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 Hallingdal River

Exprience the varity by hiking, bicycling, skiing or with your racksack and fishing pole. Visit museums, exhibitions and concerts. In Ål you find attractions as Torpo Stave church from 12th Century and Ål Culture House with Gallery Syningen, Ål Bygdamuseum, Rolf Nesch musum and the rosepainting museum Hallingrosa. At the culture house you also have the pleasure of seeing famous and loved artists, theatre shows, local talents and school shows.

Throughout the year Ål arranges several culture- and sportsevents. During the summer period you have the Ål fair and Ål Cup in handball and football. Culture and folkmusic have central and long traditions in Ål, and every spring The Folk Music Week is arranged in the last week of May. There are also several big events during winter time; as Bendit Alpine Festival and Bendit Liatoppen Biathlon festival.

The number of new events are constantly increasing, organized by enthusiasts, teams, organisations and by organizers picking Ål for their events. The centre of Ål is called Sundre, and Ål is the largest community in inhabitants and has the second largest area in Hallingdal.

Hallingdal Valley is a valley as well as a traditional district located in Buskerud. It consists of six municipalities: Flå, Nes, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål and Hol. Hallingdal is one of the major valleys of eastern Norway, on an area of 5,830 square kilometers. Hallingdal lies in the northern part of the county of Buskerud. The valley stretches from Gulsvik by Lake Krøderen to the border with Hordaland and Sogn & Fjordane.

Central to the geography is relatively flat mountain area which lies from 700 to 1100 meters above sea level. The valley is V-shaped and is drained by the Hallingdal River (Hallingdalsvassdraget) which originates in the western parts of Hardangervidda and flows eastwards later southwards through Hallingdal.

Hellbillies is a Norwegian country rock band from Ål.

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