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Lunde Vandrerhjem
2 out of 5
Tyrivegen 51c, Nome
The price is $70 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
18.59 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Greit sted"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Lunde Vandrerhjem
Cozy Cottage With Proximity to Lakes and Fjord
Holmestrand, Vestfold og Telemark
The price is $89 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
28.1 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Hof holiday home
"We had a great time in Hof , the cottage had all the facilities that we needed and our host was very helpful & kind & went out of her way to help us."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Cozy Cottage With Proximity to Lakes and Fjord
Bedroom for Rent - 500 Meters From Skien Center
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Farris Bad
4 out of 5
Fritzøe Brygge 2, Larvik
The price is $221 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
18.24 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (371 reviews)
Good spa hotel
"Perfect stay."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Farris Bad
Holms Motell
3.5 out of 5
Gamle Ravei 345, Larvik
19.24 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (40 reviews)
good place
"I were well received with sandwiches , room was clean and nice , minus was that door draughty and bed too soft battery for tv was death . Anyway plus is entrance from outside in this corona times !!"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Holms Motell
Quality Hotel Skjaergarden
3 out of 5
Stathelleveien 35, Langesund, Bamble, Telemark
The price is $152 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
14.27 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (422 reviews)
Excellent service, comfort could be improved.
"The service was excellent considering it is Covid times with a lot of families in the property. Masks are required throughout the whole property except for your own room and when sitting down to dine. The bed in our room however was very uncomfortable and has sunken in. Had to sleep sideways and ..."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Quality Hotel Skjaergarden
Clarion Collection Hotel Atlantic
3.5 out of 5
Jernbanealléen 33, Sandefjord
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $123 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
22.4 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (564 reviews)
Really great hotel
"I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The room was nice and spacious, the bed was comfy, and the shower was great. The location was great too, being only a few minutes walk from the train station with excellent links to the airport. I didn’t really like the fish curry buffet - but I considered ..."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Clarion Collection Hotel Atlantic
Quality Hotel Grand Kongsberg
3.5 out of 5
Christian Augusts Gate 2, Kongsberg
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
31.86 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (485 reviews)
Business stay
"Stay was good and vote is nice but very basic. Good for business."

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Quality Hotel Grand Kongsberg
Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken
3.5 out of 5
Langbryggen 7, Skien
0.27 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (538 reviews)
"Friendly staff, very good bed. breakfast from 8 to 11 am. nice selction, with from fish , boiled eggs, scarabled eggs and bacon to cheese and red pepper. frankly i only noticed the salt and peper then i was done eating, asthe scrabled eggs as normal at hotels is more or less non existing, and i like ..."

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2021

Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken
Toldgaarden Gjestegaard
3 out of 5
Kirkestredet 12, Larvik
The price is $105 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
18.74 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (79 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 Aug 31, 2019

Toldgaarden Gjestegaard
Thon Hotel Hoyers
3.5 out of 5
Kongensgatan 6, Skien
The price is $156 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
0.14 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (430 reviews)
Beautiful lobby. Comfortable hotel.
"Lovely lobby. Decent breakfast. Small room but suitable for one night."

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Thon Hotel Hoyers
Scandic Park Sandefjord
3.5 out of 5
Strandpromenaden 9, Sandefjord
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $168 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
22.45 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
Sentralt, rent og ryddig.
"Sentralt og greitt hotell i Sandefjord sentrum. Har bodd her tidligere, og valgte hotellet på grunn av beliggenhet. Hyggelig betjening, rene og velholdte rom, og en god frokost. Man trenger ikke mer enn det."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Scandic Park Sandefjord
Best Western Plus Gyldenlove Hotell
4 out of 5
Hermann Fossgate 1, Kongsberg
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 20
32 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (365 reviews)
"Very clean room and very nice staff. The location is very convenient for seeing Kongsberg."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Best Western Plus Gyldenlove Hotell
Søstrene Storaas Hotell
3 out of 5
Jondalsveien 1530, Kongsberg
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
37.05 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Everything was good. Just the confort level is not according the price."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Søstrene Storaas Hotell
Lysko Gjestegaard
3 out of 5
Kirkestredet 10, Larvik, Vestfold
The price is $127 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
18.74 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)
Don't Stay Here !
"What a dump/ Stayed there avaiting Color Line ferry to Hartshals.Big mistake."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Lysko Gjestegaard
Eco Farmhouse
2.5 out of 5
Åshammeren 55, Skien
5.06 mi from city center
2.8/5 (5 reviews)
Et absolut must-try!
"Gården var fantastisk smuk og bestyrerene meget flinke og hjælpsomme. De friske æg fra hønsene på gården smagte fantastisk! Jeg vil klart anbefale alle at besøge Eco-Farmhouse, tag tid væk en stresset hverdag og fyld ferien med fiskeri, ridning, vollyball, bål og badning i stedet! OBS: På det ny-renoverede ..."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2015

Eco Farmhouse
Tollboden Hotell og Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
P.A.Heuchs gate 4B, Kragero, Telemark
24.43 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (68 reviews)
"Old & Traditional with modern features. The downside was the cost of parking in the town as hotel didn’t have a car park. Breakfast was a little disappointing."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Tollboden Hotell og Restaurant
Hotel Wassilioff
4 out of 5
Havnegt. 1, Stavern, Larvik
The price is $159 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
21.11 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (344 reviews)
A night in Stavern
"Stayed at the historic Hotel Wassilioff in beautiful Stavern during easter 2021. Got an free upgrade to a seaside room with nice view of the harbour. The room was spacious with all the amenities for a 4 star hotel. Had a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant. Also got a late check out free of ..."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Hotel Wassilioff
Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
P.A. Heuchs gate 31, Kragero
The price is $132 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
24.54 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (66 reviews)
"Got an excellent room for NOK 100 extra. Fine."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Victoria Hotel
Kragerø Resort
3.5 out of 5
Stabbestadveien 1, Stabbestad, Kragero
The price is $318 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
25.89 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (185 reviews)
"I think that when I book a Suite with a kitchenette, you should be allowed to used it. Here you have to pay an additional 500 NOK to do so, and have the staff unlock the cupboards. I think this should be an option when booking not on arrival."

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Kragerø Resort
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Visiting Skien

Visitors can enjoy all that Skien has to offer including the hockey games, water parks, and ski areas. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its forests.

  • There are 6 hotels and other accommodations in Skien
  • The closest major airport is in Sandefjord (TRF-Torp), 22.9 mi (36.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Notodden (NTB), 28.2 mi (45.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Skien

The city's cultural venues include Telemark Museum and Henrik Ibsen Museum. Additionally, you might want to add Grenland Golf Club to your agenda.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 6 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Skien. Below are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a fitness center, along with free WiFi.
  • Thon Hotel Hoyers - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • Hotell Fritidsparken - With a stay at this 3-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi.

Getting Around Skien

To see more of the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Skien Station or Skien Hoppestad Station. Skien might not have many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Skien

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 41°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 24°F
  • From April to June, the average is 65°F during the day and 31°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 68°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 53°F as the daytime average and 27°F as the nighttime average
  • Skien gets about 1.26 inches of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 65°F, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 25°F

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