6 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Vestfold og Telemark that you should visit - With photos & details

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6 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Vestfold og Telemark

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

BandakBandak, Norway

A beautiful lake which was located in the  Vestfold og Telemark county, Norway. The lake, which is part of the Telemark Canal route, belongs to the Skien watershed.  It is also one of the main water resources in this area and also a nice picnic spot.

NisserNisser, Norway

Nisser is a lake in Nissedal, Norway. It is the 13th-largest lake in the nation by area with a surface area of 76.30 km², the 10th largest by volume at 7.19 km³, and the 13th deepest at 234 m. It is located in Nissedal and Kviteseid municipality in Vestfold og Telemark county and is Telemark's largest lake. Part of the Arendal watershed, water enters from the discharge of Vråvatn, and its outlet is the Nisserelva river.

NorsjøNorsjø, Norway

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.

SeljordsvatnetSeljordsvatnet, Seljord Municipality, Norway

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.

TinnsjåTinnsjå, Norway

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.

VråvatnVråvatn, Kviteseid Municipality, Norway

Vråvatn is a lake in Kviteseid municipality in Telemark. It is part of the Arendal watercourse and has its main inflow into the Folsetelva from Skredvatn, while the outlet is via Roholdtåi, or "Straumen", to Nisser.  In 1914, two locks were built in Straumen, Storstraum – Småstraumkanalen. This made it possible to travel the entire 50 km long stretch from Tveitsund south in Nisser to Vråliosen north in Vråvatn by boat.