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The Glaser mine is the first mining project of Fossum iron works, and the earliest dated iron ore mine in Norway, completed in 1543.
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Exciting copper mine in a small community built upp due to mining.
Charming, small stave church. Located by West Telemark Museum Eidsborg.
Skorve, at nearly 4000 ft., is Seljord`s talles mountain. Two airplanes crashed into Skorve in 1944 during WWII. One of the airplanes was an American...
Guldnes mines, at an altitude of nearly 2000 ft., are located by Sundsbarmvatnet, 15 km northwest of downtown Seljord. The mines are on a small...
The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th century. It is dedicated to St Olav. On the north-west corner of the church a face has been hewn. This, according to legend, represents the saint king.
Folkestadbyen- The town of Folkestad.
In the 1870s, a centre for commerce and crafts started to appear in this small church village. The village received the name of “Folkestadbyen” and the towns people lived by paid work, commerce and handicraft.
Russvassdammen in Borggrend is one of the most impressing timber floating dam where the wood are restored. At the same time the vegetation close to the dam is removed so that the dam can be seen in the terrain.
If anything shows community spirit in Seljord it is the agricultural fair which has been arranged for 130 years. Seljord plays host to more than 60,000 visitors for three days in September. You will have to look pretty hard to find another festival like ours this far north!
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