Explore Telemark



First Camp Norsjø - Telemark


Liagrendvegen 71, 3812, Akkerhaugen

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 34 reviews34 reviews

Add First Camp Norsjø - Telemark to your Itinerary

sandy beach at Norsjø Ferieland
  • sandy beach at Norsjø Ferieland
  • overview picture of the campsite Norsjø Ferieland in Akkerhaugen
  • Arctic Dome glamping tent that has been set up in July 2021 at Norsjø Ferieland
  • interior and views from arctic dome glamping tent at Norsjø Ferieland
  • towel swans on the bed at Arctic dome glamping tent at Norsjø Ferieland
  • MS Telemarken located by the pier at Norsjø Ferieland
  • Norsjø Cable Park at Norsjø Ferieland
  • boy runs wakeboard at Norsjø Ferieland
  • Norsjø Cable Park at Norsjø Ferieland
  • playground at Norsjø Ferieland
  • cabins with a view of lake Norsjø
  • Product Image


Welcome to one of Norway's most beautiful campsites! With its unique location on the waterfront of Lake Norsjø, part of the Telemark Canal, it maintains its position as one of Norway's finest campsites. The campsite is only 20 minutes away from Bø Sommarland, Norsjø Golf Club, and the World Heritage Site in Notodden.

One of Norway's warmest places
As early as May, if the weather gods are kind, you can experience the idyll here. The area has been recognized by the Meteorological Institute as one of Norway's warmest places. First Camp Norsjø is constantly evolving to meet guests' needs and to become one of the best in Norway. The staff do their best to ensure that guests enjoy their stay, so they want to visit again and again.

Meet Yessi - children's best friend
At First Camp Norsjø, you are fortunate to have the opportunity to meet "Yessi," a happy animal. Our cool and adorable hostess welcomes all children to what is hopefully the best camping holiday. The kids' club is of course completely free for all camping guests. See the full program of activities at www.firstcamp.no/sommer.

3 different types of cabins
They have three different types of cabins at the campsite, some right by the shoreline and others up in the heights, all contributing to creating a beautiful and idyllic view no matter where you stay. They also have fantastic campsites right by the waterfront and near the beach, depending on your preference.

Akkerhaugen Cabin:
A cozy small camping cabin on one level with stunning sea views. The cabin has two bunk beds (75 cm) accommodating four people. There is a kitchenette with hot plates, fridge-freezer, coffee maker, as well as cutlery, plates, etc. for four people. The bathroom has its toilet, while there is a shower in the service building near the cabin. The terrace invites pleasant mornings and long evenings with beautiful views of the water.

Norsjø Cabin:
In the "Norsjø cabins," you can enjoy your stay in beautiful surroundings, right by all the facilities on the site. Just a stone's throw away, you will find a restaurant, beach, and playground. The cabin has a separate bedroom with a bunk bed accommodating two people. In the common living room, there is a sofa bed with the possibility of two extra beds. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchenette with hot plates, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and coffee maker. It is also adapted for disabled guests, with an extra-large bathroom that includes a shower and toilet. Outside the cabin, you can relax on a furnished balcony.

Beach Cabins and Telemark Cabin:
Here you will stay with a beautiful view of Lake Norsjø right by the water. In the two separate bedrooms, there is a bunk bed with space for a maximum of three people. The lower part of the bunk beds is 120 cm wide, and the upper part is a single bed. In the common living room, there is also the possibility of two sleeping places in a sofa bed. We would like to inform you that the cabin can be cramped if there are eight adults. The cabin is equipped with a kitchenette with hot plates, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, as well as cutlery, plates, etc. for eight people. The cabin has a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The veranda outside the cabin has outdoor furniture and is perfect for those who want a beautiful view and lovely camping evenings together.

It is possible to bring a dog for an additional charge of 220 kr in all our cabins.

The cabins can also be rented in winter.

Arctic Dome Glamping Tent
In July 2021, 2 Arctic Dome glamping tents were set up with a beautiful view directly onto Lake Norsjø. The glamping tents have their platform of 130 m2 with a ladder straight out to the water. Here there is sleeping space for 4 (double bed and sofa bed), including bedding, towels, and cleaning.

Check-in and out on your own
You can easily check in and out on your own if there are no staff between 09 and 16. At First Camp Norsjø, you will find a separate key box where you can both collect and return the key at check-in and check-out.

Canal tour with MS Telemarken
During the summer season, you can join a lock cruise with MS Telemarken, which sails from Akkerhaugen pier through the locks up to Lunde. The boat has its departures from First Camp Norsjø - Telemark. Check the timetable here.

Norsjø Cable Park and other facilities
The floral beauty and green lawns make you feel extra comfortable in the cozy bay at Norsjø. Here you will find an outdoor restaurant right by the water, a nice beach, playground, mini-golf, rental of canoes and pedal boats, and motorboats.

In addition, there is Norsjø Cable Park, a water ski lift over 550 meters long, where the whole family can try wakeboarding, water skiing, and kneeboarding. If you feel skilled enough, there are several jumps you can try. In 2014, First Camp Norsjø hosted the Wakeboard World Championships.

Rental of Norsjø Cable Park
You can also rent the entire park for yourself and some friends if desired. Contact us at norsjo@firstcamp.no or see the website here.

