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The log driving festival

Elverum, june 10th and 11th, 2022

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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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