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Dalen

In the footsteps of the girls from Rui

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A walk packed full of culture and history.

A challenging trip packed full of culture and history.


The trip starts at Dalen Bryggje/the centre of Dalen (across the


road from Dalen B&B). Dalen Bryggje serves as a docking point


for boats on the Telemark Canal. The site has an art gallery and


café. Ample parking. If you choose to walk from the centre of


Dalen, you should pay a visit to the statues of the Rui sisters on


display outside the tourist information office during the summer.


They are depicted in their full size – around 120 cm tall.


You will discover stunning vantage points along the way as well


as historical sites such as Riarhamaren and Rui. There are information


boards and resting places along the route. An alternative


route takes you from the town hall in Dalen past “The Villa”.


This large, red building was the director's residence when the


Molybden mines were still being worked. Take your time as you


reach the hills. If you look around you, you will discover a fascinating


flora with plenty of sun-loving plants.


If Eidsborg is your destination, you could end the day with a


visit to the splendid West Telemark Museum and its café. The


museum is also home to Eidsborg Stave Church, one of the


smallest stave churches in the country.


If you have any energy left once you reach Eidsborg, you could


take a trip to the popular whetstone quarries. The history of


whetstone from Eidsborg can be explored at the museum.


Driving directions:


The trail starts at Dalen / Dalen Bryggje.


If you arrive on route E134 from the east, leave the main road


in Høydalsmo and follow route FV45 to Dalen. Dalen Bryggje


is on the left-hand side just as you descend from Eidsborgberget.


After around 500 m you will reach the centre of Dalen.


From Vrådal and Åmot on route FV38 to Dalen: arriving in the


centre of Dalen, you will see Dalen Bryggje on your right after


around 500 m. There is ample parking both at Dalen Bryggje


and in the centre of Dalen.


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  • Source: Vest Telemark

General

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • Easy
Landscape
  • Mountain area
Season
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Guiding
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Marked trails
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
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Tokke, Norway
The latitude and longitude
59° 26' 44" N / 8° 0' 33" E
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