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Hiking trips at Rjukan

  1. Gaustatoppen in Telemark
    If you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults.
  2. City hike along the river Måna and through the city.
    Charming roundtrip in the town centre of Rjukan
  3. Great view towards Vemork at the end of the trail.
    The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.
  4. Solstien
    The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda
  5. Rasteplass, photo: Anne Bjørg Haugan
    THIS IS AN EASY TRIP for all the family through a beautiful landscape full of culture and history.

Accommodation at  Rjukan

lounge at Gaustablikk Fjellresort

Gaustablikk Mountain Resort

Gaustablikk Mountain Lodge is situated in beautiful surroundings at Gausta, by the foot of Gaustatoppen. An ideal hotel for nature…

Summer at Rjukan Admini hotel

Rjukan Admini Hotel

Rjukan Admini er et lite og eksklusivt hotell med 18 rom som ligger tilbaketrukket i en vakker engelskinspirert park med gangavstand…

Rjukan hytteby has cabins that are copies of the first workers homes in Rjukan

Rjukan Hytteby

Cabins in the town centre. These cabins are copies of the first workers' houses built in Rjukan during the industrial revolution.

Attractions at Rjukan

  1. the top of Gaustatoppen in foggy weather
    The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is easily accessable and one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.
  2. Krossobanen consists of two wagons, red and blue.
    Krossobanen was built in 1928 and was a gift from Norsk Hydro, so the townspeople could get up to see the sun during the winter.
  3. View from the terrace at Hardangervidda National Park Center over lake Møsvatn
    Interactive exhibition about wild reindeer.
  4. Industrial worker Museum Vemork in Rjukan
    At the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork you can see the unique exhibition about WWII as well as the industrialization of Rjukan.
  5. Gaustabanen in the mountain
    Gaustabanen is a funicular railway, inside Gaustatoppen. This is a very unique touristattraction. No similiar railway is to be found in North-Europe!
  6. The sun mirrors bring sun down to Rjukan Square during winter months, when it is normally shady.

Restaurants and Cafés at Rjukan

restaurant Blikk Raw & Grill at Gaustablikk Fjellresort

Blikk Fjellbrasserie

A la carte restaurant at Gaustablikk Fjellresort with a view of Norway's most beautiful mountain, Mount Gausta (Gaustatoppen).

Summer at Rjukan hytteby

Rjukan Hytteby Kro

Rjukan Hytteby is mainly known for its great pizza, but also serves everything from hamburgers to homemade schnitzel.