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Sørum


Sørum in Norway Sørum municipality coat of arms

Population:
17,089

Areal:
206,6 km2


Sørum Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Sørum

Sørum muncipality has approximately 16.100 inhabitants and covers a area of 206,6 km2. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sørumsand. Farming and forestry have always been important for settling and employment in Sørum. The main attractions are the Blaker Skanse, Frogner Church, Sørum Church, Ranasfoss recreation area and "Tertitten".

The most important motorways and main roads to and from the whole of Norway go through Akershus. Travelers by train, coach, car and boat to and from the area around Oslo have to pass through Akershus. There is a very good public transport system carrying large numbers of passengers between Akershus and the surrounding area daily, facilitating travel around the county. This provides an alternative to the big city, whether it's for just an afternoon trip or a longer stay. You can get to all parts of Akershus within one hour from the centre of Oslo. The most modern airport in Europe lies in Akershus Oslo Airport.

BLAKER

Blaker is a village situated on the east bank of Glomma, with a railway station on Kongsvingerbanen and Blaker Fortress. The fortress was in use from 1683, expanded to a bastioned star fort in the middle of the 18th century, and decommissioned in 1820. Blaker Church (Blaker Kirke) was built in 1881. The church was huilt of wood and has 450 seats.

GLOMMA

Glomma, Norway´s longest river. At various points the river has created super beaches ideal for bathing and different forms of boating sports. Glomma is one of Norway´s best rivers for fishing, and in the currents by the bridge anglers can catch many kinds of fish including trout. The numerous lakes and rivers in the district are also worth trying. It is possible to enjoy the open-air life the whole year round in many different ways. Perch, pike and different variety of carp are the dominant species. They are more numerous in the slower water of the watercourse and in the estuaries where the tributaries join. Here perch and pike can reach a considerable size.

In parts of the Glom where the current is strongest, and downstream from power station dams, large trout can be found. The access to fishing along the Glomma varies. Cultivated land and undergrowth restrict access and fishing from land in many places. On both sides of the river there is a comprehensive road system. From the roads, and where the bridges cross the river, it is often possible to reach suitable fishing places. Good local knowledge is important, therefore talk to the locals! Fishing along the main watercourse is regulated to a small degree.

GOLF

Golfclubs in Akershus.