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350m high cliff with buoyancy!
Bruredynnan is at the eastern tip om Seljord Lake by Rondebersåsane. Here we find the remains of 6-7000 year old stone paintings that are believed to r...
Rikulv lived in the Middle Ages and was outlawed after killing one of the wealthy farmers in a dispute over fishingrights in Lake Mårvatn.
The Rjukan Waterfall is unfortunately much less impressive than it used to be as most of the water has now been diverted into pipes running to the Vemork power station.
Hardangervidda is the largest national park in Norway, and the scenery is varied with steep mountainsides and spectacular views.
The mountain road over Gaustatoppen between Rjukan and Tuddal is a spectacular scenic experience.
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.
Gea Norvegica Geopark is Scandinavia’s first UNESCO recognized geopark. The geopark’s purpose is to spread knowledge about our geological inheritance...
Fensfeltet Geological Exhibition is located on the second floor above the tourist information office in Ulefoss near the Ulefoss canal lock, and has a...
As the first geopark in Scandinavia, Gea Norvegica became member of the Global Geoparks Network/European Geoparks Network in 2006.