CITY/REGION: Jevnaker, Viken, Norway
MEETUP PLACE: Kistefos Museum, outside Kafé Consulen
DATE: Sunday July 25, 2021
MEETUP PLAN: Have a look around at the museum, write some postcards (hopefully they do sell postcards there now), chat, maybe eat something at Kafé Consulen.
Bring a blanket or a chair to sit on, so that we can sit outside on the lawn.
Do also bring a face mask to wear indoors (museum shop, the Twist etc).
How to get there
There’s two parking lots, on the north and south side of the museum.
If you’re coming by car from Oslo/Drammen , I recommend the southern parking lot, as that’s the shortest route. Follow E16 until you get to the roundabout at Norderhov, by Ringvold Frukthage (called “Eplehagen” locally, because of all the apple trees. There’s a lot of them! You will know you’re there when you get there!). Then take the 1st exit in the roundabout, towards Jevnaker (“241 Jevnaker”). Continue along that road until the signs tells you to turn left to Kistefos, by a farm where you might see some cows and calves.
It’s also possible to follow E16 almost all the way. Just take the 2nd exit in the previously mentioned roundabout at Norderhov (“E16 Bergen Gardermoen Hønefoss”). Then follow the signs that says “E16 Gardermoen”/“E16 Jevnaker”. Turn right when you get to CircleK at Bergermoen, there’s a sign that says Kistefos there. If you miss that exit, follow the road down the hill and take the next exit to the right. It’s a sign that says Kistefos there as well.
The southern parking lot did get full many times last year. I don’t know about the parking lots at the northern side, though. But you might get told to drive via Jevnaker to get to the other parking area.
P.S. The southern parking lot is relatively close to the book swap cabinet in Gamleveien 60 in Almgrenda. See the arrow in the first map. If you want to visit this, I recommend parking the car in the intersection between Gamleveien and Gjørudveien. It’s kind of a roundabout there, and it’s the most ideal place nearby to park. Then there’s only a few meters walking to get to the book swap cabinet.
It’s a relatively easy detour from road 241. You can enter Gamleveien from two places, north and south of the intersection to Kistefos. But there’s light regulation due to road construction at the northern intersection, so I recommend the southern intersection, by Discovery International School (former Åsbygda skole). For some reason, google maps shows the wrong location for Åsbygda school.
P.S: If you’re doing Stolpejakten, there’s 2 maps at Jevnaker. And 2 in Hønefoss.