Venset is a village in the municipality of Fauske in Nordland county, Norway. Venset lies on the north shore of Skjerstad Fjord about 17 kilometers (11 mi) west of the town of Fauske and about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of the village of Valnesfjord.

Venset
Village
Venset is located in Nordland
Venset
Venset
Location in Nordland
Venset is located in Norway
Venset
Venset
Venset (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°15′25″N 15°11′27″E / 67.2570°N 15.1909°E / 67.2570; 15.1909Coordinates: 67°15′25″N 15°11′27″E / 67.2570°N 15.1909°E / 67.2570; 15.1909
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictSalten
MunicipalityFauske
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8200 Fauske

TransportationEdit

Norwegian County Road 530 passes through the village.[2] The route was formerly part of Norwegian National Road 80 which runs from the town of Fauske to the town of Bodø until 2011 when the Røvik Tunnel came into service.[3][4]

HistoryEdit

In 1858, the farmer Mons Petter brought the ore that he had found near the village of Sulitjelma to Venset, where it was examined by the merchant Bernhard Koch.[5][6] This led to the establishment of Sulitjelma Mines (Norwegian: Sulitjelma gruber), which began operations in 1891.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venset, Fauske (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ Forland, Gisle (September 17, 2015). "Fraktet til sykehus etter trafikkulykke". NRK (in Norwegian).
  3. ^ Norway. Geneva: Nagel. 1956. p. 146.
  4. ^ Johansen, Øyvind (September 17, 2015). "Politiet: Han fikk skrens og trillet rundt". Avisa Nordland (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ Spjelkavik, Andreas. "Historier og tanker fra Sjønstu og Sjønstudalen" (in Norwegian). Sulitjelma historielag.
  6. ^ a b Nordrum, Fred Steinar (2004). "Mineralene i Sulitjelma kobbergruver, Fauske" (PDF). Stein (in Norwegian). 31 (3): 4.