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Krosso Fjellstue


Kraftledningsveien 1, 3660, Rjukan

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The area where the cafe is located is called Gvepseborg and is 886 meters above sea level. Here you are a stone's throw from the Hardangervidda, Northern Europe's largest high mountain plateau and the reindeer kingdom. We do not guarantee that you will experience wild reindeer flocks around the cafe, but if you walk a kilometer or two in, the opportunity is considerably greater.

Gvepseborg is also the starting point for the "world renowned" bike ride in to Kalhovd and Mårbu. You should look a long time for a finer bike ride.

The cafe building was opened in 2013 and we say that you can enjoy a meal in one of the cafe with one of the best views in the country. In the background you see the majestic Gaustatoppen and far down in the West Fjord Valley you see the whole industrial town of Rjukan with its special architecture and urban structure. When the sun shines with us up here in the winter you can see how the famous Sun Mirror sends its rays of sun down the square.




  • nature trail
  • tobogganing

General facilities

  • built - 0

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • permanent exhibitions

Nature and terrain

  • borders on a national park
  • hiking area
  • lookout point


  • All-year

Sports activities

  • bike trails



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    Recent Reviews:

    • NLaursen
      Silkeborg, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      Nice route up to the sun
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th August 2019
      This is a nice way to get from The Valley up to the plateau. While waiting for the cable car you can get the history of the Krossobanen. There is a nice view over The Valley going up and down. It’s a... Read full review
    • Thomas P
      Aarhus, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 13th July 2020
      Good view of gauatatoppen , and a very nice hike around the top Easy access and all, we liked it with our 7 and 4 year old Read full review
    • Fuzzyhunden
      Frederiksberg, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      Nice view - not so much social distance
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 1st September 2020
      We took the cable car up and walked down - it was a fairly quick ride up and it afforded some great views. However in these COVID-19 times the cable car didn’t provide much opportunity to social... Read full review

    Map & Directions


    Tel: 406 96 330

    Opening Times

    Season (15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021)
    Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Season (21 May 2021 - 6 June 2021)
    Monday - ThursdayClosed
    Friday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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    From Solstien, not Ryes vei. Only illustration photo. Ryes vei - The retreat, TinnRyes vei is a path that goes underneath the cable car, Krossobanen, and is the way the Norwegian saboteurs escaped atfer blowing up the heavy water factory. Therefore Ryes vei is also called "The Retreat".

    Solstien Solstien, TinnThe shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda