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Krossobanen

Type:Cable car

Kraftledningsveien 1, 3660, Rjukan

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

  • borders on a national park
  • hiking area
  • lookout point
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  • All-year
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About

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.

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Activities

  • tobogganing

General facilities

  • built - 1928

Nature and terrain

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

Season

  • All-year

Sports activities

  • bike trails

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Recent Reviews:

  • NLaursen
    Silkeborg, Denmark
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    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:
    Family
    Nice
    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:
    Couples
    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

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Contact

Tel: 99513171

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