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Go back in time; explore the history of Telemark through the large and small museums around the county, showing the development from the Stone Age till today.
Rjukan and Notodden gave birth to Norsk Hydro, one of the cornerstones of Norwegian industry, now listet on UNESCO´s World Heritage List. Follow the dramatic heavy water sabotage actions at Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum at Vemork in Rjukan. Get also an insight in the railway transportation from Rjukan to the world at the Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork.
We also recommend a visit to the impressive silver mines in Kongsberg.
In Eidsborg and Heddal you have the opportunity so visit two of the remaining Stave churches. Heddal Stave church was built in the 12th century, and is an excellent example of medieval architecture.
Ulefos Manor at Ulefoss, shows the life of the rich landowners.
Telemark Museum in Skien shows farm buildings from all over Telemark, also including the mansion. Søndre Brekke and the surrounding Brekke Park with thousands of flowers.
The Telemark Canal still fascinates tourists from all over the world. This historic waterway was in 1892 called «the eighth wonder of the world. The canal connects the coast of Telemark with the mountains in the north by 8 locks and 18 lock chambers. The fairytale-like Dalen Hotel at the end of the Telemark Canal, was the natural stopover for travelers from eastern to western Norway in earlier days. Both kings and emperors have stayed here. Dalen Hotel is one of the biggest wooden buildings in Scandinavia, built in Romantic style, with dragon heads and spires.
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Exciting copper mine in a small community built upp due to mining.
Boattrip on lake Nisser! The veteran boat M/S Fram sails scheduled trips from Vrådal throughout the summer.
The Dalen Hotel is a beautiful “fairy tale hotel” build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragon heads, towers, pinnacles and balconies.
Charming, small stave church. Located by West Telemark Museum Eidsborg.
The Evju Bygdetun in Sauherad is an interesting and lively local museum in mid- Telemark situated between the villages Gvarv (4 km)and Bø (6 km). The old farm buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Flatdal Church is a timbered long church, built in 1654 on the site of an earlier stave church. In 1923 Bishop Bernt Støylen arranged for the crucifix, altarpiece and the canopy from the old stave church to be retrieved and placed in the church. The...
Folk music artist Aasmund Nordstoga tells the story of writer and 19th century journalist A. O. Vinje, at his childhood home Vinjestoga.
Fyresdal village museum is situated in Øyskogen (the island forest), which is an attractive park area in the centre of Fyresdal.
Gea Norvegica Geopark is Scandinavia’s first UNESCO recognized geopark.
Guided walk through the history of the Telemark Canal and the powerplant at Dalen.
During the WWII Vemork in Rjukan was in focus for their production of heavy water. The heavy water war stopped the Germans in developing the atom bomb.
Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway.
Myllarheimen in Arabygdi, Vinje, is the home of the artist and fiddler Torgeir Augundson (1801-1872), better known as the "Millerboy".
Today you can walk this route by yourself and find plates with information and motives along the route. Pick up a brochure with map at the tourist- or serviceoffice and walk through the streets of Kragerø in Munch's footsteps.
Guided tours at the island Jomfruland with nature -and cultural experiences for everyone, on foot or by bike all year round
The Skinnarland Collection houses more than 100 works of art by sculptor Knut Skinnarland and a replica of his studio in Rauland.