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A walk packed full of culture and history.
A challenging trip packed full of culture and history.
The trip starts at Dalen Bryggje/the centre of Dalen (across the
road from Dalen B&B). Dalen Bryggje serves as a docking point
for boats on the Telemark Canal. The site has an art gallery and
café. Ample parking. If you choose to walk from the centre of
Dalen, you should pay a visit to the statues of the Rui sisters on
display outside the tourist information office during the summer.
They are depicted in their full size – around 120 cm tall.
You will discover stunning vantage points along the way as well
as historical sites such as Riarhamaren and Rui. There are information
boards and resting places along the route. An alternative
route takes you from the town hall in Dalen past “The Villa”.
This large, red building was the director's residence when the
Molybden mines were still being worked. Take your time as you
reach the hills. If you look around you, you will discover a fascinating
flora with plenty of sun-loving plants.
If Eidsborg is your destination, you could end the day with a
visit to the splendid West Telemark Museum and its café. The
museum is also home to Eidsborg Stave Church, one of the
smallest stave churches in the country.
If you have any energy left once you reach Eidsborg, you could
take a trip to the popular whetstone quarries. The history of
whetstone from Eidsborg can be explored at the museum.
The trail starts at Dalen / Dalen Bryggje.
If you arrive on route E134 from the east, leave the main road
in Høydalsmo and follow route FV45 to Dalen. Dalen Bryggje
is on the left-hand side just as you descend from Eidsborgberget.
After around 500 m you will reach the centre of Dalen.
From Vrådal and Åmot on route FV38 to Dalen: arriving in the
centre of Dalen, you will see Dalen Bryggje on your right after
around 500 m. There is ample parking both at Dalen Bryggje
and in the centre of Dalen.