24 September 2021 - 10 October 2021 6 September 2022 - 9 October 2022
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.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: - Kl. 07.50 attendance at Hjellebrygga pier in Skien. - Kl. 08.10 departure with MS Henrik Ibsen from Hjellebrygga pier. - Kl. 12.50 arrival at Lunde lock. - Kl. 13.45 departure with VY, local bus line 103, from the parking lot at Lunde lock. - Kl. 14.02 arrival at Ulefoss center. - Kl. 14.02 departure with Telemarkekspressen, express bus line NW182, from Ulefoss center. - Kl. 14.40 arrival at Landmannstorget in Skien center.
Saturdays: - Kl. 07.50 attendance at Hjellebrygga pier in Skien. - Kl. 08.10 departure with MS Henrik Ibsen from Hjellebrygga pier. - Kl. 12.50 arrival at Lunde lock. - Kl. 13.40 departure with the canal bus from the parking lot at Lunde lock. - Kl. 14.40 arrival at Hjellebrygga pier in Skien.
PS! You can also do this trip the opposite way, by starting in Skien at kl. 11.50 in the afternoon with the canal bus to Lunde, and boat back on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Find the half day trip called Half day trip afternoon: Skien-Lunde-Skien
Practical information on board:
Parking: Your car can be parked at the parking lot at Hjellebrygga pier free of charge. Be aware that you need a parking permit to avoid fines. Collect it from the crew on board before departure.
Meals on board: There is a restaurant on board. It is possible to prebook breakfast and lunch with your tickets. You can also order food directly at the boat from their menu without prebooking. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey.
Booking and payment:
Rate: Adults from 16 years: From NOK 968,- to NOK 1005,- per adult. Children 4-15 years: From NOK 367,- to NOK 405,- per child. Children 0-3 years: Free of charge 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.
Periods 2022: 6. September – 9. October: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Booking: Due to the bus change in Ulefoss center in the week days, we advise that all bookings are made at least one day before departure. 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.