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Bicycle in Møsvann area

Bicycle in Møsvann area Photo: visitRjukan AS
Bicycle in Møsvann area Photo: visitRjukan AS

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In the Møsvatn/Skinnarbu area, you will find a total of four bicycle trails varying in length from 8 to 14 km.

Most of the trails are well suited for families with children.

The scenery varies from beautiful valleys to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.

1. Cycle to Selstali Seter (mountain farm)
This is a very pleasant gravel road for the whole family. You can park yur car at Krokan Tourist Cabin before cycling off on to a side road, left og Krokan with a signpost to "Selstali Seter". The trip is around 9 km each way. The road goes through dramatic and beautiful scenery, with views of the canyon and the valley of Vestfjorddalen. The trip is a bit steep at the beginning, but well worth the effort.

2. Cycle to Hjerdalen
The route passes through an idyllic mountain valley, where there once was a thriving alpine pasture farming community. It is about 8 km each way. The river Hjerdøla runs through the valley, where children might like to cast a line and see whether they can catch a fish or two. It is also a very nice area to put up a tent and is suitable for families with children.

3. Cycle along Skarfoss
This is a route for mountain bikes, with rolling hills and challenging terrain before you hit the road at Skarfossdammen. You have to cross a wooden bridge at the east end of Norsk Hydro's cabin site at Frøystul, in order to get on the road. The trip is around 12 km.

4. Cycle to Varland
This is an asphalt road that leads to one of the pick-up points for small boats on Lake Møsvatn. People have been constantly mining this area for iron from the 5th century up until 1250. If you look carefully, you might spot ancient slagheaps and old smelting holes dotted about. The road is around 14 km long is suitable for everyone.

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  • Sports activities

    • bike trails
  • Activities

    • bicycle tours
  • Nature and terrain

    • mountainous terrain

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Bicycle in Møsvann area

In the Møsvatn/Skinnarbu area, you will find a total of four bicycle trails varying in length from 8 to 14 km. Most of the trails are well suited...

Bicycle in Møsvann area

Source: Visitnorway

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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.

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.

Where to stay in Rjukan

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

Key facts about Rjukan

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