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The Norwegian Ornithology Association of Telemark was started in 1968. It is the county group for the Norwegian Ornithology Association. Goals and...
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.
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...
The area around Olavskirke church in Bamble forms the starting point for marked trails passing primitive forts, ancient graves and much, much more....
Protected deciduous woodland. Of particular interest to botanists.
The reserve on 160 acres, has excellent trails and viewpoints....
Into the landscape
Few final adjustment works have finally brought to completion three wooden costructions along Seljord Lake, in the Telemark district of Norway. The three structures – a sauna, an observatory deck and a shelter for fishermen on the lake shore – have been designed and built
by a group of international students during a 10-days workshop led by Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson in October.
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.
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.
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