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Activities for children

The Telemark Canal has many exciting and fun activities for children and families.

We have beautiful cycling, hiking and paddling routes starting in Lunde for the more active families. Most of these activities can be combined with one of the canal boats which will make your day unforgettable!

The passenger boats on the Telemark Canal travel between Skien and Dalen or Akkerhaugen and Lunde, but we recommend for shorter trips for families with young children. For example the trip from Ulefoss to Lunde and travel back with bus to Ulefoss is a fun experience for the kids. Here the whole family will be able to experience the locks; the grand mechanic that lowers or heightens the boat in the canal!

Among the attractions we have along the Telemark Canal we recommend the Wakeboard track in Norsjø Ferieland – one of the best tracks in the world, although we do recommend kneeboarding here the first few times with no experience. In Norsjø Ferieland we also find the yearly pirateshow – a show that goes each wednesday, friday and sunday throughout all of July which we recommend. You can also meet these pirates on the MS Telemarken!

In Skien is the Fairytale factory, Fritidsparken and the Climbing park guaranteed homeruns with the children! The West-Telemark Museum in Dalen / Eidsborg has a gorgeous miniature model of the Telemark Canal where the kids themselves can be captains and lock wathers for a day! Here you can rent a copy of one of the boats that has been on the canal and transport lumber, whetstone or passengers! Children can also do archery, dig for archeological findings and build their own cabins. In Lysbuen in Notodden, the children can learn how Sam Eyde and Kristian Birkeland were the first to create fertilizer based on hydropower and hydrogen.

Not far from the Telemark Canal you can also find attractions that are fun for children such as Bø Sommarland, the climbing park in Skien Fritidspark and Du Verden science center in Porsgrunn.

Welcome to Telemark and the magnificent Telemark Canal!

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