- a port in S Norway, on the Skien River : one of the oldest towns in Norway; timber industry. Pop: 50 507 (2004 est)
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We did not get off the boat, but continued on our way to Skien.
Skien and his father's house dropped from him like an old suit of clothes.Henrik Ibsen
All those who came during the years 1845–46 were from near Skien.
We did not devote any considerable time to Skien, but took the train on the day of our arrival.