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Vrådal[8] is a city in Telemark, Norway.


Vrådal is a small village with 500 inhabitants. Located in the district of Telemark in south - eastern Norway. tourists have been visiting Vrådal for over 100 years, first in the summer but from the 1960`s also in winter.

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Vrådal is locaed between the south-eastern and western shores of Norway. 3 hours to drive from Oslo, 6 hours to drive from Vergen and 4 hours from Stavanger (summer).

By car From Oslo: E 18 to Drammen, E 134 Drammen - Kongsberg - Notodden - Seljord - Brunkenberg, R41 Brunkeberg - Vrådal. 200 km. From Kristiansand: E 18 to Timenes, R 41 Timenes - Birkeland - Åmli - Trenungen - Vrådal. 168 km

By bus Nor-Way BusExpress: Haukeliekspressen from Oslo, Bergen and Haugesund til Seljord and local bus (corresponding) from Seljord to Vrådal. Nor-Way BusExpress: Telemarksekspressen from Tønsberg, Sandefjord Airport, Larvik, Porsgrunn, Skien and Bø to Seljord and local bus from Seljord.

By air Closest airport is Sandefjord Airport. 150 km.

Get around[edit]

Vrådal is a small place and you can get around mainly by foot. The hotels are located in the willage centre and within walking distance from the souvenir shops and the supermarket. The Ski Centre is located 4 km from the village centre. The hotels have a skibus with departure in the mornig and returning from the Ski centre at closing time.

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Vrådal offers activities all year round.


  • Straand Riding Centre, +47 41 41 25 03, [1]. Horseback riding, ponies, horse & carriage rides.  edit
  • Climbing tower. 12 metres by the lakeside  edit
  • Straand Summerland, +47 35 06 90 00, [2]. By the lake with beach, playground, beach-volleyball, rental of canoes and rowing boats, summer cafè.  edit
  • M/S Fram, +47 35 06 90 00, [3]. A veteran boat from 1909. Originally a tugboat for timber now rebuilt into a beautiful sightseeing boat.  edit
  • Beaver safari. meet the beaver in its natural environment.  edit
  • Offroad biking, (at the Vrådal Panorama Skicentre.), +47 35 06 83 50, [4].  edit
  • Hiking. Vrådal has hiking trail in the forest and in high mountain terrain. Hiking trails from all accomodations.  edit
  • Nordic Walking. walking trails especially designed for Nordic Walking.  edit


Vrådal Panorama Ski Centre, phone +47 35 06 83 50, e-mail: [email protected], URL [9]. Skicentre with 1 chair lift, 4 ski lifts, ski rental, ski school, cafeteria and pub. Cross country skiing. Vrådal has 20 - 40 kilometres with prepared tracks when the weather allows it. Information about track on the accomodation sites. Straand Riding Centre, phone +47 41 41 25 03, URL [10].Horseback riding, ponies, horse & sleigh rides.

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Sølvemdtunet (Silver smith)- shop with traditional and modern jewellery, souvenirs and art. Also includes a Christmas Loft, open all year. Telephone: +47 35 04 72 33. E mail: [email protected] URL [http;//] Joker - supermarket open Monday - Saturday. Closed on holidays. Telephone: +47 35 05 61 12.

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Quality Straand Hotel & Resort, phone +47 35 06 90 00. E - mail: [email protected] URL [11]. Restaurant serving guests and visitors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additional restaurant open every day 12.00 - 18.30 serving coffee, sandwiches, light meals and todays dinner. Vrådal Kro serving sandwiches, dinner and fast food.

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  • Quality Straand Hotel & Resort, Kviteseidvegen 1698, N - 3853 Vrådal, +47 35 06 90 00 (), [5]. With 125 rooms - singles, doubles, familiy rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, pub, 24 h reception, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace.  edit
  • Vrådal Hyttepark, Tiurvegen 5, N - 3853 Vrådal, +47 35 06 93 00 (), [6]. with 26 cabins for rent. Cabins have 2 bedrooms, living room, kiotchen, bath room.  edit
  • Vrådal Booking (Vrådal Panorama Ski Centre Apartments), Tiurvegen 5, N - 3853 Vrådal., +47 35 06 93 00 (), [7]. Cabins and apartments rental. Apartments with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 - 7 people. Cabins with 3 - 5 bedrooms sleeping 6 - 14 perople. All units are privately owned and differ in design and facilities but all units have shower, WC, TV, dishwasher, fridge, cooker, coffeemaker.  edit


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