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The Telemark Canal

Type:Boat trips

Unionsgata 18, Kunnskapsverkstedet, 3732, Skien

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The Telemark Canal stretches 105 km from Skien to Dalen, from the coast of Telemark through a beautiful natural and cultural landscape to the feet of the high Hardanger Mountain Plateau. The canal has 8 locks, the first of which was finished in 1861. 500 men worked on the canal night and day for 5 years to complete it in 1892, and it was recognized as one of the most spectacular waterways in all of Europe. The height difference is 72 meters.

You can travel the canal with the MS Viktoria or the MS Henrik Ibsen, which sail between Skien and Dalen during the summer season. The MS Telemark sails daily from Akkerhaugen to Lunde during the summer season.

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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: 409 20 000

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