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10 unique experiences in Telemark you cannot miss

1. 350m cliff with buoyancy! - Ravnejuvet

A nature phenomenon along the county road from Dalen to Vinje – a 350m high cliff towards Tokkeåi. Release a note of the cliff and see if it comes back on an upward airflow!

2. Have you ever slept in a barrel? - Lerkekåsa Vingård

A vivifying accommodation in a wine barrel at the world’s northernmost vineyard, Lerkekåsa. 

3. Did you know that we have Geopark Norwegica in Telemark?

Jomfruland, Kragerø

4. Scouting for Selma - The Sea Serpent Tower in Seljord

For over 250 years, people have claimed to see the famous sea serpent Selma in Seljordsvatn. It is stated that she might be related to the Loch Ness monster. Since 2011 it has been possible to scout for Selma from The Sea Serpent Tower, a tower made completely out of wood, 17 meters tall with three vantage points.

5. Enjoy mountain scenery on Telemark’s biggest lake - Møsvatn

At the foot of Hardangervidda lies Møsvatn, the largest lake in Telemark and the twelfth largest in Norway. Enjoy the unique experience of standing on the deck of the catamaran Fjellvåken II, from which you can see breath-taking nature and some of Norway’s highest settlements of mountain farms. The population along Møsvatn is only connected to the rest of society by the boat, which means they are isolated during winter when the lake is frozen. 

6. Miles and miles of bookshelve - Halfdan’s Bookhouse in Drangedal

Visit what is probably Norway’s largest antique bookshop in Drangedal. Find a treasured book among 100 000 used books and enjoy a lovely coffee break. 

7. Norway’s last cable ferry - Fjoneferja

The motorized cable ferry Fjoneferja «Nissen» (Santa) drives from Fjone to Sundsodden in Nissedal (Santavalley), and is Norway’s smallest, and last, cable ferry. The crossing is 500 meters long, and carries 5-6000 cars per year.

8. The sharpest tool in the shed -  Raulandsakademiet

Take a three-day course in knifemaking in Raulandsakademiet, and learn how to make your own knife and leather sheath. Morten Håkonsen, one of Norways best knifemakers, will teach you everything there is to know about knifemaking.  

9. 84 meter free fall into history - Bungee jumping from Vemorksbrua

Norway’s highest permanent bungee jump is located on a bridge in historic Rjukan. Today the gorge that the heavywater-sabatours climbed down and up to get to the Vemork powerstation includes a short-cut. To jump 84 meters straight down the Vemorkgorge in Rjukan has been described by experienced jumpers as a special and unbelievable experience, since it is like jumping down a funnel. A funnel of history.

Henrik Ibsen Museum

10. Kjegling in Henrik Ibsen’s childhood home - Henrik Ibsen Museum

Ibsen’s parents were known for their successful parties, and one of their rituals was the game kjegling. Try kjegling when you visit Venstøp, just like Knud and Marichen Ibsen’s guests did in the 1830’s.

This was a small selection of unique experiences in Telemark.

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