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This half-day canal tour travels from Ulefoss to Lunde and gives visitors an authentic canal boat experience. The Telemark Canal was completed in 1892 and has managed to keep its 19th century flair.

Take a historic canal cruise through the Telemark Canal on one of three canal boats, the M/S Telemarken, M/S Henrik Ibsen or M/S Victoria. This canal connects Skien to Dalen and consists of a series of 18 locks. 

You'll enjoy the quiet natural surroundings while you view the dramatic scenery and tall stone canal walls. Telemark is best known for its scenic coastline and is considered the world's most beautiful channel. 

Make sure to take time to appreciate the stark contrast between the natural wilderness and the old industrial sites dating back to the 1850s while you view sawmills, jetties and old cottages.

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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

At Ulefoss Pier. The parking lot next to the pier offers free parking for canal guests.

Meeting Time

Make sure to meet 15 minutes before departure.

Food

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