Telemark

Telemark stretches from the seacoast with its many islands and fjords over a relatively broad countryside and on to an upland region with steep and narrow valleys, and finally up to more mountainous districts. The county has several lengthy river systems and large lakes. A waterway starting at the coast is navigable to the county’s far western districts. Old mountain routes link the district with southern and western Norway.

  • Farm Houses fram Ylis and Akkerhaungen in the Fram Stead from Telemark
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    Farm Houses fram Ylis and Akkerhaungen in the Fram Stead from Telemark Anne-Lise Reinsfelt / Norsk Folkemuseum

The Telemark Farmstead

The farmstead is made up of buildings from the inlanddistricts of the county. Historically speaking, the traditions of the easternand western districts, such as in building and clothing, have been differentfrom each other.