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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    40
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Mr-Bloma
    Oslo, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Wonderful day at the river
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 1st August 2018
    We took the full journey from Skien to Dalen with the family. 4 children from 5 to 13. The first 5 hours went well, but the kids found it a bit boring the last 5 hours without any locks and the... Read full review
  • 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

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Contact

Tel: +47 409 20 000

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