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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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Water Tales in Haukeli

Water Tales in Haukeli

LocationEdland

This route is out of the ordinary and gives you the chance to team up with our superhero Sildre – a happy little water droplet – on the hunt for the villainous Waterpire Surkula who is trying to...

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...

Solstien

Solstien

LocationRjukan

The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

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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.

Øverbø, Morgedal

Øverbø, Morgedal

LocationMorgedal

You can start this walk at The Norwegian Ski Museum. Make Øverbø your destination, and experience the smallholding that is the birthplace of skiing legend Sondre Norheim: known the world over as the...

The whetstone walk

The whetstone walk

LocationHøydalsmo

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

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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.

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.

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.

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Solstien

Solstien

LocationRjukan

The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

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. 

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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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.

Vrådal, photo: Hamish Moore

Hægefjell Vrådal

LocationKviteseid

Hiking in Vrådal! to the majestic mountain top Hægefjell.

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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