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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 our canal trip in the Lock Keepers' house at...More
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 beautiful scenarie entertained the...More
The only thing they care about is canal ships! They have no respect to other boats who paid a lot of money to sail there. Be aware that 1,5 h waiting time can easily get to 3h without bigger explanations!
Nature around is nice but...More
The Telemark Canal is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. It 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...More
While the Norwegian Summer can be somewhat rainy, paddling the Telemark Canal is worth the rain. There are numerous (free) designated campsites along the canal, as well as some options for wild camping.
You could start your trip in Dalen, North-West end of the canal....More
This living piece of infrastructural cultural heritage bring you from Skien and deep into Telemark. I went there with my two kids and could unfortunately only go for the first part from Skien to Ulefoss. This still gives you two locks, one modernized and one...More
This was a wonderful experience. We took the canal boat M/S Victoria from Lunde to Dalen. Lovely friendly staff. Beautiful scenery. Seeing people handworking the locks was amazing. Definitely a trip not to be missed. We will be back and take the canal boat from...More
We took the Ibsen from Ulefoss to Skien, and we immensely enjoyed ourselves. Our boat had a group of Norwegian pensioners enjoying themselves, which made me realize that this is what the locals do. The boat is beautiful as is the scenery. There are drinks...More