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East Norway : Telemark
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Telemark is a county in East Norway.


  • Porsgrunn - a town with a yearly street theater festival.
  • Notodden - holds a yearly blues festival in August.
  • Kragerø - a seaside town which attracts many tourists in summer.
  • Brevik - a seaside town with a bacallao festival.
  • Langesund - a seaside town with many concerts at Wrightegaarden in summer, also has a fish festival and a sea shanty festival.
  • Rjukan - a town deep in a valley that the sun doesn't reach there during winter. Also the home of the Industrial workers museum and the heavy water sabotage mission during WWII

Other destinations

  • Nome - a municipality
  • Gaustadtoppen. The highest mountain in south Norway.
  • Rauland. Mountain Village in Vinje, Telemark.
  • Haukeli. Mountain Village in East of Vinje, Telemark. Huge skidestination during winter.



Get in

By air: Telemark is served by two airports with scheduled flights, Skien Geiteryggen Airport and Notodden Airport.

By car: E18, the main road of Eastern and Southern Norway, passes through Telemark in the districts of Porsgrunn, Bamble and Kragerø.

By bus:

By train:

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Ibsen's Venstøp, Skien - The place where the world-famous writer Henrik Ibsen was born.





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