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A wonderful trip

We had a superb trip on m/s Victoria from Ulefoss to Dalen and back. The views and scenery were... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Wrexham, United Kingdom
Wonderful day at the river

We took the full journey from Skien to Dalen with the family. 4 children from 5 to 13. The first 5... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Oslo, Norway
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All reviews dalen hotel wonderful experience beautiful scenery bit boring lovely friendly staff henrik ibsen worth a visit locks boat lunde victoria bus board lakes norway nature charter
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had a superb trip on m/s Victoria from Ulefoss to Dalen and back. The views and scenery were outstanding as is Dalen Hotel (although a bit overpriced even for Norway). We spent the nigh before our canal trip in the Lock Keepers' house at...More

Thank PeterinWales
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We took the full journey from Skien to Dalen with the family. 4 children from 5 to 13. The first 5 hours went well, but the kids found it a bit boring the last 5 hours without any locks and the beautiful scenarie entertained the...More

Thank Mr-Bloma
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The only thing they care about is canal ships! They have no respect to other boats who paid a lot of money to sail there. Be aware that 1,5 h waiting time can easily get to 3h without bigger explanations! Nature around is nice but...More

Thank Inga S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Extremely nice and powerful nature seen from the river, passin throught narrow river to the Norsjø lake. Several docks too. Worth a visit

Thank _bernardducros63
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The historic waterway of industralisation - and should be a part of the UNESCO status of Rjukan and Notodden.

Thank Pål H
Reviewed September 7, 2017

The Telemark Canal is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. It 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...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

While the Norwegian Summer can be somewhat rainy, paddling the Telemark Canal is worth the rain. There are numerous (free) designated campsites along the canal, as well as some options for wild camping. You could start your trip in Dalen, North-West end of the canal....More

Thank rasmusrjessien
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

This living piece of infrastructural cultural heritage bring you from Skien and deep into Telemark. I went there with my two kids and could unfortunately only go for the first part from Skien to Ulefoss. This still gives you two locks, one modernized and one...More

Thank Tor W
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This was a wonderful experience. We took the canal boat M/S Victoria from Lunde to Dalen. Lovely friendly staff. Beautiful scenery. Seeing people handworking the locks was amazing. Definitely a trip not to be missed. We will be back and take the canal boat from...More

Thank MayBritt
Reviewed June 14, 2017

We took the Ibsen from Ulefoss to Skien, and we immensely enjoyed ourselves. Our boat had a group of Norwegian pensioners enjoying themselves, which made me realize that this is what the locals do. The boat is beautiful as is the scenery. There are drinks...More

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November 13, 2015|
Response from Pål K | Property representative |
For attractions in Telemark, try visittelemark. com
November 13, 2015|
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Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
And the sails start from a town called SKIEN it is a sail well worth taking expensive but worth it