Day trip from Oslo to the historical Hadeland
Just one hour north of Oslo, you can visit one of Norway's most beautiful cultural landscapes, Hadeland. Take RV 4 from Oslo via Gjelleråsen and on towards Gran. Turn off Gran towards Granavollen, here you'll find a fillet of the Hadeland cultural landscape and enough experiences to last a whole day.
Glasslåven Art Center
At Glasslåven you can experience current contemporary art and traditional handicrafts. Glasslåven houses exhibitions, a gallery shop, and is a living place where new art is created. The converted barn from the 19th century is an experience in itself, and is a pilot building for sustainable architecture. In wintertime the gallery is open during the weekend.
Read more about Glasslåven Art Center here
The Sister Churches at Granavollen
The two medieval churches on Granavollen, Søsterkirkene are an impressive landmark high and free above the village and have an exciting history. The churches are beautiful from the outside, but if you are here on a Sunday you can see the inside of the churches.
Read more about the sister churches here
Granavolden Guest House
A historic inn from 1657 with short-distance food and a unique atmosphere along the Bergenske Kongevei where people have traveled through the centuries. Here, you are welcome to enjoy a good lunch, a coffee and a waffle.
Read more about Granavolden Guest House here
Hadeland Folk Museum
A fantastic outdoor area where a thousand years of history is gathered in one place. Hadeland Folkemuseum offers a variety of experiences. In the wintertime the area is perfect for a nice hike between historic buildings. Be sure to visit the old Tingelstad church, buildt in 1220 just 5 minutes walk from the museum.
Read more about Hadeland Folkemuseum here
Historic Hadeland is the collective term for a group of culture-based experience offers and tourism-related businesses. Here you can read more about everything you can experience on and around Granavollen:
Read more about historic Hadeland here
A wonderful trip to Sølvsberget from Granavollen
How about combining cultural experiences with a simple peak trip? The trip to Sølvsberget is a total of 9 kilometers and takes approx. two hours. The reward is a beautiful view of the Randsfjorden and Hadeland.
Read more about the trip here
Hadeland Glass Works
Hadeland Glassworks is located 23 kilometers south of Granavollen.
Hadeland Glassverk is an experience center for the whole family and Norway's oldest industrial company with continuous operation, founded on history, art, culture and craft traditions. There are activities for the children, several places to eat and many shops where you can buy high-quality glass, porcelain, decor and gifts.
Read more about Hadeland Glassverk here
Yes, Hadeland has a lot to offer so it may be a good idea to stay a night or more. Here are some good accommodation tips:
Granavolden Gjæstgiveri , Granavollen
Sanner Hotell , Granavollen
Hotell Hadeland, near Granavollen
Helgaker Gård, 2 kilometers north of Granavollen
Thorbjørnrud Hotel in Jevnaker