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The township is divided by the Drammenselva river. Bewitching, conifer forests with beautiful, quiet tarns contain the largest selection of orchids in Norway, as much as 24 different varieties.

 The Drammen river  
The Drammen river runs through Mjøndalen, it is considered one of the best salmon rivers in Norway. A fishing licence may be bought. A salmon festival is organized every year in the beginning of August.

The poet Herman Wildenvey was born 20th July 1885 at Portåsen in Mjøndalen. He married to Gisken and the couple settled (Hegrisheim) in the coastal town of Stavern in 1923 and this was their home for the rest of their lives.
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