Turer med M/F Storegut og Rjukanbanen på Rjukan - visitrjukan
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Rjukanbanen train and ferry

MF Storegut Foto: Hans-Dieter Fleger

Along with the railway ferries D/F Ammonia and M/F Storegut, the Rjukan Line (Rjukanbanen) manages and disseminates exciting and spectacular stories through trips and activities on land and in the water. 

Highlights

  • Rjukanbanen consists of a train and railway ferries MF Storegut and DF Ammonia
  • Established to transport artificial fertiliser from Rjukan to Notodden and "to the world market"
  • Objects on UNESCO world heritage list
  • Norway’s most complex industrial heritage monument

Welcome to the Rjukan Line

Together they form an extraordinary and historically unique trio from the early years of Norwegian industrialisation, in terms of project scope, contemporary visitor experience and cultural-historical object.

The Rjukan Line opened in 1909 after a two-year construction period. It was established to transport artificial fertiliser and raw materials for Hydro as well as to provide other goods and passenger transport. In 1911 the line was the first standard-gauge railway in Norway to be electrified. Sam Eyde’s system of electrically operated railway in Telemark would later set the standard for electrification in Europe.

This historical railway transported goods across Lake Tinn (Tinnsjøen) from Tinnoset before continuing on land from Mæl to Rjukan, with a side track serving the Vemork Power Plant.

Museum railway and wessel

The industrial transport network was closed down in 1991, but the Rjukan Line has found a new lease of life as a museum railway.

Join a tour with most complex industrial heritage monument

Monday and wednesday

Departure from Rjukan station with the train at 10.45 

Departure from Mæl station with the railway ferry M/F Storegut  at 12.00 (round trip at lake Tinnsjøen) 

Return from Mæl station with the train back to Rjukan station at 14.30.

Prices

Adult NOK 340

Students NOK 250

Youth 10 – 18 years NOK 160

Children 0-9 år FREE

Friday

Departure from Rjukan station with the train at 10.45 

Departure from Mæl station to Tinnoset with the railway ferry M/F Storegut  at 12.00 

Departure from Tinnoset to Mæl station at 14.00

Return from Mæl station with the train back to Rjukan station at 16.00

Prices

Adult NOK 470

Students NOK 380

Youth 10 – 18 years NOK 330

Children 0-9 år FREE

Booking

For reservations of tickets, please contact Rjukan tourist information at +47 35 08 05 50 or by e-mail info@visitrjukan.com

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