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The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in Bamble.
The church was probably about four feet longer tha...
Gaustabanen is funicular railway inside Gaustatoppen. This is a unique touristattraction, as there is no similar railway to be found in North-Europe.
Tinn Museum is a folklore museum with antiquarian buildings, which focuses on the old agrarian society in our region.
Many of the old logging works in Hovin have now been restored, and many of the old logging sites can be seen if you go for a hike.
The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork is a museum where you can see the unique exhibition from 2.ww. as well as the industrial revolution in Rjukan.
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.
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.
The Telemark Canal is the only canal system in Norway connected to the sea.
18 lock levels divided over 8 lock systems lift boats 72 metres above sea...
The sculpture park is situated near Norsjø at Akkerhaugen. This is Norway's first sculpture park for contemporary art. Most of the sculptures are repla...