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Eastern Norway Viken HALDEN

M/S Brekke on the Halden Canal

  • Aremarksveien 20, Halden
  • +47 95001041
  •  /  km From You
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Boat trips, locks and nature experience on the Halden Canal.

MS Brekke and crew would like to take you on a unique journey through Norway's oldest channel system. An adventurous and historical journey through beautiful scenery and spectacular locks.

 

The channel as a whole has a difference of altitude of 40 meters, divided into three locks.

At Brekke you will find  Europe's tallest lock with a lifting height of almost 27 meters.

 

You can experience the Halden Canal this summer on one of our routes, which runs Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (09.06.21 - 29.08.21). 

Charter tours on request. Nok 13 500,-. Max 45 persons, 3 hours

 

Timetables and prices 09.06 - 29.08 2021

Price NOK.350,-

Wednesdays - Round Cruise*

Departure Tistedal 11.00 - Arrival Tistedal 14.00

Tistedal - Brekke locks up - turn by Krappeto - Brekke locks down - return Tistedal

Wednesdays - Round Cruise*

Departure Tistedal 15.00 - Arrival Tistedal 18.00

Tistedal - Brekke locks up - turn by Krappeto - Brekke locks down - return Tistedal

Fridays - Round Cruise*

Departure Tistedal 13.00 - Arrival Tistedal 16.00

Tistedal - Brekke locks up - turn by Krappeto - Brekke locks down - return Tistedal

Fridays - Round Cruise*

Departure Tistedal 17.00 - Arrival Tistedal 20.00

Tistedal - Brekke locks up - turn by Krappeto - Brekke locks down - return Tistedal

Sundays - Classic canal cruise**

20.06.21 - 04.07.21 - 18.07.21 - 01.08.21 - 15.08.21 - 29.08.21

Departure Tistedal 10.45 - Arrival Strømsfoss 14.30

Tistedal - Brekke locks up - Strømsfoss locks up - ank. Strømsfoss

 

Departure Strømsfoss 15.00 - Arrival Tistedal 18.45

Strømsfoss - Strømsfoss locks down - Brekke locks down - ank. Tistedal

 

The history of the Halden Canal extends far back in time. The canal was built in the years 1852-1860, but the locks were furthest destroyed by flooding in 1861. These were rebuilt in 1877. The locks at Ørje and Strømsfoss dates back to 1860. Brekke lock, as we know it today, was completed in 1924.

The history is shown at the Haldenvassdragets Kanalmuseum - located at Ørje locks. On board MS Brekke we focus on using the resources and expertise available locally. The food and drink you get served on board should mainly come from local suppliers. We will go so far as to produce only biodegradable waste, we have the environment and nature with us in mind on our journey through the waterway.

* Round cruise
Lean back and enjoy pure Norwegian nature at this 3 hours Round cruise, were you start and end your canal cruise at Tangen quay in Halden municipality.
MS Brekke guides you thru Norwegian nature and close wildlife such as beavers and ospreys. You will be told the history of the canal, the industry and timber floating.
MS Brekke will sail thru Brekke water lock, Europe’s highest combined water lock with its 27 meters lift in four steps. Lifted with the use of 10 000 m3 water and by gravity alone, the plant from 1924 is a massive and impressive sight.
After sailing thru Brekke water lock we will take you up to a place called Krappeto, an idyllic place in the middle of nowhere. Here you will be told the history of Krappeto while we turn the boat around and head for the locks again, this time we will experience the height downwards and return to Tangen quay where the tour ends.
If you pre order serving onboard, the crew dressed in maritime uniforms will serve you traditional Norwegian dinner and dessert at your table. MS Brekke has all serving rights onboard.


**Classic canal cruise
Experience the Classic canal cruise
Enjoyed every summer the past 35 years.
A journey thru the Halden canal, Norway’s oldest canal system from 1852. At this cruise you will experience a greater part of the 80-kilometre-long canal.
The Classic canal cruise starts at Tangen quay in Halden municipality. MS Brekke guides you thru Norwegian nature and close wildlife such as beavers and ospreys. You will be told the history of the canal, the industry and timber floating.
MS Brekke will sail thru Brekke water lock, Europe’s highest combined water lock with its 27 meters lift in four steps.
Lifted with the use of 10 000 m3 water and by gravity alone, the plant from 1924 is a massive and impressive sight.
MS Brekke takes you thru several lakes and narrow fjords before entering the idyllic Strømsfoss water lock, which lifts us 2 meters up to Strømsfoss quay in Aremark municipality.
Lean back and enjoy for 3 hours and 45 minutes.
You can choose to return by buss to Tangen quay or to make it a hole-day-cruise and sail the water locks downwards with MS Brekke.
If you pre order serving onboard, the crew dressed in maritime uniforms will serve you traditional Norwegian dinner and dessert at your table. MS Brekke has all serving rights onboard.

 


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Description Price*
Other pricing information 50.00 Per piece
Adults (from 16 years) 350.00 Per person
Adults (from 16 years) 450.00 Per person
Children under 16 years 134.00 Tickets
Price 265.00 Per person
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