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Ullensaker kirke is one of the main churches in the county. It is said that, the site where the church stands today was a temple devoted to Ullr, the Norse God of Winter and Sport, centuries before the a church was formed in 1100s. Consecrated in 1958, under the guidance of St. Olav, this building that stands today is mainly a concrete structure designed by Arnstein Arnberg and Per Solemsli wherein some artifacts, like the baptismal font, date back to 1100s. The Baroque-style altar, pulpit and some of the paintings are from 1600s. If you're a history or an arts buff, this church will leave you mesmerized.
Libraries are a great place for book lovers to browse through the numerous well read books and choose a book of interest. Kløfta Bibliotek is no different except the books are more related to arts and culture. It is a treasure trove of invaluable books on culture.
Hurdalsjøen is a picturesque lake surrounded by a scenic setting. Nestled in Nannestad, Eidsvoll and Hurdal municipalities of Norway's Akershus county, this serene lake offers a tranquil setting to spend some relaxing time by its shore. The lake also remains a popular picnic site.
Said to be built in early 1200s, Eidsvoll kirke is designed in a Romanesque style. An important part of a pilgrimage walk, it is frequented by the pilgrims as well as tourists. Some archaeologists have reasons to believe that the older church was actually built on an already existing one. Throughout the ages the church has been restored many times, more recently in 1885 and later in 1965.
A region steeped in history, Lillomarka is home to the ancient Gothalfske mines and the picturesque Breisjø and Alnsjø lakes. Today, this woodland remains a renowned recreational area offering a range of outdoor activities. A sports lodge located inside the woods remains a known training center offering ski jumping lessons. The forest is also home to several quaint lakes and ponds that are idyllic sites for camping and fishing. One of the key attractions at Lillomarka is the Ole Høiland’s cave which can be explored through trips organized by the Norwegian Trekking Association.
Nestled in Lunner municipality of Norway's Oppland county, Avalsjøen is an alluring lake offering splendid views of the neighboring landscape. The area surrounding the lake has not been cultivated and the natural vegetation has remained intact.
Stovner Deichmanske Bibliotek is located next to Stovner shopping center and is a wonderful library filled with primarily Norwegian books though it has in other languages as well. Children are welcome here and they regularly host a children's theater in the year which is free. The library also hosts different events such as art and books exhibitions.
This farm hosts one of Oslo's largest horse-riding schools. They take over 500 eager students every week, on 35 horses. Unfortunately the waiting list for riding lessons is over six months long. On the farm there are also workshops where Norwegian handcrafts are made. There is no café at the farm, so you have to bring your own food or eat at the nearby Stovner shopping center.
Offering some spellbinding views of its surrounding area, Øyangen remains a fascinating lagoon. Located in the Hurdal and Gran municipalities of Norway, Øyangen is much frequented by those seeking some solitude from the hustle of life. With its serene setting, Øyangen also remains a charming spot to relax and unwind.
If you drive north towards Gardermoen (leave the motorway to Lvenstad at Lrenskog), only 15-20 minutes north of Oslo you will find a real Mahayana temple set in a typical eastern Norwegian landscape of wooded, sloping hills interspersed with fields and farms. Buddhism was introduced to Norway as a means of expanding one's mind in the 1970s; today, Tibetan, Japanese, Burmese, Laotian, Thai, South Korean and other communities ensure Buddhism stays alive. The Khuong Viet Temple belongs to the biggest Buddhist Congregation in Norway, namely the Vietnamese, which has 5200 members. In 1989 they bought a dwelling here to serve as their assembly hall and headquarters. Five years later it was replaced with today's temple, designed by one of the resident monks. It can be visited by appointment. All Buddhist communities in Norway can be reached through Buddhistforbundet.
A large lake nestled in Oslo's North Marka forest region, Hakkloa is also the region's second deepest lake. A dam is built on the lake and its waters are regulated for power generation. The lake flows through Hakkloelva river and further meets the Maridalsvannet and Skjærsjøen rivers. Lacking in nutrients, the lake's waters contain small fish though big trout can be occasionally spotted.
Nestled 237 meters (777.55 feet) above the sea level, Alnsjøen is a tranquil lake in Oslo's Lillomarka region. The lake has supplied potable water to Oslo ever since the year 1930. During the 18th Century, Alnsjøen's neighboring area was a thriving copper mine. Today, the lake and its surroundings offers ample recreational activities. During winters, the freezing waters of the lake are an ideal spot for ski trails.