Accessible for guests with disabilities
First Camp Norsjø wants as many people as possible to have the opportunity to experience fantastic summer memories with family and friends at lovely Norsjø and works to accommodate guests with disabilities, offering, among other things:

- Handicap-friendly cabin and sanitary facilities for wheelchair users.
- All roads on the site are suitable for wheelchairs, and there are minimal height differences.
- Ramp in the shop and reception.
- 2 handicapped parking spaces at the restaurant/reception.
- First Camp Norsjø continuously works to make it easier for everyone to enjoy their stay with us.
- Escort card
- First Camp Norsjø - Telemark supports the Sunflower Mark, which is a discreet way to show those around you that you have an invisible disability and may need extra assistance, help, or simply a little extra time. Wearing this badge/bracelet, the staff can more easily ask you if you want help and if so, how they can help you. The Sunflower Mark is for both adults and children.



  • activities for children
  • boat available
  • children's show
  • fishing
  • fishing possibilities
  • swimming


  • canoe

Camping and cottage

  • cabins
  • cabins with shower and WC
  • campsite - serviced
  • caravan sites
  • day use/picnic area
  • electricity 220 v
  • motor homes/caravans allowed
  • power socket

Credit cards

  • Visa

Disabled persons

  • suitable for the disabled

General facilities

  • built - 1988
  • café/cafeteria
  • conference facilities
  • kiosk
  • outdoor parking - free
  • playground
  • recreation room
  • restaurant
  • shop
  • snack bar
  • tumble dryer
  • wireless Internet


  • boats
  • canoe
  • pedalos

Kitchen and household

  • barbecue
  • cooking facilities
  • kitchen facilities
  • sink/hot water
  • washing machine

Licensed premises

  • beer and wine

Nature and terrain

  • bathing spot


  • lake area



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Average
    • Poor
    • Terrible

    Recent Reviews:

    • goingwalkabout
      Tonsberg, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Great location by the lake
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th September 2016
      We spend a week in a tent here and enjoyed every minute. It is within short driving distance to fishing places, hiking trails, Bø sommarland and the Telemark canal. Thy have a restaurant with good... Read full review
    • bertha a
      Oslo, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Excellent stay next to the wakeboarding park
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 27th May 2017
      We stayed here for a night coz we wanted to sleep somewhere close to the wakepark. The cabin just like a typical Norwegian hytte is great. It's small yet equipped with everything you need. It has 4... Read full review
    • goingwalkabout
      Tonsberg, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Great location but noisy
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th August 2017
      This campsite has a lot going for it. Great location near Boe in Telemark, wakeboard park, lake Norsjo, lots of great nature hikes nearby. The place is filled with activities for children and it was... Read full review

    Map & Directions


    Tel: 35 95 84 30


    • 4 Klassifisering

    What's Nearby

    1. Fruitvillage

      The Fruitvillage at Gvarv is Norways´s capital of appleproduction. Experience the aroma…

      5.20 km away
    2. Evju old Courtyard

      The Evju Bygdetun in Sauherad is an interesting and lively local museum in mid- Telemark…

      6.39 km away
    3. Romnes church

      The medieval church Romnes is beautifully located by lake Norsjø and the Telemark Canal.

      9.76 km away
    1. Ulefos Hovedgaard

      Ulefos Hovedgaard offers guided tours in beautiful natural surroundings. Here you can see…

      10.97 km away
    2. Øvre Verket

      Øvre Verket represents one of the most important culturally historic places from the…

      11.27 km away
    3. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark - Fensfelt

      Gea Norvegica Geopark is Scandinavia’s first UNESCO recognized geopark.

      12.48 km away
    4. Bø Sommarland Waterpark

      Scandinavia's largest waterpark, Bø Sommarland, is one of Telemark's most visited…

      12.86 km away
    5. Kjeldal sluse

      Skien sluse er en del av den første utbyggingen av Telemarkskanalen, Norsjø-Skienkanalen,…

      15.81 km away
    6. Notodden Blues Festival

      The Notodden Blues Festival is Norway's largest blues festival, known as "Europe's best…

      19.01 km away
    7. World Heritage Center

      The Telemark Art Museum and World Heritage Center show art and industrial history in a…

      20.26 km away
    8. Telemark Art Museum

      Telemark Art Museum shows art in a beautiful industrial hall and offers fun activities…

      20.26 km away
    9. The Glaser mine, SKIEN

      The Glaser mine is the first mining project of Fossum iron works, and the earliest dated…

      21.19 km away
    10. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark - The Glaser Mine

      The Glaser Mine in Skien is the earliest dated iron mine in Norway, completed in 1543.

      21.27 km away
    11. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark - Mikaelshulen

      North of Løveid locks in Skien, along the Telemark Canal, lies Mikaelshulen - a mountain…

      21.95 km away
    12. Heddal Local Museum

      Heddal local museum is situated right next to the Heddal stave church. Here you walk…

      22.14 km away
    13. Heddal Stave Church

      Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church…

      22.17 km away
    Previous Next


    Norsjø cable park at Norsjø FerielandWakeboard Arena at Norsjø Ferieland / Norsjø Cabelpark, Midt-TelemarkOne of the world's best cable track for wakeboarding, water skiing and kneeling can be found at First Camp Norsjø.