Skien / Porsgrunn is the seventh-largest urban zone and metropolitan area in Norway with 92 001 residents. The urban zone also include Bamble. Skien has 48 381 residents, and was historically Norway's most important town for shipping timber.

Skien is one of Norway's oldest cities, with an urban history dating back to the Middle Ages, and received privileges as a market town in 1358. The city was the birthplace of playwright Henrik Ibsen, and many of his famous dramas are set in places reminiscent of Skien.

Skien features a temperate humid continental climate, but with mild winters for this climate zone. Average temperature in january is -2°C (30 °F), and in july the average temperature is 17°C (64 °F). Annually precipitation is 690 mm.

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Accommodation in Skien
Skien has about 10 Hotels / Bed & Breakfasts, you can find a list here.

Tourist Information:
Tourist Office, Henrik Ibsensgate 2, Telephone +47 35 55 43 27 - Travel guide webpage.

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Images of Skien

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Downtown, Skien, Norway.

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Downtown, Skien, Norway.