Summer, sun, sea! Roaring waterfalls and silent lakes. Lazy slopes and wild mountains. A throng of happy holidaymakers or quiet paths for peace and meditation. The choice is yours!
Telemark is known as the cradle of skiing, and is the largest ski region in Norway. The magnificent and ever changing scenery is made for ski sports and enjoyment for the whole family. But winter wonderland Telemark can also offer a variety of fun and exciting activities in the snow, in addition to skiing!
For families, Telemark offers a wide range of adventures for children and parents. Here, you will find ten of Telemark's most visited tourist attractions.
Telemark offers a great variety of different summer aktivities.Here you will find some of the most popular ones.
Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828. His father, Knud, was a merchant and distillery-owner. For many years, he was one of Skien’s highest taxpayers.
Ever since the mid 19th Century, Telemark has played host to numerous artists and folklorists, attracted by the cultural traditions present locally and the significant interest in national traditions.
Morgedal is a tiny village nestled in the mountains of Western Telemark, set against a backdrop of picturesque forest-clad mountain ridges and slopes, which are decked in wild flowers in the summer and snow in the winter.
The Telemark Tourist Office works in conjunction with Gea Norvegica Geopark to reveal the unique geology of our region. Gea Norvegica Geopark is a European Geopark linked to the UNESCO Global Network of Geoparks. We thoroughly recommend trips to explore the geology of Mølen, Kjærra, Kapitelberget, Mikaelshula, the Holla church ruins, Frierstien, Rognstranda and Jomfruland.
The development of modern industry in Norway started in Telemark. The power of the waterways was converted into electricity, and major process industries flourished along the industrial axis of Rjukan-Notodden-Porsgrunn.