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Enjoy a pleasant boat cruise on the historical Telemark Canal, or take a hiking tour in wild scenery in Hardangervidda. Combine a canal tour with an overnight stay in one of Telemarks hotels. Get inspired and explore the coast and the mountains of Telemark!

Enjoy the charming coastal towns of Brevik, Langsund, and Kragerø where ferreis takes you to the many islands in the archipelago.

Hardangervidda is Northern’s Europe’s largest mountain plateau. The area is rich in fishing, animal life and flora. At the Hardangervidda National Park Center visitors can study the nature and wild life up close.

In Rjukan stone paths lead up to nice viewpoints and are accessible for the whole family. Also visit the UNESCO’s World Heritage industry history at Vemork.

Visit Bø Sommarland – Scandinavia’s largest water theme park.

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Coastal Towns

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Signalen at Gumøy

Signalen at Gumøy

LocationKragerø

The  Kragerø archipelago's highest point and with a little cottage for the night!

Porsgrunn

Porsgrunn

LocationPorsgrunn

Porsgrunn town is idyllically situated along the river. A nice promenade along the river, and here you find nice restaurants.

Skien

Skien

LocationSkien

Skien is the administrative centre for the county and is located between the two lakes Bryggevannet and Hjellevannet. Henrik Ibsen is born here and it is the start of the beautiful Telemark Canal

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Mountain Regions

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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

Vrådal

Vrådal

LocationVrådal

Vrådal is an all-year tourist destination in the western part of the Telemark County. Vrådal offers activities for the whole family such as hiking, biking, golf, canoe, sightseeing with the veteran...

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Folkestadbyen.The town of Folkestad

LocationFyresdal

Folkestadbyen- The town of Folkestad. In the 1870s, a centre for commerce and crafts started to appear in this small church village.  The village received the name of “Folkestadbyen” and the towns...

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Ski Resorts

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Rauland in winter

Rauland in winter

LocationRauland

Rauland is located in Vinje, and a perfect base for mountain hikes, adventures and attractions in Vest-Telemark.

Gaustablikk Ski Centre is situated by the foot of Gaustatoppen.

Gaustablikk Skisenter

LocationRjukan

Gaustablikk is one of the first resorts to get snow in Norway. Situated by the foot of Gaustatoppen, just 2,5 hrs from Oslo!

Telemark SuperSki

Telemark SuperSki

LocationRauland

With Telemark Superski you have access to eight ski resorts, 123 pistes and 54 lifts with only one lift ticket. Discover Norway's largest skiing region!

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Along the Canal

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Lunde Hostel

LocationLunde

We offer 15 rooms in the middle of Lunde, just 1500m from the Lunde lock in the Telemark canal.

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Kayaks for rent

LocationLunde

Kayaks for beginners and experienced kayakers, suitable both for shorter and longer trips. Rental and sale.

Telemark Canal activity park Eidsborg

Telemark Canal activity park Eidsborg

LocationDalen

Activity park for the whole family - with a 1:1000 model of the Telemark Canal. Be a lock master or a steam ship captain! Many other acitivities. Locks are open from 12:00 - 17:00.

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