Canoeing and Kayaking

Fun with paddling!

Are you interested in exploring nature in a unique way? Then paddling could be the perfect choice for you! The Telemark Canal, Akkerhaugen and Norsjø are ideal areas for paddling, whether you prefer kayaking, canoeing or SUP (Stand Up Paddling). Here you can explore locks, rivers or calm small lakes. What are you waiting for? Embark on a paddling adventure!

Padler i Telemarkskanalen.

5 herlige padleturer

5 Great Paddle Trips


Welcome to Norways first, connected paddle trail! 

The paddle trail on the Telemark Canal consists of 329 km of graded paddling routes, 29 trip suggestions with close-up maps and useful information for paddlers. All this in a free map book.

🛶 Free map book can be picked up at the tourist office in Bø.

Adresse: Bøgata 52, 3800 Bø

🛶 Free Paddle-shelter on Nomestranda

Archictect-designed shelter perfect for sleeping in.

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Paddle maps and Mini guides

We sell the paddling map for the Telemark Canal and are happy to send it by post if desired. The map costs kr. 149,- + postage. If you wish to receive free brochures in addition to the paddling map, such as the Telemark Canal, Summer Guide and pocket map of Telemark, extra postage will be charged.

Contact us for bookings or questions regarding maps and/or mini-guides. Bookings can be made via Vipps - vippsnumner: 566647

The following paddling routes are available as mini-guides for kr. 20,- each:

  • Lunde-Vrangfoss
  • Lystang-Norsjø
  • "The Birdwatcher" at Lystang
  • Skoeelva in Lunde
  • Løveid-Hjellebrygga
  • Øypadling Nisser


Price for launching a canoe/kayak in the Telemark Canal: Kr. 180,- in Vrangfoss and Løveid locks, kr. 130,- in all other locks. Visit the Telemark Canal website for information about the lock facilities and safe lockage in kayaks/canoes.

Map book with 27 tour suggestions

Padleled Telemarkskanalen is a map book with lots of useful tips for paddlers, as well as 27 tour suggestions on the canal!

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Rental and Transportation

You can rent canoes and kayaks of different sizes and levels. Need help with transportation? Rent a canoe trailer with space for up to 8 canoes and 14 kayaks.

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