The Saboteur Trail is the route the world famous Norwegian Resistance used during World War II to get from the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda and down the steep gorge to Vemork to blow up the heavy water factory. The trail is eight kilometres long, well-marked and starts off from Rjukan Fjellstue. There are boards along the way that tell the story. Guided tours along the Saboteur Trail are available during the summer. The trip takes approximately two to three hours.
Gaustatoppen towers majestically above the town of Rjukan at an altitude of 1,883 metres above sea level. Around 30,000 people make the trip up to the summit every year to enjoy the fantastic view from the top. On a clear day, you can see all the way south to the coast, and east to Sweden. You can see one sixth of Norway from here.
The mountain road (fv. 651) for those in search of beautiful nature, history and scenic cultural landscape. It goes between Sauland and Rjukan.
The Hardangervidda National Park Route, which takes you on an exciting journey between the east and west of Norway, is the perfect gateway to the fjords.
Cycling on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda brings you into beautiful high mountain nature. The beginning of the cycling tour is very special, because the first Northern European cable car whisks you up from Rjukan to the starting point at 886 meters above sea level.
The route is well signposted and well maintained. After 30 kilometres you will arrive at the Kalhovd Tourist Cabin, where you can have dinner and stay for the night. From Kalhovs you have different choices: Either you continue to Mårbu Tourist Cabin, you return back to Rjukan, or you continue to Atrå.
One guided alternative starts from Selstali alpine pasture farm and follows the beautiful Gausdalen Valley. Paddling along there gives you plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. From the canoe you get really close to both wildlife and nature. Food and coffee are prepared over a camp fire. The trip can be combined with a canoe paddling course and overight stays.
The M/B Fjellvåken will take you on a wonderful trip across Lake Møsvatn from Skinnarbu to Mogen Turisthytte, a distance of 40 kilometres. The boat passes mountain farms and sails through beautiful scenery on its voyage, which lasts about two hours one way. Mogen is an ideal starting point for hiking on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The boat can also be chartered for special occasions.
The M/B Mårfjord sails on Lake Mårvatn deep in to the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda. It has daily departures from Synken (near Kalhovd) to Mårbu Turisthytte in the high season.
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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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