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“Something for everyone”
Review of Skien Fritidspark

Skien Fritidspark
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Skien
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Skien fritidspark is one of the largest sports facilities in Norway.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Skien, Norway
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The spectrum of sports opportunities in this park is so wide that it may not be fully explored by anyone. The facility is a rather well kept secret, as I does not seem to be properly made known in wider circles. My family has for eight years enjoyed in-door swimming, climbing, mini-golf, ice hockey, figure skating, down-hill skiing, plain down-hill sledge running, and walking in this park. We accidentally attended a hip snow board event there, with magnificent music performed by a DJ from a matte black Red Bull old times-looking vehicle. Also, we have often witnessed some peculiar sport consisting of throwing discs into baskets, which is well cared for in this park. And tennis. The climbing facility may be the most special gem. It consists of taking one self through series of hurdles between the tall pines of the forest, hovering over the earth in solid gear that is meticulously demonstrated by the safety-oriented crew. Grades of difficulty between the tracks are designed from tiny kids to real big heroes. There is a hotel in the compound, which you will find on the general website for this park: http://www.skienfritidspark.no/eng. This hotel is not luxury, it is a "Sportel". Expect friendly, helpful and cheerful personnel, a strange smell in the lobby, simple furnishings, a variety of guests including short-term workers from less fortunate countries, and then a bunch of fun in the park. Personnel in the sports facilities is usually inexperienced, and not very knowledgeable. But they mean no harm. It would not be wrong to spend two or three days here. Prices are not intolerable, by Norwegian standards. Dig in!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Isfoss
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Porsgrunn, Norway
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for everyone”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Skien Fritidspark offers a wide range of different activities. They have a large swimming area, with 6-7 different pools, spa area, not to mention in winter time, there´s both inside and outside skating area. They´ve got frisbee golf, mini golf, bowles/petanque, and also is a great area for cross country skiing. Also, there´s a small hill for learning downhill skiing. It´s situated approx 3 km from the city centre, but the area next to Skien Fritidspark is perfect for walking/jogging. There´s a café inside.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Torunn J
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Stathelle, Telemark, Norway
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The place for swimming in Grenland”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Large, varied with plenty of pools. Nice facilities and the kids love it. Overpriced junk food should be replaced!

Visited February 2012
1 Thank Benedicte B
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Waterpark”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

This park is perfect for families, but is a nice place to be with friends too. It got different pools, where one of them are a wave-pool, and that is the funniest pool too. you can buy food inside the waterpark, and it is seatings there.

Visited May 2011
1 Thank MLxxxA
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Larvik, Norway
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Exiting place for a day out”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

great place to spend the day and your empty your wallet of the family budget.

Thank highlander666
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