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Rjukan-Notodden industrial heritage was inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list July 5th 2015. Entrepreneur and industrial mogul Sam Eyde envisioned a future where he could “Make the waterfalls work for mankinds progress”, and that was the start of what later became Norsk Hydro and a industrial adventure Norway never had seen the likes of. Notodden became ground zero for the first successful industrial production of fertilizer. In the beginning the enormous amounts of electric power needed to make fertilizer with the electric arc-furnace developed by Sam Eyde and Dr. Kristian Birkeland was supplied by the hydroelectric power plant Tinfos I, to move on they had to tame even bigger waterfalls. Learn more about the Rjukan-Notodden world heritage at www.industriarven.no

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Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen

Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen

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Telemarksgalleriet and Lysebuen shows art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.

Tinfos culture area

Tinfos culture area

  Tinfos culture area is an essential part of the Rjukan-Notodden world Heritage and a treat for those of you interested in history, here you will get 200 years worth all within walking distance.

The Tinnoset line, Bratsbergline and Notodden railway station

The Tinnoset line, Bratsbergline and Notodden railway station

The line goes from Tinnoset to Notodden and is 31km long, it moves through beautiful and dramatic landscapes. On the steepest parts of the line, the incline is 28‰, and among the steepest in Norway.

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