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Popular outdoor activities in Telemark

  1. view of Dalen from Lårdalstigen
    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.
  2. 3 cyclists cycle over a bridge on the Hardangervidda
    Explore hundreds of kilometers bike trails in Norway’s largest bike region – Telemark. Our huge variety of cycle paths cover everything from national routes along Telemark coastline and Telemark Canal to forest rides, mountain bike, downhill and off-road cycling.
  3. Explore Telemarks many waterways by boat
    If you love boat cruises then look no further - Telemark is the perfect place for you! You won’t be disappointed with the wide range of boat experiences: from ferries that will take you island hopping in the archipelago to canal boats on the charming Telemark Canal.
  4. Lady climbing Via Ferrata at Gautefall
    Climbing is an exciting activity for both young and old. Telemark offers a wide range of climbing opportunities ranging from both in- and outdoor climbing parks to rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and bouldering.
  5. Fishing
    From the coast areas in the south of Telemark to water, tarns and lakes in the inner Telemark, the county tempts with stunning nature and large numbers of places to fish. Anglers’ and landowners’ associations in the various municipalities sell fishing permits for all the areas of water.
  6. man playing golf
    Golf is a sport for everyone and is one of the world's biggest sports and actually one of the biggest in Norway too.
  7. kajakkpadling på Telemarkskanalen
    Telemark with its long coastline and deep fjords as well as a number of rivers and lakes is an eldorado for paddling. There are plenty of opportunities for kayaking and canoeing.
  8. girls jumping from diving towers at Kragerø Resort
    There are countless of beautiful places to swim in Telemark. There are many beaches along the coastline where the entire family can enjoy a lazy summer day. Polished rocks and glittering beaches of sand are inviting you for enjoyment and recreation. Or get a beach entirely for yourself along one of the many lakes and bathe in a receding stream in Hardangervidda.
  9. Cross-country skiing in the Gausta area in Telemark
    Telemark is known as the cradle of skiing. Come and check out our recommended skiing facilities in Telemark!

The greatest natural attractions in Telemark

  1. Gaustatoppen from Miland
    The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is easily accessable and one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.
  2. Stråholmen and Jomfruland in South
    Jomfruland National Park was established on 16 December 2016 and covers an area of 117 km2(45 sq mi), including the islands of Jomfruland and Stråholmen. About 98% in the park area is sea.
  3. man walking on the Hardanger mountain plateau
    Hardangervidda is Norway's largest national park.
  4. 350m high cliff with buoyancy!
  5. Coastal path in Bamble
    The Bamble coastal path starts at the library in Stathelle and finishes at Fossing in Krageø, covering a stretch of approx, 62 km.
  6. MS Henrik Ibsen on the Telemark Canal
    The Telemark Canal with its beautiful locks starts in Skien and ends in Dalen. Join various day trips or boat trips with accommodation.
  7. Hydrostranda seen from above and down
    As the first geopark in Scandinavia, Gea Norvegica became member of the Global Geoparks Network/European Geoparks Network in 2006.
    1. Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Dalen and Lårdal. A large part of the hike follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.
    2. girl jumps in water in the giant pots in Nissedal
      Since the ice-age, rocks and gravel have been swirling around on the riverbanks and formed big potholes.