Straand Hotel – Canal package from Ulefoss

19 May 2021 - 5 September 2021
9 September 2021 - 10 October 2021
18 May 2022 - 4 September 2022
6 September 2022 - 9 October 2022
18 May 2023 - 10 September 2023
12 September 2023 - 7 October 2023


Experience an eventful trip on the Telemark Canal and accommodation in the historical Straand Hotel in Vrådal. On this canal cruise you will sail through 5 impressive locks, including Vrangfoss, which is the largest lock system of the canal with its 5 lock chambers.
The trip includes rivers, lakes, and an idyllic approach Spjotsodd at the end of the cruise.


The package includes boat trip from Ulefoss to Kviteseid/Spjotsodd with lunch on board, transfer with the hotel buss/car from the pier to the hotel and accommodation, dinner, and breakfast at Straand Hotel in Vrådal.
Return by bus to Ulefoss on the next day during the afternoon, enabling you to enjoy beautiful Vrådal before departure. There is one change of bus in Seljord along the way.

Straand Hotel in Vrådal is one of Telemarks best hotels. Straand is a part of “Historic Hotels & Restaurants” and is known for its warm atmosphere and excellent food. Straand Hotel oozes of history. Feel free to enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many living rooms.

Travel Route:

Day 1:
- Kl. 10.00 attendance at Ulefoss locks.
- Kl. 10.30 departure with M/S Henrik Ibsen or M/S Victoria from Ulefoss locks.
- Meals on board: Lunch is included in the package.
- Kl. 15.50 arrival Spjotsodd pier (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays)
- Kl. 16.20 arrival Kviteseid pier (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays)
- Transfer to the hotel. 15-20 minutes of driving.
- Accommodation at Straand Hotel in Vrådal including dinner.

Day 2:
- Enjoy the hotel breakfast.
- Kl. 14.25 departure with bus from Vrådal bus station with Vy local bus, line 102 (Saturday and Sunday kl. 14.40).
- Kl. 15.08 arrival Seljord bus station (Saturday and Sunday kl. 15.25).
- Kl. 15.35 departure with bus from Seljord bus station with Vy buss, line R1.
- Kl. 16.35 arrival Ulefoss locks.

Practical information on board:

You can park your car free of charge at Ulefoss locks, about 200 meters before you reach the lock (coming from Ulefoss center). There is no need for parking permit.

Meals on board:
There is a restaurant on board. Lunch is included in this package. You can also order food directly on the boat from their menu without prebooking. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey.

Bus return:
Vrådal bus station is located approximately 600 meters from the hotel. The hotel can offer transfer upon request. Contact the reception for more information.
There is one bus change along the way in Seljord.
The buses are corresponding and will wait for each other.

Practical information at Straand Hotel:

Please book your dinner time when you check in.

Straand Hotel has its own beach at the lake Nisser. Here they have a playground and a beach bar during the summer. The hotel also has its own swimming pool.

Booking and payment:

Adults from 16 years: From NOK 3192,- per person.
Children 4-15 years: From NOK 1477,- per child.
Children 0-3 years: From NOK 335,- per child.
The rate for this package can vary when it comes to your choice of date.
Please select date of choice to see the package rate.
PS! These are rates for online bookings.
Fee for bookings made over phone or email is NOK 80,- per person.

Periods 2023:
18. May – 9. September: Daily
12. September – 7. October: Arrival days Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Due to high demand, we recommend that you order in advance.
Do not wait until the day before.

All reservations must be paid in full when booking.

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