Only 10 km from Porsgrunn town you find the outdoor area Sildevika. Here you can seek peace and quiet right by the sea. Sildevika is located on the mainland by the Ormerfjord in Porsgrunn.
Hiking areas around Sildevika
At the outdoor area Sildevika you can fish from the jetty, swim, camp (on large grassy areas), play, go for a walk, relax, grill or paddle. Sildevika is very well located, here you will find both rocky cliffs and a fine sandy beach. There are nice hiking opportunities in the area, and a blue-marked summer track (10km) goes right past the coastal hut. There are also several small peaks that offer a nice view over the fjord, such as Plasseråsen, a well-known landmark and viewpoint, the Isdammen at Bjønnes, Bjønnes – Solvika and Lajordet. There are also a number of ancient monuments/cairns in the area. Efforts are being made to link Sildevika to the coastal path in Vestfold. On Turkart Porsgrunn 1:25,000 in the Grenlands series, you get a good overview of the hiking areas.
Cabin from DNT for rent at Sildevika
In the old farmhouse, Telemark Turistforening runs an unattended coastal cabin with room for 13 prs (2021) which you can rent. The rental period is from 15 April to 15 September. Stays must be booked in advance with DNT Telemark by phone 35 53 25 55 or email@example.com. The area has good fishing opportunities, and in season you can rent a rowing boat.
How to get to Sildevika
- Park at Krøsstangenveien and follow the road and path. (Takes approx. 15-20 min.)
- Park at Bjønnes and follow the road and path to the cabin. (Takes approx. 15 - 20 min.). There is also a bus stop at Bjønnes. Check bus times at www.farte.no
- If you come by boat, you will find several mooring options in the area.
Tel: 35 532555
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