Telemark Canal Cruise


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Embark on a boat trip at one of the most beatiful waterways in the world; The Telemark Canal.
  • Panoramic drive and beautiful scenery between Kragerø-Ulefoss/Lunde - Kragerø.

  • Witness the Telemark Canal from the deck of one of the historical canal boats.

  • Experience the waterlock chambers as they were used more than hundred years ago.

  • Sail through Vrangfoss Locks, the largest lock of the canal with 5 chambers.

Telemark landscape. Arrive Ulefoss where you will board your canal boat. When the Telemark Canal was completed in 1892, there was a continuous waterway from the coast to the inner part of Telemark. With 18 Locks it lifts the boats from 0 to 72 metres above sea level. In European travel manuals the canal was talked about as one of the "eight wonders of the world" when it was finished. On your canal boat ride from Ulefoss to Lunde you will sail into the heart of the canal landscape. On your way you will pass two locks, where Vrangfoss is one of them. Vrangfoss is the largest lock with 5 chambers.  Enjoy lunch on board MS Victoria; the dish of the day and tea/coffee will be served.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Lunch on board a canal boat.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Canal Cruise will be on a public sailing, Journey time is approx. 2 hours each way.

  • Walking information: Limited walking involved. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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