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Odda Church was built in 1870. On the altar, there are two paintings; the crucifixion and the Holy Communion. You can find information about the services at Odda county's homepage.
Skare Church was consecrated in 1926. "Chapel church" was built in timber according to old tradition.
There are several known tourists paths to Folgefonna. One of them is a 3 hours walk from the centre of Odda. Take your skis on the back and be prepared for the tough climbing. But coming on the top and enjoying skis for example in the middle of July is worth it. Path leads to the cottage Holmaskjær.
In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height. In Hardangervidda contains the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe and also other animals can be seen here, for example rare arctic fox. Area houses a glacier, Hardangerjøkulen, the sixth largest ice-cap in continental Norway.
Oddadalen, or the Odda valley, is the gate to Odda from the south. The valley is narrow, with steep mountain sides and a wild river next to the road. When driving through the valley, you will see 5 big waterfalls, one of them the famous twin waterfall Låtefoss.
Buer glacier is an arm of Folgefonna glacier, the third largest glacier in Norway. The road to the glacier leads through the Buer valley surrounded by beautiful and wild nature and steep mountains. The distance from the centre of Odda and from the Hardanger Hotel to the glacier is app. 8 km. The whole trip to the glacier and back takes app. 3 hours.
It is a big stone located at Hildal, app. 10 min drive from Odda centre. A stone fell down the 12th of March 1978, and it has been named after the landowner Oddmund Hildal.
The Norwegian Hydropower and Industrial Museum presents the history of the industry of the industry villages Odda and Tyssedal. The main attractions are the multimedia program "The Industry Fairytale" and Tyssedal Power Plant, as well as the exhibitions "The Great Step", "A Shining Metallic Future" and "Waterfall...". In the workers' dwellings in Folgefonna street we bring you into the daily life of the families of the industry workers through a multimedia program "The Children at Bakka" and guided tours inside apartments form various eras. We present the photographer Knud Knudsen through the exhibition and multimedia program.
Tyssedal church was built in 1963. It is a modern church, designed by the architect Aksel Fronth.
In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height.
Røldal Village Museum is located at Ytre Hauge Farm, called "Eldhushaugen". The museum area has originally 3 buildings, farmhouse, barn and smokehouse. They were donated as museum in 1984, by Tore N. Hauge. The houses and all their contents can be seen today as they were when Tore lived here.
Røldal Stave Church with its 130 seats was built around the year 1275. On altar there is a painting showing Jesus being buried and the resurrection.
The highest point on the road between Eastern and Western Norway - Haukelifjell near Røldal. The present road follows mainly the old route. Restored workmen's hut. The old road is open during summer for small cars. It is ideal for biking.
Røldal Ski Centre has open during the whole winter and offers quality and variation:
* 4 draglifts between 800-1300 metres above sea level,Røldal Ski Center located over timberline
* 10 km of slopes with differing degrees of difficulty
* capacity of 3200 people per hour
* ski rental/service/repair shop
* night skiing with lights - one night of the week
* ski lodge and food stand
* large parking lot read more.
At Seim, one of the oldest farms in Røldal, you will find a grave field from the iron age. In the old barn it is an exhibition with a photomontage and models of the grave findings. Open daily during summer, free entrance.
Production and sale of goat cheese. Cafeteria. From July during the summer open daily from 11:00 to 19:00, in September open daily from 11:00 to 15:00.