Hafslund Manor is one of the most beautiful manors in Norway. It has traditionally teemed with activity: farming, forestry, sawmills powered by Sarpfossen, and timber trade.
Hafslund Manor is one of the most beautiful manors in Norway. It has traditionally teemed with activity around Hafslund: farming, forestry, sawmills powered by Sarpfossen and timber trade. The transformation to electrical power represented a continuation of that tradition. From the second half of the 1600, Hafslund was self sufficient From the mid-1700, Hafslund was a highly developed community featuring its own school and welfare services for the poor. Technological advances made it possible to generate electrical power at the Manor's waterfall concession- a development that transformed Hafslund in 1898 into a modern industrial company..
The Manor’s main building was built in 1762, after the former baroque Manor house was destroyed in a fire in 1758. Many well-known families such as Bildt, Werenskiold, Huitfeldt, Elieson, Holter, Wessel, and Rosenkrantz, have all been owners of Hafslund Manor. Few Norwegian Manors are preserved so carefully.
The beautiful manor is a protected cultural heritage.
Hafslund Manor is owned by Hafslund ASA. The Manor is mainly used by its owner but opens its doors for guided tours most Sundays from June through August. The beautiful English park is open to the public all year long.