Canvas Hotel is not like any other hotel! We are an oasis in the middle of the wilderness, 2 km from the closest road and 7 km from any other people. It ́s a place to enjoy the unique nature of the inner regions of Telemark, either on foot, with a fishing rod and canoe, or as we prefer it; with a mountain bike!

Please read the offer carefully, and you can soon start looking forward to an experience you ́ll never forget.

Typical program for a two-night stay:

Day of arrival

If you have booked airport transfer, we´ll meet you at the airport in Sandefjord (TRF) or Kristiansand (KRS). If you are adventurous, you´ll rent a car and drive yourselves or take the train from Oslo and we´ll pick you up at the nearest train station. (NOK 2000 Taxi for 4 people one way)

The parking place is two kilometers from the hotel. Your baggage will be transported to the hotel and you will have a beautiful hike to the hotel.

When you arrive at the hotel, we show you around the camp and you can choose to get something refreshing to drink and an open air bathtub to your disposal, or you can hit the trails with the bike.

Dinner will be served around 20.30.

Day 1

We then plan the day according to the weather conditions, and your wishes, in order to make the day optimal for all. Our standard activity is mountain biking, but you can kick back with a good book in our lounge or just hike around the area if you rather want that.

We return to the hotel for lunch.

After lunch you will have plenty of time to relax before we set off on another trip or just continue to kick back and relax.

After a day with lots of fresh air and exercise we serve drinks in the sauna ending with an optional swim in the lake.

We meet for pre-dinner snacks and a drink by the fire before dinner starts at 20.30

Day of departure

Again, you will be woken up with coffee in the yurt, followed by breakfast. We will find time for a short cycle trip before lunch and checkout at 1400.


Using the services of our guides are not mandatory, but we set up several mountain bike group tours with guide included in the price. The area is vast and confusing, and quite far away from habitation. We adjust all tours after level of the participants and we will offer entry-level groups. Please let us know if you want a dedicated guide to your group and ask us for a price.


We buy new bikes every season, and currently we use full suspension Scott Genius 950 29 inch bicycles for the optimal float through the terrain. Price: NOK 500 pr day, paid at checkout.

Your stay at Canvas Hotel

In the hotel there are two watering can showers, ten bathtubs and a sauna for 12. All the yurts have en-suite toilets.

The luxury ”Hästens” beds are covered with comfortable down duvets and extra blankets for the chilly nights. Every Yurt has a wooden stove that you can use for heating.

All meals are prepared in the kitchen tent where you take part in the preparing of the food. We have griddles in the middle of the table that is used for frying the fish, meat and vegetables.

Age limit

Canvas Telemark is a hotel for adults. This is mostly because the dinners take place around a communal table where alcohol is consumed. We recommend families with children to come to Canvas Hove in Arendal where things are arranged for parents and children to have the best possible experience. Optionally, it is possible to go together and book the hotel alone with other families.

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