Vinje is the largest municipality in the county
of Telemark, covering an area of 3,117 km2. It
is a typical mountain district, with 80 per cent
of the area more than 800 metres above sea
level. Vinje is situated in the northwestern
corner of Telemark, bordering the counties of
Aust-Agder, Rogaland and Hordaland to the
south and west and the county of Buskerud to
the north. To the east, Vinje borders the
municipalities of Tinn, Seljord and Tokke.
Vinje district includes plenty of open spaces for outdoor recreation, the Hardangervidda plateau being the largest and most famous. Hwy E134 from Drammen to Haugesund via Haukelifjell makes Hardangervidda one of the most accessible mountain areas in Norway. Here you can hike on waymarked trails, go riding, fish in clear mountain lakes, hunt small game and enjoy a variety of exciting activities for people of all ages. In the winter, Rauland and Haukeli offer fantastic skiing for young and old alike, whether on the downhill slopes, the many miles of groomed cross-country trails, or at Norways largest tobogganing centre at Vierli.
Vinje is also famous for its many authors, artists and musicians. If you take a circular tour of Vinje, you can stop off at the many museums and preserved farmsteads that keep alive the cultural heritage of which we are so proud. The wide variety of accommodation, retail and service businesses will provide you with a complete vacation experience. Please contact the local tourist information centres if you need ideas for car trips or things to do, or if you would like to book accommodation and activities. We hope you will find what you are looking for, and to see you again soon.
More information on Vinje district Tel: (+47) 35 06 23 00, fax: (+47) 35 06 23 01 E-mail: email@example.com www.vinje.kommune.no Rauland tourist information centre Tel: (+47) 35 06 26 30, fax: (+47) 35 06 26 31 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rauland.org Haukeli tourist information centre Tel: (+47) 35 07 03 67