M/S Victoria


M/S Victoria, also known as the “Canal Queen”, was built at Akers Mechanical Yards in Oslo, and was given construction number 93 at the time she was launched on the 11 February 1882. Since the beginning she has been sailing the waters and locks of the Telemark Canal.

Onboard the M/S Victoria it is time to lower your shoulders and enjoy the ride from your seat on the deck of the Canal Queen. She knows every lock and every smallest turn on the 105 km canal journey from Skien to Dalen. You may enjoy fine food and beverages from the ship’s restaurant as she slowly glides by old locks with stone set walls, original cast iron mechanisms for opening and closing the lock gates, historic lock guard houses, lush parks and old quays.

M/S Victoria sails the Telemark Canal daily during the summer season. Being named after then Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden-Norway she was in 1953 refurbished and outfitted with a diesel motor, and through the years she has undergone several changes and renovations. She has two salons under deck, one large outdoor front top deck and one roofed outdoor deck at the stern.

It is possible to charter the M/S Victoria outside normal sailing schedules. She is certified for 180 persons.