NOTODDEN MUNICIPALITY

Telemark was Norway’s ‘Wild West’, full of mystery, music and fairytales. Notodden is the heart. Gateway to the Wild Telemark.

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The Birthplace – In 1905, the world changed forever when Industrialist Sam Eyde arrived in Notodden and declared he was going to tame the thundering waterfalls.

Dare.

Game Changer  Bill Gates has said that the production of fertiliser here saved more than a billion people. That story began here in the buildings at Hydropark. 

Feel.

The Town The buildings of Notodden could be anywhere, you can create your own world here with the mountains and lake as backdrop. 

Imagine.

Hydros' Power Before Notodden and Rjukan of the Wild Telemark, waterpower had never been used for major industry. Here it began. 

Revolt.

Notodden Nature The settlement later becoming Notodden was located in Upper Telemark, defiantly independent. Nature is never far away. 

Experience.

Alternative Realities –  decades of innovative and creative work by a town of musicians and entrepreneurs where literally anything can happen. 

Create.

 

Heddal Stave Church Norway’s oldest Stave Church, art, craftsmanship and culture, the cross roads of the Viking world and Christianity. 

Storytell.