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Rauland in the Norwegian county of Telemark has gently rolling hills and an agricultural landscape. - Photo: VisitTelemark.com
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Rauland in the Norwegian county of Telemark has gently rolling hills and an agricultural landscape. Photo: VisitTelemark.com

Getting to Telemark and around

Telemark in Southern Norway is crossed by two highways, making travel easy between attractions and to Europe, Oslo and the fjords.

By car

The E18 runs through the southern part of Telemark when you drive between Oslo and Kristiansand/Stavanger, whilst the E134 goes through the middle/upper parts of the county to Hardanger and Haugesund.

By train

Telemark is crossed by the Sørlandsbanen Railway with Nordagutu and as central stations, in addition to Vestfoldbanen from Skien/Porsgrunn through Vestfold to Oslo. For timetables and booking, please contact the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).

By bus

An extensive express bus network covers the entire county, with Nor-Way Bussekspress, TIMEkspressen and Telemark Bilruter as the main bus companies.

By boat

Telemark has a number of inland boats which sail regularly all summer; "Victoria" and "Henrik Ibsen" between Skien og Dalen, "Telemarken" between Akkerhaugen and Lunde, "Fjøllguten" on Lake Møsvatn, "Fram" on Lake Nisser, "Skarsfos" between Skien and Langesund, to the islands surrounding Brevik and Kragerø and several more.

Telemark is only a short distance from the gateways of Oslo, Kristiansand, Larvik, Sandefjord and Langesund, which have daily ferry and flight connections to the Continent. In fact Telemark is close enough for a weekend visit. The boat routes are covered by DFDS, (Oslo) and Color Line (Larvik, Sandefjord, Oslo), as well as Fjord Line (directly to Telemark´s harbour at Langesund).

By aeroplane

The nearest airport with international flight connections is Sandefjord Airport Torp. Skien has a small airport with connections to Fjord Norway.

Distances

Oslo – Skien 103 miles
Kristiansand – Skien 126 miles
Bergen – Skien 279 miles
Stavanger – Skien 293 miles

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Rauland in the Norwegian county of Telemark has gently rolling hills and an agricultural landscape. - Photo: VisitTelemark.com

Getting to Telemark and around

Telemark in Southern Norway is crossed by two highways, making travel easy between attractions and to Europe, Oslo and the fjords.

Getting to Telemark and around

Source: Visitnorway

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