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The movie “The Telemark Canal” from The Compass Shows is a movie with a duration of 2 hours and 45 minutes.
It shows the entire Telemark Canal in Norway from its beginning in the town Skien to the end in the town Dalen, which is an impressive place with 1000 meter high mountains and the cleanest water.
The trip is shown in a 56-foot motorboat in a way so you should feel like you are sailing the trip yourself.
The Telemark Canal was carved into the mountain well over 100 years ago and when the canal was completed in 1892 it was designated as one of the “eight wonders” in Europe.
500 men had worked for 5 years blowing up their way through the mountain. With a total of 18 lock chambers, the road paved from Skien and to Dalen, a 105 km voyage and with a height difference of 72 meters.
Long before the Telemark canal was built, the locals used rivers and waterways to transport goods and people. The roads in Telemarks were nearly impassable. Carts with wheels were impossible to use in several locations. The waters made the traffic easier. Barges and boats were used until the waters froze over. During the winter season, the traffic went by horse over the ice.
The canal was called “Hurtigruten” (the fast route) between eastern Norway and Western Norway and was also the most important route between upper and lower Telemark for people, livestock, goods and timber.
Today, there are tourists from near and far who come to experience this unique waterway that looks just like it did a hundred years ago. The stone-walled lock walls, the huge lock gates, the opening and closing mechanism – everything is authentic.
Watch this movie by clicking the link, and see the fantastic nature from Scandinavia when it is at its most beautiful. See how the locks work and get the feeling of what it is like to sail through this beautiful landscape in a motorboat.
The film was shot in the summer of 2021.
Maximum mast height incl. antennas – measured from the water’s edge at normal water levels. Skien to Dalen 12.8 m. It is possible to unmask before Skien.
Maximum hull dimensions in the lock chambers Length 100 feet = 31.4 m.
Width 21 feet = 6.6 m.
Depth 8 feet = 2.4 m
VHF in the Telemark Canal All lock systems have VHF communication. Use channel 9.
A The Compass Shows Production.
Producer DYI Aps
Editor Jan Wulff Møller
Crew Elena Sikorska & Jan Wulff Møller
Music Sooting Relaxation AS Peder B Helland. https://soothingrelaxation.com/
Music titles: Always – Stardust – At Peace
Copyright DYI Aps Jan Wulff Møller