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Attractions & Culture in Telemark
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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...
The mountain road over Gaustatoppen between Rjukan and Tuddal is a spectacular scenic experience.
The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th century. It is dedicated to St Olav. On the north-west corner of the church a face has been hewn. This, according to legend, represents the saint king.
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...
Vinjestoga is the childhood home of the poet, journalist and linguist Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818-1870). Here you can listen to stories about everyday life in Vinje’s home, about how he became one of Norway’s foremost poets, and about the journalist Vinje.
Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828 and his childhood home is just a few kilometres north of Skien city centre.
The Culture of Telemark
Telemark Museum, Brekkeparken, shows the changes through time in our county. Experiences of extravagance and modern theme exhibitions lie side by side in this museum.
Øvre Verket reprents one of the most important culturally historic places from the years of industrialization in Norway. At Øvre Verket you'll find antiques, a bunad workshop, frame workshop, and textile art as well as work from other artisans, and also a restaurant and gallery.
At Berg Kragerø Museum can you see how the family Homan survived, and in the showroom you can admire a beautiful toy collection, put yourself in Kragerø past as exporters of ice or see Munch exhibition "Kragerø was good to me".