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Top 5 Hiking trails in Telemark

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The landscape of Telemark is varied, exciting and unique!

Treading gently through the moss-covered undergrowth of theforest, walking in the highlands on the open moors and gently undulating paths, trekking safely on well marked routes with local information in hand.

We present to you both short and easy walks and strenuous daytrips, from lowlands to highlands - from a local town centre to the largest mountain plateau in Northern Europe - in one short trip. By travelling through the valleys, on the lakes and in the mountains you get to experience the unique and varied nature and culture of Telemark. Most of the hiking areas in Telemark are easily accessible, and you can get further information at any one of the local tourist informations in the area.

Hiking in Telemark is an incredible experience. Consider this your guide to the best hiking experiences where we present astonishing hiking areas, from the wild and untouched to interactive family-friendly fun trails and historical walks.

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Venelifjell Hiking Area in Vrådal

Venelifjell Hiking Area in Vrådal

LocationVrådal

This is a great, family-friendly summit trip! Mount Venelifjellet – literally “the beautiful mountain” – carries its name well and is a popular hiking destination in Vrådal and Telemark.

Mount Bjørge

Mount Bjørge

LocationSeljord

In Bjørgefjell you can choose from a number of different footpaths through the cultural landscape. The lower part of the route is graded easy to medium, while the final ascent to the top of Mount...

Falkeriset, Rauland - Hardangervidda

Falkeriset, Rauland - Hardangervidda

Get a panoramic view of Hardangervidda! Sherpas from Nepal have built a beautiful stone step up to the viewpoint. Falkeriset is named after the falcon hunting in the area. Suitable for people from 2...

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The whetstone walk

The whetstone walk

LocationHøydalsmo

Exciting walking route from Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg to the historic whetstone quarry.

Moland Cultural Heritage Trail

Moland Cultural Heritage Trail

LocationFyresdal

The whole trip takes just under one hour at a leisurely pace. The tour is suitable for both families with children and elderly people. Most of the trail is suitable for wheelchair users.

In the footsteps of the girls from Rui

In the footsteps of the girls from Rui

LocationDalen

A walk packed full of culture and history.

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Venelifjell Hiking Area in Vrådal

Venelifjell Hiking Area in Vrådal

LocationVrådal

This is a great, family-friendly summit trip! Mount Venelifjellet – literally “the beautiful mountain” – carries its name well and is a popular hiking destination in Vrådal and Telemark.

Isn't Gaustatoppen Norway's most beautiful mountain?

Gaustatoppen from Stavsro

LocationRjukan

If you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults.

View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

Lårdalstigen

LocationDalen

Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

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In the footsteps of the girls from Rui

In the footsteps of the girls from Rui

LocationDalen

A walk packed full of culture and history.

Solstien

Solstien

LocationRjukan

The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

Hamaren Activity park

Hamaren Activity park

LocationFyresdal

Welcome to Hamaren Activity park! Here in Hamaren we offer many different activities, and hope as many as possible use the outdoor park we have here.

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Isn't Gaustatoppen Norway's most beautiful mountain?

Gaustatoppen from Stavsro

LocationRjukan

If you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults.

View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

Lårdalstigen

LocationDalen

Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

Roan. Photo: Gunhild Momrak

Fyresdal - Roan

LocationFyresdal

THIS IS A DEMANDING TRIP with great views from the summit.

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