5 Days: Telemark Canal

Short Description

Join us on our Telemark Canal adventure! We paddle the historic Telemark canal that has been used to transport the lumber from inland to the railway along the coast since 1861.

Trip Features:

  • Rich animal life including beavers, elk, eagles & moose
  • Scenic nature including caves, huge boulders and waterfalls
  • Wild camping
  • Historic architecture

Course Details

Experience

We will be paddling 15-20km each day, this requires a good fitness.

What's Included

1. All the kayak equipment that you will need on the trip is included. We use high-quality equipment which includes kayak, paddle, wetsuit, paddle jacket, buoyancy aid, sprayskirt and helmet. 3. A guide per 8 participants for five days that you take you through the historic Telemark canal and show you its hidden gems. 4. Lock fees

We Recommend That You Bring

Long wool underwear. Sunglasses. Sunscreen. Camera to capture the epic scenery.

Where & When

The trips runs over 5 days from Monday-Friday. We meet in Dalen, Telemark.

Trip Summary

In Short

Our journey starts from Dalen, where we will follow the path of the lumber, that takes us over three big lakes, Bandak, Kviteseidvatnet and Flåvatn before paddling the man-made canal. On the lakes, you will see the majestic scenery that Norway has to offer and get a chance to see some of Norway’s wild animals up close, as we silently paddle on the water. Paddling on the lakes will give you the true feeling of paddling on the fjords of Norway. The canal itself has six water-locks, all engineered and built in 1854-1861, we will use these locks to pass through the channel. When the weather allows it, we will stay at primitive camping spots with varying facilities.

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