Orientation & Geography

Europe, Norway, Oppland

Brandbu is a village in the municipality of Gran in Norway. It was earlier known as "Augedals bro" (the bridge of Augedal), and locals still refer to it as "Brua" (the bridge). Brandbu was a municipality of its own in earlier times, and is still its own sogn. Brandbu is part of the of the urban area called Brandbu/Jaren. The parish church is Nes Church, on the northern side of Røykenvik. Røykenvikbanen (the railway of Røykenvik) with Brandbu Station was operated from 1900 to 1957 to Røykenvik by Randsfjorden. The station building has been demolished. From the top of Brandbukampen (522 meters above sea level), originally a volcano from the Permian Period, there's a wide view of Brandbu and the villages surrounding it. The municipality of Brandbu was merged with the municipality of Gran on January 1st, 1962. Just by the center of Brandbu lies the lower secondary school of Brandbu as well as the upper secondary school of Hadeland, Brandbu department.