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Lifjell mountain plateau

Type:Hiking

Lifjellvegen, 3804, BØ I TELEMARK

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Photo from one of Lifjell's many summits. Blue sky, beautiful view of lake Norsjø and Telemark, and a girl jumping high in the air.
  • Photo from one of Lifjell's many summits. Blue sky, beautiful view of lake Norsjø and Telemark, and a girl jumping high in the air.
  • Rocky highland terrain with a lot of moss and a quiet lake.
  • Photo from Skrubbelinuten at Lifjell, a summit that reaches 1121 meters above sea level. Blue sky and beautiful view over lake Norsjø and Telemark.
  • Blue sky, autumn colors on the ground and a woman with a backpack hiking towards one of Lifjell's many summits.
  • From mountain Glexe at Lifjell, a summit that reaches 1120 meters above sea level. Sunshine, blue sky, autumn colored heather and a beautiful view ove
  • Read heather, with mountains and a cabin in the background.
  • Coffee maker on a gas primus
  • View from Krintofjell at Lifjell, a summit that reaches 930 meters above sea level. A layer of clouds and fog is lying above the villages below.
  • The hiking trails at Lifjell are well marked with signs. Here you see the letter T painted in red on a rock to show you the way, and 3 people walking

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About

The area covers large parts of 4 municipalities in Telemark (Bø, Hjartdal, Notodden og Seljord). The highland terrain is often referred to as a miniature of Jotunheimen, with it's many summits over 1000 meters above sea level.

The hiking trails vary in lenght and difficulty, and are equally suitable for experienced hikers as for families with children. Maps and route descriptions of the Lifjell area are available in Bø, and most of the hiking trails are well marked with signs.

The view from the summits is magnificent and on clear weather days you are able to see all the way towards the coast of Kragerø, Seljord and Kongsberg. You also see the whole Mid-Telemark region in an astonishing panorama view, with it's elongated orchards and beautiful cultural landscape.

The best periode for hiking at Lifjell is during summer and autumn, from May/June and towards the end of October. This can vary from one year to another, and depends mainly on how early/late the snow melts in the spring and how early/late the snow starts falling in the fall. 

Getting to Lifjell
The best way to access Lifjell is with a car from Bø in Telemark. Bø is located in the Mid-Telemark region, only 2 hours away from Oslo. If you are traveling with a ferry from the European mainland it is located only 1,5 hours from Larvik and 1 hour from Langesund.

From Bø: Drive Folkestadveien towards Bø Sommarland waterpark/Notodden and make a left into Lifjellvegen. Continue past Bø Camping and the climbing park Høyt & Lavt. After about 10 minutes you will drive past Lifjell skicenter, where you will continue for a few hundred meters until you reach the larg parking area by Jønnbu. Here you can park your car for NOK 50,- per day. The hiking trails are clearly marked from the parking place and inwards the plateau. See map below.

From Notodden: Drive Reshjemvegen towards Bø for about 20 minutes and make a right into Lifjellvegen. From here you can follow the instructions above.

From Lifjell there are only 8 km to Bø Sommarland waterpark (www.sommarland.no) and Høyt & Lavt climbing- and activity park (www.hoytlavt.no/bo), and 12 km to downtown Bø. From Lifjell you can also reach the Telemark Canal (www.telemarkskanalen.no) and Norsjø in 20-25 minutes.

Acommodation
The cabin rental Lifjelltunet hyttepark (www.lifjelltunet.no) and Solstua Lodge and apartments (www.solstua.no) are located a few hundred meters away from the parking place at Jønnbu, with marked hiking trails just outside the door. You will find information on other accommodation possibilites in Bø and the Mid-Telemark region here: www.midt-telemark.com/en/accommodation

Fishing at Lifjell
At the Lifjell mountain plateau you will find numerous lakes that are perfect for trout fishing. You can buy a fishing permit at the sports store Brukås Sport in Bø (located at Bøgata 56), and on the Norwegian webpage www.inatur.no (search for Lifjell).

Maps and descriptions
Akademika bookstore is located at Bøgata 52, and offers a variety of hiking maps for sale. During the summer season the tourist information for Bø and Mid-Telemark is located at the bookstore. On Visit Bø's homepage, www.midt-telemark.com, you can also download a few maps and route descriptions for Lifjell and other parts of Bø and Mid-Telemark

- Lifjell on Facebook: Lifjell (only in Norwegian).
- Tips from travelers at Lifjell on Facebook: Visit Lifjell (only in Norwegian).
- Other hiking areas/routes in Bø and the Mid-Telemark region: www.midt-telemark.com/en/activities/hiking 

 

Facilities

General facilities

  • kiosk

Hire

  • cabins - Self catering cabins with kitchen equipment. In the service building you have access to wifi, washing machine and a sauna.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Norsk-explorer
      Oslo
      Trip Type:
      Family
      fascinating view, great for summer and winter
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th July 2018
      It is a nice place to stay both in summer, if you go to Bø sommerland, and to go to ski. It is very kid-friendly. Easy to park, but it might be hard to get there in winter, due to slippery roads. The... Read full review
    • 394gunnari
      Skien Municipality, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Beautiful nature
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 5th October 2018
      A place were you can enjoy all year around. In Winter there is a lot of crosscountrytracks in the Snowy Mountains. In summer you can enjoy the summer tracks. You can also rent hotel room or cottages. Read full review
    • GillianH52
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Family friendly, low key skiresort
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th February 2019
      Not the best, nor the worst ski resort we have been to. Good slopes for the kids. The cross country trails we not well marked. Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Price for renting a cabin at LifjelltunetNOK1,400.00 1 night

    Price for renting a cabin at Lifjelltunet is from NOK 1400-1800 per day. Normal or high standard cabins, with room for 4-7 people.

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The best way to access Lifjell is with a car from Bø in Telemark. Bø is located in the Mid-Telemark region, only 2 hours away from Oslo. If you are traveling with a ferry from the European mainland it is located only 1,5 hours from Larvik and 1 hour from Langesund.

    From Bø: Drive Folkestadveien towards Bø Sommarland waterpark/Notodden and make a left into Lifjellvegen. Continue past Bø Camping and the climbing park Høyt & Lavt. After about 10 minutes you will drive past Lifjell skicenter, where you will continue for a few hundred meters until you reach the larg parking area by Jønnbu. Here you can park your car for NOK 50,- per day. The hiking trails are clearly marked from the parking place and inwards the plateau. See map below.

    From Notodden: Drive Reshjemvegen towards Bø for about 20 minutes and make a right into Lifjellvegen. From here you can follow the instructions above.

    From Lifjell there are only 8 km to Bø Sommarland waterpark and Høyt & Lavt climbing- and activity park, and 12 km to downtown Bø. From Lifjell you can also reach the Telemark Canal and Norsjø in 20-25 minutes.

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    Contact

    Tel: 414 52 229

    Opening Times

    Best period for hiking at Lifjell (1 June 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
    Monday - SundayOpen
    Bank HolidayOpen

    * The best conditon for hiking at the Lifjell plateau is during the period from May/June to early November. This can vary from one year to the next and depends on how early or late the snow melts in the spring, and how early or late the snow starts falling in the fall/winter.

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