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Top winter attractions

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!

Complete list of ski resorts in Telemark

Grenland – Skien, Porsgrunn, Langesund

Skien Fritidspark has open skating rink every day. The ice rink is artificial and does not depend on freezing temperatures for you to play around on the ice. In addition, you will find a waterpark, activity center, curling, indoor climbing, wellness area and slopes for cross country skiing - all in Skien Fritidspark. Langesund water park has a large indoor and outdoor park with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, water slide and wave ball. Imagine a swim outdoor in 31 Celsius Degree – in the middle of winter, when mist surrounds the Langøytangen Lighthouse! The Porcelain Museum: Learn the fascinating history of PP, through the interactive exhibition that also includes about 1.000 objects. The production facility at Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik and their factory outlet is in the same building as the Porcelain Museum. So too is the  Auction Hall, where you might just find the old porcelain you have searced for.  

Rjukan and Gaustablikk

Rjukan is situated in the midst of dramatic and magnificent surroundings in the north of Telemark. Winter activities in Rjukan and Gaustablikk are for example ice climbing, ski sailing, sled rides, ice fishing and dogsled racing. Off-piste skiing from Gaustatoppen is popular for trained skiers. Rjukan is situated on the edge of beautiful Hardangervidda, and you are welcome to cross-country ski across it.

Vrådal

Try alpine skiing and snowboarding at Vrådal Panorama Ski Centre, or cross-country skiing in the mountains and forests surrounding Vrådal. Vrådal Panorama Ski Centre is one of Telemark's largest ski centres, with 5 lifts and 15 slopes. An 8-seat chair lift assures no long lift queues. Other activities include sleigh rides, horseback riding in the woods, and organized snowshoe tours.

Rauland and Haukeli

Rauland and Haukeli have some of the best cross-country trail networks in Norway, with 200 kilometres of groomed tracks. The skiing season normally lasts from December to April. Rauland has long been a traditional snow activities destination for the whole family. If you do not want to ski, Rauland offers activities such as Snow scooter riding, snow rafting, horseback riding, kiting, dog sled riding, Norway’s best snowboard park, and ice fishing. And for those of you just looking to unwind in beautiful surroundings there is also a mountain spa to relax in.

Lifjell

For Telemark skiing or just hiking, Lifjell is a real pearl with its many kilometres of trails that wind through forests and open areas. Lifjell Skisenter has various downhill skiing possibilities (e.g. Mogul skiing, off-piste skiing). In Lifjell there is also a ski resort especially for children. They offer slopes for children and beginner level in slalom, snowboarding and cross-country.

Morgedal

Morgedal is famous for being “the cradle of modern skiing” . It was in Morgedal Sondre Norheim developed skis that could twist and turn, and also invented the heel bindings, and his old cottage is open for visitors. Norsk Skieventyr /ski museum is also placed in Morgedal, and shows the development of skiing through the ages.

Vierli Winterland, Rauland

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