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  1. The Telemark Canal
    The Telemark Canal - one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. The Telemark Canal was carved into the rock over 100 years ago. When the canal was completed in 1892, it was called the "eighth wonder".
  2. Hiking in Telemark
    Walk Telemark: Astonishing - safe - accessible! 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.
  3. UNESCO World Heritage
    Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In Telemark both Rjukan and Notodden are on the UNESCO list.
  4. Gaustatoppen
    Telemark's majestic mountain towers a 1883 meters above sea level. Gaustatoppen is the country's most characteristic and known mountain peak and is regarded as the most beautiful one in all of Norway. The peak is easy accesible but still grants panorama view of Southern Norway. You are even able to see a sixth of all of Norway on days of great weather – an area larger than all of Denmark!
  5. New climbing park opend in Skien leisurpark in august 2019.
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  6. Autumn activities
    Telemark offers a great variety of activities not only during summer. Here you will find some of Telemark's most popular autumn activities

Welcome to your holiday in Telemark!

  1. Family holidays
    Your family holiday in Telemark will be experiencing Norway in a nutshell: here you'll find family and leisure parks, a splendid waterpark and fun activities for young and old. The range of attractions and activities in Telemark stretch from the beautiful and rugged mountain peaks to the soothing waves of the archipelago.
  2. Active outside
    Telemark offers a variety of activities, from hilly mountains to a beautiful coastline. It is also said that Telemark is Norway in a miniature. It offers scenic mountain views, paddling on quiet waters or between islands in the archipelago, a variety of cycling trails and beautiful forest trails.
  3. Telemark Culture
    In Norway you will find many cultural experiences: New culture and ancient culture. Rural culture and urban culture. Cultural heritage and contemporary culture. A holiday in Telemark will really contribute to Norwegian cultural experiences. Check out art exhibitions, festivals, dining experiences, Munch hiking, concerts and much more.
  4. Bucket list
    If you dream about experiencing more of Norway and Telemark and if you would like a bucket list of things to do and exciting places to visit get some ideas here. Check out a few things you should not miss!
  5. Holiday with friends and loved ones
    Whether you are travelling with your friends or your partner, Telemark offers a wide range of exciting experiences for both friends and romantics. Here you will find something for every one; from nature- and action experiences to culinary- and cultural experiences.
  6. Ski and winter activities
    Telemark is known as the cradle of skiing. Come and check out our recommended skiing facilities in Telemark!

Our recommendations

West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.

Gaustatoppen

Gaustatoppen

Visit Gaustatoppen!

Foodfestival Mersmak in Skien

Foodfestival Mersmak in Skien

"Mersmak" food festival. The food-festival "Mersmak" in Skien is a public festival with new flavors, variety of exciting products,…

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