Sights & Acitivities

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Notodden-Rjukan is now part of UNESCO’s world heritage! Read more (ps: will be available in English in time).

Heddal Stave Church

One of the most beautiful stave churches in the world is placed in Heddal, just outside the city of Notodden. The church was built in the 1200- century.

Notodden Blues Festival

Notodden Blues Festival is europe’s biggest bluesfestival. With big stars on the poster each year. One weekend every year, Notodden is filled up with blues-enthusiast from all over the world.

Canal of Telemark

The Canal streches from the idyllic coastside in the south, through the fruitfields of Midt-Telemark to the gracious mountains and the mighty Hardangervidda.


The industrial museum shows the most important Norwegian invention; The electric Arch and the end product artificial fertilizer.

The Art museum shows art from Norsk Hydro’s art collection.

Verdensarven i Rjukan-Notodden

Notodden er sammen med Rjukan på UNESCOs verdensarvliste! Rjukan-Notoddens industriarv er unik i verdenssammenheng og må bare oppleves. Bli med på reisen og bli kjent med stedene, ideene og ikke minst menneskene som fikk oss dit.


Vemork is industrial history at its very best. NIA at Vemork represents a lot of Norways industrial adventure from the past century. Vemork is also the location for the famous Norwegian Heavy Water Sabotage, which has been filmatized countless times.

Norsjø Golf

Norsjø Golfpark can offer one of Norways most challenging 18 hole courses. The golfcourse has open fairways and many challenging green-areas, and thus it will appeal to all categories of golfers. There is also a 6 hole course, plus one 6 hole course for football golf.  You need no membership or training for these and we have the equipment you need.

Bok & Blueshuset

Bok & blueshuset in Notodden is a public cultural house with beautiful surroundings. The building houses two cinemas with Dolby Atmos, a café and a Bluseum. There is also a library and an analog recording studio, Juke Joint Studio.

Fruktbygda (Sauherad)

Experience the hospitable fruit-town with over 500.000 fruit-trees. Farms with stores, galleries, wine tasting, home bakeries and Norway’s best apple juice. You can paddle or bike from Notodden, or take the car for a twenty-minute ride.


Gaustabanen – A spectacular and dramatic lift, inside the mountain. Earlier it was used as a military base, but opened for the public in 2010. A fast lane to the top of the mountain.

Rjukan bath

Rjukanbadet is a public poolhouse with modern standards, an outdoor pool and a wellness area.

Bø Summerland

Bø sommarland has some of europes biggest and most spectacular waterrides and is scandinavias biggest waterpark. Only 20 minutes from Notodden!

Lindheim Brewery

Lindheim beerbrewery is part of Lindheim Gård, that also grow and sell delicious fruits and vegetables. These days the beer is internationally acclaimed and came in fifth in a recent international top new beers selection.

Silver mines of Kongsberg

Take a trainride in to the kings cave and experience a guided tour 2300 meters in to the deep. There are treasurehunts for the children and outside the caves you can actually dig out your own silver and make a silver coin!


Norways biggest commerce- and agriculturefair. Always the second friday of september and up to 90.000 visitors. Local food, agriculture, animal shows and much more.