Krødsherad – Noresund

Et sentralt element i Krødsherad kommune er sjøen Krøderen!
A central element in the municipal of Kroedsherad is ‘lake Kroederen’!
Og for å få solen mest mulig i ryggen, valgte vi å kjøre mot Noresund via vestsiden av Krøderen. På den måten ville vi antagelig få de beste bildene.
Krøderen er forøvrige en sjø som strekker seg 41 km og måler 42,8 kv.km ., men det holder bare til en 28. plass blant Norges største sjøer!

In order to get the sun in the back, we chose to drive towards Noresund  along the western bank of  ‘Lake Kroederen’, That way we’d probably obtain the best possible pictures.
Lake Kroederen‘ is, by the way, a lake stretching 41 km into the country and measure
42,8 sq.km, but – it will only secure a rating of no 28 on a rating of Norwegian inland lakes.
Krøderen hadde blitt tappet ned med ca 2 meter for bedre å kunne ta imot smeltevann fra snøen i fjellet. På den andre siden av vannet ser vi den tidligere presenterte Olberg kirke, og i horisonten ruver Norefjell – fortsatt med betydelige snømengder.

‘Lake Kroederen’ had been drained with about 7 feet in preparation for the annuaal melting water from the snow still covering large areas in the mountains.
On the other side of the lake we may observe the previously presented ‘Olberg Church’
and on the horizon towers the ski resort ‘Filefjell’ with mountain slopes still covered in snow.
Men her nede i lavlandet har våren kommet for alvor!
But down here in the lowlands the spring has really arrived

I de nærmeste dager kommer nok denne lille elven bli 2-3 ganger så stor!
In the days to come, this little stream will grow to 2-3 times todays size!
Man kan nesten føle at elven tester sin kraft . . .
One may nearly feel the stream flexing its muscles . . .

Furuskogen strekker seg mot himmelen og et rikt fugleliv gir seg til kjenne fra tretoppene.
Thje pines are stretching towards a blue sky while a large number of birds are singing from the tree tops.
Vi skal besøke Sole hotel litt senere i reportasjen, men fra dette punktet får vi en god ide om hvordan hotellet ligger i landskapet.

We will certainly visit Sole Hotel a bit later, but this photo will give you a good impression of how the hotel is placed into the landscape.

Våren har ikke kommet like langt her oppe som nede i lavlandet . . .
The spring hasn’t come as far as down in the lower regions . . .

Men det er helt tydelig at det kun er snakk om dager nå . . .
But it’s pretty evident it’s only a matter of days now. . .
I det jeg kjørte forbi denne enga valgte to rådyr å krysse veien. Ett foran,  og ett like bak bilen, men selv om kameraet lå i forsetet, så hadde jeg ikke en sjanse til å klikke av et bilde før de var forsvunnet. (Sorry!)

Driving past this field down by the river, to deers chose to cross the road, one just in front of the car and the other just behind me. But even if myu camera was lying ready in the seat beside me, I had no chance shooting a picture before they had both disappeared! (Sorry!)
Vi nærmer oss selve Noresund!
We’re closing in on Noresund itself.
Denne veien går faktisk til Norefjell. Og min plan var jo å ta en liten tur til fjells for å gi dere et par vakre panoramabilder over distriktet tatt fra toppen av fjellet, men – livet er fullt av overraskelser:
Plutselig ser jeg et skilt som forteller meg at det vil koste meg Kr 50 å ta et slikt bilde! For her beregner man seg faktisk bompenger av alle som vil opp på fjellet enten de nå skal bo i hytte eller på hotell. Og så grep tanken meg: Når jeg frivillig reiser opp i fjellet for å gi alle en gratis 10-årig global markedsføring, er det rimelig at jeg skal betale av egen lomme for dette? Så da skjønner dere sikkert hvorfor det ikke ble noen panoramabilder fra Norefjell?

This road is actually ending at the top of Norefjell! My original plan was to take the trip to the top of the mountain to give you a couple of fantastic panorama pictures of this area, but – life is full of surprises:
This happened to be a toll road!  A sign was informing me that I’d have to pay NOK 50 to get those pictures! Yes, here they are charging everyone paying for a holiday in cabins or hotels an extra charge to get there! Then the thought struck me:
When I voluntary make the trip to give this district free global marketing for the next 10 years, is it reasonable that I should pay extra from my own pocket in order to do that?
So when there’s  no panorama shots in this report, you have probably figured the answer to that question?
Krødsherad kommune er ikke blant landets største, men det er en trivelig kommune og mitt inntrykk er at folk som bor her trives? Kommunen utgjør 375 kv.km og her bor idag ca 2200 mennesker! Her ligger rådhuset i kommunen.

