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Gvepseborg, 3660, Rjukan

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Solstien (The sun path) is a well prepared path from Gvepseborg to Hardangervidda.

The trip starts with the cabelcar, Krossobanen, which brings you to Gvepseborg - the foot of Hardangervidda.

From here, you follow the gravelroad 800 meters. Then there is a stone path the next 1,1 kilometeres, called "Solstien" which ends up at "Kanonstillingen" (the canon position), a culture heritage and viewpoint.

Here you will see parts of the Germans gun emplacements from the second world war, as well as a magnificent view towards Gaustatoppen, Vemork and Hardangervidda.

From Oslo: bus from Oslo to Rjukan town centre. From here there is a local bus taking you up to the starting point; the cable car - Krossobanen.

By car, follow E18 from Oslo towards Drammen - E134 towards Kongsberg, and then RV37 to Rjukan. Drive west, through Rjukan town centre to Krosso and Krossobanen.

Rjukan can offer accommodations of various standards. Here you will find hotel, guesthouse and cabins.



  • length in km - 4.3 km


  • 2 hours


  • medium

Intended audience

  • Family with children
  • Seniors

Nature and terrain

  • mountain
  • national park


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    Recent Reviews:

    • Vibeke B
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fin rundtur på vidda i høstfarger
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 25th September 2017
      Vi valgte Solstien som ettermiddagstur en dag tåka lå tjukk over vidda, men det gjorde ikke noe. Turen med taubanen Krossobanen er en morsom opplevelse i seg selv, og derfra er det en kort gåtur opp... Read full review
    • Ida Margrethe B
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Enkel og kort tur i fjellet.
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th October 2017
      En hyggeligt og enkel sti som er godt tilrettelagt. Anbefaler å ta turen opp med Krossobanen, så får du fin utsikt også. Read full review
    • 445christelp
      Når nordmændene siger medium tur
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 2nd August 2018
      Turen er fin, men man skal være opmærksom på at blå vandrekategori går på underlaget og IKKE på stigningen. Det er ikke bare en slentretur for den uerfarne vandrer. Read full review

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    Tel: 35080550

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    Krossobanen, TinnKrossobanen was built in 1928 and was a gift from Norsk Hydro, so the townspeople could get up to see the sun during the winter.