Nissedal kommune offers many services to our inhabitants. Some of them are described here, others you can get information about by calling us.
Nissedal is located in the western part of Telemark. Nissedal borders to Kviteseid, Fyresdal, Drangedal, Gjerstad and Åmli.
Nissedal covers an area of 908 km2 and has ca. 1450 inhabitants. Nisser, one of the largest lakes in Telemark, is a feature of the landscape, with its inviting sandy beaches and rock slopes sorrounded by bare, majestic montains. The 40 kilometre long, 250 metre deep lake has clean, clear drinking water. Nissedal got its name from lake Nisser, most likely from the old Norse "Nidrsær", wich means "The lower lake". Around Lake Nisser are rare rock carvings, burial mounds and many other remains of ancient civilisation.
In the forest and moorlands in Nissedal there is a total of 1750 larger and smaller lakes. In Nissedal, you can relax on kilometre long sandy beaches along Lake Nisser, or swim in the potholes near Eikhom. Fjone has some of Europe`s best mountains for climbing, and you can find wonderful hiking tracks and fantastic fishing spots everywhere.
Business in the district are varied. Important industries are faming and forestry, fur faming, power supply and tourism.
Welcome to Nissedal
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