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Experience one of Europe's most interesting museums for contemporary art on this exciting day excursion from Oslo.
Norwegian Art & Design Tour
The Twist Gallery & Hadeland Glassworks
Experience one of Europe's most interesting museums for contemporary art on this exciting day excursion from Oslo. Walk through «The Twist» at Kistefos Museum, visit Hadeland Glassverk to learn how Norwegian design glassware is made, and enjoy art in spectacular surroundings on this easy and comfortable tour.
This day excursion from Oslo starts by taking a comfortable bus ride through green rolling hills to Hadeland Glassverk. Here you will have time to enjoy the cozy surroundings and learn more about the history of glass-blowing in Norway. The settings and surroundings of the area are idyllic and there is lots to explore. You will find an experience center, shops, and several cafes where you can take a break.
After a couple of hours of exploring Hadeland, the bus continues to Kistefos, one of Europe's most important sculpture parks for contemporary art. For the next couple of hours, you can experience exciting exhibitions in the art galleries, admire the impressive sculptures in the park and even walk through the world-famous "The Twist". This architectural marvel doubles as a gallery that twists into a sculptural shape crossing the beautiful Randalselva river.
Hadeland Glassverk is Norway's oldest industrial company with continuous operation, founded on history, art, culture and handcraft traditions. Hadeland has a long history and a rich cultural heritage but keeps focusing on product development and innovations for the future. At Hadeland you'll find an experience center where there are exhibitions, lectures, and concerts. If you are looking for a meal, there are five different cafes and restaurants to choose from. You will also find several gallery shops where you can buy high-quality glass, porcelain, decor, and gifts.
Kistefos is a place where art, sculpture, architecture, and history merge into one. The museum is one of Europe's most interesting destinations for contemporary art. Here you will find something for everyone, whether you are deeply interested in art or just looking for a cultural experience in beautiful surroundings. In Kistefos you'll find an industrial museum, two art galleries, world-class architecture, as well as an impressive sculpture park with over 50 sculptures. The world-famous "The Twist" is a gallery, a bridge, and a sculpture all in one, and is a very popular photo spot. Every year, this award-winning museum presents new art exhibitions by highly recognized national and international artists.