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Krossobanen

Krossobanen Photo: Willy Kittelsen Krossobanen Photo: Ove Bergersen Krossobanen Photo: Willy Kittelsen
Krossobanen Photo: Willy Kittelsen
Krossobanen Photo: Ove Bergersen
Krossobanen Photo: Willy Kittelsen

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Description

The Krossobane Cable Car was the first cable car to be built in northern Europe. It was built in 1928 and it was a gift from Norsk Hydro to the townspeople so that they could get up high enough to see the sun during the winter.

The lower station has a large car park, from which the two cable cars, "Tyttebær" (cranberry) and "Blåbær" (blueberry) carry passengers up to an altitude of 886 metres. The view over Rjukan from the upper station is fantastic, with the mountains rolling away to the south and west and Vemork nestling in the valley where the dramatic heavy water sabotage operations took place during the WWII.

The cable car has recently been renovated, with new machinery and other technical installations. Visits to the operations room can be arranged on request.

Every Year thousands of people take the cable car to the upper station in order to access the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and cycle to the Kalhovd Turisthytte. The trail is 30km long and signposted. It is suitable for cyclists of all ages. You can either carry on from Kalhovd and cycle a round trip via Atraa back to Rjukan, or return the same way as you arrived.

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  • Sightseeing Sightseeing

Hours

6/28/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9/1/2014 - 9/30/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • playground
  • Season

    • all year round
  • Sports activities

    • bike trails
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • permanent exhibitions
    • guided tour by appointment
  • Activities

    • tobogganing
  • Nature and terrain

    • hiking area
    • lookout point
    • borders on a national park
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Krossobanen - Photo: Willy Kittelsen

Krossobanen

The Krossobane Cable Car was the first cable car to be built in northern Europe. It was built in 1928 and it was a gift from Norsk Hydro to the...

Krossobanen

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Key facts about Rjukan

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
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