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  1. 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!
  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. family at Henrik Ibsen Museum Venstøp
    Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828. His childhood home is just a few kilometers north of Skien city centre.
  4. Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
    1. the ducks in the garden at Dalen Hotel
      Dalen Hotel is a beautiful fairytale hotel build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragon heads, towers, pinnacles and balconies.
      1. 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.
      2. 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".
      3. The beaver beach
        Scandinavia's largest waterpark, Bø Sommarland, is one of Telemark's most visited attractions with more than 20 different pools and slides.
        1. little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
          Norway's only porcelain factory, Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory, is located in Porsgrunn and is known for high quality and innovative design.
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        2. Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal.
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        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.