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Tour suggestions in the Vrådal area

These five round trips include the highlights of western and upper Telemark, including the Eidsborg stave church and the Telemark Canal.

Tour 1: By boat through the locks of the Telemark Canal

Drive from Vrådal to Kviteseid and park the car there. Catch the bus to Ulefoss via Seljord and Bø. On the way you will pass the beautiful Lake Seljord, famous for its elusive sea monster "Selma".

At Ulefoss you board a canal boat that will take you through the locks and across the lakes and canals of the Bandak Canal to Kviteseid. Drive back to Vrådal.

Tour 2: A round trip in Western Telemark

From Vrådal, follow fv. 38 via Vråliosen to Åmdals Verk Gruver. Åmdals Verk Gruver is a mining museum with an interesting collection from the copper mines dating back to 1540. Guided walks through the old mines are available.

Continue on fv. 45 from Dalen to Eidsborg Stave Church, one of the two remaining stave churches in Telemark, and the Vest-Telemark Museum.

You then follow E134 from Høydalsmo to Morgedal. Morgedal is named the cradle of skiing and was a natural place for the Olympic flame to be lit before the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994. In Morgedal you should visit the Norwegian Ski Adventure Center.

Afterwards you continue on E 134/rv. 41 via Brunkeberg to Kviteseid and then back to Vrådal. Before navigating the steep hairpin bends, turn left for a visit to the old Kviteseid Church and the small local museum.

Tour 3: Panoramic tour to Rjukan

From Vrådal, follow rv. 41 to Brunkeberg and then E 134 to Åmot. Turn right towards Rauland and then Rjukan, all the way on fv. 37. Just before Rjukan, in Vemork, visit the Norwegian Industrial Museum in the old power station. The museum contains displays about industrial workers' life, the industrialization of Norway and about sabotage actions during WW2 (Heroes of Telemark).

After the museum, there are two other attractions worth a visit in Rjukan: Krossobanen, a cable car with a restaurant at the top station, and Gaustabanen, a fenicular inside the mountain peak Gaustatoppen, taking you up to 5,900 feet above sea level!

From Rjukan, drive the mountain road to Tuddal or fv. 37 along the shores of lake Tinnsjøen. E 134 to Brunkeberg and rv. 41 to Vrådal.

Tour 4: Nisser round trip

From Vrådal follow rv. 41 beside the 22-mile long Lake Nisser, cross the lake by a tiny cable ferry to Fjone where you follow the road along the shores and beaches of the western banks of the lake to Treungen.

In Treungen visit the Z-Museum, a private collection of vintage cars, toys and clothes as well as oriental carpets, antique telephones and much much more. The museum also has a 1970's style american café.

From Treungen drive on rv. 41 back to Vrådal, all the way alongside the lake, surrounded by steep mountains.

Tour 5: Bø Sommarland

This is Norway’s biggest water activity park, with some of Europe's top superslides.

Bø Sommarland has one of the world's largest artificial waves for surfing and Norway's biggest water roller coaster.

How to get from Vrådal to Bø Sommarland:
Follow the rv. 41 to Brunkeberg, and then follow the E134 to Seljord. From Seljord you follow fv. 36 to Bø.

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Last updated:  2013-11-25

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Lots of fun and action to be had at Bø Sommarland in Norway - Photo: Bø Sommarland

Tour suggestions in the Vrådal area

These five round trips include the highlights of western and upper Telemark, including the Eidsborg stave church and the Telemark Canal.

Tour suggestions in the Vrådal area

Source: Visitnorway

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The Telemark canal is a 105-kilometre long watercourse taking you from Skien to Dalen.

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Vrådal lies in the midst of the county of Telemark, and can tempt you with spectacular mountains, lush forests and quiet lakes.

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Vrådal is a small village located in the municipality of Kviteseid, in the western part of Telemark. Kviteseid has around 2,500 inhabitants.

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