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Krossobanen

Type:Cable car

Kraftledningsveien 1, 3660, Rjukan

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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.

Facilities

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • TomFarhias
    Kongsberg, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Amazing view
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th March 2018
    This is quite an experience when you think about the reasons why the cable car was out in place almost 100 years ago. When you reach to the top you have the most amazing view of Rjukan and... Read full review
  • Eirik H
    Notodden, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Perfect start to the mountain hike
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th July 2019
    Perfect starting point for the trip up the mountain, both if you're hiking og going by bicycle. Also OK as an experience in itself, with good views from the top. Fun fact: Originally built as a... Read full review
  • Niels L
    Aarhus, 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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK65.00 single
Also available as:
AdultsNOK130.00 return
ChildrenNOK30.00 single
Also available as:
ChildrenNOK60.00 return

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35090027

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