Welcome to Canvas Hotel Telemark

Our camp is not like any other hotel! We are an oasis in the middle of the wilderness 2 km from the nearest motorway and 7 km from the nearest settlement. It is a place to enjoy the unique nature that inner Telemark can offer on foot, with fishing rod and canoe or preferably with a bike.

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.

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 a 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 2

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.

Payments made are non-refundable, but we will try our best to re-sell your spot to someone else and reschedule your stay.

Alcoholic beverages are charged separately. We have a credit card terminal for credit card payments.

Demand exceeds our capacity during the most popular weekends, as we only have 11 rooms. We therefore practice first come first served, and do not guarantee rooms until booking is confirmed in writing by email.


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 Trek Fuel EX 8 27+ 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. There are four toilets, outdoor privy style, about 50m from the hotel. There are no private bathrooms in the yurts/tents.

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.

Alcoholic beverages

For the record, it is not allowed to bring your own alcoholic beverages to be consumed in the Canvas Hotel premises, or hotel area, due to safety and legislative reasons.

Bonfire at the "nest" - Canvas Hotel Telemark - Norway