Day 9 – Picturesque mountain valley

Jondalen (between Bolkesjø and Kongsberg)


at Moenseter at 7.57 – Sæter or stol or house where the cattle is – Ladebarn and the doorway and middle of the barn were one puts carriage is called Love Stald, stable and for cows and betaille Fjös (fiuse) walked about ate our rice-cake and had cold fresh milk and butter –

Anne Lister, travel journal 5. aug. 1839

bétail is french for livetock

“love” or rather Låve is Norse for barn

Fjös (Fjuse)
“Fjös” or rather Fjøs is Norse for cowshed

Låve from 1800s (by Bjørn Johnsen source Digitalmuseum)



Not 100 % sure about current situation, but read more on the possible location and buildings of “Moenseter”

Route from Drammen via Hokksund, Kongsberg, Moensæter to Bolkesjø

Day 11 – Krokleiva, return to Drammen in search of lost ring, measuring bridge with umbrella …


Drammen bybru

The first city bridge of Drammen connecting Bragernes and Strømsø was completed in 1813 and served the city’s people for 123 years.
About 250 yards long, 96 compartments of about 31/2 lengths of Anne Lister’s trusty umbrella.
(img from Drammen byleksikon)


1) Klevstuen skysstasjon og hotell (Klevstuen coach station and hotel) by Axel Lindahl, 1880s ,
2) Klevstuen from Wergman’s book: Norge, fremstillet i lithographerede Billeder efter Naturen (1837)
3) Photo/postcard from 1890s showing off a bit of the view from Krokleiva


Pork Pancakes
Fleskepannekake’ is a pancake fried together with diced salty bacon. Today it’s often eaten with either syrup or a blueberry jam on top…
get the recipe

Flat bread / flatbrød is a traditional Norwegian thin bread baked on a traditional takke or large smooth griddle.

Simple recipe and how-to …