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Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell, Norway - Photo: Visitrjukan.com
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Where to stay in Rjukan

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


Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell
At 900 metres above sea level, in the Gausta area with a beautiful view to Gaustatoppen Mountain, you will find Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell. The hotel has 97 rooms, a recreation centre, a pleasant dining room, bar and large function room with live music six days a week. There is also a playroom and billiards/TV room.

Skinnarbu Høyfjellshotell
1,000 metres above sea level, right on the threshold of the Hardangervidda National Park, lies Skinnarbu Høyfjellshotell. The hotel has 88 rooms, a swimming pool, conference facilities, a bar and a restaurant which is famed for its delicious home cooking based on local traditions.

Park Hotell
In the centre of Rjukan you will find Park Hotell. 39 large and family-friendly rooms. Restaurant and a fully-licensed bar.

Tuddal Høyfjellshotell
Situated in Tuddal, on the sunnyside of Gaustatoppen, Tuddal Høyfjellshotell offers 20 rooms, dragonheads, ghosts, antiques, intimate atmosphere, home-made cooking and wonderful views. The hotel buildings are from 1895, and it is said that this is the best-preserved wooden hotel in Norway.

Mountain lodges/hostels

Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge/Rjukan Youth Hostel
At 900 metres above sea level, in the Gausta area with fantastic views of Lake Kvitaavatn and Gaustatoppen mountain, you will find Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge/Rjukan Youth Hostel. During the summer the main accommodation is in old log cabins for 2 - 6 people. The hostel offers 22 rooms for 2 - 5 people.

Rjukan Gjestegård and Rjukan Gjestehus
Both Rjukan Gjestegård and Rjukan Gjestehus are situated in the centre of Rjukan, and have rooms of various size and standard.

Climb Inn
This hostel is located in the Vemork Bridge area, and is run by climbers for climbers. The hostel is surrounded by 46 waterfalls within a short walking distance. Climb Inn has 6 rooms for teams of 3 to 10 climbers. High standard, drying room for wet gear, a library, bar with all rights, facilities needed for multimedia presentations and free wireless Internet access.

Rjukan Fjellstue
This intimate and cosy hostel has 41 rooms, lounges with open fireplaces, a TV lounge, conference room for 50 people and ski hire (also children's sledges). Rjukan Fjellstue is fully licensed. You will find Rjukan Fjellstue 11 kilometres west of Rjukan town centre.


Rjukan Hytteby
The cabins are situated close to the centre of Rjukan. Rjukan Hytteby offers 10 cabins which are copies of the first workers' houses built in Rjukan during the town's industrialisation at the beginning of the 20th century. Each cabin is equipped for 5 persons.

Kvitåvatn Fjellhytter
35 cabins at 900 metres above sea level, all with a view of Gaustatoppen Mountain. Kvitåvatn Fjellhytter are high standard cabins with 8 - 9 beds.

Gaustatoppen Booking
30 cabins and 40 apartments with 6 - 20 beds. All situated in the Gaustablikk area. All cabins at Gaustatoppen Booking are modern and well-equipped. Some of the cabins have Internet access.

Hogstul hytter
10 cabins set in quiet surroundings in Tuddal, 3 kilometres from the main road, and 45 minutes from Rjukan. For booking and more information, please email hogstul@online.no.

Cabins and lodges belonging to the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT)

A number of cabins and lodges in Rjukan and the surrounding mountains are owned by DNT

Kalhovd Tourist Cabin
You will find Kalhovd Tourist Cabin 1,100 metres above sea level, on the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau. This staffed lodge can offer 85 beds in rooms sleeping 2 - 4 people. Shower/toilet in the corridors. Sauna. Licensed for selling beer and wine. Kiosk. Serving of breakfast. À la carte during daytime and dinner in the evening.

Mårbu Tourist Cabin 
Mårbu is idyllically situated at the northern end of Lake Mårvann, on the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau. Mårbu is staffed during the summer and is ideal for families. The cabin has 46 beds.

The Helberghytta Cabin
This cabin lies 1,100 metres above sea level, at the gateway to the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau. The cabin is self-served and you will need a key to enter. 

Stordalsbu is situated in Stordalen on Hardangervidda, with a great view over the many lakes in the area. Please note that Stordalsbu is closed from 19 August to 1 October due to reindeer hunting. The cabin is self-served and you will need a key to enter.

Gaustatoppen Turisthytte
This cabin was built in 1893 and has the most fantastic views from the top of Gaustatoppen Mountain at a height of 1,850 metres. The cabin was built from natural rock from the summit itself and was extended and refurbished inside a short while ago. Gaustatoppen Turisthytte has 9 beds for hire and must be booked in advance. 

Lufsjå Turisthytte
At 1,230 metres above sea level, on the southeast side of Lake Lufsjå you will find Lufsjå - a good startingpoint  for exploring the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau. There are 2 cabins with a total of 16 beds. Good standard, self-served and you need a key to enter.

Krokan Turisthytte
This was DNT's first lodge. The lodge is a principal cultural monument in the Vestfjorddalen Valley, and is located near the Rjukan Falls Gorge. Krokan Turisthytte lets out two cosy, four-bunk log cabins.

Camp sites

Blefjell Camping
Family camp site at Lake Sandvatn in Hovin. Blefjell Camping lies 60 kilometres from Rjukan.

Hovinheia Kul TurStasjon
Hovinheia Kul TurStasjon is located in Hovin, 60 kilometres from Rjukan.

Langefonn Caravanpark
If you want to stay close to Gaustatoppen Mountain, 997 metres above sea level, you should stay at Langefonn Caravanpark .

Rjukan Hytte- og Caravanpark
Stay in well-equipped, winter-insulated cabins, sleeping up to 8 at Rjukan Hytte- og Caravanpark. The camp site is located 8 kilometres east from Rjukan.

Sandviken Camping
Family camp site at Lake Tinnsjø. Sandviken Camping lies 29 kilometres east of the centre of Rjukan.

Sjøtveit Camping
Family camp site next to Lake Tinnsjø. Sjøtveit Camping lies about an hour's drive from Rjukan. 

Tinnsjø Kro og Camping
Tinnsjø Kro is located idyllic in the small village of Mæl, approximately 10 kilometres east of Rjukan.

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Last updated:  2013-01-25
Skinnarbu Høyfjellshotell, Norway - Photo: Visitrjukan.com
Skinnarbu Høyfjellshotell, Norway
Rjukan Hytteby, Norway - Photo: Rjukan Hytteby
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Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell, Norway - Photo: Visitrjukan.com

Where to stay in Rjukan

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

Where to stay in Rjukan

Source: Visitnorway

About Tinn


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 is centrally located in the town centre.

Key facts about Rjukan

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

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