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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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Stathelle

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Stathelle lies by the Brevik Brigde and has long been a junction between Bamble and Brevik because of the ferry traffic. Nice place to just walk around in the small streets with old houses.

Brevik

Brevik

Breivik is one of the best preserved coastal cities in our region. The city is beatutifully situated by the Eidangerfjord.

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Kragerø

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Welcome to Kragerø - the southernmost city in the county of Telemark!

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Mountain Regions

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Hardangervidda National Park Centre

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A new interactive exhibition about nature and wild reindeer has opened. Café with stunning views.

sea ​​serpent tower Copyright:Seljord kommune/Dag Jenssen

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...

Dalen Hotel

Dalen Hotel

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The Dalen Hotel is a beautiful “fairy tale hotel” build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragon heads, towers, pinnacles and balconies.

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Ski Resorts

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Vierli Ski Resort and Winterland

Vierli Ski Resort and Winterland

Test your limits at Vierli's Terrain Park.

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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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!

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Along the Canal

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Power Station guided tour

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Guided walk through the history of the Telemark Canal and the powerplant at Dalen.

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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! Opens July 1st 2015.

Cultural trail around Hjellevannet, Skien

Cultural trail around Hjellevannet, Skien

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A circular trail of 5.6 km around Hjellevannet lake. The walk takes you through attractive scenery, industrial and commercial areas, along the lake and over several bridges.

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