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Top 10 attractions

  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. 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.
  3. Some of the slides in the waterpark
    Scandinavia's largest waterpark, Sommarland in Bø, is one of Telemark's most visited attractions. The park has more than 20 different pools and slides, in all shapes and sizes and is the only waterpark in the world who offers weather guarantee!
    1. 8 Jun 20199 Jun 2019
    2. 10 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
    3. 15 Jun 201916 Jun 2019
    4. 17 Jun 201923 Jun 2019
    5. 1 Aug 20194 Aug 2019
    6. 5 Aug 201911 Aug 2019
    7. 12 Aug 201918 Aug 2019
    8. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  4. 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".
  5. 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.
  6. Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway.
    1. 20 May 201610 Sep 2016
  7. Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828 and his childhood home is just a few kilometers north of Skien city centre.
    1. 1 May 201831 Aug 2018
    2. 1 May 201931 Aug 2019
  8. Dalen Hotel is a beautiful fairytale hotel build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragon heads, towers, pinnacles and balconies.
    1. 15 Apr 201629 Oct 2016
  9. Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal.
    1. 17 Dec 201831 Dec 2019
    2. 1 May 201914 Jun 2019
    3. 15 Jun 201915 Aug 2019
    4. 16 Aug 201931 Aug 2019
    5. 1 Sep 201930 Sep 2019
    6. 1 Sep 201816 Dec 2018
  10. In the heart of Grenland you find Porsgrunds Porselain factory, the only factory in Norway which still produce porcelain. Here you can visit the production and talk to the people who produces the "white gold".
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

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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.

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