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Vrådal

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Vrådal is a small village with 500 inhabitants in Telemark, in south-eastern Norway.

Understand[edit]

Lake Vråvatn

Tourists have been visiting Vrådal for over 100 years, first in the summer but from the 1960s also in winter. The village lies between the Vråvatn and Nisser lakes. It belongs to the municipality Kviteseid, with its centre some 15 km away.

Get in[edit]

Vrådal is located between the south-eastern and western shores of Norway. 3 hours to drive from Oslo, 6 hours to drive from Bergen and 4 hours from Stavanger (summer).

By car[edit]

From Oslo: E 18 to Drammen, E 134 Drammen - Kongsberg - Notodden - Seljord - Brunkenberg, R41 Brunkeberg - Vrådal. 200 km. From Kristiansand: E 18 to Timenes, R 41 Timenes - Birkeland - Åmli - Trenungen - Vrådal. 168 km

By bus[edit]

  • Nor-Way BusExpress: Haukeliekspressen from Oslo, Bergen and Haugesund to Seljord and local bus (corresponding) from Seljord to Vrådal.
  • Nor-Way BusExpress: Telemarksekspressen from Tønsberg, Sandefjord Airport, Larvik, Porsgrunn, Skien and Bø to Seljord and local bus from Seljord.

By plane[edit]

Closest airport is Sandefjord Airport (TRF IATA) 150 km.

Get around[edit]

Vrådal is a small place and you can get around mainly by foot. The hotels are located in the village centre and within walking distance from the souvenir shops and the supermarket. The Ski Centre is located 4 km from the village centre. The hotels have a skibus with departure in the morning and returning from the ski centre at closing time.

See[edit]

Vrådal church

Do[edit]

Vrådal offers activities all year round.

Summer[edit]

  • [formerly dead link] Straand Riding Centre, +47 41 41 25 03. Horseback riding, ponies, horse & carriage rides.
  • Climbing tower. 12 metres by the lakeside
  • Straand Summerland, +47 35 06 90 00. By the lake with beach, playground, beach-volleyball, rental of canoes and rowing boats, summer cafè.
  • M/S Fram, +47 35 06 90 00. A veteran boat from 1909. Originally a tugboat for timber now rebuilt into a beautiful sightseeing boat.
  • Beaver safari. meet the beaver in its natural environment.
  • [dead link] Offroad biking (at the Vrådal Panorama Skicentre.), +47 35 06 83 50.
  • Hiking. Vrådal has hiking trail in the forest and in high mountain terrain. Hiking trails from all accommodations.
  • Nordic Walking. walking trails especially designed for Nordic Walking.

Winter[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Sølvemdtunet (silver smith), +47 35 04 72 33. Shop with traditional and modern jewellery, souvenirs and art. Also includes a Christmas Loft, open all year. E mail: astri@postgull.no. [1]
  • Joker, +47 35 05 61 12. Supermarket open M-Sa. Closed on holidays.

Eat[edit]

  • Quality Straand Hotel & Resort, +47 35 06 90 00, . Restaurant serving guests and visitors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additional restaurant open every day 12.00-18.30 serving coffee, sandwiches, light meals and today's dinner.
  • Vrådal Kro serving sandwiches, dinner and fast food.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Quality Straand Hotel & Resort, Kviteseidvegen 1698, N - 3853 Vrådal, +47 35 06 90 00, . With 125 rooms - singles, doubles, family rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, pub, 24 h reception, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace.
  • Vrådal Hyttepark, Tiurvegen 5, N - 3853 Vrådal, +47 35 06 93 00, . With 26 cabins for rent. Cabins have 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath room.
  • Vrådal Booking (Vrådal Panorama Ski Centre Apartments), Tiurvegen 5, N - 3853 Vrådal., +47 35 06 93 00, . Cabins and apartments rental. Apartments with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4-7 people. Cabins with 3-5 bedrooms sleeping 6-14 people. All units are privately owned and differ in design and facilities but all units have shower, WC, TV, dishwasher, fridge, cooker, coffeemaker.

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