The municipality of Kroedsherad is not among the largest municipalities in the country, but it seems that the people living here are pretty happy with the way things are?
The municipality includes 375 sq.km shared by a population of 2200 people.
Here is the City Hall in Kroedsherad.

Rett ved siden av Rådhuset ligger den lokale idrettsbanen.
Alongside the City Hall lies the local athletic field.

Her ligger det lokale kjøpesenteret – også kalt ‘Norefjellporten’.
Here lies the local shopping center named ‘Norefjellporten’ (‘The gateway to Norefjell’)
Et rasket ‘skudd’ ned ‘Gamle Hallingdalsvei’. Her kommer mann til tettstedet ‘Krøderen’, Vikersund og Drammen.

A qjuick ‘shot’ down the ‘Old Hallindal Rd.’  By this road you’ll get to the settlement of ‘Kroederen’, the city of ‘Vikersusnd’ and eventualle the city of Drammen.
Noresund Kro har servert veifarende i en årrekke!
The Noresund Kro have been serving ‘through-traffic’ for years and years . . .

Et kombinert serverings- og forretningsbygg i sentrum.
A combined serving- and business bldg. located in the centrum of Noresund.
Boligområder er trukket litt vekk fra gjennomgangstrafikken.
The residental areas have been slightly removed from  ‘throughway-traffic’

Her forsvinner veien videre på sin vei mot Hallingdal . . .
Here the road disappears on its way to the valley of ‘Hallingdal’ . . .
Enda et forretningsbygg i utkanten av Noresund –
Yet another business bldg. at the outskirts of ‘Noresund’ –

Men vi skal motsatt vei – mot ‘Krøderen’ –
But – we’re going in the opposite direction – towards the settlement of Kroederen –
Jeg lovet dere at vi skulle stoppe innom ‘Sole Hotell’?  Vi er nok strengt tatt en ukes tid for tidlig, men fordelen er jo at bygningens arkitektur ikke forsvinner i løvverket?

I promised you that we’d stop by the ‘Sole Hotel’? Strictly speaking, we might be a small week to early, but on the other hand ourf advantage would be that the architecture won’t be hidden behind a green foilage?
Som jeg sa: Krøderen har blitt tappet ned med et par meter for å kunne ta imot vårens smeltevann, noe som har bevirket at hotellet har fått en ‘sandstrand’ som nok normalt ligger under vann🙂

Like I said: The ‘lake Kroederen’ has been drained with about 7 feet to accommodate for a coming rise in melting water related to the spring. This have resulted in a ‘beach’ which normally isn’t there.
Jeg vet at mange av dere gjerne blir her en stund til, og derfor avbryter vi denne reportasjen her. Men i en senere reportasje skal vi også gi dere et lite innblikk i den mye omtalte ‘Villa Fridheim’ – en gang Norges høyeste trebygning.

I know many of you would perhaps like to linger a bit more in this peaceful setting,
so we’ve decided to abort our little report right here.  In a leter photo report we’ll give you a bit of insight at ‘Villa Fridheim’ – once upon the the tallest wooden building in Norway!
(Compliments of SRB)

Andre destinasjoner i området du kan finne av intereresse:
Other destinations from the area that might interest you:

KRØDEREN
VILLA FRIDHEIM
GLESNE  CHAPEL

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4 Responses to Krødsherad – Noresund

  1. milliethom says:

    What an interesting post. I enjoyed reading all the detail about the lake, the town and the hotel. I can well imagine how the snow-melt would fill up the lake and streams so it makes good sense to drain the lake in advance. I like the way the residential areas are set back from the road. Wonderful photos of a beautiful area.🙂

  2. C.E.Robinson says:

    Sevein, interesting details of your land. Especially the Sole Hotel and draining the lake enough for the snow melt! Thanks for the travelogue! 💛 Elizabeth

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Chris,
      This is what I do! The season has started, and if health and weather holds up, there’s gonna be a lot of pictures through the summer!

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