18 Route 2.
we enjoy a succession of beautiful views. The river is crossed
several times. 76 Kil. Burud. At (80 Kil.) Skotselven the train
crosses the Drammenselv, which here forms the Deviksfos, and
next stops at (87 Kil.) Aamot, on the left bank of the river. On
the opposite bank are seen the waterfall of the Simoa, a tributary
of the Drammenselv, and the Nykirke. The scenery at this point
is remarkably fine. A little farther on is the influx of the Sna-
rumselv, the river descending from Lake Kraderen and the Halling¬
dal. Recrossing to the right bank, the train next stops at (91 Kil.)
Gjethus, near which is the Gravfos. A charming walk may be made
hence to the Hirsdal with the St. Olafsgryder, large giants' caul¬
96 Kil. Vikersund, the junction of a branch-line to Lake Kre-
deren fp. 79), situated at the point where the Drammenselv issues
from the Tyrifjord. A bridge crosses the river here to the church of
Heggen, from which a road leads along the S. bank of the Tyrifjord
to the Holsfjord, the S.E. arm of the lake (p. 15).
A pleasant drive may be taken from Vikersund (carriages at the station,
or at the neighbouring posting-station Krona) to (4 Kil.) St. Olafs-Bad
at Modum, now the most frequented watering-place in Norway, with a
chalybeate spring, mud-baths, inhaling apparatus, and other appliances.
The beautiful forests in the environs, the picturesque views of Ringerike
and the Tyrifjord, and the Kaggefos and other falls of the Snarumselv
are among the chief attractions of the place. This district is moreover
the scene of many traditions connected with St. Olaf. About 5 Kil. to the
W. are the Cobalt Mines of Modum, worked by a German company.
Beyond Vikersund the train skirts the W. bank of the Tyri¬
fjord, of which it affords beautiful views to the right. The wooded
hills on the opposite bank are the Krogskog (with the Krogklev,
p. 14) and the Gt/ri7iaw(/(2216ft.; Gyvr or Gygr, 'giantess'). Farther
on the steep red - sandstone road ascending from Sundvolden
to Krogkleven is distinguishable. 105 Kil. Nakkerud. Ill Kil.
Skjardalen. 119 Kil. Ask. The train now quits the Tyrifjord.
124 Kil. He<nefos (*Glatved's Hotel, with a garden, pleasantly
situated in the N. part of the town; Jernbane-Hotel, near the
station ; Skydsstation, in the S. part of the town, near the church),
a small town with 1130 inhab., ravaged by a serious conflagration
in 1878, lies at the confluence of the Bagna or Aadalselv, which
descends from Lake Spirillen, and the Randselv, coming from the
Randsfjord. The river formed by them is called the Storelv, which
empties itself into the Tyrifjord, whence it afterwards emerges
under the name of Drammenselv (p. 16). The Baegna-Elv, just be¬
fore its junction with the Randselv, forms two waterfalls, of which
that to the N. is rather a huge cataract, and which are together
known as the *H«nefos. Though of no great height, these falls are
quite worth seeing (at least for travellers who have not yet visited
the large falls in Thelemarken or Hardanger), especially during
the 'Flomtid' or 'Flaumtid' (flood time) in May and June, when the
volume of water is very imposing. The bridges which cross the