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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Al
Category: Art Museums; 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
Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Al
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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
Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Al
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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: Specialty Museums; 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; Other
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; Outdoors
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: Horse Tracks; Casinos/Gaming
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; Casinos/Gaming
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; Cultural
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: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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; Cultural
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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