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Address: Skien, Norway
Phone Number: 99743181

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Amazing nature

The trip to the canal is already very nice. The sightings of the canal and its bridges are impressive and worthwile to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emst, The Netherlands
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Emst, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip to the canal is already very nice. The sightings of the canal and its bridges are impressive and worthwile to visit.

Thank ebeekman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rode from Ule Foss to Lunde. Traveling through the locks was amazing from an engineering standpoint and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. Try a weekday because Saturdays are very busy!

Thank luvt2travel88
Fornebu, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take this beautiful trip from the coast of Norway deep into the countryside - into the very heart of Telemark which is a distance of more than 100 kilometers (65 miles). You are cruising into 8 different locations of locks with as many as 18 lock chambers, mosto f them wooden. This trip and process has been the same for... More 

Thank Jan Gunnar B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We went up the Canal on our own boat, which was a wonderful experience. 8 locks up and down in a week was a fun experience. In the beginning it was quite an adrenaline kick, holding the rope as the water flowed into the lock chamber, especially up Vrangfoss with 5 chambers. The people who worked at the locks were... More 

Thank whynoslo
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Sailing the Telemark Canal on ms Henrik Ibsen was nothing but💛 lovely staffs men on a gorgeous steam boat that looked amazing. This is slow travel at its best! Super menu too enjoy the soup or sandwich with a glass of wine on your slow travel in time🙏 gasping at the lovely nature.

1 Thank mona b
Skien, Norway
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Unlike most of our daily lives this is an experience without any stress factors. Leave your watch unattended and relax. Many visitors enjoy the locks, but I prefer the long lakes in the upper part of the canal. However, the narrow canals between Ulefoss and Flåbygd is also very beautiful. If the weather is good, find a seat on the... More 

1 Thank 2rleiv
Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This has to be on your "To do list" when in Telemark. This trip let you see the mighty nature of this beautiful county..

1 Thank LIfeIsTravel86
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Trond B
Vilnius, Lithuania
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105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Thank Denis S

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