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Skotfosstien - cultural trail

Type:Hiking

3724, Skien

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About

The Skotfoss trail is located at Skotfoss in Skien, approx. 6 km from Skien down town. It was established in 1998 by Skotfoss History Law and Skien municipality, the cultural department and others.

Scenic surroundings
The trail starts at Løveid locks which are part of the Telemark Canal. It runs in scenic surroundings in forest areas and along the watercourse and it has a total of 15 illustrated information signs. The cultural trail has good accessibility and it is not intended for cycling and riding. Such activities are too harsh for the area. There are marked fishing spots along the watercourse and the fishing right belongs to Grenland Sporstsfiskere.

Løveid locks, the district of Skotfoss and Skotfoss Bruk
Løveid locks were completed in 1861. The district of Skotfoss was mainly built around 1900 around the paper factory Skotfoss Bruk. The factory started production at year-end 1892-93. Road to Skotfoss opened in 1899. Although the road was built, the waterway for many decades still was the most important way from and to Skotfoss. In the period around 1900 Skotfoss had just over 50 stores and small businesses; among ten grocery stores, two dairies, watchmakers and their own police. Skotfoss Mill was closed down in 1986. Today, there is still some activity in the old warehouses in the form of construction companies.

The information brochure about the Skotfoss trail is to be found at Skien Tourist Office. 

 

Facilities

Distance

  • length in km - 3.7 km

Duration

  • 2 hours

Grading

  • easy

Intended audience

  • Family with children
  • Seniors

Nature and terrain

  • asphalt
  • cultural landscape

Season

  • April - Oktober
  • november

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35 90 55 20

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