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Take a cruise through five locks of the Telemark Canal, including Vrangfoss the largest. In the upper part of Vrangfoss see the historic lockkeeper's residence at this National Cultural Heritage site.

Take a relaxing boat trip from Skien to Lunde and experience Vrangfoss, the largest lock system on the Bandak Canal. It consists of five locks and a lift of up to 23 metres (75 feet).

Many of these locks were constructed in the 19th century to move goods and services. Before the canal system was in place, Vrangfoss was the source of many problems for loggers as logs could get stuck for years in the narrow passage with tall overhanging rock walls.

Boaters will ride the canal on one of two riverboats, the M/S Henrik Ibsenor the M/S Victoria

Victoria has traveled the Bandak-Norsjø Canal since the 1800s.

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Credit: Kåre Pedersen

Credit: Dmitry Naumov

Credit: Ida Chr. Kvisgaard

Credit: Dmitry Naumov

Credit: Kåre Pedersen

Important on this trip

Meeting Point

Hjellebrygga Pier in Skien (Nedre Hjellegate 21). If necessary you can obtain a parking permit (free of charge) at the ticket office on the pier. If the office is closed they can present you with a permit on the boat.

Meeting Time

Make sure to meet 15 minutes before departure.


No meals are included, but you can purchase snacks and drinks on board the boats.