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The Saboteur's trail

The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen The Saboteur's trail Photo: visitRjukan AS The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen The Saboteur's trail Photo: visitRjukan AS The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen
The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen
The Saboteur's trail Photo: visitRjukan AS
The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen
The Saboteur's trail Photo: visitRjukan AS
The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen
The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen
The Saboteur's trail Photo: Fotograf Jacobsen
The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.

Hike facts

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

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Saboteur's trail is the path the world-famous Norwegian resistance used during the 2 World War the night they would blow up the heavy water plant.

The tour starts from Rjukan Fjellstue. Telemark Bussreiser has daily departures (except Saturday) from Rjukan at 12.15 from Rjukan Bus Station. For timetable see www.telemarkbil.no

If you drive a car, follow the RV 37 to Rauland. Rjukan Fjellstue is located about 11 km from Rjukan.

From Rjukan Fjellstue you follow the gravel road for a little while, then it turns east, through varied forest - and mountain terrain.

Along the way there are information boards that tell you the history when Norwegian saboteurs went from Hardangervidda, and down the steep gorges to Rjukan to blow up the heavy water plant.

The trail is 8 km long and takes about 2 hours. The spectacular nature makes the trip even more special. The trail is well marked, with some steep descent towards the end.

Good footwear is essential. On rain days is recommended boots as the trail can be wet and somewhat muddy.

If you need accommodation, Rjukan Fjellstue is a good option.

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The Saboteur's trail

Saboteur's trail is the path the world-famous Norwegian resistance used during the 2 World War the night they would blow up the heavy water plant. The...

The Saboteur's trail

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

Getting to Rjukan

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

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

Tourist information in Rjukan

The tourist information office is centrally located in the town centre.

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