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Kids playing in the water by Vrådal in Eastern Norway
Kids playing in the water by Vrådal in Eastern Norway
Bathing in Vrådal.
Photo: Visit Vrådal / Raisfoto
Bathing in Vrådal.
Photo: Visit Vrådal / Raisfoto

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People taking the ski lift to Vrådal Panorama ski resort in Eastern Norway
People taking the ski lift to Vrådal Panorama ski resort in Eastern Norway
Ski resort in Vrådal.
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Ski resort in Vrådal.
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A girl learning to stear a boat in Vrådal in Eastern Norway
A girl learning to stear a boat in Vrådal in Eastern Norway
Sailing in Vrådal.
Photo: Visit Vrådal / Raisfoto
Sailing in Vrådal.
Photo: Visit Vrådal / Raisfoto
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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.

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The veteran boat M/S Fram sails scheduled boat trips from Vrådal on lake Nisser throughout the summer. Read more
Boat cruise with the veteran boat M / S Fram, Vrådal
This is a great, family-friendly summit trip! Mount Venelifjellet – literally "the beautiful mountain" – carries its name well and is a… Read more
Summit trip Mount Venelifjell
Hiking in Vrådal! to the majestic mountain top Hægefjell. Read more
Hægefjell Vrådal
Vrådal is a winter destination for the whole family. Read more
Vrådal Panorama Ski Center
Straand Summerland is located on the lakeside in Vrådal and features a playground, a beach, boat rental, beach volleyball and a summer cafè. Read more
Straand Summerland - activity area
Vrådal Golf is a 9-hols course beautifully situated on an island i Vrådal, Telemark. Open every day May-September. Read more
Vrådal Golf
What did a prosperous farm in West-Telemark look like about 200 years ago? At Kviteseid museum of local history you will find the answer. Read more
Kviteseid Local History Museum
Lake Nisser is very well suited for canoeing and cayaking, especially in the nortehs parts around Vrådal. See the beatiful landscape of islands and… Read more
Canoe/cayak on lake Nisser (Vrådal)
Great fishing conditions in Vradal! Read more
Fishing in Vrådal
The Silver smithery has a shop with traditional and modern jewelery, souvenirs and a Christmas shop with hundreds of Christmas items - all year round! Read more
Silversmith workshop in Vrådal
Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal. Read more
Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal
Where to stay
Straand Hotel - in the middle of the beautiful Telemark region in south-eastern Norway. A full service hotel well known for its many activities and… Read more
Straand Hotel
Vrådal Booking - apartments and cabins in the center of Vrådal and at the ski center! Read more
Vrådal Booking
Vrådal Holiday Apartments consists of modern apartments for 4-8 persons. Situated in the center of Vrådal, with a magnificent view over Lake Nisser. Read more
Vrådal Holiday Apartments
Vrådal Hyttegrend is located with a beatiful view of lake Nisser and the surrounding mountains. 20 cabins for rent for up to 8 persons. Read more
Vrådal Hyttegrend
Food and drink
Straand Summerland summer café is located on the lakeside in Vrådal. In addition to the café you will find a playground, a beach, boat rental and… Read more
Straand Summerland Bar
Café in the centre of Vrådal. Serves cakes and baked goods, icecream, small dishes and hot and cold drinks. Read more
Handelslaget Café
This cafe will not have dinner this summer. But - we have the best home made cakes. Read more
Museum Cafe Morgedal
Welcome to Kviteseid bryggekafè, good food and drinks, by the Telemark Canal. Read more
Kviteseid Bryggekafè
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    • Vrådal train

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      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.

    • Vrådal road

      By road

      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.

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    • Vrådal plane

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      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.

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