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Notodden is a small town in Telemark that we passed through during our second trip to Norway in 2002 on our way to see Heddal Stavkyrkje, a beautiful stave church just west of Notodden. As you go along Road E134, you can see a lake and a river valley on your left, but we didn't stop there as it was raining. We wanted to go on then to Blefjell but the road we saw on the map (361) just wasn't there. The only person we could ask the way, a housewife in her thirties, whom we saw in front of her house, didn't speak English at all, which is very rare in Norway. We couldn't communicate with her and there was no one else in sight so, after visiting the church, we went back to Kongsberg and then up Road 40 to Rollag, where we found a nice campsite to stay the night.
According to a legend the Heddal Stave Church was built within just three days. The local farmer Raud Rygi had made a... more travel advice
If you go straight for the Church, this interesting sculpture can easily be missed as it is hidden in the shade of some... more travel advice
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