Happenings around Dalen and the Telemark Canal, 2018 season

Here you find local happenings and activities for guests staying at Dalen Hotel sorted on weekdays and season. We’re happy to e-mail you a separate overview on request. Or you may have a look at the online magazine below.

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20 April – Dalen Hotel season opening 2018.



17 May – 17 May buffet at Dalen Hotel.

18 May – Lastein Bryggje kafe opens for the season.

18 May – Telemarkskanalen opens. M/S Henrik Ibsen’s first journey for the season. M/S Henrik Ibsen



22 – 23 June – Dalsmarken (local market) at Dalen. Dalsmarken

23 June – Concert at Lastein Bryggje kafe; The poor boys. Lastein Bryggje kafe



Fridays in July – Grill buffet at Lastein Bryggje kafe and Lunde Slusekro.

7 July – Introduction to fly fishing. Please contact us for further information and registration.

21 July – Introduction to fly fishing. Please contact us for further information and registration.

23 July – English garden party at Dalen Hotel. Please contact us for further information.



2 AugustTHØRNSTRØMS. We repeat last year’s success and welcome back Billal Andersson, Head Chef of Thörnström’s Kök, Gothenburg (1 star Guide Michelin) together with colleagues Peter Halldén and Maja Hempel. We guarantee an exciting culinary journey with excellent food and exquisite wines. Please contact us at booking@dalenhotel.no for reservations (18:00  20:30 hrs).

Grand Menu: NOK 1495,- per person
Grand Wine Package: NOK 1495,- per person

11 August – Duck race at Lunde locks



1 September – “Octoberfest” at Lastein Bryggje kafe.

8 SeptemberRESTAURANT À L’AISE. We are very proud to welcome Head Chef Ulrik Jepsen to Dalen Hotel. He has been working in several Michelin Star restaurants in Denmark and England, and he’s now heading one of Oslos up and coming fine dining restaurants. We look forward to an explotion of taste, classical French cuisine mixed with modern elegance. We will be offering a fixed menu with selected wines to follow. Please contact us for information.

14 – 16 September – Dyrskun i Seljord.

15 September – Telemarkcanal last sailing day, 2018 season.

28 September – “Fårikål” lamb, traditional themed dinner at Dalen Hotel.



6 October – Lutefisk, themed dinner at Dalen Hotel.

12 – 13 October – Game themed culinary evening at Dalen Hotel

20 October –  “Mansion murder” themed event at  Dalen Hotel.

27 October – “Smalahovelag”, 20th anniversary themed dinner at Dalen Hotel.