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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.

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...

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...

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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.

Sabotørstien is 8 km and goes from Rjukan Fjellstue to Norwegian Industrial Workers museum

The Saboteur's trail

LocationRjukan

The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.

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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.

Skorve

Skorve

LocationSeljord

Skorve is one of the highest mountains in Seljord, with two peaks: Mount Gøysen (1,370 m) and Mount Nordnibba (1,365 m). During WWII two planes crashed into the mountain.

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.

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Mjonøy - Vinje biletgalleri

Mjonøy - Vinje biletgalleri

LocationVinje

A walk through beautiful landscape and The Vinje gallery. This is an easy walk in part of the Vinje cultural landscape. 

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.

Solstien

Solstien

LocationRjukan

The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

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Skorve

Skorve

LocationSeljord

Skorve is one of the highest mountains in Seljord, with two peaks: Mount Gøysen (1,370 m) and Mount Nordnibba (1,365 m). During WWII two planes crashed into the mountain.

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.

Vrådal, photo: Hamish Moore

Hægefjell Vrådal

LocationKviteseid

Hiking in Vrådal! to the majestic mountain top Hægefjell.

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