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.
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.
The Town – The buildings of Notodden could be anywhere, you can create your own world here with the mountains and lake as backdrop.
Hydros' Power – Before Notodden and Rjukan of the Wild Telemark, waterpower had never been used for major industry. Here it began.
Notodden Nature – The settlement later becoming Notodden was located in Upper Telemark, defiantly independent. Nature is never far away.
Alternative Realities – decades of innovative and creative work by a town of musicians and entrepreneurs where literally anything can happen.
Heddal Stave Church – Norway’s oldest Stave Church, art, craftsmanship and culture, the cross roads of the Viking world and Christianity.