“Our 3 weeks exchange with Anne in Krokstadelva was a very good experience! We had a excellent communication before and during our holidays with mail and sms. A warm welcome after arrival by Anne and her daughter Michelle with fine Norwegian meal. The house is fantastic situated with a great view on the Drammen valley, river and mountains with big balcony, many chairs and tables, lots of flowers and plants and the whole day sun. There is a bright sitting and dining area. Supermarket Kiwi is very close and practical and we loved the already prepared salmon and meat with salad bar from the Spar!! Many excursion possibilities. Only 20 min. to city of Drammen with good restaurants at the river side and amazing view from the Spiralen mountain & restaurant. Beautiful roundtrip to Drammen- and Oslofjord with good lunch at the harbor in Holmsbu. Oslo is easy to reach by car in 45 min. and offers many places to go. Tips from Anne helped us to find free parking places in Oslo. We enjoyed the B4 ferry to the islands and was a cheap Oslo fjord cruise! We loved the Vigeland Park! Easy to visit is the Telemark area with Stave Church in Heddal, Blaafarvevaerket recreation area and the beautiful area of Verdens Ende. One of the best views is the Kongens Utsikt near Sundvollen, a walk of 3 km return from hotel Krokkleiva, a hidden treasure! We made an unforgettable 5 days trip to Hardanger Vidda, Voringfossen, Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Naeroyfjord, Flam Train and Stegastein viewing platform. Anne\'s House is a great place to discover this part of Norway and the documentation & tourist info were very good! We can recommend to have an exchange with Anne and friends!”
Where is it?
The area is great for children and adults. Plenty of summer and winter activities. The forest is right behind our house and 2 shopping malls and other large stores not far away. Grocery store with all you need 2-4 minutes walk from our home. In the surrounding area, you will find cities, high mountains and beaches within 1 hours reach by car or bus/train. The closest town is Drammen (60.000 inh.), 12 mins by car or you can take the bus. In central Drammen there is a beautiful river, city beach and a nice town square which is very lively in summer. Oslo is 45 min drive. Our capital has museums, shops, new opera house, fortress and anything you may wish for. Plenty of skiing possibilities close to home in winter. Bergen and Stavanger are a daytrip away by train or car. Our last exchangers went there to see the magnificent fjords. There are two fjords in our area, Drammensfjord and Oslofjord. They are really beautiful too. You may also travel to Sweden very easily. A 2 hrs drive or a wonderful boat trip from Sandefjord to Strømstad in Sweden, crossing the Oslofjord with its beautiful little islands.
You may also like
Our traditional Norwegian mountain chalet is in a gated community in the popular winter destination Uvdal, a three-hour drive from our main home in Tønsberg....
Stunning luxury chalet with ski in/out alpine and corss country skiing. The chalet is at 1000 meters above sealevel with stunning mountain view.
Beautiful 5 bedroom family home with stunning views of the Fjord, mountains and water. Hot tub outside on the deck with a view of the water. 15 - 20 min walk...