Vikersund

På denne tiden av året avholdes det gjerne renn i ‘Vikersundbakken’, i dag verdens største hoppbakke med gjeldende verdensrekord på 251,5  meter
(Anders Fannemel – 2015), og derfor synes jeg det kan være på tide med en liten presentasjon av nettopp Vikersund.
Picture 476
This time of the year, there are usually a world cup championship held in Vikersund, which today is the biggest ski jumping hill in the world, boasting a world record of 251,5 meters (held by Anders Fannemel – 2015)

Vikersund er det administrative senteret i Modum kommune i Buskerud. Stedet er ikke særlig stort uansett målestokk, men det bor ca 2900 mennesker på stedet.

Vikersund is the adminstrative center of the community of ‘Modum’ in Buskerud. Not large by any measurement, but there are approximately 2900 people living there.

Picture 502Her er rådhuset i Modum kommune, sentralt plassert i Vikersund.

This is the City Hall in the community of Modum, centrally located in the center of Vikersund.
Picture 504Like ved siden av rådhuset finner vi Vikersund Kultur Senter

Close by we find the Culture Center overlooking the lake – ‘Tyrifjorden’

Picture 497Tvers over fjorden ser vi Tyrifjord Hotel
Across Tyrifjorden we may see the Tyrifjord Hotel
Picture 480Sett fra den andre siden.

Seen from the other side!

Picture 510Snur vi oss innover i landet, ser vi den gamle nedlagte jernbanestasjonen. Det er ingen trafikk på denne banen lenger.

Looking away from ‘Tyrifjorden’,  we find the old Vikersund Railway station, which is no longer in active use. There are no more traffic on this line.

Picture 505Utenfor rådhuset står en statue av en gammel politisk kjempe innenfor norsk politikk: Christopher Hornsrud.

Outside City Hall we passed a memorial of Cristopher Hornsrud, a former leading personality within the Labour movement in Norwegian politics.

Picture 515Idet vi beveger oss ned gaten i centrum passerer vi en av de lokale bankene: Sparebank 1

Moving down the street towards the center we pass one of the local banks: Sparenbank 1

Picture 516En annen forretningsgård i centrum.
Here another busness adress in the Center of Vikersund.

Picture 483I de nederste deler av centrum finner vi shopping-centra. (Se bilde nr 1)

In the lower parts of the center we find the shoppingcenters (See picture nr 1)
Picture 485Her ved broen starter Drammenselva sin vei mot fjorden. I den nederste delen, dvs. fra Hellefoss ved Hokksund og ned til Drammensfjorden anses den å være en meget god lakse-elv.

Here by the bridge is where ‘Drammenselva’ starts out on its way towards ‘Drammensfjorden’. In the lower part of the river, i.e. fra Hellefoss by Hokksund and down to the estuary in ‘Drammensfjorden’, it’s considered to be a very good ‘salomon-river’.
Picture 490Si adjø til Drammenselva!

Say ‘Good bye’ to the Drammenselva’

Picture 472Ja, det er fortsatt ‘Drammenselva’ som ligger der nede, men vi er et annet sted –

Yes, it’s still ‘Drammenselva’floating down there, but we are somewhere different –

Picture 470Dette er Heggen kirke som ligger 4 kilometer syd for Vikersund. Opprinnelig en ‘korskirke’ fra middelalderen (1200), men senere utvidet og påbygget med plass til ca 400 mennesker.

This is ‘Heggen church‘ which lies 2,5 miles south of Vikersund. Originally a roman ‘cross church’ from around 1200 ac, but later renovated and seats today approximtely 400 people.
Picture 478Så hvor er vi nå? Nei, – ikke i en ballong –

So, where are we now?  No, we are not in a balloon . . .!

Picture 479Vi er her! Og hva slags merkelig bygning er dette?
We’re here! And what kind of strange building is this?

Well, to be honest, we are a couple of weeks to early!

Picture 473Men du står altså nå på toppen av verdens høyeste skibakke – Vikersundbakken! Og hvis du altså vil ned igjen, så er det meningen at du skal spenne på deg ski og sette utfor!
Vel bekomme!

But you are now standing on the very top of the largest ski jumping hill in the world!
‘Vikersundbakken’! And if you want back down into ‘normal life’, the idea is that you should strap on a couple of skies, point them downhill and let go🙂
Be my guest!
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7 Responses to Vikersund

  1. Great pictures! Love that shot of the church. 1200 ac?? WOW… it would be amazing to walk into such an old church… sit down and reflect upon all the souls that occupied that space over hundreds and hundreds of years.

  2. Vikersund lies at a modest 50-60 yards above sea level but the hill is not to be taken lightly🙂

  3. kalabalu says:

    wow! when this is covered with snow, we can never imagine this shot at its bare.Beautiful view, the ascend and the space in front with greenery folding its arms and the lake/stream witness the fall..beyond a city with people who love peace and the mountains hig as it seems, touching the sky with clouds as a necklace..visit ” Vikersundbakken” is really inspiring.

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