Yacht Charter From Telemark

Telemark
Canal and Coast

Telemark Canal and Coast

Telemark Canal and Coast

Vestfold and Telemark County is a large region in southern Norway known for it’s vast forests, beautiful landscapes, historic buildings, small coastal villages and the Telemark Canal. The area has good rail and bus connections from Oslo and Kristiansand, or you can catch a plane from Bergen to the nearby Torp Sandefjord Airport.

Telemark, known as “a miniature Norway” is a county of contrast from historic churches, countless glistening lakes, waterfalls, narrow rivers and valleys to a mountainous district including Mount Gausta that overlooks approximately one sixth of Norway’s mainland, perfect for hikers.

Scattered with islands, beaches, picturesque villages and fantastic scenery, the coast of Telemark offers cruisers an ideal place to explore and unwind. The sheltered coves are perfect for anchoring and taking a swim or enjoying a relaxing evening onboard. The coastline stretches from the fjord in Langangen to the Kragerø archipelago, offering coastal towns surrounded by clusters of islands both large and small.  The islands are rich in culture and heritage and offer local cuisine, bars, shops and markets that you can enjoy as you cruise around the coast.

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TELEMARK CANAL

Originally two canals, Norsjø-Skien canal and Bandak-Norsjø canal, the Telemark Canal was completed in 1892 to provide a transport route for goods, timber, livestock and people. Stretching 105km from the Grenlands coast to the valley in Telemark, this spectacular canal is now a tourist attraction offering historic locks with stonewalled chambers, original features in cast iron, narrow rivers and large lakes.


The Canal has 8 locks, Skien, Løveid, Ulefoss, Eidsfoss, Vrangfoss, Lunde, Kjeldal and Hogga and a total of 18 chambers that you can pass through with a total lift height of 72 metres. Along the canal there are guest harbours, local piers, museums, historic churches, farm shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.


Charging stations have been planned and strategically placed along the entire Telemark Canal to ensure that you can always top up your batteries. 

Telemark offers several activity parks that are for all age groups.

  • Bø Sommarland is the largest water park in Scandinavia and the family will enjoy some of the biggest and thrilling water slides in Europe. With 20 different slides and swimming pools there is plenty of choice for everyone.
  • The Høyt & Lavt (High and Low) Climbing Park is located at the gate to Bø Sommarland. Climb through the treetops and overcome 119 obstacles in 6 courses and a total of 18 Ziplines. The park caters for all ages and skill levels.
  • Norsjø Cable Park is one of the world’s best cable track parks for wakeboarding, water skiing and knee boards. The park is suitable for beginners and professionals so that everyone can have a fun day. There is a boatyard at the park where you can leave the boat on the guest jetty for the day whilst you go to the park or you can take a berth for the evening and dine in restaurant Svilla, which has a large playground for children to enjoy.
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Telemark offers several activity parks that are for all age groups.


Bø Sommarland is the largest water park in Scandinavia and the family will enjoy some of the biggest and thrilling water slides in Europe. With 20 different slides and swimming pools there is plenty of choice for everyone.

The Høyt & Lavt (High and Low) Climbing Park is located at the gate to Bø Sommarland. Climb through the treetops and overcome 119 obstacles in 6 courses and a total of 18 Ziplines. The park caters for all ages and skill levels.

Norsjø Cable Park is one of the world’s best cable track parks for wakeboarding, water skiing and knee boards. The park is suitable for beginners and professionals so that everyone can have a fun day. There is a boatyard at the park where you can leave the boat on the guest jetty for the day whilst you go to the park or you can take a berth for the evening and dine in restaurant Svilla, which has a large playground for children to enjoy.

Motor Cruiser Charter from Telemark

Motor Cruiser Charter
from Telemark

Telemark Base

Telemark Base

The base is located in Porsgrunn in Vestfold and Telemark county municipality. Once you have checked in you will only have a few metres walk to the pier where the boats are located. 

Base facilities:

  • Parking spaces available for a fee

Travelling to the base

Travelling to
the base

BY AIR

The nearest airport to the base is Torp Sandefjord Airport, this is located approximately 45km away from the base, only a 40 minute taxi journey.

There are direct flights to Torp Sandefjord Airport from several cities in Europe and Norway. 

The following airlines offer flights directly to Torp Sandefjord Airport. 

  • Ryanair
  • Norwegian Air
  • KLM
  • Wideroe
  • Wizz Air

Alternatively fly into Bergen International Airport and then take a connecting flight to Torp Sandefjord Airport. During the summer there are several flights a day. 

The following airline offers inland flights to Torp Sandefjord Airport.

• Wideroe

 

AIRPORT TO AND FROM THE BASE

The base is located approximately 45km from the airport.

Local bus – airport bus from Torp Sandefjord Airport travels to Porsgrunn.

Taxi – There is a taxi stand outside Torp Sandefjord airport.

Taxi for max 4 people at a price of around €110 – 125 Euros.

Rental cars – If you are renting a car from an airport then you can drive to Porsgrunn. There are several parking garages where you can leave your vehicle or we can arrange indoor parking for an extra fee.  

Provisioning

Location Map

Base Locations

We offer yacht charters from four bases around Norway.

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