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With its temparate climate, its shifting and spectacular nature, its rich heritage and a wide spectre of exciting activities, Telemark has for more than a hundred years been an adventure centre for everyone.

The famous playwright Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, and his childhood home has become a nice museum, showing the early life of the writer.

Did you know that the cabin where Sondre Norheim lived, is still found in the valley close to the Norwegian Ski Museum at Morgedal? You can hike from the museum up to the cabin and experience the view of the hills where Sondre founded modern skiing.

Each summer there are food festivals held around the county and many local farmers also sell their products at the popular “Farmers Day” arrangements. The largest food festival is Mersmak in Skien.

Welcome to an inspirational holiday in Telemark.

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La Bodega - SKIEN

La Bodega - SKIEN

LocationSkien

La Bodega serves good Spanish tapas, salads, fish and meat dishes in a cozy and relaxed Spanish inspired environment.

Håvardsrud Alpine farm

Håvardsrud Alpine farm

LocationTinn Austbygd

It is a great experience to come to a mountain pasture where the cows are grazing, and watch work being done the way it has been for hundreds of years

Kragerø Resort Restaurant Stråholmen

Kragerø Resort Restaurant Stråholmen

LocationStabbestad

Kragerø Resort is majestically located with magnificent views on Stabbestad. Experience the breathtaking views while enjoying a great meal in our restaurant.

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Cycling on the Hardangervidda

Cycling on the Hardangervidda

LocationRjukan

Cycling on the Hardangervidda brings you into beautiful and charming high mountain nature, Hardangervidda is Norway's largest national park.

View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

Lårdalstigen

LocationDalen

Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

The whetstone walk

The whetstone walk

LocationHøydalsmo

Exciting walking route from Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg to the historic whetstone quarry.

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View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

Lårdalstigen

LocationDalen

Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

sea ??serpent tower

sea ​​serpent tower

LocationSeljord

The tale of the serpent in the seljord Lake have been told since 1750 and have been passed down in spoken form, being only partly written down. You can look for the serpent from the sea ​​serpent...

The island Skåtøy

The island Skåtøy

LocationKragerø

Skåtøy is the largest of Kragerø’s islands with its own school, cafe & gallery, nice walking trails and one of Norway’s largest timbered churches.

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