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Heddal Bygdetun - Things to Know Before Visiting

Heddalsvegen 385, 3676 Notodden, Norway

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About Heddal Bygdetun

Heddal Open Air Museum is located near the historic Heddal Stave Church. Heddal Museum has various buildings representative of the history of local farming dating from the Middle Ages and up to the 1930s. Fyrileivstugu, a living room interior dating from 1932, was transferred to Heddal Museum in 1990. It was the work of noted woodcarver and rosemaling artist, Olav Fyrileiv who was a Telemark native.


Attractions Near Heddal Bygdetun

Heddal stave church
Heddal stave church0.32km from Heddal Bygdetun

Norway's largest stave church built in the 1200s and still in use. Rose paintings from the 1600s, "bishop's chair" and incense vessels from medieval times. Guided tours in English, exhibition in the vicarage barn, open parallel with the guided tours. Cafeteria serving hot and cold meals. Church services and "quiet room".

Seljordsvatnet
Seljordsvatnet24.45km from Heddal Bygdetun

Seljord Lake is a lake in the municipality Seljord in Vestfold og Telemark, Norway. The main influx river is Vallaråi, and the lake drains through Bøelva. The lake covers an area of 16.7 km2. According to local folklore Selma, a sea serpent lives in the lake.

Bletoppen
Bletoppen25.62km from Heddal Bygdetun

Bletoppen is the highest summit on Blefjell, 1342 meters above sea level. Bletoppen is located in Tinn in Telemark. The view is nice in all directions. Places that are visible are: Gaustadtoppen, Hardangervidda, Jonsknuten, Skrimfjella. The summit is most easily reached by following a marked trail from the parking lot at Nordstul, 3 to 4 hours hike in the summer. Numerous shorter paths starts at the road to Fosskard and goes up the steep western side of Blefjell.

Blefjell
Blefjell27.16km from Heddal Bygdetun

Blefjell is a mountain area that is a popular tourist destination for trekking and hiking in Norway.

Norwegian Mining Museum
Norwegian Mining Museum28.1km from Heddal Bygdetun

Norwegian Mining Museum documents the history of the former Kongsberg Silver Mines. It represents the largest collection of native silver anywhere in the world.

Tinnsjå
Tinnsjå39.3km from Heddal Bygdetun

One of the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest in Europe. It is also one of the beautiful tourist spots. Tinnsjå is part of the Skiensvassdrag, and drains via the Tinnelva river in the south, down to Heddalsvatn.

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Vestfold of Telemark is a southernmost county in Eastern Norway, known for its vast forests, valleys, skiing, and rural churches.

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