NORWAY: A trip to Klopptjern, Drammen’s biggest source of drinking water in earlier times

‘Tjern’ is the Norwegian word for a body of water that is slightly smaller than a lake. Last summer, Carl and I went on a little hike on the southwest part of Finnemarka (‘marka’ = wooded and hilly area), the Drammensmarka. Finnemarka is 430 km2 in size and bordered by the Tyrifjorden to the north, … More NORWAY: A trip to Klopptjern, Drammen’s biggest source of drinking water in earlier times

NORWAY: Elvefestivalen – Drammen’s biggest festival of the year!

Drammen is a beautiful river city in the Buskerud region. Drammensere love their city so much that in summer, during the first weekend after school starts, they celebrate the biggest festival of the year – the Elvefestivalen. Elv  is the Norwegian word for river, with the name of the festival referring to the 308 km … More NORWAY: Elvefestivalen – Drammen’s biggest festival of the year!