Weekend break in Jessheim, a rapidly growing town
Jessheim offers historical burial mounds and many older buildings. There are breath-taking hiking and recreational areas to visit here, and plenty of popular restaurants. You might want to come to the Jessheimdagene, a festival held here every year in August. Its central location makes this place ideal for trips to surrounding towns.
Jessheim is in Ullensaker municipality in Akershus, not far from Gardermoen. The area has close to 16,000 inhabitants and is one of Norway’s fastest-growing towns. The town is a trade and service centre in Øvre Romerike, and is home to a cement product factory, which makes use of the abundance of gravel and sand in the area.
Take a trip to Raknehaugen, which is one of Northern Europe’s biggest burial mounds and where it is said that King Rakne lies buried between two white horses. Or spend the day at Nordbytjernet, which has plenty of stunning hikes and activities, both in summer and winter. At Jessheim Storsenter, you will find a wide range of shops and restaurants. Visit Jessheim station, a listed building designed by Henrik Bull and built in 1908.
As a mark of the town, in 2012 a historical tour was set up in Jessheim town centre, which takes you to 16 older buildings in the town. After a long day of visits and activities, one of many good places to eat is Castello, voted the best restaurant in Jessheim. From Jessheim, you can also take a trip to the historic Eidsvoll, or visit Oslo or one of the other cities in the area.
When travelling to Jessheim, simply fly to Oslo’s main international airport at Gardermoen, which is just a stone’s throw away. Jessheim is on Norway’s main rail network, and the E6 motorway passes nearby. The town also has excellent bus connections to and from surrounding towns. Visiting Jessheim is easy, however you choose to travel.
A holiday to Jessheim offers peaceful days with excellent hiking and many historical buildings. You can also use it as a base to explore the busier cities in the area.