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The log driving festival
Elverum, june 10th and 11th, 2022
Program avaliable soon
About the log driving festival
History and culture united
Timber floating – the transport of timber down rivers, has long traditions in Norway. Already in the 16th century timberfloating was common in Glomma river. During the spring flood log drivers operated rams or rafts of timber down the river. This work was both heavy and dangerous.
Timber floating has been important for many communites in Norway. With lack of roads and machines, the river was the most efficient way to transport timber. In 1991, the last commercial norwegian timber flotation took place in Trysil River. In 2015 Østerdalen Festival Forening and Osensjøen Adventure resumed a 500 year old timber floation tradition when they arranged the first Log Driving Festival.
Anno Norwegian Forest Museum, with partners, takes the baton further and arranges the Log Driving Festival 2022.
Welcome to the Log Driving Festival and the World Championship in timber floating at Norwegian Forest Museum, Elverum, june 10th and 11th 2022!
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