and 2 - 3 months during summer. « less
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Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Liatoppen skicentre is located in Liagardane, 920 m.a.s.l and is an impressive biathlon- and crosscountry arena meeting... more » Owner description: Liatoppen skicentre is located in Liagardane, 920 m.a.s.l and is an impressive biathlon- and crosscountry arena meeting international standards. At Liatoppen the season always starts early in the winter and you are sure to have snow. There is also a floodlit track for those who like an evening ski trip. The centre hosts several cross-country and biathlon races during the winter season. Every year Liatoppen is a host to then Bendit Liatoppen Biathlon festival. This biathlon festival marks the end of the winter season for biathletes of all ages. Almost 1,000 competitors ranging from young recruits to professional skiers on the Norwegian national team gather in al for two days of competition and fun. Liatoppen Fjellstove is the closest neighbour. « less
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Hallingdal Natur & Miljosenter is a private exhibition of the bird- and animal life in northern parts of Buskerud. The... more » Owner description: Hallingdal Natur & Miljosenter is a private exhibition of the bird- and animal life in northern parts of Buskerud. The exhibitions are built as three dimensional dioramas and shows different situations from the nature. The exhibition consists of 7 large and 2 small dioramas that has taken 12.000 hours to build. The building of these dioramas are made by Ole-Reidar Lagrinn, who runs one of Europes leading preparation companies, Atelier Lagrinn Zoo. Prep. The background materials are gathered from the mountains for al made by the sculpturer Jan Fekjan. Groups can book showaround in the exhibition by contacting Ole-Reidar Lagrinn. « less
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Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: Memorable hike on the high mountains i Skarvheimen in al 1090 - 1280 masl, with powerful nature all around you. The hike is... more » Owner description: Memorable hike on the high mountains i Skarvheimen in al 1090 - 1280 masl, with powerful nature all around you. The hike is approx 13 km and you should count 4-5 hours including break. Well marked path, partly steep and somewhat challenging. Start in Toviken. Follow the path along the westside of river Mjolga. After one km walk the path turns left towards Klevaskardet (North West). At the top of Klevaskardet the path continues in slightly hilly terrain til you come to Store Klevavatnet. Then you walk along the south west side of the water towards Fodalen i somewhat stony terrain. You then arrive at Klevahytta where it is good to have a break. You will have a magnificent view towards Klevavatnet, Fodalen/ Fodalsvatnet and Systrandfossen altogether. Continue on the DNT path towards Fodalen and to Iungsdalshytta, which is a Norwegian Tourist Association cabin. During summer season you can both be served food and spend the night if you want. There is also a possibility for a lift with boat back to Toviken. From Iungsdalshytta the path follows the water back to Toviken. As an alternative you can walk this hike in the other direction. The hike can also be combined with fishing in Toviken or by Iungsdalsytta. Fishing permit needed. Arrival / parking: Take off from Highway 7 by Gullhagen (Hallingmobler) at Gullagen in al, and follow county road 244 towards Vats. Pass throught Bergsjoomradet, Djup and to Toviken. Toll road. Parking lot by river Mjolga, before the bridge just before Toviken. Recommended maps: Reineskarvet 1:50 000 or Skarvheimen 1:50 000. « less
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: The Nystol Mountain Church was first built at a chapel on Nystol in 1895. As the years went by the chapel needed support and... more » Owner description: The Nystol Mountain Church was first built at a chapel on Nystol in 1895. As the years went by the chapel needed support and a better house and the Nystol Mountain Church, as the name is now, was built on a new site in 1957. Yearly there are 2 services here. The church is also being used for weddings, misionary work and overnight accommodation. « less
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Sangefjell Outdoor Cathedral is an open-air church at about 1000 masl. It was consecrated in 2001 and is the only open-air... more » Owner description: Sangefjell Outdoor Cathedral is an open-air church at about 1000 masl. It was consecrated in 2001 and is the only open-air church in the Tunsberg diocese. From Rd 7 take the road the Kleivi industrial area and follow it up to Sangefjell. 2 times a year there are services here, during Easter and summer. The cathedral contains 6 chapel: The chapel of creation, The Pilgrim Chapel, The Sinai Chapel, The Holy Family Chapel, The Cross Chapel and the Maria Chapel. « less
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Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: At Bergsjostolen it's now possible to do skiing activities with skis or snowboard using Norways' only ski/snowboard cable... more » Owner description: At Bergsjostolen it's now possible to do skiing activities with skis or snowboard using Norways' only ski/snowboard cable park on ground. The cable park has been made for skiing games for children and adults, just as demanding as you want it to be, and suitable for all ages. Choose whether you want to practice tricks, or just play. The activity is spectator-friendly and popular among experienced kiters, snowboarders and those who just like to play. An excellent activity for those who don't want to go skiing, but want something else to do. The cable park is 130 metres long and brings the user up to a respectable speed (40 km/h) for tricks and other activities. Along the track you find jumps and rails, so that you can jump and do tricks with skis and boards. The same kind of cable park can be used on the water and is then called Wakeboard. Kiting is a type of sport where kiters use a paraglide and skis or board, using the wind to get speed. Perfect wind speed on snow is 5 - 10 m/s.  The sport is also practiced during summer, but then they call it Kitesurfing. « less