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Since the ice-age, rocks and gravel have been swirling around on the riverbanks and formed big potholes.
Welcome to Seljord
A treasure chest filled with culture
Beautiful Seljord in Upper-Telemark is a treasure chest just waiting to be opened. Visitors will find wild flowers growing on grass covered roofs, and children who still sing the songs their great-grandfathers sang. Did you know that “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” was the first written down by two Norwegians named Asbjørnsen and Moe? They travelled often to Anne Golid’s cabin in Seljord to hear her stories, which they included in their folk tale collections that are known around the world. The Reverend Magnus Brostrup Landstand, and Miss Olea Crøger hiked through the mountains and forests of Seljord collecting folk songs that we still hear today in Norwegian churches and in Norway’s thriving folk music movement.
This is the southernmost, elk trap site (animal pits) we know about in Norway, and the surrounding old burial mounds are well worth a visit. You can...
Våmur is situated between Fyresdal town centre in the north and Kilegrend in the south. As Fyresvatn stretches as a fjord through the landscape with its steep mountain sides and polished mountain bergs, travellers along the road will feel like they’re in Western Norway.
From landscape to landscape
Bamble is dominated by two types of landscape with completely different geological histories. In the west the landscape...
Forested ridges and bare rock surfaces at Siljan
Siljan is dominated by forested areas with knobby hills around a central valley, the Siljan valley....
Faults and zones of weakness
South of Porsgrunn, across Frierfjorden and further into Bamble by Herre, there is an extensive fault, the results of a...
The area around Olavskirke church in Bamble forms the starting point for marked trails passing primitive forts, ancient graves and much, much more....
Great hiking area near Rognstranda in Bamble. Beautiful forests and flora.