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About the trip
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.
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.
Sannidal together with Kil, has the oldest urban settlement in Kragerø municipality. Here you can also find the municipalitys only Shoppingcenter, Amfi Kragerø. Bygdetunet a historical farmyard is located nearby the wooden church of Sannidal (1771).
Tokke is a paradise for those interested in nature photography,
lying as it does in the middle of one of the most rich and varied environments for both plants and wildlife.
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.
Dalen Villmarkssenter offers photo hides for various birds and animals.
In summertime they offers trips on horseback.The horseback riding tour starts...
Eight different sculptured "vieving stones" have been placed in to the landscape, on locations related to tales of local female figures. Gonil Dale, Guro Lommodden, Kivlemøyane, Guro heddeli, Tårån i troppin, Glima i Rupedalar, Ljose-Signe i Bindingsnuten and Skuldalsbruri. each of these women has fiddle music named after them.
Into the Landscape
Three installations based on local storytellings and the landscape they are placed in.