Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken
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The Brekkeparken is a great site that offers moments of respite to the many visitors that pay a visit to it. Blessed with a large landscaped park, famous museums like the Telemark museum along with various other attractions like restaurants and a bookstore, it undoubtedly draws plenty of tourists each year. Offering visitors the best of both worlds from a sneak into the local history to typical farm-styled buildings, the site is quite vibrant and entertaining. Certainly, Brekkeparken is one such destination that can be admired and explored effortlessly. Exhibits can be viewed by appointment throughout the year. Call ahead for more details.
Nestled by Porsgrunn river's eastern bank, Amphitrite, the wave and the sea birds remains an arresting sculpture. Standing tall at 4 meters (13 feet), it is built to the designs of noted Norwegian sculptor Jørleif Uthaug. The sculpture features a nude figure of a female who represents Neptune' wife, Amphitrite and two seabirds seen descending over a gigantic wave. Unveiled in the year 1985, the sculpture is considered to be one of the most celebrated art works of Uthaug and also one of the few ones to feature figurative aspects.
Located in Skien municipality, Norsjø is a quaint lake covering an area of 55 square kilometers (21.23 square miles). A part of the beautiful Telemark Canal, this lake remains a popular tourist attraction since it offers boat trips to Notodden and Lake Heddalsvatnet. Norsjø was also the site of the ancient Ulefos Manor which is now on display at the Telemark Museum. Around the lake, one can explore a beautiful sculpture park, camping grounds and a sprawling golf course.
Located in the Buskerud area of Norway, lake Mykle is a treasure-trove of fishing opportunities for anglers. Its blue waters are mesmerizing and are a testament to the beauty of nature. Spend a day fishing here or just relax on the shore, enjoying some solitary moments with oneself.
A beautiful lagoon surrounded with some splendid views, Goksjø lake offers a tranquil setting for some relaxing time by the shore. The lake covers the municipalities of Andebu, Larvik and Sandefjord in Norway's Vestfold county and remains a popular picnic spot.
As a tribute to the fallen sailors of the World Wars I and II, The Hall of Remembrance or Minnehallen was constructed by the government in the form of a stone pyramid. It stands lonely near the coast as a beacon to the martyrs. The inside of the hall contains copper tablets in memory of the dead. An epitaph written by Herman Wildenweys is also inscribed on the altar.