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Top summer activities

  1. The Telemark Canal
    Telemarkskanalen strekker seg fra kyst til fjell med store variasjoner i landskap og særpreg. Fra sørlandsidyll ved kysten, via bølgende fruktlandskap i Midt-Telemark til høyfjellet og mektige Hardangervidda.
  2. 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.
  3. Museums & Galleries
    Exhibitions of many kinds are held all over the county during the summer season; paintings, sculptures, pottery, folk art and much more are on display and for sale.
  4. Where can I go 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. Explore Telemarks waterways by kayak or canoe
    Telemark with its long coastline and deep fjords as well as a number of rivers and lakes is an eldorado for paddling. There are plenty of opportunities for kayaking and canoeing.
  6. 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.
  7. What’s On
    Exhibitions, concerts, festivals, family events, small and big happenings, there is something for everybody in the county of Telemark.
  8. Family Fun
    Telemark is full of fun activities for children and families. Choose between family parks, swimming on the coast or in the many lakes, visit farms or check in at a skateboard hotel.