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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...
Built in 1831 and decorated by Samuel Tveit in 1895. The vicarage is said to be one of the finest in the land.
Since the ice-age, rocks and gravel have been swirling around on the riverbanks and formed big potholes.
Grunge Church in Grungedal is a wooden church dating from 1850.
Karten Mountain Church was completed in 1982 after several years of hard work by local people and scouts.
Vinje Church is a cruciform church built in 1796.
Nesland Church, beside the road from Åmot to Dalen, is a wooden church built in 1847.
Russvassdammen in Borggrend is one of the most impressing timber floating dam where the wood are restored. At the same time the vegetation close to the dam is removed so that the dam can be seen in the terrain.
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.
Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828 and his childhood home is just a few kilometres north of Skien city centre.