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The municipality lies only 10 old Norwegian miles from Oslo. Settlement is scattered, with some concentration around the municipality"s two principal centers, Noresund situated on the east side of Lake Krøderen and Krøderen at the southern end of Lake Krøderen.

 Old Master  

Jørgen Moe, the poet priest and collector of folk tales, grew up at the Mo farm at Ringerike. The famous oak tree which Jørgen Moe wrote his poetry is located in Krødern.

In 1996 the museum opened a section dedicated to the great collectors of Norwegian fairy tales, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe and to noted illustrators Theodor Kittelsen and Christian Skredsvig.

 Trond Østgaard