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Rjukan - Town Centre Walk

Rjukan - Town Centre Walk Photo: Vandretelemark Rjukan - Town Centre Walk Photo: Vandretelemark Rjukan - Town Centre Walk Photo: Hamish Moore
Rjukan - Town Centre Walk Photo: Vandretelemark
Rjukan - Town Centre Walk Photo: Vandretelemark
Rjukan - Town Centre Walk Photo: Hamish Moore
THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION in this narrow valley emigrated to America in the 19th century.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
Duration
  • 1 hour
Season:
All year

Contact information

Description

But where others saw problems, the entrepreneurand engineer Sam Eyde, saw opportunities. He wasstruck by the beauty of the Rjukanfossen waterfall but also by the possibility of taming the waterfall and generating power. Together with the scientist Kristian Birkeland, Sam Eyde built an industrial empire out of air and water: Norsk Hydro. YOU CAN START THE TRIP at Torget, the market, next to the tourist information office. We recommend following the signs and map provided and allow these to lead you on a fascinating and informative journey through this history rich town. Let the stairs lead you into Kjærlighetsstien and the nature reserve. Alternatively for those free spirited souls – use the map and create your own route… Enjoy!

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • city
  • Grading

    • marked trails with colour grading
    • easy
  • Season

    • all year round
  • Duration

    • 1 hour

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Rjukan - Town Centre Walk

But where others saw problems, the entrepreneurand engineer Sam Eyde, saw opportunities. He wasstruck by the beauty of the Rjukanfossen waterfall but a...

Rjukan - Town Centre Walk

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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.

Getting to Vrådal and around

Vrådal is accessible by car and bus, with connections to Sandefjord Airport Torp, Oslo City Center and Oslo Airport.

Hiking in Rjukan

There is a variety of marked trails in the mountains of Rjukan. The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the old saboteurs' route are recommended.

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.

Key facts about Vrådal

Vrådal is a small village located in the municipality of Kviteseid, in the western part of Telemark. Kviteseid has around 2,500 inhabitants.

Key facts about Rjukan

Rjukan is an old center for industry and has approximately 3,000 inhabitants.
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