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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

Hike facts

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

Contact information

Description

THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION in this narrow valley emigrated to America in the 19th century. 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

  • Season

    • all year round
  • Nature and terrain

    • city
  • Grading

    • easy
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 1 hour

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Rjukan - Town Centre Walk

THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION in this narrow valley emigrated to America in the 19th century. But where others saw problems, the entrepreneurand...

Rjukan - Town Centre Walk

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Tour suggestions in the Vrådal area

These five round trips include the highlights of western and upper Telemark, including the Eidsborg stave church and the Telemark Canal.

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.

Attractions in Rjukan

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

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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