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Top 10 outdoor activities

  1. Visit Gaustatoppen!
  2. Standing on a rock conglomerat
    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.
  3. Island hopping on Skåtøy and Jomfruland with bicycle, 22 km!
  4. 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.
  5. Cycling along the Telemark Canal
    The Telemark Canal offers a variety of cycle routes, paths and roads perfect for those wanting to experience the canal on two wheels. The many marked routes on both gravel and asphalt offer differing levels of difficulty, and an almost unlimited number of paths and roads lead you through wild, dramatic and beautiful scenery in historical surroundings.
  6. Skjærgårds cycle route is a medium light and nice trail that suits most people, with beautiful scenery - a great experience out in the open.
    1. 12 Jun 201626 Sep 2016
  7. Climbing
    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.
  8. 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.
  9. The growing popularity of the game of disc golf begins with the essentail fact that throwing a flying disc with power and accuracy is a marvelous sensation.
    1. 1 Apr 201931 Oct 2019

Get more inspiration

  1. 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.
  2. Cycling in Telemark
    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.

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