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Type:Cable car

Kraftledningsveien 1, 3660, Rjukan

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Krossobanen is open all year
  • Krossobanen is open all year
  • Krossobanen
  • Krossobanen consists of two wagons, red and blue.
  • Krossobanen is fun for the wholde family
  • Krossobanen is open all year


Nature and terrain

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



  • All-year
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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.

Visits to the operations room can be arranged on request.

Opening hours and prices
For opening hours and prices on Krossobanen, please see here.



  • tobogganing

General facilities

  • built - 1928

Nature and terrain

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


  • All-year

Sports activities

  • bike trails



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Recent Reviews:

  • Thomas P
    Aarhus, Denmark
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    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
  • HappyNorwegians
    Bergen, Norway
    There is a lot of potential here to develop this into a first-class experience!
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th September 2021
    This was made in 1929 so that the residents in Rjukan could see sunlight in the winter. The cars are from that time period and one can get the feel of the technology of that era. The views are... Read full review

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Tel: 99513171

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