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Things to do in Tvedestrand

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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Tvedestrand
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Naes Ironworks Museum is located by the river Storelva in Holt, i Tvedestrand, Southern Norway. The museum is only a short... more » Owner description: Naes Ironworks Museum is located by the river Storelva in Holt, i Tvedestrand, Southern Norway. The museum is only a short distance from E18. This is the only one of the old ironworks museums in Norway where the majority of the production buildings and equipment is preserved. The most important part of the museum is the blast furnace, and other parts of the ironworks, and the mechanical workshop has historical exhibitions in both floors. The operations at Storelva date back to 1665, and since the works was operational until 1959, much is preserved as it were when the production was closed down. This opens up for a unique opportunity to see how an ironworks was organized, how people lived and worked at the ironworks, and how iron and steel was produced back in the day. All tours start with an introductory film (new in 2010) about the iron production in the old days, in particular at Naes Ironwork. Then visitors get a tour of the area, and inside the production facilities, where the guide tell about how the work was done, and demonstrate the rebuilt bellows. The museum also displays an exhibition of iron stoves and a historical exhibition with models and pictures from the life at the ironworks. In addition to regular tours, the ironworks has many events and activities during the season walks in the romantic park Lunden and the cultural landscape, exhibitions, family Sundays, blacksmith meets, seminars and mining tours. Jacob Aall is the most famous of the ironworks' owners. He lived at the farm Storegard from 1799 until his death in 1844, and he was renowned as a politician, member of the national assembly at Eidsvoll, author, and and active and visionary businessman. The romantic park Lunden was established while Aall and his wife Lovise Andrea lived on the farm. Nes Verk is a special national attraction, and a walk along the river Storelva, oin the park and on the golf course gives a good picture of this historical area. Guided tours every hour from 11-1600. « less
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Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other
Owner description: If you would like a wonderful experience in the skerries between Arendal, Tvedestrand and Lyngor, you'd be wise to notice the... more » Owner description: If you would like a wonderful experience in the skerries between Arendal, Tvedestrand and Lyngor, you'd be wise to notice the following: Sorlandets Maritime is located in the most beautiful part of the Norwegian skerries, near Lyngor. At Sorlandets Maritime, you can rent a taxi boat or charter boat for a pleasant trip with friends or aquaintances all year. MS Lyngholmen is the er flagship - a veteran ship with room for 60 passengers. There are nice lounges both on and below deck. The 50 year old ship is built in heavy pine, and used to be a coastal ferry in the western part of Noway, tourist boat in the Oslo fjord and on Sorlandet. Enjoy the view and the calm atmosphere on both sun decks on board. MS Lyngholmen is quite a sight, and is used for company trips, parties, or simply by friends looking for a different experience in the southern skerries. Other boats for rent are MS Flink, with room for 50 passengers. Sorlandets Maritime also run the ferry to the islands Sandoya and Lyngor, and a taxi boat. « less
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Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: Tvedestrand tourist information is located in the facilities of the Book town by Skagerrak. They help you with local... more » Owner description: Tvedestrand tourist information is located in the facilities of the Book town by Skagerrak. They help you with local information about Tvedestrand and the surrounding area. « less
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Category: Biking Trails; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Tvedestrand-Nes Verk, 7,5 km one way Start the trip from Tvedestrand harbour at the town hall, up the street Hotellkleiva... more » Owner description: Tvedestrand-Nes Verk, 7,5 km one way Start the trip from Tvedestrand harbour at the town hall, up the street Hotellkleiva where you can rent a bicycle at Tvedestrand Museum, and through the pedestrian area in town, then up along classified road no. 410 to Bergsmyr. Take left in the roundabout, and at the end of the industrial area, you enter the old road between Tvedestrand and the ironworks site. After about 300 m on gravel road, the route turns right. Go through the woods and into Holtsbygda. Cross the highway E18 carefully, take left and go through Fianshagen and to classified road no. 415. Pass Solberg, over 415 up the hill. On the other side of the hill, the Nes Verk valley opens up, past the golf course, turn right through the romantic park Lunden, and into Naes Ironworks Museum. « less