What: Visitors' book with Hamsuns signature
Where: Fossli Hotel, 5785 Eidfjord, Norway
Here it is: You are in the heart of Hardanger. From Odda you take road 13 with Sørfjorden, Hardangerfjorden and Eidfjorden on your left and Hardangervidda on your right. If you drive in spring, all the fruit trees are blooming in delicate pastel! Then you take road 7 through Eidfjord up to the waterfall Vøringfossen and Måbødalen. Fossli Hotel is situated directly above the waterfall. After having enjoyed Vøringfossen and Fossli Hotel you could continue on road 7 towards the skiing resorts Gol and Geilo.
The hotel is beautifully situated
directly above the magnificent Vøringfoss and with a
view towards Måbødalen. Having driven the scenic route
and having admired the gorge, into which Vøringfossen is
throwing itself with thunder and smoke - then you have to
enjoy coffee in this classical hotel build in 1891.
Knut Hamsun sends a telegram to his solicitor Sigrid Stray, dated Vøringsfoss 25. July 1938, with following request: "Please prepare everything for rapid relocation. He is leaving the farm too often and his work. We would like to keep his men." (Hamsun had problem with his lessee).
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