There are many reasons to spend a day or more in Notodden. The former industrial town is now inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list along with Rjukan. The Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen museum is a great starting point if you wish to discover the town's exciting and intriguing history and the many world heritage attractions. We also recommend going for a walk through the Tinfos cultural area, Villamoen, Hydro Admini, Grønnebyen, Hydroparken, and Notoddens art-nouveau city center.
Right next to the shore of lake Heddalsvannet you will find Notoddens cultural venue, Bok & Blueshuset, with a state-of-the-art cinema, library, café, and Blueseum. The first weekend in August, the annual Notodden Blues Festival is held here. A few kilometers outside Notodden city center, you can visit the pride of Notodden, Telemark, and Norway; Heddal Stave Church, the largest and one of the oldest stave churches in Norway! In the surrounding area, there’s Olea café and Heddal local museum, where you can see and learn about life and architecture in Norway from medieval times to the late 19th century.