Telemark Canal Regional Park

Join us on the historical highway from the coast to the foothills of the high mountains in southern Norway- go with the relaxing flow of the waterway that always has connected our communities.

Discover the best of our experiences

Walk in childhood footsteps of playwright Henrik Ibsen

There’s much more to local figure, Henrik Ibsen, than Peer Gynt. Pull the curtain back on the life as a local boy who went on to become a world-renowned playwright.

Cultural hike to mountain farm “Rui”- relax afterwards in the stunning Soria Moria Sauna

Hike the mountain trail to Rui and Eidsborg for a stunning birds-eye view and enchanting human stories.

Experience a piece of nautical history on the Telemark canal

Climb aboard our old canal boats for a tranquil boat trip on our canal, an unique example of great engineering, hard work and artistry made 125 years ago.


About Telemark Canal Regional Park

Telemark Canal Regional Park on the Norwegian map

Telemark canal regional park offers an unique journey on an amazingly built  inland waterway through very beautiful and diverse Norwegian landscape. The canal opened Telemark to the world, and has shaped the communities alongside the waterway.

We are very proud of our original locks and buildings and the history they have been part of. We are working together with municipalities, businesses and volunteers to preserve and protect our heritage – but also develop our communities based on sustainable, long term cooperation where both guest and locals can discover, enjoy and respect our natural and cultural treasures. 

Our park is in the south-east of Norway and easily accessible. You can get to various places along the Telemark Canal by bus and train from Oslo, Bergen or Kristiansand, we are connected to the ferry ports in Sandefjord, Larvik and Langesund and airports in Sandefjord, Oslo and  Notodden