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Eidsfoss, Telemarkskanalen


A region of many shapes and colours

From Norway’s most charming coastal town to tall mountains and highlands, the county of Telemark is as diverse as it is beautiful.

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The Gaustatoppen mountain in Telemark
Mediateam / VisitRjukan
Heddal stave church in Notodden
: Johan Berge - Visitnorway.com
Blindtarmen in Kragerø
Hanne Blesvik Andersen / Visit Kragerø
Vemork at Rjukan, part of UNESCO World Heritage list
Hans-Dieter Fleger

Things to do

Where to stay

Food and drink

Getting here and around

By plane:
  • The nearest airport with international flight connections is Sandefjord Airport Torp.
  • Skien has a small airport, Skien Airport Geiteryggen, with connections to Western Norway.
By road:
  • 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.
  • An extensive express bus network covers the entire county.
By train:
  • Telemark is crossed by the Sørland railway with Nordagutu and Bø as central stations, in addition to the Vestfold railway from Skien/Porsgrunn through Vestfold to Oslo. Both railways are operated by NSB, the Norwegian State Railways.
By boat:
  • Telemark has a number of inland boats which sail regularly all summer.
  • Telemark is only a short distance from the gateways of Oslo, Kristiansand, Larvik, Sandefjord and Langesund, which have daily ferry connections to different European destinations.

Destinations in Telemark

Telemark also offers ...

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