Cheap Skien Vacation Packages
The Norwegian city of Skien checks a number of boxes required for a perfect tourist destination. It is one of Norway’s oldest cities, its most significant port town, birthplace of Henrik Ibsen (a famous playwright), centre of musical concerts, has scenic natural reserves and that it has prominent hiking, fishing and golfing facilities too. Best of all, it is situated at just three hours away ride from the national capital Oslo.
Places of Interest in Skien
This sixty five miles long water canal was carved out of rock in 1892 AD and this Herculean effort was then dubbed as the ‘the eighth wonder of the world.’ The Telemark Canal connects Skien to Dalen in southern Norway by linking several long lakes in the Skien watershed through a series of 18 locks. It consists of two canals - Skien-Nordsjo and Bandak-Nordsjo. While the former was essentially for ferrying passengers, the latter was designed to transport goods and passengers both.
Brekkeparken Park and Telemark Fylke Museum
Two prominent attractions of Skien are the Brekkeparken Park and the Telemark Fylke Museum. Brekkeparken is a two hundred year old historical park laid out in the British style that creates a perfect setting and a harmonious blend of trails, ponds, and flower beds. The Telemark Fylke Museum is known for the historical Sondre Brekke Manor house of early nineteenth century. It also includes the Berg-Kragero Museum (the city museum in Kragero) to provide for seasonal exhibits. Visitors can see prominent examples of folk art, fashion, architectural styles and local maritime history here.
This is a place for sports lovers. Skien Fritidspark has a host of sporting facilities like swimming, skiing, golfing, outdoor tennis courts, jogging, beach volleyball, spa, ice hockey and so on.