Skien is one of Norway's oldest towns, founded around year 1000. The town is a part of the Grenland district in the southeastern part of Telemark county, and is known as the native town of Henrik Ibsen.
Thon Hotel Høyers serves as a good starting point for both acitivities and cultural events in Skien and Telemark.
Nature, history and entertainment
Experience the county from its most outstanding side through the beautiful Telemark Canal. Visit Telemark Museum with the elegant Søndre Brekke mansion encircled by the Brekke Park. You can also visit Henrik Ibsen's childhood home, which offers experiences for everyone in idyllic surroundings.
In addition, Ibsenhuset in Skien can offer a variety of concerts and shows.
Golf in Grenland
Thon Hotel Høyers is centrally situated to Norsjø Golfpark and Telemark Golfpark, which both are 18 hole golf courses.
Fun and exciting family vacations
Skien Leisure Park can offer several activities for all ages throughout the year. Here you can go for a swim in the pool, go ice skating and play curling or frisbee golf, among many other things. In addition we have Himalaya Park, which is one of Norway's biggest outdoor climbing parks.
During the summer Sommarland i Bø is a popular destination with exciting water activities for the whole family.