This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kongsberg. To help you make friends with Kongsberg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kongsberg, Norway, is a town in the south of the country. It takes around one hour to get there departing from Oslo. Around twenty-five thousand people permanently live there. The history of the city dates back to the early seventeenth century. In previous centuries, Kongsberg had been well-known as a mining town and was the largest mining field in Norway with more than eighty mines; silver was the economic driver for wealth and growth of the region. Nowadays, you can visit the worth-seeing Norwegian Mining Museum; the exhibitions include collections from not only the local silver mines and minerals from Norway in general, but also information on the industrial history of the town. Other museums, such as Lågendalsmuseet, Kongsberg living museum, and Labromuseet River Museum are an excellent option for culture lovers.
It takes only five minutes to get to the Lågendalsmuseum from the town centre. In the museum, you can find a collection of historical buildings, including lovely paintings of traditional roses and wood-carving craftsmanship. The whole setting gives you a very lively impression how the life was in the region in former times. Kongsberg is also very interesting for winter-sport enthusiasts. The local ski resort offers around ten kilometres of runs, including very easy slopes for beginners as well as demanding ones for more experienced skiers. Nordic skiers have access to more than fifty-five kilometres of prepared cross-country tracks.
If you want to stay in Kongsberg, you can choose from several hotels and campsites. If you love the nature, you can also sleep at a campsite. There is an option for a classic hostel in Kongsberg, Norway, as well. The hostel in Kongsberg, Norway, is the best solution for travelers on a tight budget. The facilities are very good and the hostel in Kongsberg, Norway, is located very centrally. Additional accommodations are available around the town of Kongsberg. If you are flexible and you have a car, it might be a very good option for you.
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