Norwegian Ski Museum

Ski enthusiasts from the whole world visit Morgedal, the village which is internationally known as the cradle of modern ski sport. To experience the history of skiing you should use the Norwegian Ski Museum as a starting point. Having visited the museum you will understand the importance of Morgedal Hereos: Sondre Norheim, Torjus and Mikkel Hemmestveit and Olav Bjaaland in the world of ski sport.

Sondre`s heritage

Sondre Norheim and Morgedal are internationally known names in the world of skiing.Words like Slalom, Telemark-turn and Telemarking have their origin here in this part of Telemark.
This is a translation from the Norwegian Ski Federation which suits the ski school activity in Morgedal perfectly. Every year –ski play days are arranged in Morgedal on what is known as the world’s first ski park… the historic fields of Kleiv were one of the traditional meeting spots for skiers from all around the valley to gather, play on skis and test their skills and equipment in a variety of ski challenges.
What happens at the Norwegian Skimuseum in Morgedal?
The Norwegian Skimuseum is open all year round and welcomes you every day.
Groups, school classes and individuals are welcome to visit us in here in Morgedal.
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The Innsvigen café is famous for its good homemade food and reasonable prices – we also offer catering services and can tailor make a menu that will work for you so let us know what you need…

Western Telemark in pictures and on film
See what Western Telemark looks like from a helicopter, or take a virtual trip along the Telemark Canal with the canal boat MS Henrik Ibsen.

The whetstone quarry
Would you like to see the whetstone quarry or learn more about the history of the whetstone? In the summer the tourist trail is open with information boards and rest areas.

The movie about Sondre Norheim
In the movie “Frikaren på ski” you can see how Sondre revolutionized skiing and gave rise to modern ski sport. Words like Slalom, Telemark-landing and Telemark-turn have their origins in Morgedal and Telemark. The new skis you buy today are still built on Sondre`s principles.

See Tveitenstoga on the move
What is 10 m long, weighs 90 tonnes and is out on a sleigh ride? NRK has made a report on the moving of ‘Tveitenstoga’ to Vest-Telemark Museum, Eidsborg
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