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    6 days - An in-depth self drive itinerary through the heart of of Telemark

    Enjoy the diversity in nature and culture that Telemark represents; from the beautiful Telemark canal to the mountain plateau in the north. This 6 day self drive itinerary through the heart of of Telemark has you staying at boutique historic hotels, enjoying fine dining & incredibly buffet breakfasts.

    Day 1
    Depart Oslo, drive to Dalen
    Day 2
    Telemark Canal on MS Victoria or MS Henrik Ibsen
    Day 3
    Day in Dalen to explore the cultural history of the region
    Day 4
    Drive Dalen to Rjukan, staying at magnificent Gaustablikk Hotel
    Day 5
    Climbing Gaustatoppen, or taking the Gaustabanen - a unique cable car that goes inside the Gaustatoppen mountain
    Day 6
    Return to Oslo at your leisure
    Start/End Place
    Oslo, Norway tours
    Country Visited
    Norway tours
    Duration
    6 Days
    Suitability
    Easy independent self-drive holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    HTS001

    Details

    Transportation

    Car hire 6 days; Ford Focus (manual) or similar with free mileage and CDW
    Day trip on the Telemark Canal

    Included
    • Accommodation 5 nights at good historic and well located hotels
    • Daily breakfast and dinner (5B & 5D)
    • Car hire 6 days; VW Golf (manual) or similar with free mileage and CDW
    • Day trip on the Telemark Canal on either MS Victoria or MS Henrik Ibsen, as well as the canal bus back to Dalen
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    Accommodation in Oslo, international flights, lunches and items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Depart Oslo, drive to Dalen

    Pick up your car from central Oslo (or Gardermoen airport) in the morning, and drive to Dalen (3h30m) situated at the end of the Telemark Canal in south central Norway. Telemark is the heartland of modern day skiing in Norway and worldwide, where Sondre Nordheim pioneered in new ski techniques in the mid 1800’s.

    Stay at the historic Hotel Dalen built in a Swiss style in the late 19th century. The hotel is a landmark for Norwegian cultural heritage. Dinner is served in the hotel restaurant and is inspired by Telemark as a region with high quality products and long culinary traditions.

    Love Saunas and swimming? Be sure to check out the new lake Sauna, Soria Maria.

    Accommodation
    Dalen Hotel

    Day 2 - Telemark Canal on MS Victoria or MS Henrik Ibsen

    In the morning join either of the two historic canal boats MS Victoria or MS Henrik Ibsen on the famous Telemark Canal from Dalen to Ulefoss. Departing from Dalen you may always start your day with a delicious on-board breakfast. For guests having spent the night at the Dalen Hotel breakfast is included. You will pass 14 locks and arrive in Ulefoss in the early afternoon, from where the canal bus takes you back to Dalen. Overnight Dalen Hotel with half board.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Transportation
    Dalen Hotel

    Day 3 - Day in Dalen to explore the cultural history of the region

    Spend a free day in Dalen to explore the region by bike or on foot. There is plenty of beautiful nature and history in the area. You can also go canoeing, fishing or horse riding, or just relax at the hotel with a good book. Overnight Dalen Hotel with half board.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Dalen Hotel

    Day 4 - Drive Dalen to Rjukan, staying at magnificent Gaustablikk Hotel

    Leave Dalen behind and drive north to Rjukan (1h30m). At Rjukan you will stay at the magnificent Gaustablikk Hotel at the foot of Gaustatoppen (1883m). Rjukan is famous for the heavy water plant at Vemork held by the Germans during WWII, and which was sabotaged by the ‘Heros of Telemark’. The plant is now the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum, and well worth a visit to gain some indepth knowledge about the WWII events. Overnight Gaustadblikk Hotel with half board.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Gaustadblikk Hotel

    Day 5 - Climbing Gaustatoppen, or taking the Gaustabanen - a unique cable car that goes inside the Gaustatoppen mountain

    The day is at your leisure in Rjuken, and we recommend either climbing Gaustatoppen, or taking the Gaustabanen - a unique cable car that goes inside the Gaustatoppen mountain. You can also venture to the other side of the valley and take the Krossobanen cable car up onto the Hardanger Mountain Plateau. Krossobanen is the first cable car to be built in Northern Europe. Overnight Gaustadblikk Hotel with half board.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Gaustadblikk Hotel

    Day 6 - Return to Oslo at your leisure

    After breakfast make a leisurely drive back to Oslo (3h15m). You can keep the car until 09:00am the next morning.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person. Early indicative price for 2021.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    17 May 2020
    4 Sep 2020
    17 May 2020
    4 Sep 2020
    AUD 2,453
    On request
    Standard
    14 May 2021
    3 Sep 2021
    14 May 2021
    3 Sep 2021
    AUD 2,575
    Available
    Standard

    Important Information

    For a greener option, please ask us about changing your vehicle to a 'green' car; either a diesel or a hybrid.

    Please note that this trip can easily be shortened or lengthened. Call us for more options, as it is just such a lovely place in the world to explore.

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