Half day trip morning Ulefoss «Culture and history by the canal»
18 May 2023 - 10 September 2023 12 September 2023 - 8 October 2023
A taste of the Telemark Canal!
Join in on a cruise down the Telemark Canal from Ulefoss and experience a taste of beautiful nature, history, and local food in one day.
From Ulefoss locks you board one of the veteran ships. The ship will take you up the canal and while in the locks you get to see the lock guards in action opening and closing the massive lock doors, an attraction you will find only here. This trip takes you through the Vrangfoss lock system, the largest flight of locks in the Telemark Canal. The journey up the historic waterway will give you panoramic views of beautiful scenery. In Lunde you disembark and takes the canal bus back to Ulefoss locks.
- Kl. 10.00 attendance at Ulefoss locks. - Kl. 10.30 departure with M/S Henrik Ibsen or M/S Victoria from Ulefoss locks. - Kl. 12.50 arrival at Lunde lock. - Kl. 13.40 departure with canal bus, approx. 200 meters from Lunde lock. - Kl. 13.55 arrival at Ulefoss locks.* - Kl. 14.45 2-course menu at Spiseriet Restaurant. - Kl. 15.45 Guided tour at Øvre Verket.
* Once you disembark from the bus at Ulefoss locks, you must follow to road leading to the parking lot and continue along the sidewalk headed to Ulefoss center. You will arrive at Øvre Verket in approx. 10 minutes when walking. You can also choose to take your car. There is a parking lot at Øvre Verket as well.
Practical information during the trip:
Parking: Your car can be parked at the parking lot at Ulefoss locks free of charge. While driving from Ulefoss center, the parking lot is reached about 200 meters before the locks. It is marked with a parking sign (a large “P”) and the symbol for the Telemark Canal (a boat in a lock).
Meals on board: There is a restaurant on board. You can order food directly at the boat from their menu without prebooking. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey, and you can’t bring your own food on board.
Bus return: The canal bus stops approx. 200 meters from Lunde lock.
Practical information about Øvre Verket:
Parking: You can park your car at Øvre Verket free of charge. There is limited parking space. You can also park next to Ulefoss Fire station.
Dining: At Spiseriet Restaurant at Øvre Verket you will be served a 2-course menu, included one beverage (choose between a glass of wine, beer, or mineral water). Child menu consists of pommes frites with hot dog or chicken nuggets, juice, and an ice cream.
Øvre Verket: Øvre Verket is a collection of listed workers’ housing that offers a gift shop, exhibitions, and local crafts. Ulefoss is known as the oldest industrial site in Norway, and during your tour you will hear about what it was like for a worker at Ulefoss Jernværk to live here, amongst other things.
Booking and payment:
Rate: Adult from 16 years: From NOK 1555,- to 1605,- per adult. Children 4-15 years: From NOK 595,- 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.
PS! These are rates for online bookings. Fee for bookings made over phone or email is NOK 80,- per person.
Periods 2023: 18th May – 9th September: Tuesdays – Sundays. 12th September – 8th October: Fridays and Sundays.
Booking: Due to high demand, we recommend that you order in advance. Do not wait until the day before.
Payment: All reservations must be paid in full when booking.