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Hiking trips at Dalen

  1. Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Dalen and Lårdal. A large part of the hike follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal.
  2. 2 ladies sitting at a table at Rui Square looking at a map
    A walk packed full of culture and history.
  3. Lady sitting on a bench with a small dog in front of her
    Charming walk along the Telemark Canal, past the historic Dalen Hotel, beautiful Soria Moria Sauna and through the "jungle" and river delta at Buøy island.
  4. group of hikers at the top of the brynestein quarry
    Exciting hiking route from Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg to the historic whetstone quarry.
  5. Round trip from Dalen where you cross the river Tokkeåi via the suspension bridge over Helveteshylen (Hell)

Accommodation at Dalen

Dalen Bed & Breakfast

Dalen Bed & Breakfast

Cosy bed&breakfast accommodation right in the centre of Dalen. Your hosts are from Belgium.

Here you can see Lårdal from Bandak where the camping is on the left.

Bandak Camping Lårdal

A small and cosy camping right next to Bandak. Placed between a idyllic beach and the harbour for boats at the Telemark Canal.



An accommodation out of the ordinary - in the stable, at a farm, next door to a silversmith.

Attractions at Dalen

  1. 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
  2. Eidsborg stave church, Vest-Telemark Museum.
    Charming, small stave church. Located by West Telemark Museum in Eidsborg.
    1. 28 Apr 202415 Sep 2024
  3. Rui in autumn
    In the steep mountainside over Dalen lies the famous little farm Rui.
  4. the ducks in the garden at Dalen Hotel
    Dalen Hotel is a beautiful fairytale hotel build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragon heads, towers, pinnacles and balconies.
    1. Here at Grimdalstunet you can get a glimpse into the home of the artist Anne Grimdalen. A mountain farm from the 1600s which today houses a museum with art gallery.
      1. 25 Jun 202415 Aug 2024
    2. Aamdals Verk Mines, Vest-Telemark Museum.
      Exciting copper mine in a small community built upp due to mining.
      1. 25 Jun 202415 Aug 2024
    3. Dalen Villmarkssenter offers photohides for rent for photography of various birds, birds of prey and animals.
    4. 350m high cliff with buoyancy!
    5. For about 1000 years Tokke has had an export industry of whetstones. For Norwegian Vikings whetstone from Eidsborg was an effective weapon for throwing as the historic sagas tell us.

    Restaurants and Cafés

    Hallbjønnsekken Fjellstue

    Hallbjønnsekken Fjellstue

    Hallbjønnsekken Fjellstue with home-cooked meals and pleasant atmosphere.

    Museum Café Eidsborg

    Museum Café Eidsborg

    The Cafe is situated by R45 next to Eidsborg stave church in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Tokke.  In the modern museum…

    restaurant at Dalen Hotel

    Restaurant Bandak Dalen Hotel

    At Restaurant Bandak, hospitality and food experiences are the focus. The menu is French-inspired with use of local and Norwegian…