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Telemarkskanalen

Type:Architecture

3880, Dalen

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About

(Norsjø-Bandak Canal)
The Telemark Canal was completed in 1892 and has 18 locks, lifting the travlers from 0 to 72 meters above sea level on the 105 km long stretch between Skien and Dalen.
"MS Victoria" and "MS Henrik Ibsen" sail between Dalen and Skien from May to September.
The Telemark Canal was carved into the rock over 100 years ago. When the canal was completed in 1892, it was called the "eighth wonder".

The canal connects the coast of Telemark with the interior through eight locks at a distance of 105 km from Skien to Dalen. It consists of two waterways; Skien- Dalen and Skien-Notodden. Therefore, it is now possible to experience the Telemark Canal by ferry, charter boats, your own boat, canoes and kayaks.

In addition, you can also experience the canal by car, bicycle or on foot.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • KongHans1
      Kristiansand, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A fantastic tour - on your own risk
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th July 2020
      This is an outstanding experience, especially for people from 50 and up (if you go the whole trip - 11 hours on the ship). Wonderful landscape the whole journey, through several manmade canal locks... Read full review
    • goingwalkabout
      Tonsberg, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      The must do of all must do experiences in Telemark
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
      We went only one stop this time from Dalen to Lårdal, but we wish we could go further. The boat Henrik Ibsen was very nice and the crew was delightfully welcoming and helpful. Covid measures were... Read full review
    • AnotherNovelty
      Eastern Norway, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A special and unique journey through Telemark's history
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th May 2022
      Chose the half-day trip from Skien-Lunde-Skien. It was a little tricky to find the departure area in Skien, but all the staff were very friendly the whole way -- from the ticket office to the bus... Read full review

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    Tel: +47 409 20 000

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