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Things to do in Telemark

  1. MS Henrik Ibsen on the Telemark Canal
    The Telemark Canal with its beautiful locks starts in Skien and ends in Dalen. Join various day trips or boat trips with accommodation.
    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. 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!
    3. 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.
    4. 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!
    5. Activities
      Telemark offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. With its ideal mix of attractions, stunning nature, history, culture and entertainment, Telemark is the place to enjoy a weekend or holiday.
    6. 2 children go down the bathing ramp at Rognstranda
      There are countless of beautiful places to swim in Telemark. There are many beaches along the coastline where the entire family can enjoy a lazy summer day. Polished rocks and glittering beaches of sand are inviting you for enjoyment and recreation. Or get a beach entirely for yourself along one of the many lakes and bathe in a receding stream in Hardangervidda.
    7. 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.
    8. Gaustatoppen in Telemark
      If you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults.