Great view towards Vemork at the end of the trail.

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The Saboteur trail goes in varied terrain, mostly forest, at 450-1040 metres above sea level.

The saboteur's trail is the path the world-famous Norwegian resistance used during the World War 2, the night they ought to blow up the heavy water plant at Vemork.

The tour starts from Rjukan Fjellstue. From Rjukan Fjellstue you follow the gravel road for a little while, then it turns east, through varied forest - and mountain terrain.

Along the way there are information boards that tell you the history when Norwegian saboteurs went from Hardangervidda, and down the steep gorges to Rjukan to blow up the heavy water plant.

The spectacular nature makes the trip even more special. The trail is well marked, with some steep descent towards the end. During the trip you will have impressive views of Rjukan and the Norwegian Industrial Workers' Museum

Good footwear is essential. On rainy days boots are recommended as the trail can be wet and somewhat muddy.

Suitable for: Normally fit persons
Distance: About 8 kilometres
Time: About two hours
Starting point:  Rjukan Fjellstue, 11 km west from Rjukan
Parking: Rjukan Fjellstue or Vemork (bus to Rjukan Fjellstue at 13.10 from Våer/Vemork, check vy.no for always updatet bus)
Directions to starting point: From Rjukan town centre, drive towards Rauland in the west.  After approximately 11 kilometres follow signs to Rjukan Fjellstue.
Buy map at: Rjukan Tourist Office, Torget 2, phone: +47 350 80 550

Guided tours

There are choices of guided tours in the saboteur's footsteps. The guided tours are upon request, send an e-mail to us on info@visitrjukan.com.

Package

Get a close encounter with Rjukan's exciting war history with our package "In the saboteur's footsteps".

Read more about the package at http://www.visitrjukan.com/en/best-travel-tips

 

Facilities

Activities

  • guiding
  • mountain hiking
  • nature trails

Distance

  • length in km - 8 km

Duration

  • 3 hours

Grading

  • medium

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Family with children

Nature and terrain

  • cultural landscape
  • hilly

Season

  • august
  • july
  • june
  • october
  • september

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The Saboteur's trail

Type:Hiking

Rjukan Fjellstue, 3660, Rjukan

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