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The Telemark Canal

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Address: Skien, Norway
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I went to Norway in May for the independence (May 17th) and had a wonderful time. I think that's a great time to go it's getting warm and it's not too cold had a few days when I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I went to Norway in May for the independence (May 17th) and had a wonderful time. I think that's a great time to go it's getting warm and it's not too cold had a few days when I was in summer clothes. The canal is lovely and very scenic it's a nice walk from start to finish with lovely views... More 

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More og Romsdal, Norway
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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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68 reviews
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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.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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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 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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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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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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1 Thank joclaves
Geilo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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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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Solihull
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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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