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Solstien Photo: Guro Lien
Solstien Photo: Guro Lien
Solstien Photo: Stegarud Foto
Solstien Photo: Willy Kittelsen
Solstien Photo: VisitRjukan

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
June - October

Contact information

Description

A well prepared path from Gvepseborg to Hardangervidda. The trip starts with the cabelcar, Krossobanen, which brings you to Gvepseborg - the foot of Hardangervidda.

From here, you follow the gravelroad 800 meters. Then there is a stone path the next 1,1 kilometeres to Kanonstillingen, a culture heritage and viewpoint. Here you will see parts of the Germans gun emplacements from the second world war, as well as a magnificent view towards Gaustatoppen, Vemork and Hardangervidda.

Transportation:
From Oslo: bus from Oslo to Rjukan town centre. From here there is a local bus taking you up to the starting point; the cable car - Krossobanen.
By car, follow E18 from Oslo towards Drammen - E134 towards Kongsberg, and then RV37 to Rjukan. Drive west, through Rjukan town centre to Krosso and Krossobanen.

Accommodation:
Rjukan can offer accommodations of various standards. Here you will find hotel, guesthouse and cabins.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
    • october
  • Nature and terrain

    • mountains
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Solstien

A well prepared path from Gvepseborg to Hardangervidda. The trip starts with the cabelcar, Krossobanen, which brings you to Gvepseborg - the foot of...

Solstien

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Where to stay in Rjukan

Stay in Rjukan itself or choose one of the surrounding areas of Gausta, Skinnarbu, Tinnbygdene or Hardangervidda.

Tour suggestions in Rjukan

Hike the Gaustatoppen Mountain or the Saboteur Trail from World War II, or go cycling on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

What to do in Rjukan

Rent a canoe or join a boat trip on Lake Møsvatn, or choose hiking, biking or fishing on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

Attractions in Rjukan

The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum are among the main attractions in Rjukan.

Hardangervidda

The vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda is one of Europe's largest. It is also home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer.

Rjukan

Rjukan is located by the Hardangervidda National Park and is known for Gaustatoppen Mountain and the heavy water sabotages by the heroes of Telemark.
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