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Telemark Heritage & genealogy


Welcome to Telemark, a Norwegian county stretching from the open coastal landscapes to the high mountains and the deep valleys. Beautiful nature, rich traditions, great heritage, and not the least roots of many of those who have moved to America since the first ship with Norwegian emigrants left in 1825.


Nå kan du oppleve Midtvesten på ein 7 dagars rundtur med norsk guide. Opplev det norske miljøet i Minnesota, Iowa og Nord Dakota.

Telemark Trade Office (TTO) located in Minot, North Dakota, serves the local community as a gateway between North Dakota and Telemark, Norway.

The memory of Sondre Norheim was honored at Norwegian Luthern Church. Two students from Porsgrunn High School had a great speech at the grave.

At both places has Sondre Norheim, the father of modern skiing, lived. See the movie about Sondre's life in Minot. 

Telemark County will have a Telemark booth at Norsk Høstfest 2014. You will find the booth just inside the entrance to Reykjavik Hall, and we want to show you the best from Telemark. 

A delegation representing business, education, cultural and political leaders from Telemark County in Norway will be in Minneapolis May 13-18 for a trade and cultural mission and to host several events and meetings in conjunction with Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day.

The visitors experienced bunad embroidery, how to make hairband and knee band for bunad, work by silversmith and how to make wooden skies. 

Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Terje Riis Johansen, mayor of Telemark, Norway, signed a memorandum of understanding to further expand trade and cultural ties between North Dakota and Norway.

One Minot State student will soon be leaving Minot to do the same. Tessa Cammel Camel is the recipient of the semester-abroad scholarship from Telemark university College, located in Norway.

We hereby invite you to visit us at stand Telemark in the Reykjavik Hall , and to experience traditional crafts being demonstrated by craftsmen and - women from Telemark. 

Bridging the Atlantic


Telemark from the air

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