Photo: Jørgen Kasin
From coast to mountain
There are so many reasons to travel to Telemark. Enjoy life on the coast in the charming town of Kragerø, a popular summer destination, or ski down the powder slopes from Gaustatoppen. There’s no reason you can't do both!
Telemark as a region reaches from the south coast via deep forests and expansive orchards to the high mountains and the magnificent Hardangervidda mountain plain.
You can spend a wonderful weekend or a whole holiday packed with adventure in Telemark. The range of activities and adventures is quite unique: a beach holiday and fishing for crab in Kragerø, climbing to the 1,883-metre high peak of Gaustatoppen for breathtaking views, the marvel that is the Telemark canal with its sluices connecting several lakes and travelling 105 km inland, the energy and industrial town of Rjukan with its fascinating wartime history or Bø Sommerland – Scandinavia’s largest waterpark and the most popular attraction in Telemark.
Not to forget Seljord in Morgedal – the home of skiing as a sport, visiting farms, farm holidays, climbing parks, culture, the people or the cycling routes that criss-cross Telemark from coast to mountain.
Follow in the footsteps of the historical heroes of Telemark, or make your own. Telemark is a wonderful holiday destination for young and old.