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Soria Moria Sauna


Markensvegen, 3880, Dalen

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Soria Moria is a work of art of a sauna - flashing like a jewelry in Lake Bandak! The sauna of the gold pen will be used to increase the attractiveness of the place - for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

About Soria Moria 

Soria Moria is the first installation in the project "Vannvegens fortellinger"/ "The Waterway's Stories", which is divided into 6 parts where each of the canal municipalities will have their art work. It is the Telemark Canal Regional Park, together with the municipalities, who is behind the project.

In The Waterway's Stories, art, architecture and light will be used as an instrument in a comprehensive concept to highlight the attraction of the landscape and make the places along the canal more visible. "The main idea is that visitors and people living in the area should experience the canal landscape in a new way," says architect David Fjågesund in Faste landskap / Arkitektur. Fjågesund is part of the Nordic design team behind the project, which also has a landscape architect, lighting designer and artist. 

The artistic idea
The inspiration for the sauna is derived from surrounding landscape and history. The characteristic silhouette of the building is an interpretation of the sloping mountain sides disappearing into Bandak. The plywood is inspired by local construction, and in between the wood you will see the  shimmer of gold. 

"The gold refers to the contrast that occurred between low-key local Telemark people and lavish foreign upper class during the establishment of Dalen Hotel in the late 19th century," explains David Fjågesund.

For the public
Soria Moria serves as a focal point for everyone - a place of rest and reflection, for meeting and conversation. For local residents arranging sauna nights, the hotel guest strolling in his bathrobe through the park, the hiker coming down from the mountain or the tired cyclist after cycling the canal.

Where is this beautiful sauna? 
The sauna is laying beautifully by Lake Bandak in Dalen, Telemark. See map here

Parking at the parking lot in Markensvegen, and then your walk down to the sauna (200 m). Possible parking for disabled persons down by the sauna after arrangement.

What to bring?

- A towel, or two 

- Swim wear 

- Flip-flops or wool sock in winter 

- Bag for wet swimwear 

- Drinking water 

How many people does the sauna accommodate?
Soria Moria sauna has room for 15 people at a time. 

What does it cost?

The sauna can be rented for 3 hours at a time: 

1-5 persons NOK 250,-

6-10 persons NOK 500,-

11-15 persons NOK 750,-

Drop-in Wedensday NOK 50 per person

How do I book?

For now you can contact us at or call +47 99246647. There will be a booking calender available at our website in a short while, with all the time and dates updated. When you have completed the booking, you will receicve a conformation e-mail with information.  

Do I have to book for Drop-in?
No. You just meet up at the sauna. Drop-in this winter every Wednesday from 15:0-21:00.

How do I pay? 

If you can visit the recepetion at Tokke municipality building before closing time at 15:30 in the weekdays, you can pay by card here. When the booking calender is availabl from our website, you place your booking in the calendar and pay directly with your card.

On drop-in Wednesday you pay by using the Vipps app to number 550539 (Soria Moria drop-in) before entering the sauna. If you don't have the Vipps app, you can pay at the reception at the municipality building before 15:30, to account number 2685.07.02968, or cash in the mailbox in the dressing room in the sauna.  

Where do I collect the key? 

we will arrange that when you make your booking and contact us. 

Can you drink alchohol in the sauna? 

Yes, in moderation inside the sauna in your time booked, not outside or the outside area.  

On drop-in days alcohol is not permitted. 


If you post your picture from the sauna on social media usingr #soriamoria #visitdalen we will be extremely happym, and we can promise you lost of likes! 




Disabled persons

  • partially adapted to suit wheelchair users

General facilities

  • bathing jetty
  • locker room
  • sauna

Harbour facility

  • guest harbour
  • sanitary facilities

Participants must bring

  • swimwear


Map & Directions


Tel: +47 35 07 56 56

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