Norsjø - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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Norsjø is a lake in the municipalities of Skien, Nome, and Sauherad in Vestfold og Telemark county, Norway. It is 55 km² in the area and 15 meters above sea level. Norsjø is part of the Telemark Canal. Most rivers in Telemark meet Norsjø on their way before ending up in the Skien river or Porsgrunn river. Norsjø is a source of drinking water for the Skien municipality.
Attractions Near Norsjø
Skien church was completed in 1894 after the great town fire. It's build in the Gothic Revival style and the interior of the church is characterized by beautiful stained glass windows and glazed stone. The church has one of the largest and best organs in Norway with 5200 pipes and 70 votes.
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.
Telemark Museum is a consolidated museum that included a number of museums within the Telemark area. It was founded in 1909 from a base at the Søndre Brekke farm. The farm is surrounded by Brekkeparken, a 36-acre park. The main attraction, aside from seasonal exhibits in the main halls of the farmhouse, is the outdoor museum. Several older houses and farms from the former county of Telemark have been moved from their original location and rebuilt on-site in the park.
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.
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.
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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Vestfold of Telemark is a southernmost county in Eastern Norway, known for its vast forests, valleys, skiing, and rural churches.