Welcome to Bandaksli
The sleeping box is available for booking during the canal season only (May - October, see telemarkcanal.com)
2021: The sleeping box is available for booking from Friday 30th of April:
The sleeping box in Bandaksli is for people traveling along the Telemark Canal, for cyclists and paddlers. The sleeping box has accommodation for four people and is equipped with electricity. There is also a simple kitchen counter for cooking, as well as chairs and tables. There is a power outlet inside the sleeping box for charging the phone etc. There is no access to drinking water, so you must bring it. Also bring a sleeping bag to lie in.
The price is NOK 100 per person per night. When booking the sleeping box, it is your private booking during the period you have booked, no one else should have access to the sleeping box.
The stay you book debt for one overnight stay at a time. The sleeping box is available from 15:00 the day you arrive until 12:00 the next day. If you want to book more nigts, this is of course possible to do in the booking calender, if available. You can reshedule and cancel your booking in the booking calender. There is no refund on cancellation.
You will find the key to the sleeping box in a code box by the door, you will receive the code once you have booked. The key is your responsibility to look after while using the sleeping box. Upon departure please lock the sleeping box and return the key in the code box and close it.
Use furniture and equipment, but hang it back on the wall before you leave.
Leave the sleeping box in the condition you yourself want to find it! Clean up, and remember to bring your garbage.
Toilet (outside) is at the back of the building.
We hope you have a nice stay!
If you wish to fish in Lake Bandak, the rules for zone 2 apply. All over the age of 16 must purchase a fishing license. Contact the tourist information in Dalen if you wish to buy a fishing license or purchase it at www.inatur.no
The sleeping box is designed by Feste Landskap/Arkitektur for Telemarkskanalen Regionalpark, in collaboration with Tokke municipality. Midtbø Bygg AS is the builder of the sleeping box.
It was the copper mines in Åmdal Verk that was the basis for building the pier in Bandaksli. The pier was built around 1860, and was used for shipping copper ore down the waterway. At the pier there was a storehouse, a pier, a shop and a warehouse. For transporting the ore, there was a cableway from the top of the hill and 350 meters down to the warehouse for the ore, located about 100 m west of the pier. As the pier was not deep enough for larger boats, a new pier was built at Bandaksli in 1908/09. The pier is built to function also during flood, with different heights so that it can function at different water levels.
There is a photo exhibition inside the warehouse where you can learn more about life in and around Bandaksli in the past.
From the pier it is 15 km up to Åmdals Verk Mines. Here you can experience great exhibitions and join a mining walk.
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