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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.

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...

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.

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...

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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.

The Race: Skuggenatten Opp, 2014

Mountain Skuggenatten

LocationTreungen

This is a great hike to the mountain top, Skuggenatten in Treungen.

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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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.

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. 

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...

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Mountarius Terrain

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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.

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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