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Rjukan

In the saboteurs' footsteps with guide

Join Telemark Opplevelser on their guided tour along the 'real' saboteur route, from Rjukan fjellstue to Vemork, where you cross the gorge!

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Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Caves and Canyons
Season:
All year

Contact information

Description

This tour goes in varied terrain, mostly forest, at 450-1040 metres above sea level.

This is a guided tour, where the guide tells you the story about the Telemark Heroes from World War II. On 27 February 1943 the heavy water plant at Vemork was blown up by Norwegian saboteurs to prevent production of heavy water.

The path starts from Rjukan Fjellstue. It is also way-marked and has path-side display boards explaining the history of the walk.

During the trip you will have impressive views of Rjukan and the Norwegian Industrial Workers' Museum, before you continue down to where the saboteurs crossed the gorge.

After climbing up from the gorge the trip follows the course of the old railway to the museum where the sabotage actually happened.

Suitable for: Normally fit persons
Distance: About 12 kilometres
Time: About four to five hours
Starting point:  Vemork, six kilometres west of Rjukan town centre
Parking: Vemork
Directions to starting point: From Rjukan town centre, drive towards Rauland in the west.  After approximately six kilometres turn to the left to Vemork. Park your car at the parking place and wait for the guides that brings you to the starting point.
Enrollment: Telemark Oppleveser: +47 99 51 31 40
Buy map at: Rjukan Tourist Office, Torget 2, phone: +47 350 80 550

It is also possible to go this tour on skis in winter time.

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  • Hiking Hiking

Hours

7/15/2015
Wed
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
7/29/2015
Wed
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
8/12/2015
Wed
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Facilities

  • Sports activities

    • hiking
  • Activities

    • guided trips
    • gorge hiking
    • group development
  • Nature and terrain

    • mountainous terrain
  • Season

    • all year round
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In the saboteurs' footsteps with guide

This tour goes in varied terrain, mostly forest, at 450-1040 metres above sea level. This is a guided tour, where the guide tells you the story about...

In the saboteurs' footsteps with guide

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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.

Tourist information in Rjukan

The tourist information office in Rjukan is located in the town center and can offer help with booking accommodation, tours and more.

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.

Winter in Rjukan

The mountains around Rjukan in Southern Norway are perfect for family skiing holidays.

Where to stay in Rjukan

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

Attractions in Rjukan

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