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Åsnes


Åsnes in Norway Åsnes municipality coat of arms

Population:
7,561

Areal:
1.041,0 km2


Åsnes Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Åsnes

Åsnes muncipality has approximately 7.600 inhabitants and covers a area of 1.041,0 km2. Åsnes muncipality admistrative center is in Flisa. The municipality is located in the southern part of Hedmark county. Lakes in the municipality: Gjesåssjøen lake, Vermunden lake, Fallsjøen lake, Nordre Røgden lake. Åsnes muncipality is bordered on the north by the municipality of Våler, in the south by Grue, and in the west by Nord-Odal and Stange, and to the east it borders Torsby Municipality in Sweden.

Glåmdal region reach through the following township Sør-Odal and Nord-Odal in Oppland county and Eidskog, Grue, Kongsvinger, Våler and Åsnes township in Hedmark county.

FLISA

Flisa is a small town and for some time the log driver statue was the town´s only landmark. In recent years however, attractions such as the world´s longest wooden bridge and the world´s tallest toothpick have been built. The latter because Norway´s largest producer of toothpicks is located nearby.

Despite its low population, Flisa has a variety of shops of diverse kinds that are located along the town's main street, Kaffegata (The Coffee Street). In the summer, Flisa is plagued with mosquitoes; they are actually quite famous in Åsnes and are usually referred to as Flisa Mygg (Flisa Mosquitoes).

FINNSKOGEN

Finnskogen or the forest of the Finns is a belt about 32 kilometres wide which runs continuously northwards along the border between Norway and Sweden through six Norwegian municipalities. Finnskogen (Forest of the Finns) is named so because of immigration of Finnish people in the 17th century, the so-called Skogfinner/"Forest Finns". Grue is the center of the revived Skogfinn minority culture where over a quarter of the place names are still Finnish.

The core area of Finnskogen lies in the eastern part of a small region known as Solør, on the border with Sweden. It consists of a forested belt of land, about 32 km wide. It is adjacent to the Swedish region with similar Finnish immigration, named Finnskogarna. There are also similar forested areas in other parts of eastern Norway, Brandval, Vinger Finnskog of Kongsvinger (Austmarka), Søre Osen, Finnemarka near the city of Drammen and in Nordmarka just outside Oslo.

MAGNOR GLASSWORKS

The most famous attraction is Magnor Glassworks with guided tours and factory shop. At the world exhibiton in Sevilla products manufactured in elk-leather were exhibited. Here you can buy them directly from the producers.

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.

GLÅMDAL A CULTURAL REGION

In its quiet way people and nature have formed an advanced and rich cultural life. Cultural experiences, art and handicraft are reasons why you should come and visit us. The well known painter Kåre Tveter, and Hans Børli, one of Norway's most outstanding poets, are typical cultural persons from Glåmdal. They have a lot to tell us, but they do not boast. It takes some time to discover them. The people of Glåmdal practise their art all year.

Visitors are always welcome to visit the Finnskog exhibiton, theatre days, "The castle play", literary gatherings, music festivals, historical walks, musicals, accordeon festival, old farms and football matches. Or why not try a real local celebration at the village hall?

HANDICRAFT TRADITIONS

The most famous attraction is Magnor Glassworks with guided tours and factory shop. At the world exhibiton in Sevilla products manufactured in elk-leather were exhibited. Here you can buy them directly from the producers. Glåmdal has many old farms that are populated during the summer, small museums showing farms and homes, poets homes, old school life, and peat farming.

Dagny Juel, the bohemian woman painted by Edvard Munch and unhappily desired by the author August Strindberg, came from Glåmdal. Her former home is now the only Women´s Museum in Norway, officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen Sonja in 1995. In Glåmdal you can follow the dangerous footsteps of the border pilots from the last war. Furthermore you can try to saw with the old "tiger tail" saw, you can spend the night in a lumberjack´s log cabin. Or you can have an elegant luncheon in Dagny Juel's dining room. Museums are more interesting when they are "alive". In Glåmdal history is kept alive through activities and experiences where the guests are more than just spectators.

FISHING

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.