of Christiania. H0NEFOS. 1. Route. 13
water-cure establishment, prettily situated about 2f/2 Engl. M. to
the N.E. (omnibus, see p. 1); and to Sarabraaten, a summer resi¬
dence of Consul Heftye, about 7 Engl. M. to the E. (4 M. from
stat. Bryn on the Kongsvinger line; p. 113).
Longer Excursions. Travellers whose visit to Norway is limited to
a few days only should endeavour to take one or other of the following
short tours before leaving the country.
(1) To Gj0vik and Odnces, and back by the Randsfjord, Henefos, and
Krogklev, in 3-4 days. — This round may be hurriedly accomplished in
2 days : On the 1st Day by the morning train from Christiania to Eidsvold;
by steamboat to Gj0vik; drive in the evening to Odnses (39 Kil. or
24 Engl. M.) in 4Va hrs.; on the 2nd Day by steamer from Odnses to
Randsfjord; thence by train, passing H0nefos, to Christiania. — It is,
however, preferable to drive from H0nefos to (18 Kil.) Sundvolden, visit
Krogkleven, drive to (23 Kil.) Sandviken, and return thence by train to
Christiania. — Or the traveller may prefer to make an excursion from
Christiania to Sundvolden and H0nefos, as above, and to return by rail¬
way, which may be easily done in two days. Comp. RR. 2, 13 b, 15.
(2) To the Rjukanfos via, Kongsberg, and back, 4-5 days (RR. 2,3). — It
is possible to accomplish this very interesting excursion in 3'/2 days: On
the 1st Day by early train from Christiania to Kongsberg; drive to Tinoset,
either via. Lysthus in the Hitterdal, or via Bolkesje. in 9-10 hrs.; 2nd Day,
by steamboat on Mon., Thurs., or Sat. to Strand; drive to Vaar in 3 hrs.,
visit the Rjukanfos on foot in l'/2 hr. (there and back), and return to
Strand in 2'/2 hrs. more; 3rd Day, by steamer on Sun., Tues., or Wed.
to Tinoset, and drive thence back to Kongsberg in 9-10 hrs.; next morn¬
ing take the train for Christiania.
(3) To Fredriksstad, the Sarpsfos, and Fredrikshald, and back, in
2-3 days (R. 33); or there and back by railway in l'/2 day. — A steamer
leaves Christiania every morning for Fredriksstad and Fredrikshald, and
there are four weekly to Fredriksstad, where they unload, and Sarpsborg
on the Glommen, 9 Engl. M. farther (arr. in the evening). Having slept
at Sarpsborg, the traveller may next day inspect the fall of the Glommen,
take the train to Fredrikshald, and return thence to Christiania on the
following day by steamboat in 7-9 hours. — Or the excursion may be
made in two days: (1) By train from Christiania to Sarpsborg; visit the
fall the same day; (2) By steamer (4 times a week) from Sarpsborg to
Fredriksstad and Christiania. — By train the whole way there and back
(IV2 day), not recommended.
Travellers arriving at Christiania, or leaving it, by water will
find a description of the beautiful fjord in RR. 5, 34.
2. From Christiania to the Randsfjord by Drammen
142 Kil. (88 Eng. M.). Railway (<■ Vestbane') in 6'A hrs. (fares 7 kr. 25,
4 kr. 20 0.), two trains daily; to Drammen in 2-2'/2 hrs. (fares 2 kr. 40,
1 kr. 60 0.), four trains daily. The rails on this narrow-gauge line are
only 3'/2 ft- apart. The carriages are of two classes only, corresponding to
the second and third in most other countries. — Finest views to the left.
The railway traverses beautiful scenery, particularly between
Reiken and Drammen and between Hougsund and Henefos. The train
passes a number of pleasant country-houses, villages, and farms,
interspersed with manufactories. To the left lies the beautiful
Fjord of Christiania, while to the right is the peninsula of Bygde,
with the chateau of Oscarshall (p. 11) and numerous villas.