Fruktbygda, translated as ‘the fruit village’, is located in an unusually mild area of eastern Norway, creating the perfect conditions for apples, berries and other fruits to flourish. With its many fruit gardens, calling it the garden of Norway is apt. And while the name in itself sounds tempting enough, the various attractions on offer are, if possible, more so, including Lerkekåsa Vineyard and Gallery where you can spend the evening sampling wines before spending the night in a massive 7,600-litre oak barrel. Other attractions include the award-winning apple juice producer Nyhuus Farm, the Telemark Canal with the traditional M/S Telemarken, and fruit farms where visitors can pick their own produce.