5 Days: Telemark Canal

Short Description

Join us on our Telemark Canal adventure! We will paddle the historic Telemark canal, which has been used to transport lumber from inland to coastal railways 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


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

Thermal wool underwear. Sunglasses. Sunscreen.
Water bottle. 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 same path the lumber took, which takes us over three big lakes (Bandak, Kviteseidvatnet and Flåvatn), before entering the man-made canal. On the lakes, you experience 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 by. Kayaking 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 and, we will use these locks to pass through the canal. When the weather allows it, we will stay at primitive camping spots with varying facilities – a true wildness adventure! 

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