19 Mai 2021 - 5 September 2021 18 Mai 2022 - 4 September 2022 18 Mai 2023 - 10 September 2023
This is the package fit for those who seek the ultimate canal experience; sail the entire Telemark Canal from Skien to Dalen and spend two nights at the fairytale hotel Dalen Hotel.
Get ready for a journey to the past and enjoy the same voyage up the Telemark Canal as royalties and nobles did over 100 years ago. Start your day with breakfast on board on either “the king” or “the queen” of the Telemark Canal while you travel on the narrow rivers, wide lakes, and through massive locks. Lower your shoulders and your pulse, enjoy good food and beverage, and observe the ever-changing landscape.
The atmosphere at Dalen Hotel is filled with history and luxury. The restaurant has world class food and service, and the storytelling in front of the fireplace wraps you in the experience of being the observer of history.
The second day at Dalen Hotel should be spent exploring the many things to see and do in Dalen. Why don’t you book yourself into the world-famous sauna “Soria Moria”, hike the Lårdalsstigen or, perhaps, just enjoy a calm Afternoon Tea in the hotel garden.
Day 1 - Kl. 07:50 attendance at Hjellebrygga pier in Skien (Remember to get a parking permit from the crew on board if you need to park your car at Hjellebrygga pier) - Kl. 08:10 departure with MS Henrik Ibsen or MS Victoria from Hjellebrygga pier. - Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch is included in the package. - Kl. 17:40 / 18:35 arrival at Lastein pier in Dalen. - From the pier to Dalen Hotel you can either take the hotel bus or take a walk while you send your luggage with the bus. - Accommodation at the Dalen Hotel with a glass of aperitif and four-course dinner and storytelling.
Day 2: - Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel. - We recommend a visit to West Telemark Museum and go for a walk from the museum to Rui-farm. - Back at the hotel you may enjoy Afternoon Tea (12.00 – 15.00. Not included. Pre-booking and payment must be handled directly at the hotel) - In the evening a four-course dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. After dinner, coffee is served in front of the fireplace or in Hallen listening to classical tunes.
Day 3: - Kl. 08:00 / 08:50departure with MS Victoria or MS Henrik Ibsen from Lastein pier in Dalen. - Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch is included in the package. - Kl. 17:30 arrival and disembarking at Hjellebrygga pier in 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. Included in this package you will be served breakfast and a 2-course lunch both ways. Seating time to be agreed directly with the restaurant staff once you have boarded. You can also order food directly at the boat from their menu. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey.
Practical information at Dalen Hotel:
Dining: The hotel reserves the right to determine and/or adjust the time to guarantee the best experience for all hotel guests.
Dress code: In the evening, the restaurant has a smart casual dress code. It is possible to borrow a suit jacket at the hotel.
Booking and payment:
Rate: 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 2023: 18. May – 10. September: Daily
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.