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  1. Great view over Rjukan and Gaustatoppen from Skipsfjell at Gausta.
    With beautiful and spectacular nature and endless activity opportunities, Rjukan is one of Norway's most important centers for outdoor activities and adventure both summer and winter. Gaustatoppen towers majestically over the city, which is also the southern gateway to the Hardangervidda.
  2. The founder Sam Eyde's vision of "setting the waterfall to do useful work for the people", was the start of what was to become Hydro and an industrial adventure Norway has never seen before. With its combination of unique industrial and war history, Rjukan is a "must visit" for history enthusiasts from all over the world.
  3. Rjukan has several beautiful villages that surround the city, and where there is a great focus on preserving culture and traditions. There are many large and small events throughout the year that enrich cultural life. And several local artists spice up the destination.

Welcome to Rjukan in Telemark - official guide

  1. Vemork is mostly known for the heavy water war
    At the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork you can see the unique exhibition about WWII as well as the industrialization of Rjukan.
  2. Gausta ski center offers tracks for all levels.
    Gausta is one of the first resorts to get snow in Norway. Situated by the foot of Gaustatoppen, just 2,5 hrs from Oslo!
  3. Rjukan is a popular place for ice climbing.
    Rjukan is reckoned the best location in Northern Europe for ice climbing.
  4. Rjukanbadet is not just a swimming complex, but a center for well being and comfort.
  5. The sunmirror in Rjukan provides sun to the townspeople in wintertime.
    The sun mirrors bring sun down to Rjukan Square during winter months, when it is normally shady.
  6. Krossobanen
    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.
  7. View from Hardangervidda National Park Center towards Møsvatn with "Fjellvåken"
    Interactive exhibition about wild reindeer.
  8. Gaustatoppen is one of few mountains in Norway that almost everyone can reach the top, due to the elevator inside the mountain, Gaustabanen.
    The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is easily accessable and one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.

Rjukan - experience more!


Rjukan is a center of experiences. Regardless of whether you prefer the great nature experiences, or want to immerse yourself into culture and history: Rjukan is the place for you who want to experience more, all year round.

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