Explore Telemark



Experience Telemark's treasures - a bucket list of adventurous experiences.

  1. lady with 2 children stands on top of Gaustatoppen and looks out
    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. viewing circle to the tree top walk at the top of Hamaren
    Hamaren is a walking trail by Lake Fyresvatn that is universally designed and suitable for pedestrians, cyclists, prams and wheelchairs.
  3. 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.
  4. the plate is painted on 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. Visit the factory outlet and make a great purchase.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  5. dessert and tea on the terrace of Nutheim guest house
    Nutheim Gjestgiveri is a small family-run wooden hotel in Telemark. The hotel has been in the family since 1917 and is still operational as of this day.
  6. MS Henrik Ibsen located on the pier in Dalen, dark clouds in the sky
    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".
  7. Tuddal Høyfjellshotel in the summer with Gaustatoppen in the background
    Welcome to Tuddal Høyfjellshotell at the sunny side of Mount Gausta. A place where you can enjoy tranquility, superb service and exquisite meals.
  8. food at Bjaaland Bygderestaurant
    Bjaaland Bygderestaurant is located in Morgedal. The owners focus is on local and organic food, and all dishes are home made.
  1. 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.
  2. Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal.
    1. 1 May 202415 Sep 2024
  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. Heddal stave church in Notodden
      Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
      1. family at Henrik Ibsen Museum Venstøp
        Visit the Henrik Ibsen museum in Skien and experience the playwright's childhood home as it was when Henrik lived here. Try skittles, puppetry or dress up.
        1. 1 May 202431 Aug 2024
      2. 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.