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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:

    • PeterinWales
      Wrexham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A wonderful trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 10th September 2018
      We had a superb trip on m/s Victoria from Ulefoss to Dalen and back. The views and scenery were outstanding as is Dalen Hotel (although a bit overpriced even for Norway). We spent the nigh before... Read full review
    • sivcathb
      Cape Neddick, Maine
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Spectacular canal boat trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 15th January 2019
      Visiting Telemark and wonder what to do? If it is canal trip season (May through August, if not longer) you definitely have to try this. You can select a full day, inclusive a hotel night in Dahlen... Read full review
    • KongHans1
      Kristiansand, Norway
      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

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    Tel: +47 409 20 000

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