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The forest track at the museum is a 2,5 km long marked path with 18 stops with information in Norwegian and German about different aspects of forestry.
The rural settlement of Tveide consists of several scenic farms, the local museum being one of them.
This footpath takes you along the eastern side of lake Berse. If you are lucky you will spot a beaver!
The path starts by Birkeland School, it goes round the southern end of Valtjønn Lake and passes through Tøane housing estate to the top.
Tovdalselva offers varied fishing from the sea and the 35 km up empty Herefoss fjord where the salmon's journey ends.
Octagonal wooded church from 1865. Seating capacity approx. 200, colourful Renaissance altarpiece, originally from Oddernes Church, probably came to Herefoss at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The church was restored in 1965. Open by appointment.
Norway's second largest tree. Reckoned to be over 1000 years old.
Wooden basilika, completed in 1867. Seating capacity approx. 300. The roof of nave has been built in an open trussed-beam style, but in recent years the chancel has been given an arched roof. The altarpiece by Lars Osa, 1920. Romanesque font. Open by appointment.
A timber cruciform church from 1858, in Byzantine-Roman style. Architect Chr. H. Grosch. Alterpiece: "The resurrection" by Lars Osa, 1908. 650 seats. Open by appointment at tel +47 900 69 196
We welcome you to our new atmospheric reception room and meeting facilities in the barn.