Telemarkreiser offers cycling packages with popular trips along the Telemark Canal. Combine a cycling trip along the canal with a cruise on one of the canal boats. You can cycle one way and bring your bike onboard the boat the other way.
VisitRjukan offers cycling packages in Hardangervidda National Park. A cycling trip at the Hardangervidda mountain plateau can be combined with with the Krossobanen cable car, which takes you and your bike from Rjukan right up to the mountain plateau.
On the Telemark Canal you can choose between trips lasting from 2 to 11 hours. There are many possible combinations, for example daytrips where you go by boat one way and bus the other, ending up back at the starting point.
If you wish to enjoy a bit more of the canal, you can treat yourself to an overnight stop at one of the comfortable hotels. It is recommended to book tickets in advance.
By choosing the main highway between east and west, the E134, in addition to the magnificent countryside, you will find a range of interesting places to stop en route: Norsk Bergverksmuseum where rocks and minerals are exhibited, the silver mines at Kongsberg, Heddal Stave Church near Notodden, and the Norwegian Skiing Adventure Center in Morgedal. You can also make a detour to the Telemark Canal and Røldal Stave Church before the road heads down to the Hardangerfjord.
Telemarksvegen (The Telemark Road) runs from Kristiansand to Morgedal along rv. 41. Along the route you will experience a varied countryside, see many villages, shops and places of interest. The route takes you through undulating landscape dominated by mountains, lakes, forests and agricultural scenery.
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Telemark can be explored by car, boat or bicycle, but the various means of transport can also be combined to give you the full Telemark experience.
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