Notodden is a town and municipality (kommune) in Telemark County, in East Norway. The population of the town is 9,000, and that of the whole municipality is 12,000. Heddal is a village in the municipality, not far from the town of Notodden. The town is on the shore of Heddalsvatnet lake. The Tinn (Tinnelva) river runs through the town into the lake, and the Heddøla river runs past Heddal and the airport into the lake. Notodden is along with Rjukan part of the Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Get in

By car

Notodden is 113 km from Oslo and the drive time is 1 hour 45 minutes. Follow E 18 out of Oslo (West) until the city of Drammen.Then E 134 forward to Notodden.

By bus

The easiest way to get from Oslo is by bus. TIMEkspressen runs to Notodden every hour around the clock all year. (daytime) It takes about 2 hours 15 minutes. This bus line also run on this route at night, though only every second hour.

Buses run from Bergen to Notodden. It’s a worthwhile trip, as it crosses the Hardanger Plateau with its beautiful natural scenery.

Notodden is a hub for local and regional buses running in all directions in the municipality and further afield, such as to the town of Rjukan.

By plane

Bergen Air has a flight from Bergen to Notodden every day. Airwing has a daily flight from Stavanger. The airport is just west of the town centre.

By train

The Oslo to Bergen train is a bit tricky, but nice. Look up NSB, the national train company. If you arrive by air to OSL (Gardermoen), take the L12 directly from the airport to Kongsberg, continue by bus. Optionally take the Regional 50 from Oslo to Nordagutu, switch to the L52 from Nordagutu to Notodden.

By boat

It is possible to come from the south up the Telemark Canal into Heddalsvatnet lake.

Get around

There are local bus routes departing every hour from the bus hub. for Regional bus routes check out Nettbuss and Nor-way Bussekspress.






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