Experience the highlights of the Telemark canal! Sail with one of the historic canal boats from the town center in Skien. Enjoy the shifting landscape and the impressive locks on your way to the canal hub in Lunde. On your way you will pass 5 flights of locks, including Vrangfoss which is the largest lock system in the canal with 5 locks. Bus transfer back to Skien from Lunde.
The package includes the boat trip from Skien to Lunde and ticket for the bus from Lunde and back to Skien.
Park your car at the Hjellebrygga pier in Skien for free. You need a parking ticket, which the boat staff will write out to you before departure. Remember to place it visibly behind the front screen of your car.
Thursdays: - 07.50 check-in at the boat opens at Hjellebrygga pier (adress: Nedre Hjellegate 21) - 08.10 departure on board M/S Henrik Ibsen from Hjellebrygga pier - 12.50 arrival Lunde lock - 13.45 departure by local bus number 103 from the bus stop by Lunde lock. - 14.05 disembark the bus at Ulefoss center bus stop - 14.10 departure by express bus number NW182 from Ulefoss center bus stop - 14.45 disembark the exprss bus at Skien bus terminal. It is about 10 minutes to walk back to the Hjellebrygga pier.
Saturdays: - 07.50 check-in at the boat opens at Hjellebrygga pier (adress: Nedre Hjellegate 21) - 08.10 departure on board M/S Henrik Ibsen from Hjellebrygga pier - 12.50 arrival Lunde lock - 13.50 departure with the canal bus from the bus stop by Lunde lock - 14.50 arrival at Hjellebrygga pier in Skien
Periods 2021 19th of May – 4th of September: every day 9th of September – 9th of October: Thursdays and Saturdays
Fares 2021 (including boat and bus) Adult from 16 years: Fridays NOK 881,- / Saturdays NOK 940,- per person Child 4-15 years: Fridays NOK 201,- / Sundays NOK 230,- per person Child 0-3 years: free of charge
The difference in prices has to do with the different bus connections.
The listed prices apply when booking online. If you book on phone/e-mail, there will be a fee of NOK 65 per person added to the prices. All prebooked trips must be paid before departure.