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Skien Photo: Christer Sørensen
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The city is beautifully located between the two lakes Bryggeparken and Hjellevannet. The waterfront is an important part of the townscape, which blends pedestrianised streets, green areas and impressive buildings. 

The Telemark Canal have two locks in Skien, and the first one is in the town centre. 

Skien Church with its two 68 metre-high towers is another important element of the townscape. 

Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien and his childhood home is now today a museum.
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Skien

Skien

The city is beautifully located between the two lakes Bryggeparken and Hjellevannet. The waterfront is an important part of the townscape, which...

Skien

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Tourist information for Grenland

The tourist information office in Skien will help you plan your trip and book accommodation and activities in the Grenland area.

Hiking in Grenland

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.

Grenland

Grenland offers a blend of urban life and culture and beautiful natural scenery in the county of Telemark, southern Norway.

Getting to Grenland and around

Getting to Grenland is easy, whether you are travelling by car, bus, plane or train.

Shopping in Grenland

Whether you prefer specialist shops in the coastal towns or large shopping centres, Grenland offers excellent shopping facilities.

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Grenland has several waterparks and an indoor play centre. Take a trip on the Telemark Canal, join a fjord cruise or cycle along the coast.
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