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With its temparate climate, its shifting and spectacular nature, its rich heritage and a wide spectre of exciting activities, Telemark has for more than a hundred years been an adventure centre for everyone.

The famous playwright Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, and his childhood home has become a nice museum, showing the early life of the writer.

Did you know that the cabin where Sondre Norheim lived, is still found in the valley close to the Norwegian Ski Museum at Morgedal? You can hike from the museum up to the cabin and experience the view of the hills where Sondre founded modern skiing.

Each summer there are food festivals held around the county and many local farmers also sell their products at the popular “Farmers Day” arrangements. The largest food festival is Mersmak in Skien.

Welcome to an inspirational holiday in Telemark.

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Håvardsrud Alpine farm

Håvardsrud Alpine farm

LocationTinn Austbygd

It is a great experience to come to a mountain pasture where the cows are grazing, and watch work being done the way it has been for hundreds of years

Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal

Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal

LocationMorgedal

Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal.

Aarnes Cafeteria

Aarnes kafeteria

LocationGvarv

You’ll find us on RV36 between Ulefos and Gvarv, just 15 minutes from Bø. You can enjoy a meal in this light and comfortable restaurant while soaking in the view of Norsjø and Sauherad’s fruit fields.

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Active Holiday

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View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

Lårdalstigen

LocationDalen

Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

The whetstone walk

The whetstone walk

LocationHøydalsmo

Exciting walking route from Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg to the historic whetstone quarry.

Cycling on the Hardangervidda

Cycling on the Hardangervidda

LocationRjukan

Cycling on the Hardangervidda brings you into beautiful and charming high mountain nature, Hardangervidda is Norway's largest national park.

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View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

Lårdalstigen

LocationDalen

Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Lårdal and Dalen. A large part of the walk follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.

The Valberg lake

The Valberg lake

LocationKragerø

Valbergtjenna & Lovisenbergkollen belongs a large hiking-terrain on the peninsula Langtangen. In the wintertime, the lake is used as ice skating arena. From Lovisenbergkollen you can enjoy beautiful...

Gea Norvegica Geopark

Gea Norvegica Geopark

LocationKragerø

Gea Norvegica Geo Park is Scandinavia's first UNESCO certified geopark. The geopark is located in Telemark and Vestfold counties, and is including municipalities of Bamble, Kragerø, Lardal, Larvik,...

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