With your own boat
To experience the Telemark Canal on board your own boat it is a scenic holiday without stress and stormy winds.
The Telemark Canal - facts
The canal has its own pace, so take your time. Calculate 3 days to Notodden and back and a week to Dalen and back. As the passengers boats has priority in the canal, private boats must count on some waiting time at the locks.
Opening hours 2013:
14.6 - 11.8: 09:00 - 18:00 o'clock every day
Please call: +47 97 08 94 49 or +47 915 12 604 for further information and booking.
The Canal Office issues an information booklet containing all necessary information for cruising the Canal with your own boat. ( In norwegian only). If you would like to receive this booklet beforehand or if you need additional information, contact: Telemarkreiser tel.+ 47 35 90 00 30 or www.telemarkskanalen.no
Boating sport chart
We recommend private boat owners to obtain the boating sport chart for the Canal. Can be purechased at Statens Kartverk, in bookstores in Skien and Porsgrunn and at the Skien locks.
Max mast height:
- Length: 100 feet (31.4m)
- Breadth: 21 feet (6.6m)
- Keel depth 8 feet (2.5m)
- Height to Notodden 16.0 m (Elstrøm bridge)
- Dalen 12.8 m (Ulefoss bridge)
|Prices 2013:||under 8m||between 8 and 12m||over 12m|
|Skien - Norsjø / Notodden round-trip||NOK 800,-||NOK 1.000,-||NOK 1.200,-|
|Skien - Norsjø / Dalen round-trip||NOK 1.900,-||NOK 2.200,-||NOK 2.500,-|
|Canoes and kayaks 1/2 price.|