Being on the list of nationally valuable cultural landscapes, Hadeland can offer some of Norway’s most visited museums and attractions, such as Hadeland Glassverk and Hadeland folkemuseum.
Hadeland Glassverk (“Hadeland Glassworks”) is definitely Hadeland’s greatest draw and one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions, beautifully situated at the south end of the Randsfjord. Here you can admire glass-blowers practising their handicraft the same way as they did in the 1700s. The entire area is like a cosy village, with exciting shops and activities for the whole family.
The art scene in Hadeland is nothing but impressive. At Hadeland Folkemuseum, an open air museum set in a scenic cultural landscape, you can witness the burial ground of the Norwegian Viking king Halvdan Svarte, as well as exhibitions of 25 restored buildings and the beautiful medieval church St. Petri from 1120. At Kistefos-Museet you can get an insight into the Norwegian industrial history and admire exhibitions by both Norwegian and international artists.
This exciting region is the southernmost in the county of Oppland, located about 50 minutes drive from Oslo. Hadeland comprises the municipalities Gran, Jevnaker, and Lunner, and has a total population of approximately 28,000. There are several options for getting to Hadeland.
The names of two of the municipalities Gran and Jevnaker tell us what agriculture means for this region. “Gran” can mean pasture or grain, whilst “Jevnaker” means level field. Archaeological finds indicate that busy hands have cultivated the soil and that cattle have grazed here for thousands of years.
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