The sensational waterway 


The Telemark Canal - one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. The Telemark Canal was carved into the rock over 100 years ago.
When the canal was completed in 1892, it was called the "eighth wonder".
The canal connects the coast of Telemark with the interior through eight locks at a distance of 105 km from Skien to Dalen. It consists of two waterways; Skien- Dalen and Skien-Notodden. Therefore, it is now possible to experience the Telemark Canal by ferry, charter boats, your own boat, canoes and kayaks.

We recommend booking in advance. On this page you can book both day tours, overnight packages, single tickets and much more. We look forward to seeing you on our ships. 

Welcome to Telemark and the Telemark Canal


Day Trips


A day trip on the Telemark Canal is a trip that can be completed in a day combining canal boat and bus. You may start your trip from one of many ports of call along the canal, which gives you several possible round trips. Please find examples below:

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M/S Victoria

Overnight trips

A boat trip on the Telemark Canal can easily be combined with one or more overnight stays. Several hotels along the canal offer packages including boat trips.


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Kart over telemarkskanalen


With the map of the Telemark canal you can find the various docks and chambers, as well as a description of routes to make it easier to plan your journey.


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Slusevokter i Telemarkskanalen


Find our most frequently asked questions answered here.


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Experience the Telemark Canal just the way you want it.


The Telemark Canal is 105 km long with 8 waterlock facilties and several dock with historical attractions along the way. Tailor your experience along the Telemark Canal to match your schedule.

A historical journey


There are three canal boats that traverse the Canal. The veteran ships M/S Henrik Ibsen and M/S Victoria sails the length of the canal from start to finish every day of the canal season.  The M/S Telemarken sails for a shorter period of time in the center of the canal from Akkerhauge to Lunde.


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We look forward to see you on board.




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