Fetsund forms the center of the municipality Fet in the county of Akershus, Norway. The name comes from the way the area is, and Fet means "where water meets grass". As for the "-sund" part, it simply means 'strait, inlet'. Accordingly, Fetsund is located at the strait of Glomma, Norway's largest river, just before it enters Øyeren nature reservation, and this it is the place the logging industry in years past pulled the logs out of the water for transport to steam sawmills.
Today, Fetsund and its surrounding area is a small town and is mainly a residential area with very little industry. The old log industry is gone, but its buildings and site is still preserved as a national museum, Fetsund Lenser. Fetsunds close proximity to Lillestrøm and the nations capital, Oslo, have been contributing to the fact that the town has not grown much larger in the years gone by. On the other hand, its small-town qualities, low population density, and closeness to the capital, makes it a preferred place to live by the working class who would otherwise be confined to the more cramped living space in Oslo's metropolitan suburbs.
Fetsund's history dates back to the ancient kings' road going from the medieval town of Oslo towards the neighbouring country Sweden. As Fetsund was the shortest distance by ferry or boat over the river Glomma, the place naturally grew into the town it is today. Nowadays there are two bridges in Fetsund spanning the Glomma, and it is still the only crossing within the area.
Fetsund has a church with an altarpiece dating from the 17th century.
Fetsund's railway station was built in the 1860s, which is still standing today and put to good use by commuters working in Oslo and to a lesser extent Lillestrøm.
Fetsund and its municipality is often referred as 'the green municipality', but mostly by the city's officials and in brochures.
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Apr 14, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19 -- Bjorn Dag Johnsen and Dag Moxnes, both of Oslo, Norway, and Line Holen of Fetsund, Norway,...