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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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Brevik

Brevik

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

Copyright:Hans Børge P Lien

Stathelle

LocationStathelle

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.

Langesund

Langesund

LocationLangesund

Langesund has the most sunny days of all of Norway´s coastal towns and teems with visitors from May to August. At this thime the town´s cultural life blossoms, with  concerts and festivals.

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Mountain Regions

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Gygrestolen

LocationBø i Telemark

A 7 km walk to a unique rock formation. The trail is steep and difficult, but in return you get to experience a fantastic view.

Copyright:Arne Rosland

Dalen

LocationDalen

In the west end of the Telemark Canal you find the lush valley Dalen with the famous Dalen Hotel.

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Lårdalstigen

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This is a fantastic footpath between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain edge up to 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

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Ski Resorts

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Lifjell Alpincentre Copyright:Kari Anne N. Hanstad

Lifjell Alpin Centre

LocationBø i Telemark

Lifjell Skisenter has a lot to offer alpine and Telemark skiers, with 3 downhill slopes and 2 ski tows.

Vierli Ski Resort and Winterland

Vierli Ski Resort and Winterland

Test your limits at Vierli's Terrain Park.

Gautefall Skisenter

Gautefall Skisenter

The ski resort Gautefall is one of Telemark's largest ski resort, located in central south Norway on Gautefallheia between Drangedal and Nissedal/Treungen.

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Along the Canal

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Copyright:Tom Riis

Ulefos Hovedgaard

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Ulefos Hovedgaard offers guided tours in beautiful natural surroundings. Here you can see the development of the manor from 1807 until today.

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.

Lindheim Fruitfarm and microbrewery Copyright:Helena Hafthorsdottir

Beer tasting at Lindheim Ølkompani

LocationGvarv

Lindheim Ølkompani (Eng: Beer Company) was ranked as the world's 5th best newcomer in beer brewing in 2014. The brewery/pub is located in the barn, where they offer beer tasting for groups on request.

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