The south coast and Telemark
The Telemark canal is a 105-kilometre long watercourse taking you from Skien to Dalen.
The Coastal Path in Bamble is popular, as is the hike to Ulvskollen in Skien, but there are many other options if you want to walk in Grenland.
Telemark can be explored by car, boat or bicycle, but the various means of transport can also be combined to give you the full Telemark experience.
Here are some tips for great activities and tours in the area!
Discover the viking spirit along The North Sea Road, from Kristiansand in Southern Norway to Haugesund at the west coast, by car, bicycle and foot.
Interested in historical tours, landscape and recreational activities, culture and fjords? At Haugesund and Haugalandet you can experience it all.
In Ryfylke, Fjord Norway, green skerries and cultural landscapes are suddenly replaced by mountains, rockslides, polished cliffs and fjords.
Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.
The varied nature in the Arendal Region displays idyllic towns, beautiful countryside and quiet woods and hills.
Follow the scenic Hardangerfjord in Fjord Norway, where for over a century travelers have come to see mountains, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers.
These five round trips include the highlights of western and upper Telemark, including the Eidsborg stave church and the Telemark Canal.
The cluster of offshore islands with their own special features offers attractive tours. There are regular daily ferry routes to the main islands.
There is a variety of marked trails in the mountains of Rjukan. The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the old saboteurs' route are recommended.
Visit the copper mines at Åmdals Verk Gruver or hike to the top Gaustadtoppen Mountain.
Go on a sightseeing tour of Stavanger, the Lysefjord or Norway’s only "palm island". Rent a bicycle or car and explore the region on your own.
Use Ålesund as a starting point to explore the Geirangerfjord, the Hjørundfjord, and the scenic coastline with its flourishing wildlife.
Stroll around Kristiansand's old town, join a boat trip from Kristiansand through Blindleia to Lillesand or try a biking route.
Hike the Gaustatoppen Mountain or the Saboteur Trail from World War II, or go cycling on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.