Eggedal

… is located within the Kommune of Sigdal.

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A view of Eggedal in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway in the valley below.

Eggedal is an ecclesiastical division rather than a political division. It consists of the northwestern half of Sigdal Kommune, the part served by the Eggedal Church.

The church is located near the center of the parish, at the northwest tip of the valley. To the southeast, there is nice farmland on the valley floor. In all other directions the terrain rises quite steeply. Nevertheless, farming is done on the rather steep slopes.

Just north of the church, up the slope, is the farm Hagen which for many years was the home and studio of the renowned Norwegian artist Christian Skredsvig. The buildings are now a museum.