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Eastern Norway Grenland Kragerø

Tårntjernet-Tower pond at Jomfruland

  • Jomfruland, Kragerø
  • +47 48138294
  •  /  km From You
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This idyllic forest lake at Jomfruland is where Theodor Kittelsen got inspiration for his painting "Nøkken" (water troll). The lake has been restored, and the trails are now accessible for wheelchair users.

Tårntjernet is the biggest lake on Jomfruland.  The island has a dense layer of clay, which separates the water from the rest of the groundwater.

This idyllic forest lake is where Theodor Kittelsen got inspiration for his painting "Nøkken" (the Neck, the Nokk).

Nøkken is a mystical troll-like creature who according to Norwegian folklore lives in the lake. He has the ability to shapeshift, and often chooses to ascend from the lake as a beautiful white horse. When Nøkken takes on the shape of the horse, his aim is to lure innocent people up on his back so he can run back to the lake and bring them with him down to his kingdom at the bottom of the lake.

The lake has been restored, and the trails are now accessible for wheelchair users.

Tårntjernet is absolutely worth a visit, maybe you will even catch a glimpse of the infamous Nokk! 


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  • Source: Kragerø Turistkontor

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