NORWAY: The Telemark Canal – the wonderful waterway (UiO ISS excursion part 2)

The Telemark Canal was dubbed “the 8th wonder of the world” by the rest of Europe when it was completed in 1892. It took 500 men and five years to etch it in the Norwegian mountains, running 105 kilometers from Skien to Dalen. 18 locks link several long lakes in the Skien watershed. This waterway … More NORWAY: The Telemark Canal – the wonderful waterway (UiO ISS excursion part 2)

NORWAY: Visiting the little village of Heddal in Telemark (UiO ISS excursion part 1)

Telemark is one of Norway’s 19 counties, with a unique landscape of majestic valleys and hills to offer. It is home to the largest of the remaining stave churches in Norway, the Heddal Stavkyrkje, the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Rjukan and Notodden, the century old Telemark Canal, Mount Gaustatoppen where one could gaze across … More NORWAY: Visiting the little village of Heddal in Telemark (UiO ISS excursion part 1)