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As the first geopark in Scandinavia, Gea Norvegica became member of the Global Geoparks Network/European Geoparks Network in 2006.
Stangnes by Levang is one of Kragerøs`finest recreation areas with smooth polished rocks and bathing sites. During summertime, coffee & Norwegian waffles are served at the old fishermans-home.
Børsesjø is located at the northern end of Gjerpensdalen, and is a protected nature reserve.
Over 210 varieties of birds are to be found here and the...
Folkestadbyen- The town of Folkestad.
In the 1870s, a centre for commerce and crafts started to appear in this small church village. The village received the name of “Folkestadbyen” and the towns people lived by paid work, commerce and handicraft.
Gallery Nutheim was opened in 1978. The Gallery exhibits art by local artists. Nutheim Guest House accommodates bus groups and other groups for meals and a look through the art gallery.
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Several different hiking trails in the cultural landscape of the Bjørgefjell mountain area. Beautiful landscape with great viewing points and with benches several places. Easily accessed from the main road. You can start the trip either from the guest farm Nordigard Bjørge or Seljord camping. During the trip you will see tofts from old crofter`s farms (small, often poor farms for one family, working for the main farm in the area), and old mounds of stones from clearing the landscape.
Skåtøy is the largest of Kragerø’s islands with its own school, cafe & gallery, nice walking trails and Norway’s third largest timbered church.
The Telemark Canal - one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.
The tale of the serpent in the seljord Lake have been told since 1750 and have been passed down in spoken form, being only partly written down. You can look for the serpent from the sea serpent tower on Bjørgeøyan.
Sannidal together with Kil, has the oldest urban settlement in Kragerø municipality. Here you can also find Kragerøs only Shoppingcenter, Amfi Kragerø. Bygdetunet a historical farmyard is located nearby the wooden church of Sannidal (1771).