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Solstien

Type:Hiking

Gvepseborg, 3660, Rjukan

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About

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.

Transportation:
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.

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

Facilities

Distance

  • length in km - 4.3 km

Duration

  • 2 hours

Grading

  • medium

Intended audience

  • Family with children
  • Seniors

Nature and terrain

  • mountain
  • national park

Season

  • august
  • july
  • june
  • october
  • september

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Contact

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.