History and cultural heritage

History and cultural heritage

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Balke kirke - Foto Oda Hveem

Østre Toten

Balke church

Balke church is the main church for the parish of Balke. It has an imposing position in the landscape and is visible from afar. Around 4,200 people belong to...


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Gjøvik

Biri church

Dating back to 1777, Biri church is a timber building with an area of 500 square metres with seating for 450 people. The church regularly performs weddings...


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Gjøvik

DS Skibladner

The most scenic view of Lake Mjøsa is available on the paddle steamer Skibladner on a beautiful summer's day. In its 159th year, the paddle steamer is just as elegant and stately as ever - and the world's oldest of her kind in regular traffic.


Copyright © Bjørn- Ove Holmberg.

Ringerike

Fengselet - the old prison

The cultural foundation Fengselet (the prison) is a green oasis in the middle of Hønefoss with a historical ambience and the town's finest outdoor serving....


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Gjøvik

Gjøvik Glassverk

Experience the traditional craft of glassblowing. At our premises located in the Holmen Brenneri in central Gjøvik you can experience a traditional craft, performed by the most skilful glass blowers in Norway. All our products are produced at our glass hut.


Copyright © Mjøsmuseet

Gjøvik

Gjøvik gård

Gjøvik Gård is and old estate in the middle of the city center. On the estate you find builidings from the last three hundred years. Gjøvik Gård was the property of Casper Kauffeldt - founder of the town Gjøvik by National conscription officer Alf Mjøen.


Copyright © Frode Slettum

Gjøvik

Gjøvik kirke


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Gjøvik

Gjøvik Olympiske Fjellhall

GJØVIK OLYMPIC CAVERN HALL - The world's largest underground auditorium. 120 meters into the mountain in the center of Gjøvik. Open 7 days a week. Top-class hockey arena. Hosts arrangements and activities as cultural events, trade fairs, exhibitions and sport events.


Copyright © Hadeland Reiseliv

Gran

Grinakervev

Grinakervev is a charming weaving workshop that you would regret passing by – please pop in! The workshop weaves beautiful table textiles and many other...


Copyright © Randsfjordmusene AS,Torun Sørli

Gran

Hadeland Folkemuseum

Visit idyllic Hadeland Folkemuseum and get a glimpse of everyday life from the past. The open air museum contains more than 30 buildings from the 17th to the 20th centuries and gives a good example of everyday life in the past.


Hadeland Glassverk 1

Jevnaker

Hadeland Glassverk

The Visitor Centre is open daily throughout the year, Monday through Sunday, and offers a variety of activities for children and adults alike. Watch the glassblowers practicing their traditional art, and try your hand at glassblowing or glass designing.


Hoff kirke - Foto Oda Hveem

Østre Toten

Hoff church

Hoff church is a medieval church along the pilgrim trail St. Olav Ways, built between 1150 and 1200. It is the main church in Østre Toten. It was originally a...


Jevnaker kirke

Jevnaker

Jevnaker church

Jevnaker church is situated in Prestmoen, with views of the Randsfjorden lake and the town centre. It was previously the site of a stone church, possibly built...


Kauffeldtgården

Gjøvik

Kauffeldtgården

Kauffeldtgården is a preserved empire builiding in the middle of the city centre. It was built in the 19th century by Casper Kauffeldt, founder of Gjøvik...


Kong Haud

Gran

King Haud - Randsfjordbåt AS

Randsfjordbåt AS offers chartered boat trips on the beautiful Randsfjorden lake on board the Norwegian-built MS Kong Haud. Suitable for corporate or...


Jevnaker

Kistefos-Museet - Pulp Mill at Kistefoss

The former Wood Pulp Mill is today an industrial museum anf the only remaining wood pulp mill i Skandinavia. The museum offers annual art exhibitions and the sculpture park i lush and green and perfect for picnics. Cafè, museum shop and open atelier.


Kjerratmuseet

Ringerike

Kjerratmuseet

Around the year 1850, Mr. Peder Anker built a transport system for timber upwards the river from Steinsfjorden to Storflåtan in Nordmarka with a height difference around 400 metres. You can also walk along the path of the old timber-transport system.


Kolbu kirke

Østre Toten

Kolbu church

Kolbu church is a cruciform church, built from timber with interlocking corner joints. It is the main church in the parish of Kolbu. Before the current church...


Lunner kirke i godværet

Lunner

Lunner church

In the 12th century, a small stone church was built at Lunnertoppen. The location was the site an ancient settlement, as evidenced by the burial mounds around...


Nes kirke

Ringerike

Nes church

Nes church was built in 1730, a few metres away from the site of the previous church. The old church was situated where the garden of the farm Nedre Nes...


Tingelstad kirke

Gran

Old Tingelstad church (St. Petri)

Old Tingelstad church is a typical Romanesque rural church, with simple details and semi-circular arches. It is a typical long church built in stone....


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Vestre Toten

Raufoss kirke

Raufoss church is a long church from 1939, built from brick and timber. The church seats 280 people and was designed by the architect Henry Bucher.


Skulpturen Allium 1 - Foto Sverre Christian Jarild

Østre Toten

Sculpture stop: "Allium"

The sculpture “Allium” by Sverre Wyller is situated in an open landscape in Østre Toten. Allium means onion and the sculpture’s form is inspired by the farming...


Copyright © Foto: Sverre Christian Jarild

Gran

Sculpture stop: "Gran Boathouse"

The Gran Boathouse is located on the waters edge in Røykenviken, Hadeland. Internationally renowned and award winning Rachel Whiteread is the artist behind The...


Skulpturen Gripping 1 - foto Sverre Christian Jarild

Gjøvik

Sculpture stop: "Gripping"

Artist Richard Deacon has created an amalgamation of his impressions from Gjøvik in the form of a five-metre high sculpture in sand cast aluminium. Gripping is...


seegård kirke

Gjøvik

Seegård Church

Seegård church was designed by Arne Thorsrud and inaugurated in 1997. The actual church can seat 260 people. In addition, there is special room for the...


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Gjøvik

Skibladnerhuset

The building Skibladnerhuset is a landmark in Gjøvik with its unique construction style using glass and glulam. The building was designed by the architect Roar...


Copyright © Hadeland Reiseliv

Gran

Søsterkirkene - A landmark

Søsterkirkene – the Sisters Churches - on Granavollen are an impressive landmark and have a mysterious history. Two churches are placed next to each other. Their steeples have inspired the design of the Gran municipal coat-of-arms.


Kapp Melkefabrikk

Østre Toten

The Documentation Centre in Kapp

If you are looking for your relatives, you have come to the right place. The documentation centre in Kapp houses a genealogical archive, photo archive and...


Copyright © Oda Hveem

Østre Toten

Totenviken church

Totenviken church isa long church built in 1896. It is relatively large, with seating for 400 people, including the gallery. The altar piece was made by Xan...


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