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Summer in Telemark

What kind of a summer holiday are you interested in?

  1. Active outside
    Telemark offers a variety of activities, from hilly mountains to a beautiful coastline. It is also said that Telemark is Norway in a miniature. It offers scenic mountain views, paddling on quiet waters or between islands in the archipelago, a variety of cycling trails and beautiful forest trails.
  2. Family holidays
    Your family holiday in Telemark will be experiencing Norway in a nutshell: here you'll find family and leisure parks, a splendid waterpark and fun activities for young and old. The range of attractions and activities in Telemark stretch from the beautiful and rugged mountain peaks to the soothing waves of the archipelago.
  3. Bucket list
    If you dream about experiencing more of Norway and Telemark and if you would like a bucket list of things to do and exciting places to visit get some ideas here. Check out a few things you should not miss!
  4. Holiday with friends and loved ones
    Whether you are travelling with your friends or your partner, Telemark offers a wide range of exciting experiences for both friends and romantics. Here you will find something for every one; from nature- and action experiences to culinary- and cultural experiences.
  5. Telemark Culture
    In Norway you will find many cultural experiences: New culture and ancient culture. Rural culture and urban culture. Cultural heritage and contemporary culture. A holiday in Telemark will really contribute to Norwegian cultural experiences. Check out art exhibitions, festivals, dining experiences, Munch hiking, concerts and much more.
  6. Inspiration
    Get great tips and be inspired on your trip to Telemark. Discover and experience everything the region has to offer: top summer and winter activities, attractions, museums, local produce and much more.

Top things to see in Telemark

  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. Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway.
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  3. Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen is one of the greatest writers and most performed dramatists in the world. During his 60 years as an active author, Ibsen wrote over 30 plays and 250 poems.
  4. 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.
  5. The beaver beach
    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!
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  6. 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".
  7. The island of Jomfruland is located on the outskirts of Kragerø's spectacular archipelago.
  8. Did you know that some of E. Munch's most famous works are painted in Kragerø? Take a walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets of Kragerø and visit the places where he found inspiration for his art. You´ll find plates with information and motives along the route.
  9. 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.

Get more inspiration

  1. Attractions
    A tour of Telemark will be packed with exciting attractions and experiences. Visit climbing parks, see the country’s largest stave church, check out an interactive porcelain museum, take a refreshing dive in water parks, enjoy delicious ice cream in the coastal cities, experience a silver mine, visit the World Heritage and admire the spectacular lock systems!
  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. 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.
  4. Skiing and winter activities in Telemark
    Telemark is Norway's largest ski region and can offer beautiful cross-country tracks, gorgeous nature, snowboard and ski resorts, off-piste sensations and modern alpine experiences.
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