Old Nes

Explore the old capitol of Hallingdal.

​​​​​​During the summer months you can join guided walks through Old Nes. Separate guided tours can also be organized for groups of more then 10 people. Contact info@nesbyen.no, or click here to buy tickets.

The area today known as Old Nes are found in the western part of Nesbyen town centre. Here you find several old buildings with a rich history. Make sure to grab a free brochure from Nesbyen Tourist Office (Mon-Fri 09-15), or see the digital version here, with map and description of the buildings.

In the 19th century, most of the Hallingdal official’s lived in Nesbyen. For the visitors, “Næs” (as Nesbyen was called at the time) appeared with a city-like feel. Here were found, among others, a magistrate, bailiff, sheriff, clergyman, attorney and doctor, as well as several merchants.

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