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Type:Cable car

Kraftledningsveien 1, 3660, Rjukan

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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:

  • 721maritab
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Worth it!!
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th November 2017
    I was actually not so excited about taking the trip, but I was positively surpriced. We got to see the sun (not only through the mirror), a nice view of the mountains and Rjukan down in the valley... Read full review
  • ofHarwich
    Trip Type:
    Swift ride to the top of Norway
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th December 2017
    In instants Krossobanen takes you from just outside Rjukan to Hardangervidda. The cable cars are quite old, steep and fast thus providing a slight fright. However, the cable cars are manned with a... Read full review
  • TomFarhias
    Kongsberg, Norway
    Trip Type:
    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

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


Tel: 35090027

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