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The Telemark Canal

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Address: Skien, Norway
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Fascinating and relaxing!

We took the "Victoria" from Ulefos to Lunde, which is a two hour trip, passing three locks of 2, 5 and 1 chamber(s), respectively. Tickets can be purchased online. Our kids found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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More og Romsdal, Norway
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More og Romsdal, Norway
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took the "Victoria" from Ulefos to Lunde, which is a two hour trip, passing three locks of 2, 5 and 1 chamber(s), respectively. Tickets can be purchased online. Our kids found a bit boring after the first lock, but the grown-ups truly enjoyed the relaxing cruise up the Telemark canal. Starting from Ulefos, you get to see some industry... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Spare an hour to see how the boats pass through the wooden vintage locks operated by personnel. Picturesque view is guaranteed.

Ayr, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A first class day out for all ages you sail along the Canals and lakes with fantastic views on all sides and to have the experience of going through the lock gates and the clime from one lake to the other is an eye opener , The staff are so friendly and helpful and the peace and lesiurely speed of... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a wonderful experience.The canal boat Victoria was quaint. Lovely friendly staff. Scenery beautiful, watched at a lesiurely pace. Seeing people handworking the locks was amazing. Definitely a trip not to be missed.

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Skien, Norway
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Telemarkskanalen is a place where we always go whenever we have guests from abroad. We need not take the boat for this attraction in Skien. There is no entrance fee, no parking fee and unlimited opportunities to take great photos. I highly recommend this place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a must do experience, i have been there With Foreign Groups - and they loved it. Summertime...

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Bo I Telemark, Norway
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

i think this is something who are more funny for turist and old people. I think itsa kind of boring.

Litchfield Park, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Recommended by a friend. We sailed from Lund to Ulefoss. Great quartet of percussionist (kids) before we boarded. Boat (Henryk Ibsen) gleamed inside and out. Marvelous trip through multiple locks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I joined the "Victoria" a fine old ship captained by Ray who celebrates his 50th birthday on July 7th, at Ulefoss which is half an hours drive north of Skien. We stayed on until we got to Lunde and enjoyed going through two series of locks which have lifts of up to 5.5M each. The boat also... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Reading the reviews on here and knowing we were a five minute walk from the departure in Skien we decided to "go all the way!" It was the first trip of the season and a band played at our departure. The weather was bright and sunny and the scenery was from a fairy book. The locks were very interesting and... More 

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