Attractions in the Notodden-region

There are  many exciting sights and experiences in the vicinity of Notodden which you can explore when you visit the festival.

Notodden and Rjukan is on UNESCOs world heritage list. In the region there are many beautiful and historically interesting sites that is worth visiting.

Take your family on a historical tour to Rjukan. Here you can follow in the footsteps of the saboteurs to the Norwegian Industrial workers museum, where the famous sabotage took place. After an interesting guiding through the museum you can travel down to Rjukan center to admire the new sun mirror. You finish the day with a good dinner and stay at the Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotel. Gaustatoppen, which many claim to be the most beautiful mountain in Norway, towers majestically above the town of Rjukan at an altitude of 1,883 metres.


Heddal Stavkirke is a unique stave church which is worth a visit. The church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway's largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. It is situated just some kilometres outside of Notodden. 


Telemarkgallery displays exhibitions of national and international contemporary art.

Krossobanen is the first cable car to be built in Northern - Europe. Krossobanen whisks you up to the foot of Hardangervidda, Norway's largest national park.From the viewing platform at the top of the station building, you will see the magnificent view of the entire area.


Half an hour drive from Notodden you will also find the city of Kongsberg, with THE NORWEGIAN MINING MUSEUM, which is a museum managing the national cultural heritage of the Kongsberg Silvermines, including its buildings and collections. You will also gain admittance to the silvermines where you can take a train ride that takes you 342 meters below the surface and 2,3 km into the mountain. Inside the King’s mine there is a guided tour through stopes, adits and shafts.

The Fruit Village in Gvarv, Telemark received the Norwegian Cultural landscape award in 2015. The keywords are: Smell, hear, see, taste and enjoy. Some kilometres outside Notodden. 

In the neighbouring town of Bø, you can visit the biggest waterpark in Scandinavia. Great fun for the whole familiy! Click here for more info


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There are also many other festivals in the vicinity of Notodden:

Kongsberg Jazzfestival



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