Thon Hotel Høyers – The highlights of the Telemark Canal
19 May 2021 - 4 September 2021 17 May 2022 - 4 September 2022
Experience the canal-town Skien and an amazing trip in the Telemark Canal. Throughout the canal you will sail through 5 impressive locks, including Vrangfoss, which is the largest lock with 5 chambers.
The package includes accommodation at Thon Hotel Høyers in Skien with breakfast, a boat trip from Skien to Lunde also with breakfast and return with the canal bus from Lunde to Skien.
Thon Hotel Høyers in Skien is over 160 years old and is a traditional hotel with a charming atmosphere. Here you will find newly renovated rooms, and the lobby is decorated with chandeliers and deep, comfortable chairs. It is located in the city center and is therefore the perfect starting point for all the attractions, shopping and restaurants in Skien. Want to stay an extra night to experience more of Skien? Add it when you reach the basket after you have booked the package, or book it directly with the hotel.
Day 1: - Accommodation at Thon Hotel Høyers in Skien center.
Day 2: - You have the possibility to have breakfast at the hotel before departure. - 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 is included in the package. - Kl. 12.50 arrival at Lunde locks. - kl. 13.40 departure with the canal us from the parking lot at Lunde locks, about 200 meters from the locks. - kl. 14.40 arrival at Hjellebrygga pier in Skien.
Practical information on board:
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.
Meals on board: There is a restaurant on board. Included in this package you will be served breakfast. Seating time to be agreed directly with the restaurant staff once you have boarded. Breakfast is served until kl. 09.30. You can also order food directly at the boat from their menu. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey.
Covid-19: We ask all our passengers to follow the general infection prevention advice that is applicable in Norway. There are several hand sanitations stations on the boats.
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 while on board. The hotel has two parking lots, where one of them is free of charge and the other is for a fee. If both are full, there is another parking lot across the street for the hotel for a fee.
Distance to Hjellebrygga pier: It is about 7 minutes in walking distance from the hotel to Hjellebrygga pier.
Booking and payment:
Rate: From NOK 2088,- 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 – 4. September: Daily 6. September – 9. October: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
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.