Vikersund

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Vikersund
Vikersund Center
Vikersund is located in Norway
Vikersund
Vikersund
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County Buskerud
Area
 • Total 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2009) 2,748
Ski flyging hill in Vikersund, Vikersundbakken

Vikersund is a town of 2,748 (in 2009) inhabitants in the municipality capital of Modum, in the county of Buskerud, Norway.

Vikersund is located 30 kilometers south of Hønefoss and 40 kilometers northwest of Drammen. The village is located at the southwestern arm of Tyrifjorden. Drammenselva enters Tyrifjorden by Vikerfossen. Trunk road Highway 35 passes Vikersund. Vikersund station is a railway station on Randsfjordbanen which was established in 1866, two years before Randsfjordbanen between Drammen and Randsfjord was completed.[1]

Vikersund has a primary school - Vikersund primary school and a middle school - North Modum School. Students at NMU from Vikersund school Sysle school and some also come from Stalsberg school (Geithus). Between Vikersund and Krøderen is Krøderbanen museumsjernbane railway museum. Tyrifjord Hotell, situated by the fjord opposite Vikersund, just 3 minutes by car from Vikersund Ski-Jumping Center with the world's largest ski flying hill. [2][3] [4]

Historically, Vikersund been important in the pulp and paper industry. Timber was floated on Tyrifjord past Vikerfossen down the Drammenselva. Modum municipality has many cultural and sports facilities. In Vikersund this includes the Vikersund Ski-Jumping Center with seven ski slopes, golf courses and ski hill . Vikersund is perhaps best known for it ski flying hill, Vikersundbakken. It was first used during the FIS World Cup in February 2011 and regularly hosts World Cup in skiflying. On 15 February 2015 Anders Fannemel set a world record in the ground with 251.5 m, while Dmitri Vassiliev flew to 254 m, but crashed.[5] [6]

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