Kongsberg Norway is one of the oldest towns in Norway situated on both sides of the river Lagen. The town owes its foundation to the prosperity of the silver mines in the vicinity. The towns silver mines comprise over 80 different mines and are the largest mining field in Norway. The King’s Mine is the biggest mine in the Kongsberg area. To visit this mine one travels through 2300 meters on a mining train. The bottom part of the mine is 560 meters below sea level. There are guided tours available for the tourists and estimates indicate that almost 40,000 visitors enter the mines each year.
The more adventurous of the tourists in search of a more physically demanding trip can take a tour through the Lower Mountain to the city which lasts for an estimated five hours. The area houses a ‘Banquet Hall’ which was constructed in 1943. Though initially constructed as an emergency storage space for the archives collection, it is today better known as “The Most Unique Function Room in the Country”. The Kongsberg Norway Weather is really warm and dry in the summer months. Occasionally, there might be thunderstorm and some rain, but still remains dry.