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In the footsteps of the girls from Rui

Type:Hiking

3880, Dalen

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About

A challenging trip packed full of culture and history.

The trip starts at Dalen Bryggje/the centre of Dalen (across the road from Dalen B&B). Dalen Bryggje serves as a docking point for boats on the Telemark Canal. The site has an art gallery and café. Ample parking. If you choose to walk from the centre of Dalen, you should pay a visit to the statues of the Rui sisters on display outside the tourist information office during the summer. They are depicted in their full size – around 120 cm tall.

You will discover stunning vantage points along the way as well as historical sites such as Riarhamaren and Rui. There are information boards and resting places along the route. An alternative route takes you from the town hall in Dalen past “The Villa”. This large, red building was the director's residence when the Molybden mines were still being worked. Take your time as you reach the hills. If you look around you, you will discover a fascinating flora with plenty of sun-loving plants.

If Eidsborg is your destination, you could end the day with a visit to the splendid West Telemark Museum and its café. The museum is also home to Eidsborg Stave Church, one of the smallest stave churches in the country.

If you have any energy left once you reach Eidsborg, you could take a trip to the popular whetstone quarries. The history of whetstone from Eidsborg can be explored at the museum.

Key facts: 

Accessible: April - October 

Lenght: 1,5/5,5 km 

Highest point: Eidsborg 540 meters above the sea 

Total elevation gain: 468 m 

Footwear: Any 

 

Facilities

Distance

  • length in km - 5.5 km

Duration

  • 4 hours

Grading

  • challenging

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Family with children

Nature and terrain

  • cultural landscape
  • steep

Season

  • April - Oktober

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Driving directions:

The trail starts at Dalen / Dalen Bryggje. If you arrive on route E134 from the east, leave the main road in Høydalsmo and follow route FV45 to Dalen. Dalen Bryggje is on the left-hand side just as you descend from Eidsborgberget. After around 500 m you will reach the centre of Dalen.

From Vrådal and Åmot on route FV38 to Dalen: arriving in the centre of Dalen, you will see Dalen Bryggje on your right after around 500 m. There is ample parking both at Dalen Bryggje and in the centre of Dalen.

Contact

Tel: +47 35 07 56 56

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