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One-day sights in Kongsvinger

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One-day sights in Kongsvinger

My ancestors are from Kongsvinger. I am taking my 13-year old son to Norway in early June. We want to visit ancestral towns, including Kongsvinger. What is there to do? The fortress looks interesting. We are also going to a small town named "Hektner" (my family name) and considering Lillestrom and Raelingen, also towns in our family ancestry. What do you know about Kongsvinger or any of these other towns. Which are most beautiful, interesting, or picturesque?

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1. Re: One-day sights in Kongsvinger

Hi.

Maybe these two sites might help you:

www.hedmark.com/pub/category/en/category/1/

http://www.visitromerike.no/?&lang=en&TLl=en

Neither Kongsvinger nor Lillestrøm and Rælingen is considered as tourist areas. Of important sights in the area you have Eidsvoll where the norwegian constitution was signed, a major historical sight in Norway. You could also go to Mjøsa, Norways largest lake. There you will find Hamar, and a little further Lillehammer, the olympic cities from the 1994 winter olympics. On Mjøsa you can take a trip with Skibladner. Skibladner is a boat serving as a ferry on the lake since 1856.

http://www.skibladner.no/engelsk/index.htm

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2. Re: One-day sights in Kongsvinger

Wikipedia about Kongsvinger:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongsvinger

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Thank you for your feedback -- these suggestions will make our trip far more valuable. Meanwhile, my son would like to leanrnmore about Vikings, especially sailing on a replica Viking Ship. Do you know of anything such as this in Oslo?

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4. Re: One-day sights in Kongsvinger

This is a great article -- the Fortress sounds quite interesting. I appreciate your ideas.

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