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Very exciting and interesting trip with "M/S Henrik Ibsen"

The Telemark Canal is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. It was carved into the rock... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Helen Berg S
Canoeing the Canal

While the Norwegian Summer can be somewhat rainy, paddling the Telemark Canal is worth the rain... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Oslo, Norway
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Skien, Norway
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank Helen Berg S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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

Thank rasmusrjessien
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Tor W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

...but it takes quite some hours, especially due to all the sluising, which nevertheless is quite interesting, because it is mainly manual work

Thank RolRie
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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

Thank MayBritt
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

Thank Ingrid80302
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It was nothing but an amazing flights of locks from Skien to Dalen. And the stay at the stately Dalen Hotel is fabulous with a exquisite dinner in the evening. All in all nothing but an unique experience.

Thank Hans Petter A
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We boarded in Skien, we left in Dalen, the most beautiful 130kms one can imagine lay in between. On our day trip we passed several locks, many of them with several stages. The locks are still operated manually by skilled lock operators. Between the locks...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 9 December 2016

If you ever want to experience something totally out of the ordinary...this tour is the best you can EVER do.

2  Thank Fam O
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Travel like they did before and enjou some wonderful scenery. During the trip you go through a number of locks,taking you from sea level to 73 m .a.s.l. The boats are old but go through rigid safety checks in accordance with rules for passengerships. There...More

1  Thank ragnarotterstad
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13 November 2015|
Response from Pål K | Property representative |
For attractions in Telemark, try visittelemark. com
13 November 2015|
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Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
And the sails start from a town called SKIEN it is a sail well worth taking expensive but worth it