Lillesand. "Blindleia" is a cultural delight with the tang of the salt from the setting of islets and reefs. Summer guests are strongly recommended to pay a visit to this coastal sea-way with historical roots far back into time as a means of communication for dwellers on the coast. Scenery and environment in abundance.
Kristiansand Zoo is Norway´s most frequently visited attraction. The zoo is 30 years old and an institution in Norway. Every single tourist should visit the zoo, which covers an area of 150 acres of, among other things, wild Nordic terrain. Fifty kilometres north of Kristiansand you will find Setesdal Rafting & Activity Centre, run by Troll Mountain. This is a centre which arranges rafting, canoeing, mountaineering and mountain biking activities as well as elk and beaver safaris.
Viking Dalen Hotel is one of the few original Swiss style hotels. It was completed in 1894 with a magnificent foyer and dining room. Its inland and alpine ski areas during the winter. Its coastline and sea, for fishing, sunning and bathing in the summer. And for boating. Its forests, piny-smelling in the sun, teeming with life, with an unbelievable variety of plants and animals. Its high mountain moors in the fall, cleansed by crisp winds, with rein deer, cloudberres and grouse.
The Industrial Workers´ Museum in Rjukan. The Blues Festival in Notodden. A visit to Henrik Ibsen´s childhood home at Venstøp near Skien. The flights of locks. The sight of timber floating downstream. Bever safaris. "Treasure hunting" in closed-down quarries and mines. Telemark Sommarland in near Bø, the ultimate family entertainment park. Museums and exhibitions showing collections of art of yesteryear and of today.
Vemork was at the centre of one of the most important acts of sabotage committed during the Second World War, when Norwegian saboteurs prevented the Germans from developing a nuclear bomb from the heavy water that was produced there. Gaustadtoppen peak is 1.883 metres, it is Telemark´s highest mountain. It can be climbed by following a clearly marked route trom the Rjukan-Tuddal road. Travelling in Telemark is something to dream about provided you do something about it.
Arendal, Birkenes, Bygland, Bykle, Froland, Gjerstad, Grimstad, Hisøy, Iveland, Lillesand, Moland, Risør, Tromøy, Tvedestrand, Valle, Vegårshei, Øyestad, Åmli, Evje and Hornes
Audnedal, Farsund, Flekkefjord, Hægebostad, Kristiansand, Kvinesdal, Lindesnes, Lyngdal, Mandal, Marnardal, Songdalen, Søgne, Vennesla, Åseral and Sirdal.
Drangedal, Fyresdal, Nissedal, Bamble, Skien, Porsgrunn, Siljan, Kragerø, Nome, Tinn, Notodden, Sauherad, Hjartdal, Tokke, Vinje, Kvitseid, Seljord