The canal became known as “the fast route" between eastern and western Norway and was also the most important transport route between upper and lower Telemark for people, domestic animals, goods and timber.
The Telemark Canal was etched in the mountains for well over 100 years ago, and when the canal was completed in 1892 the rest of Europe called it “the eight wonder of the world”.
The Telemark canal is perfect for an active holiday. Here, you will find various lenghts of bicycle routes, offering stunning nature and good exercise. You may naturally also enjoy the canal in a canoe or a kayak . You will find peace and quiet here, and the holiday can be regulated to your own pace, without having to stress.