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Flight of the bumblebee, Gol in Norway - Photo: Thorgeir Røer
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Flight of the bumblebee, Gol in Norway Photo: Thorgeir Røer

Key facts about Gol in Hallingdal

The small town of Gol is located in the middle of the Hallingdal Valley, making Gol a natural center for the surrounding area.

Gol is the largest trade - and service centre in Hallingdal. Here you will find most of what you need in shopping. Gol is also the home of several public services.

The name Gol has its origins in "Gordr", the old name of the river, Norse for enclosure.

Before, agriculture was the most important industry in Gol. Now tourism and other businesses have taken over as the most important sources of employment, but agriculture is still important, which can be seen in the beautiful landscape.

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  • Area: 530 square kilometres2
  • Inhabitants: 4,404 (1 January 2006)
  • Neighbouring towns: Ål, Nes, Hemsedal and Nord-Aurdal
  • County: Buskerud
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Last updated:  2013-03-26
Tisleiafjorden - Golsfjellet, Norway - Photo: Thorgeir Røer
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Culture and tradition in Gol, Norway - Photo: Thorgeir Røer
Culture and tradition in Gol, Norway

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Flight of the bumblebee, Gol in Norway - Photo: Thorgeir Røer

Key facts about Gol in Hallingdal

The small town of Gol is located in the middle of the Hallingdal Valley, making Gol a natural center for the surrounding area.

Key facts about Gol in Hallingdal

Source: Visitnorway

About Gol

Gol in Hallingdal

Spend some days in the small town of Gol, and enjoy activities such as hiking and fishing during the summer, and skiing during the winter.

Tourist information in Hallingdal

There are several tourist information offices in Hallingdal.

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