Tourists at Svartskog in Oppegaard
Haugnes and Arild Burud .
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Svartskog, west in Oppegaard county has been inhabited for thousands
of years. One day Arild and I
mounted our bikes and visited a few places there.
That trip includes some heavy uphills in both directions, but,
hey, it's worth it.
Svartskog constitutes almost half the county, but while the
rest of Oppegaard is densely populated,
Svartskog has only a few hundred inhabitants. The scenery is lovely and
the history is fascinating.
First place to stop was at the Oppegaard church. It was build
in 1876 and replaced an older one. The first church we know of on this
spot is mentioned in 1200. Originally the place was likely used for
The stone fence in front (down, left hand picture) was
probably started in the Middle Ages.
Next stop was Svartskog
Kolonial, reopened this spring. They sell
groceries, as they should, but the best part is the home made cakes,
biscuits, jam and other tidbits. Every day they serve a tempting salad
and a hot meal.
Last stop was at the pier next to Uranienborg where Roald Amundsen
planned his expedition to the South Pole. The museum was closed by the
time we got there, but the sea never closes. A hot summer day, an
exhausting cycle tour and tempting water. Lovely!
August 5. 2012, las updated 2012.08.05 (aaaa.mm.dd)