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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

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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!

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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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Where to eat in Vrådal

The main place to eat in Vrådal is the Quality Straand Hotel & Resort. In addition there are sason based cafès on other locations.

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.

Key facts about Rjukan

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

Getting to Rjukan

Rjukan is located between Oslo in the east and the famous Norwegian fjords in the west.

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.

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.
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