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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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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.

Skien

Skien

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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

Copyright:Eva-Christina Glock

Portør and Levang

LocationKragerø

Located outermost on the Levang-peninsula you´ll find Portør which is one of the most popular areas to visit in Kragerø. Here you can enjoy the open sea, Skagerrak with a picnic on the polished rocks...

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Mountain Regions

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Solstien

LocationRjukan

The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

Copyright:Ove Bergersen

Gaustatoppen

LocationRjukan

Visit Gaustatoppen!

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...

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Ski Resorts

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Raulandsfjell Mountain Ski Resort

Raulandsfjell Mountain Ski Resort

Tough and challenging trails in mount Raulandsfjell - a perfect destination for wild off-piste.  Raulandsfjell also offers slopes for children and beginners.

Copyright:Marianne Folmer

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!

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:Tove Haavelmoen

Bryggjekafé Lastein

LocationDalen

Here you can buy meals and snacks on the quay. Open summer from may to august.

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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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Guest marina Lårdal

LocationHøydalsmo

The beautiful hamlet Lårdal have a cozy harbor area by the Telemark Canal.

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