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Dalen Hotel

The Dalen Hotel is known as “the hotel from the fairytales”

Building: 1894

Staying at the Dalen Hotel® is supposed to give you the feeling of going back in time.

We hope that our 49 rooms and suites, as well as the substancial common areas featuring gallery, halls, salons, terrace and wide stretched gardens contribute to giving you as our guest a relaxing and nice stay with us.

The authentic atmosphere has been emphasized at this dragon style hotel, and you will not find modern features like TVs. Instead our ambitions are to provide culinary experiences out of the ordinary. The food & beverage team is a gathering of ambitious kitchen and restaurant staff, all inspired by Telemark as a region with high quality products and long culinary traditions.

The canal boats on the Telemark Canal are the most important and unique experience on the journey to Dalen. During summer season you can start or end your trip with the boat “M / S Henrik Ibsen” or “M / S Victoria”. The ride to or from Skien along the Telemark Canal is a short day trip with many spectacular locks and breathtaking scenery. The mountains tower up to 900 meters along the Bandak lake which has a depth of close to 400 meters.

The area is ideal for hiking or biking, with many spectacular and interesting attractions. Or, as many do, just relax and enjoy the hotel and the facilities.

Open: from April to october - Room numbers: 49 - Rates: from 245€

Rooms - Suites

The hotel offers the following categories:

  • single rooms
  • double rooms
  • historical rooms
  • family rooms
  • Suites
  • Tower Suites


Our team of chefs brings a broad experience and background, combining inspiration from world class international restaurants with regional traditions and products. At Bandak Restaurant it all comes down to creating great experiences and memories for all our guests using local produce at an international top class level.

Most of our guests combine their stay at Dalen Hotel with today's 3 or 5 course menu, accompanied by a wide selection of top wines. Restaurant capacity: 100persons

Spa & Wellness

Soria Moria – a work of art, and also a fantastic sauna – flashing like a piece of jewelry in the Bandak lake!

The inspiration for the sauna comes from the surrounding landscape and history. Its characteristic silhouette is an interpretation of the sloping mountainsides that disappear into the Bandak lake.


Our Victoria Salon is the ideal location for a small, tailor made wedding, a once in a lifetime experience. The combination of the hotel itself, the location at Dalen, the local church and culinaric competence provides you with fantastic possibilities. Opportunies are endless. Max. capacity: 50 persons


Several salons and rooms for small groups, even though we do admit that Dalen Hotel aims to be an arena where pleasure and enjoyment should be in focus. Max. capacity: 50 persons


OSL - Oslo International Airport, 250 km (car) or 3h 30m to Skien (Telemark Canal)

Local Attractions - Golf places - Parks & Gardens - Museums - Festivals/Events

Local Attractions Eidsborg stave church (built 250)
Lårdalsstigen hiking route (experienced)
Golf places Norsjø Golfpark, Ulefoss
Parks/Gardens On-site
Museums West Telemark Museum
Festivals/Events Dalsmarken (June)



Dalen Hotel

Dalen Hotel

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