Explore Telemark



lady in red dress walks towards Soria Moria sauna in Dalen


  1. the top of Gaustatoppen in foggy weather
    The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is easily accessable and one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.
  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. 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.
  4. Island hopping in Langesund and Kragerø
    Experience island hopping in Telemark, and call upon the explorer in you!
  5. To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.
    1. 28 Apr 202415 Sep 2024
  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. Heddal stave church in Notodden
    Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
    1. little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
      Norway's only porcelain factory, Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory, is located in Porsgrunn and is known for high quality and innovative design. Visit the factory outlet and make a great purchase.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    2. World Heritage Center in Notodden
      The Telemark Art Museum and World Heritage Center show art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.
      1. family at Henrik Ibsen Museum Venstøp
        Visit the Henrik Ibsen museum in Skien and experience the playwright's childhood home as it was when Henrik lived here. Try skittles, puppetry or dress up.
        1. 1 May 202431 Aug 2024
      2. Nice view of the Kragerøfjord
        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.
      3. man walking on the Hardanger mountain plateau
        Hardangervidda is Norway's largest national park.
      4. 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.
      5. Soria Moria Sauna in Dalen, Telemark
      6. Other attractions
        Telemark offers many exciting attractions you may not know about. How about visiting Åmdalsverk Mines and learn about the 400 people who worked in the copper mines. Or what about a high mountain cruise on board MB Fjellvåken over Lake Møsvatn. In Kragerø we recommend a visit to the Teodor Kittelsen Museum. Did you know that his drawings actually inspired Walt Disney?