LIVING HISTORY AND MAGIC SCENERY

The county Telemark is well known for living culture and history, spectacular and varied nature from the beautiful Brevik and Kragerø fjords with hundreds of islands to the majestic mount Gaustatoppen (1883 m). The Telemark Canal with 18 locks, carved into the rock 150 years ago, called the eighth wonder of the world. The world’s largest stave church Heddal, the history of mineral fertilizer that is included in UNESCO’s Industrial Heritage List, the history of skiing and the famous artists Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen. Small picturesque coastal towns with narrow streets, first class museums, the fruit village with the world’s northernmost vineyard, tasteful gastronomic experience of local food, popular festivals, deep valleys, rivers, lakes, storytelling, concerts, and popular winter activities/sports. Just one hour pilot distance from Skagerak, midway between Oslo and Kristiansand, you will reach the cruise ports Brevik and Kragerø.

Heddal Bygdetun

- an Open Air Museum with livestock, nearby the famous Heddal Stave Church

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Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal

- the cradle of modern skiing

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Viking for a day

- on the Telemark Canal. The Viking Ship Åsa is a true replica of the Oseberg Viking ship from year 820.

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Porsgrund Porcelain factory and museum

This is the only factory in Norway which still produces porcelain.

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The island of Jomfruland

Ringing and watching birds on the beautiful island Jomfruland

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Glassblowing in Kragerø

Experience the art of glassblowing in Kragerø

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Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen UNESCO World Heritage visitor center

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