Krossobanen Cable car - visitrjukan
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Krossobanen is the first cable car to be built in Northern - Europe. Krossobanen whisks you up to the foot of Hardangervidda, Norway's largest national park.


Krossobanen (cable car)

Krossobanen was Northern Europe's first cable car. It was constructed in 1928 and was a gift from Norsk Hydro to the inhabitants of Rjukan, so that they could get up to the sun during the winter season.

There is a large parking area at the lower station. From there the cable cars carry passengers up to 886 meters above sea level. The journey takes approximately 5 minutes. We recommend a trip all the way to the top station where you will have a stunning view of Rjukan, Gaustatoppen and Vemork.

Solstien (The Sun Trail)

Solstien (The Sun Trail) has also become a very popular walk as it is suitable for all ages. Paved with stones, Solstien is 1,1 km long and ends at the so-called gun emplacement.

Here you will find the remains of German canon emplacements from the Second World War, in addition to a magnificent view. 

From the top station, follow the gravel path approximately 800 meters to the first turn. Follow the signs to Solstien. Soon you will see the stone-paved staircase.

Kafè Krossobanen

Enjoy a tasting meal at Kafè Krossobanen while you will have a magnificent view of Rjukan and Gaustatoppen.

Rjukan Climbing Park

On Krossobanen's upper station, Gvepseborg, lies Rjukan Climbing Park. But Gvepseborg is also a good starting point for trips on Hardangervidda, whether on foot or bike in the summer, or skiing in the winter.

Cycling on the Hardangervidda

From the top station, hundreds of people embark on a bicycle ride on Hardangervidda to the Kalhovd Tourist Cabin. The journey distance is 30 km and marked with signs, and is suitable for bicyclists of all ages.


During winter there are marked trails from the top station and into the Norwegian touring association's network of cross-country trails on Hardangervidda.

Press here for opening hours and prices at Krossobanen. 

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