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Krossobanen

Type:Cable car

Kraftledningsveien 1, 3660, Rjukan

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Krossobanen consists of two wagons, red and blue.
  • Krossobanen consists of two wagons, red and blue.
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  • Krossobanen is open all year
  • Krossobanen is fun for the wholde family
  • Krossobanen is open all year
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Nature and terrain

  • borders on a national park
  • hiking area
  • lookout point
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  • All-year
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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
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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • HappyNorwegians
      Bergen, Norway
      There is a lot of potential here to develop this into a first-class experience!
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th September 2021
      This was made in 1929 so that the residents in Rjukan could see sunlight in the winter. The cars are from that time period and one can get the feel of the technology of that era. The views are... Read full review
    • Moosa B
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      Family
      Amazing experience; great with kids
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 30th July 2022
      Excellent facilities to have a day out with family. A walk from Gvepseborg cafe to Kanonstillinga was amazing. And great view from the top Read full review
    • FRP1948
      Telford, United Kingdom
      Not wheelchair accessible
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 31st July 2022
      Queued up bought tickets, when we got to gate told wheelchair would not go through the door and there were 5 steps to negotiate. Wife in wheelchair had to stay at the bottom. In fact there are nearer... Read full review

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    Contact

    Tel: 99513171

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