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PICTURES from ØVRE EIKER

A beautiful landscape surrounds the Eiker countryside. The lower part of the Drammen River is rich in forests, farms and vantage points. The inhabitants live in the villages Skotselv, Vestfossen, Darbu and the small town of Hokksund.

 

 Skotselv  
Skotselv

Skotselv is a village with a population approximately of 684 inhabitants, which 8 people live within the border of the neighbouring municipality of Modum. It has a railway station on the Randsfjordbane. The main attraction in Skotselv is unarguable the "Dyvelgården", an old mansion representing the celluloid area of the village. Another important place to the village is the public school.

With a history of over 250 years of practice it is one of the municipality´s oldest schools. This illustrates the important role the village had with its Iron Mill. A popular walking area is along "Bingenselven" with its beautiful park suitable for camping and outdoor grilling.

 Bjørn Hansen