🇳🇴 Mjøndalen is a built up area in Drammen municipality in Viken county, Norway. It is situated south of the Drammenselva River opposite of Krokstadelva.
Mjøndalen has traditionally been a railway site most known as an industrial sawmill location. Historically Mjøndalen was known for its industry; including paper & pulp production and a substantial cellulose industry. The production of wood products and furniture are also traditional commercial activities. All the paper mills closed in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Portåsen Portåsen is a museum honouring the life and writing of Herman Wildenvey, a prominent Norwegian poet. Herman Wildenvey lived the first three years of his life in Mjøndalen. At three years of age, he was moved to the Portåsen farm on the edge of the forest above the village.
Today Portåsen, Wildenveys rike is a cultural centre, meeting place and venue for local, regional and national artists. The site includes a newly renovated farmhouse and farm buildings. Stiftelsen Portåsen is the organization which works on the development of Portåsen and which operates in affiliation with Buskerud Museum (Buskerudmuseet), a foundation for the preservation of cultural heritage within Buskerud.
Mjøndalen has a population of over 8,593 people. Mjøndalen also forms part of the wider Drammen municipality which has a population of over 117,510 people. Mjøndalen is situated near Drammen.