Porsgrunn

Travel Guide
Porsgrunn

Providing the perfect balance of urban and rural, inland and coastal, Porsgrunn is a desirable holiday destination for almost everyone.

As a kind of last bastion of the urban and stressful Eastern Norway, the Grenland villages are situated in the natural transition to "gentle, Southern Norway". A perfect starting point to experience both is to take a trip to Porsgrunn. Here you can enjoy everything you have come to expect from a city break, whilst also enjoying lazy days on the pier. Access to water is paramount and on the River Porsgrunnselva, the yachting piers are located side by side.

Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival is unique in Norway and attracts both audiences and performers from across the globe to the city every summer, whilst also being a crucial event for local pride. The music scene in Porsgrunn is also large and diverse, with a number of famous performers hailing from Porsgrunn, all of whom were brought up in the clubs and scenes across town. It's rare you won’t find a concert to see, whether at one of the many clubs in the town or at the large Ælvespeilet venue.

The Grenland area now boasts an outdoor adventure park, Gea Norvegica Geopark, where you can explore the geological peculiarities of the entire area. The park is situated in the city centre, just where the river turns to the West. Here you can learn about local rock types and millions of years of rock formations. Suitable for nature lovers of all ages.

The Grenland area is a hub between the South and the East, and with prosperity came culture. There are a number of international-level art galleries, but the jewel in the crown has to be the Porsgrunn Porselensfabrikk. The factory manufactures a range of functional and decorative items and has an extensive and important position in Norwegian industrial history.

Porsgrunn is a city that really puts itself out there and, with a major focus on art and culture, it is a pleasure to wander the streets here. Whether you fancy an exhibition, a concert or a good meal on the riverbank, Porsgrunn is for you.

Comfort Hotel Porsgrunn
Comfort Hotel Porsgrunn
3 out of 5
Kammerherrelokka 3, Porsgrunn, Telemark (county)
The price is Rs9,442 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated in Porsgrunn, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from DuVerden Maritime Museum and Science Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Hjellebrygga and Telemark ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (238 reviews)
Business
"Great for business"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

Comfort Hotel Porsgrunn
Hotell Vic
Hotell Vic
3.5 out of 5
Skolegata 1, Porsgrunn, Telemark
The price is Rs10,122 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in the heart of Porsgrunn, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from DuVerden Maritime Museum and Science Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hjellebrygga and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (290 reviews)
Great place to stay
"Perfectly fine hotel, with a very spacious and quiet room. Multiple free meals were also available during the day. Possibility for charging your EV during the night. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

Hotell Vic
Soltvedts Cabin - Bjønnes
Soltvedts Cabin - Bjønnes
3 out of 5
Bjønnesvegen 604, Porsgrunn, Telemark
Situated by the sea, this cabin is 3.4 mi (5.6 km) from Brønnstadbukta and within 12 miles (20 km) of DuVerden Maritime Museum and Science Center and Heistadstranda. ...
Soltvedts Cabin - Bjønnes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Toldgaarden Gjestegaard
Toldgaarden Gjestegaard
3 out of 5
Kirkestredet 12, Larvik
The price is Rs8,278 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bolgen Culture House and Bokeskogen Park. Sandefjord Museum and The Whaling Monument ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (93 reviews)
"I wanted to be in the vicinity of the whaling towns and this was ideal for that and my ferry journey from Hirtshals. All in all a very pleasant stay."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

Toldgaarden Gjestegaard
Soltvedts Cabin - Bjønnes
Soltvedts Cabin - Bjønnes
3 out of 5
Bjønnesvegen 604, Porsgrunn, Telemark
Situated by the sea, this cabin is 3.4 mi (5.6 km) from Brønnstadbukta and within 12 miles (20 km) of DuVerden Maritime Museum and Science Center and Heistadstranda. ...
Soltvedts Cabin - Bjønnes
6 Person Holiday Home in Brevik
6 Person Holiday Home in Brevik
4 out of 5
SØNDRE MAIENSVEG 115 A, Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark
Situated in Porsgrunn, this holiday home is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Brevik Church and within 6 miles (10 km) of Heistadstranda and Badeparken. Church of Langesund ...
6 Person Holiday Home in Brevik
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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