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Skien is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Grenland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Skien. Skien is also the administrative centre of Telemark county. Telemark Museum is located in Skien. Skien was the birthplace of the author and playwright Henrik Ibsen. At Venstøp in Skien, you can find the Venstøp Farm, established as the Ibsen Museum in 1958.

Every year there is a travelling carnival with rides and merry-go-arounds for a week, in "Stevneplassen".  Norway's biggest outside climbing park, Himalaya Park, is located in Skien.

Tønsberg  is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, southern Norway, located around 25 km (15.53 mi) north-east of Sandefjord. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tønsberg. Tønsberg is the site of Oseberghaugen, a Viking era burial mound. (Norwegian: Oseberghaugen ved Slagen from the Old Norse Word haugr meaning mound) The Oseberg ship was found in the Oseberg burial mound in 1904. This Viking era longship is now in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. Archaeological excavations in 1904 uncovered history's largest and richest example of craftmanship from the Viking Age. In addition to the Oseberg ship, Oseberghaugen contained the Oseberg carriage, five beautifully carved bed-posts shaped like animal heads, four sledges, beds, chests, weaving-frames, household utensils and much more. Scientific examinations in 1992 now date the burial to 834 AD, and indicate a probability that it was Queen Alvhild, the first wife of King Gudrød, who was buried here.

Perhaps the most important landmark in the town is the tower standing on the hill. It was erected in 1888 as a memorial to the old fortress, of which just fragmentary ruins remain today. Several streets in the town are named after old kings of Norway. Other tourist sites include ruins of the Tønsberg Fortress (Tønsberghus), St. Michael's Church, and the Royal Castle. Sem Church (Sem kirke) located near the Jarlsberg Estate, is Vestfold's oldest stone church built before 1100 in the Romanesque style. Haugar Vestfold Art Museum is located in the parkland between the site of the ancient assembly of Haugating and the two Viking era mounds.

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FEATURED HOTELS IN SKIEN, TELEMARK COUNTY, NORWAY

Skien is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Grenland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Skien. Skien is also the administrative centre of Telemark county .. read more
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Clarion Collection Hotel Brygge, Skien
This Skien hotel is conveniently located in the city center. Dining options at Clarion Collection Hotel Brygge include a restaurant. A complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a sauna. This 2.5-star property offers small meeting rooms and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Skien property has 4069 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include coffee in the lobby. This is a smoke-free property. 
Thon Hotel Hoyers, Skien
The hotel is in walking distance from the Telemark Canal, Telemark Museum, Henrik Ibsen's Museum, Brekkeparken and nightlife and shopping in Skien. The hotel has provided continuous hotel services under the same name for 150 years.  The hotel offers some of the best cuisine in Telemark, and the comfortable restaurant with cut glass chandeliers and modern table settings really rounds off the experience. The wine list is excellent, as is the menu. Lunch is served from 12 am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday, and the á la carte menu from 4 pm to 10 pm every day, except Sunday.  Following a delicious meal, you can relax in the comfortable lobby bar, or drink coffee in the fireside lounge.
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FEATURED HOTELS IN TONSBERG, VESTFOLD COUNTY, NORWAY

Tønsberg  is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, southern Norway, located around 25 km (15.53 mi) north-east of Sandefjord. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tønsberg. Tønsberg is the site of Oseberghaugen, a Viking era burial mound .. read more
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Quality Hotel Klubben, near airport Tonsberg
The Quality Hotel Klubben is located in the heart of the city, close to a number of area attractions. Local points of interest like the Whaling Museum, Vestfold County Museum and the historic St. Michael's Church are minutes from this Tonsberg, Norway hotel. History buffs will enjoy exploring nearby Castrum Tunsberg, Norway's largest Medieval castle. This area features centuries-old fortresses, dwellings, landmarks and more. A number of entertainment venues, specialty shops and unique eateries can be found in the vicinity. Guests of this Tonsberg, Norway hotel can enjoy features and amenities like free coffee, free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, and an on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge that offers room service.
Quality Hotel Tonsberg
The Quality Hotel Tønsberg is ideally located minutes from Vestfold University College (Hogskolen i Vestfold). This Tønsberg hotel provides easy access to many local attractions and points of interest, including the Vestfold County Museum (Vestfold Fylkesmuseum), historic St. Michael's Church, the Whaling Museum and Castrum Tunsbergis, Norway's largest medieval castle dating back to the 13th century. Norway's oldest town, Tønsberg is as charming as it is rich in history. The surrounding area features numerous shops, historic landmarks and cultural attractions. Recreation is abundant in the area and includes boating, fishing, hiking, biking and golfing. A variety of eateries are are located in the surrounding area. 
Thon Hotel Brygga Tonsberg
Thon Hotel Brygga is perfectly situated at the harbour in the very heart of Tønsberg, overlooking the sea. Park your car just outside the main entrance, or moor your boat to the docks. The district offers many cultural events, museums, beaches and cliffs. The hotelís Restaurant Måken serves tempting à la carte dishes and its speciality dishes. The restaurant also has an entrance from the seafront, and can offer refreshments and delicious meals on the waterfront throughout the summer. The hotel bar is the hotelís natural gathering point, to meet for a drink or a bite to eat Ė or just to relax with a newspaper.
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