What a place a canal going form the coast of Oslofjord and inland to some fine valleys in Telemark.
Here the tourship Henrik Ibsen is just coming out of the lock at Lunde. Below find a photo of the ship in the canal lock.
The Telemark Canal - one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.
The Telemark Canal was carved into the rock over 100 years ago. When the canal was completed in 1892, it was called the "eighth wonder".
The canal connects the coast of Telemark with the interior through eight locks at a distance of 105 km from Skien to Dalen. It consists of two waterways; Skien- Dalen and Skien-Notodden. Therefore, it is now possible to experience the Telemark Canal by ferry, charter boats, your own boat, canoes and kayaks.
In addition, you can also experience the canal by car, bicycle or on foot.