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Telemark Canal

Independent Tour-Land Only

4 Days/ 3 Nights

Tuesdays and Fridays: June -August

The Telemark canal was opened in 1892 and is known as �the eighth wonder of the world”. Five hundred men worked for five years, blasting their way through the mountains. With a total of 28 lock chambers, the route was cleared from Skien to the ancient Norwegian town of Dalen, a sailing route of 105 km that rises to a height of 72 m over sea level. Treat yourself to a trip on the beautiful Telemark Canal. Experience cultural history, the bustling crowds and travel through the locks as people did over 100 years ago. The two boats, Victoria (180 passengers), and Henrik Ibsen (220 passengers) ply the route from Skien to Dalen from June to August. The Telemark canal is also perfect for an active holiday. Here, you will find various bicycle routes, offering stunning nature and good exercise. You may naturally also enjoy the canal in a canoe or a kayak.
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Package Includes:

3 nights accommodation at tourist class and first class hotels all with private facilities
Breakfast each morning
Train journey from Oslo-Skien in 2nd class seats
Cruise on the Telemark Canal from Skien to Kviteseid
Bus route from Kviteseid-Skien
Train journey from Skien-Oslo-2nd class seats
Hotel taxes and service charges


Day 1 Oslo-Skien
Depart Oslo by train to Skien. Approximate journey time is three hours. Skien is known as the capital of Telemark. Overnight at the Thon Hotel Hoyers or similar.

Day 2 Skien-Telemark Canal
Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.30am board the M/S Victoria or the M/S Henrik for a cruise on the Telemark canal from Skien to Kviteseid. The canal was opened in 1892, and has always been admired. The canal is 105 km long and has a difference in levels of 72 meters. The canal boasts 18 locks among which is the Vrangfoss, reaching 23 meters in height. This cruise lasts for eight hours and offers beautiful en-route scenery. On arrival in Kviteseid, a bus will be waiting for your return journey back to Skien. Overnight at the Thon Hotel Hoyers or similar.

Day 3 Skien-Oslo
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Skien by train to Oslo, arrival in Oslo and day at leisure to explore Norway‟s capital. Overnight at Rica Oslo Hotel or similar

Day 4 Oslo-End of Tour
Tour ends after breakfast. You can extend your stay in Oslo or continue to the magnificent fjords, Copenhagen or Stockholm.

Additional nights available.

Pre tour nights in Oslo available.


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