The Chapel in Vestfossen

The Chapel was built in the 1860s and was originally a religious meeting house. In 1902, it became an official church in the Vestfossen area. It was used as a church until 2011 when the new church in Vestfossen was finished. Today it serves its purpose as a cultural centre, workshop and course location for Kajakkspesialisten. In 2018 he got Buskerud County conservation price for the restoration of the Vestfossen Chapel. According to the jury:

"Anders Thygesen did a remarkable job with the restoration of the chapel and transforming it into a modern-day workshop. And for that, he received a conservation prize from Buskerud County in 2018."

Well deserved!

How to get here by car from Oslo

Take the E-18 to Drammen. Then change onto the E-134 towards Kongsberg. After Hokksund, turn off towards Vestfossen. Drive through Vestfossen, across the river and straight forward, up the hill (road 35). Stop at the old chapel, Fossgata 12. Parking is in front of the building.

How to get here by train

Local trains go between Eidsvoll and Kongsberg every hour, and they always stop at Vestfossen station. From the station, it's a ten-minute walk. Walk to the right from the train station. Cross the river and walk straight forward, up the hill (road 35). Stop at the old chapel, Fossgata 12.