This trip is perfect for the canal enthusiast if you want the complete experience in the Telemark Canal from Skien to Dalen.
Return by bus from Dalen to Skien the same evening. The package includes accommodation on Thon Hotel Høyers in Skien both prior and after the canal trip.
Thon Hotel Høyers in Skien center is a charming hotel with a welcoming atmosphere.
Day 1 - Accommodation at Thon Hotel Høyers in Skien town center.
Day 2 - breakfast at the hotel (included both at the hotel and the boat) - 07:50 meet at the Hjellebrygga pier in Skien. - 08:10 departure with M/S Victoria or M/S Henrik Ibsen from Hjellebrygga pier. Meals om bord: this package includes breakfast and lunch on board. - 18:00 arrival at Lastein pier in Dalen (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday). Disembark. - 18:35 arrival at Lastein pier in Dalen (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday). Disembark. - 18:45 departure on board the Canal bus from Lastein pier in Dalen (the bus awaits the boat to arrive). - 21:30 arrival by bus at Skien bus station. - Accommodation at Thon Hotel Høyers i Skien town center.
Day 3 - Breakfast at the hotel - Check-out
Practical information on board: Meals on board: There is a restaurant on board. Breakfast and lunch in included in this package. Seating time to be agreed directly with the restaurant staff once you have boarded. Breakfast is served until kl. 09.30. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey.
Practical information at Thon Hotel Høyers: Dining: The hotel has its own restaurant, and the guests can book at table for dinner directly with the hotel. Breakfast is included in the package rate, in addition to the breakfast on board the canal boat, so if you are a morning person it is possible to grab something to eat before departing the hotel. Then you can later enjoy a late breakfast after you have passed the first lock, Løveid, while sailing over the Norsjø lake. Breakfast opening hours Thon Hotel Høyers: 07.00 – 10.30 (22nd June – 15th August) Breakfast opening hours canal boat: 08.10 – 09.30
Parking: You can park your car at the parking lot at Thon Hotel Høyers. The fee is Nok 150,- per night. It is not possible to book a parking place in advance and you need a parking ticket from the reception. If the parking lot is full, there is another parking lot across the street from the hotel for a fee. It is also possible to move your car to Hjellebrygga on day 2. Here, you can park your car free of charge. Please note that you need a parking permit in the windshield to avoid fines. Collect it from the crew on board before departure.
Distance to Hjellebrygga pier: It is about 7 minutes in walking distance from the hotel to Hjellebrygga pier.
Booking and payment:
Rate: From NOK 3 140, - per person. The rate for this package can vary when it comes to your choice of date and room type. Please select date of choice to see the package rate.
Periods 2022: 18. May – 2. September: Daily 6. September – 9. October: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (arrival day Skien. Boat trip is the next day.)
Booking: Due to high demand, we recommend that you order in advance. Do not wait until the day before. PS! These are rates for online bookings. Fee for bookings made over phone or email is NOK 80, - per person.
Payment: All reservations must be paid in full when booking.