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The development of Skien started a thousand years ago where the waterway from the mountains of Telemark met the waterway from the sea. As one of the oldest towns in Norway and as the county capital, Skien presents itself as at thriving culture a service town with nearly 50 000 inhabitants.

The waterfront is an important element in the townscape, in addition to the mixture of charming pedestrian areas, green areas and monument buildings. Skien is Henrik Ibsen’s birthplace, and the foundation for his world famous authorship was laid in this town. Several locks are to be found in Skien at the start of the Telemark Canal – the first of which is in the heart of town.


We work together with:

Thon Hotel Høyers

The Thon Høyers is a traditional and historical hotel with a cosy atmosphere.

Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken

At the Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken we put great effort into ...

Skien Fritidspark

Moflatveien 38, 3733 Skien, phone: +47 35 54 10 00

Dag Bondeheim

Prinsessegt. 7, 3724 Skie, phone: +47 35 52 00 30

Ibsen house

Lundegaten 6, 3724 Skien, phone: +47 35 58 13 30

Land Rover Experience

Fossum Hovedgård, Jernverksveien 52, 3721 Skien, phone: +47 35 50 43 ...

Telemark Museum

Øvregate 41, 3715 Skien phone: +47 35 54 45 ...