Nestled among mountains, lakes and forests lies beautiful Vrådal – a fun and action-packed destination for families, friends and couples! Swim in the idyllic lake until late summer and ski down the excellent alpine slopes during winter.
The village of Vrådal is located at the junction between the two lakes Vråvatn and Nisser, where the last Ice Age left a unique island landscape. Situated just a 2-3 hour drive from big cities Kristiansand, Langesund, Larvik, Sandefjord, and Oslo, Vrådal is the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway.
Experience fantastic rides with the concept HUBRiding, developed in Vrådal. These are adapted driving routes you can download to GPS or check out on the HUBRiding wbsite. Along the routes you can experience the famous Telemark culture by visiting the West Telemark Museum, the Norwegian Ski Adventure in Morgedal, and Heddal Stave Church, to name a few. The municipal center Kviteseid has chamring shops and cafes, and also offers boat cruises on the Telemark Canal.
A great climate and shallow beaches makes the bathing season last long in Vrådal. The Straand Sommerland recreational area by the beach features a playground, outdoor restaurant, 12-meter-high climbing tower, and offers numerous activities including canoe rental, SUPs and boats. This also also where the classic old ship Fram docks. The tourist information center offers motorboat rental. You can also rent row boats, canoes and kayaks at Vrådal Hyttegrend.
There are many hiking options and lots of nature experiences on offer in Vrådal. The Venelifjell area is family friendly and has activities for all ages, while the hiking trails to the Roholtsfjell and Hegefjell mountains, both over 1,000 meters high, are more challenging. The area also has many more easier hiking trails. Remember to bring along a container, because there’s an abundance of blueberries and cranberries in autumn.
If you like fishing, idyllic Nisser and Vråvatn lakes are both well stocked with fish. Buy a fishing license from the local fishing club and get expert advice on the best fishing spots at the local sports store.
The 9-hole golf course at Fossøy is idyllically situated by Lake Nisser.The course is heaven for golf players and anyone else who wants to enjoy a stroll along the culture path to see ancient settlements from the Stone Age. You can also relax with refreshments at the golf café.
The Vrådal Panorama Skisenter resort was the first in the world to get a ski lift with eight seats. The resort offers a variety of slopes, a kids area, and cross country skiing trails. Find more inspiration at Telemarks's official website.
Bø is the nearest railway station. Bø is 60 kilometres from Vrådal, and the journey from Oslo to Bø takes around 2 hours. There is a bus service that runs between Bø and Vrådal.
There are daily bus departures from Oslo, Bergen, Haugesund, Sandefjord, and Skien to Seljord, 30 kilometres from Vrådal. A local bus running from Seljord to Vrådal are timed to connect with some bus arrivals, but note that this does not apply to all arrivals.
Most visitors go by car to Vrådal. The drive from Oslo takes around 3 hours.
The two nearest airports are Torp Sandefjord Airport and Kristiansand Airport, both approximately 160 kilometres from Vrådal.
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is about 250 kilometres from Vrådal.
Buses run from Sandefjord and Oslo to Vrådal.