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  • Vestfjorddal valley, Rjukan town and Gausta mtn.
    Vestfjorddal valley, Rjukan town and...
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  • the 1911 Vemork hydropower plant, now a museum.
    the 1911 Vemork hydropower plant, now a...
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  • Idyllic view from the road near Rjukan, Tinnsjø
    Idyllic view from the road near Rjukan,...
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  • Porsgrund Porselensfabrikk

    Porsgrunn Things to Do

    The Porsgrund Porcelain Factory was founded in 1885 and they have produced high quality china since then, non-stop. In the "Porsgrund" collection you will find china for all occasions. Porsgrund is very proud of their production of china for the Royal Castle. They have delivered Royal China to the three Norwegian "royal generations" that have...

  • Hotell Vic

    Porsgrunn Hotels

    Too expensive for what they offer. Business clientele oriented. We were offered room for NOK 800pp...

  • Porsgrunns beste mat

    Porsgrunn Restaurants

    Michel Seylmager`s Hus er opprinnelig et gammelt seilmakerversted fra 1750, det eldste seilmakerhuset i landet blir det påstått. Og enda bedre, huset ligger der det engang ble bygd like ved Porsgrunnselva. Veggene, tak og gulv bærer preg av fordums tid, men så er også restauranten stedet for de store anledninger. I usually go for the fish here.



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  • Express buses

    Kragerø Transportation

    Several bus companies operate along the main road E18 / E39 between Oslo and Kristiansand / Stavanger. Nor-Way Bussekspress:;1081Nettbuss: all stop at Tangen by E18, where you can catch a local bus down to Kragerø. The...

  • Quality Spa & Resort Kragero

    Kragerø Hotels

    Stabbestadveien, Kragero, 3788, Norway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Mixed chinese / malaysian and norwegian...

    Kragerø Restaurants

    The little red house in front is a PUB, behind you can see the outdoor part of the restaurant. It is quite nice to sit there on nice summer days, to watch the boats on the fjord, and the busy taxi boats and ferries going to and from all the time. The restaurant entrance is on the other side of the brick building. The menu is mixed chinese /...



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  • Sculpture on Heddal Stave Church grounds

    Notodden Things to Do

    If you go straight for the Church, this interesting sculpture can easily be missed as it is hidden in the shade of some fir trees behind the bell tower. The two statues cast in bronze represent an old woman and a young boy (girl?) sitting casually on some stones and engaged in conversation. The younger person seems to be asking for advice. I may...

  • Norlandia Telemark Hotell

    Notodden Hotels

    Tovet 8

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Legend of the Heddal Stavkyrkje

    Notodden General

    According to a legend the Heddal Stave Church was built within just three days. The local farmer Raud Rygi had made a bet with a stranger, who promised him to build the church if he could guess his name. If he couldn't do that, however, he would have to bring him the sun and the moon, and the blood from his heart. Raud was sure he would win, but...



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  • The Sørland Railway

    Drangedal Transportation

    The Sørland Railway is the southern main line in Norway, and runs between Oslo and Stavanger. It is the simplest way to get to Drangedal, and to Brøsjø. The tilttrains were introduced on the Sørland line 1 nov 1999. Technically they are almost identical with the airport shuttletrains between Oslo S and the main airport Gardermoen. There are 16 of...

  • For train enthusiasts

    Drangedal Things to Do

    There is an intact turntable at Neslandsvatn Railway Station, and the intact part of the abandoned Kragerø line ends here, with possibilities for railroad cycling. Cycles can be hired here:Støa Camping 3766 Sannidal, phone +47 35 99 02 61, e-mil: Rumours has it that they shall start renting out cycles at Neslandsvatn, too.The...

  • Consumer owned

    Drangedal Shopping

    Coop is a chain of grocer's stores owned by the consumers. Everybody can buy a stock at a price of NOK 300. The shops are spread all over Norway (and Denmark and Sweeden). There are (at least) three of them in Drangedal: Kroken avd. 1 right next to Brøsjø Station, Kroken avd. 2 in Neslandsvatn and COOP Marked in Prestestranda (the community...



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  • Recycled turbine pump

    Treungen Things to Do

    This old turbine pump is reused for pumping water into an artificial stream right across the street from Tveitsund Mat og Vinstoge :-) It's previous function was oilpumpe on a regulator at Dynjafoss hydroelectrical powerplant.

  • Centrally located in Treungen

    Treungen Restaurants

    There was an odour of junkfood by the counter, but they do have a couple of deasant dishes. I did not eat, but my brothers chicken curry was OK. Nice ambient, and we were not bothered by any smell at the table.There is a another cafe close by, at Treungen Gjestgiveri, but it was never open while I was around.A couple of kilometers south of Treungen...

  • Limo service

    Treungen Transportation

    Of all places in the world, there is a limousine service in Treungen! It is operated by the people who run Tveitsund Mat og Vinstoge.



See all 7 Jomfruland Tips
  • Ferry or taxi boat

    Jomfruland Transportation

    If you do not have your own boat, you can get to Jomfruland by ferry a couple of times daily, or go by taxi boat. Leave your car in Kragerø; only residents are allowed to drive on the island.

  • Lighthouses

    Jomfruland Things to Do

    A brick lighthouse built in 1839 and a cast iron one built in 1938 are the tallest items on Jomfruland. The older tower is turned into a museum. Admittance is NOK 20.

  • Bird watching

    Jomfruland Things to Do

    There is a bird obseravtory manned by volunteers at the north end of Jomfruland, and several areas of bird reserves. Restrictions apply in the nesting season.60 - 70 different species nest on Jomfruland, some of them rare.


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