Skåtøy - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Skåtøy' is the largest island in Kragerø municipality in Telemark county, Norway. Skåtøy was formerly a municipality. Skåtøy was separated from Sannidal on January 1, 1882. It was merged with Kragerø on January 1, 1960. It is the biggest island in the skerries outside the town of Kragerø, Norway. The island is 8.8 km2 and is partially wooded. It has only a small year-round population.
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Jomfruland National Park includes a large nature area on the coast with national and partly international value. Particularly valuable is the great variety in landscapes and habitat types, with great biological and geological diversity on land and at sea. Many sub-areas at sea and on land have national natural value, and a number of sub-areas on land have national landscape value. The characteristic pebble beach on Jomfruland has international natural historical value as a deposit from the last
20.77km from Skåtøy
Langøytangen Lighthouse is a fully automated coastal lighthouse situated on the island of Langøya in Langesund in the municipality of Bamble, Norway. It marks the southern point of the Langesund sound. It is available for rental for overnight guests.
22.23km from Skåtøy
Mølen is the name of the fantastic coastline between Helgeroa and Nevlunghavn. Here you will find spectacular burial mounds, exciting boulder landscapes, the country's largest pebble beach, and a fantastic hiking area with, among other things, the coastal path that winds through the entire area.
32.1km from Skåtøy
A beautiful coastal lighthouse which was located in the island of Kjeholmen in the Lyngør. was established in 1879, and was listed as a protected site in 1997. It was automated in 2004, so no one is stationed there any longer.
34.07km from Skåtøy
Fredriksvern shipyard in Stavern is one of the best-preserved military installations from the Baroque period in Denmark-Norway. The area is protected. This was the first military facility in Stavern. About 10 years later, the military blockhouse was continued in the form of a fortified fort. The fort received a permanent garrison of 13 men and its own commander in 1689.
The Telemark Canal
39.3km from Skåtøy
The Telemark Canal was hewn out of the rocks by hand well over 100 years ago, and when completed in 1892. Europeans described it as the "eighth wonder of the world". 500 men had worked for five years to dynamite their way through the rocks. The Canal consists of eight locks with a total of 18 lock chambers, and a difference in height of 72 metres.
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Vestfold og Telemark
Vestfold of Telemark is a southernmost county in Eastern Norway, known for its vast forests, valleys, skiing, and rural churches.