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  • The Industrial Worker Museum
    The Industrial Worker Museum
    by Saagar
  • At the bridgehead entrance of the museum
    At the bridgehead entrance of the museum
    by Saagar
  • The site of the heavy water plant.
    The site of the heavy water plant.
    by Saagar

Telemark Things to Do

  • Morgedal - where modern skiing was born

    Did you know that the words "ski" and "slalom" are norwegian? "Ski" means a relatively thin, straight piece of wood (wooden rail), commonly used to make fences in older days, hence the word "skigard" = rail fence. The word "sla" means slope, and "låm" is a track in snow.Both sami and norwegians have been skiing for centuries. But Sondre Norheim...

  • Kragero

    Kragero is one of the numerous small coastal towns. In the summer it is very busy with tourists on the waterfronts. Lots of small boats coming and going and the owners walking and shopping around town. It felt like it was only visited by Norwegians and no other tourists like dutchies, germans etc. Which is nice for a change. The only time you saw...

  • River rapids in Telemark

    Driving west in Telemark we came across this place where two mountain rivers seem to meet - one shallow but wide with a large boulder in the middle, the other rushing down a series of man-made steps, both cutting across the rocky mountainsides. You can cross the wider river by footbridge and walk on to have a better look at the foaming waters of...

  • Lake Nisser

    As our host at the cottage near Drongedal pointed out Lake Nisser is almost like a sea. 40 km long and 250 m deep, it is indeed enormous. Surrounded by rugged mountains partly overgrown by forest, and with some islands in the middle it opens up great views, which you can see even from road 41 as you drive along. When you pass Nissedal you will find...

  • Hoyjord Stavkirke

    We came across this interesting little church on our way across Vestfold. It wasn't even on our map, not being as decorative as a few other stave churches in Norway. But it has their characteristic silhouette and perfect proportions and is really ancient, dating from 1150 - 1275. Its chancel was built in the late 1100's while the nave at the end in...

  • Waterpark in Bø

    We have been to Bø Sommarland several times, it is relatively close to my railway station Brøsjø :-) It is a great place even when the weather isn't too good. There are water rides for everyone, from small kids to the big and brave :-) And there are other activities too, like a large playground, climbing mountain, casino and electrical cars. If you...

  • Sail the waterways of Telemark, canal...

    I spent one of my birthdays on the Telemark Canal, I don't remember which one. My kids and I had planned to celebrate in Sommarland in Bø, a waterpark, but it was too cold, and we decided to give the canal a go instead. We did not want to go all the way, there are 8 locks with 18 chambers. We drove down from Bø to Lunde, parked the car at the free...

  • Telemarkkanalen - The Telemark Canal

    The name Telemark is probably best known from the film "Heroes of Telemark". In my oppinion it should be better known for its Canal: The Telemark Canal. The Canal was built to float timber and move passengers from the woods out to the sea. Another purpose was to avoid flods that was a problem before.The canal is really two canals:...

  • Heddal Stavkyrke

    Heddal StavkyrkeHeddal Stavchurch is the biggest of the 32 stavchurches, conserved in Norway. The oldest part, The Choir, was built in the twelfth century and most likely initiated on Chrispianus day 25th Oct. 1147.100 years after that the church was extended and got her appearance of today. A Runes inscription tells that the church was devoted to...


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