Pensjonisttur til Rjukan i Telemark - visitrjukan
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Rjukan in Telemark has many activities to offer pension groups. We at visitRjukan are happy to help you tailor your perfect trip with a combination of experiences and fun, according to your budget. Contact us on phone 35 08 05 50 or by mail to

Examples of experiences at Rjukan for the pension group

  • Guided tours
  • The Rjukan train and the ferry
  • Vemork museum
  • Krossobanen
  • Gaustatoppen with Gaustabanen
  • Hardangervidda National Park Hotel
  • Fjellvåken

Guided tour with our veteran bus «Snutebussen»

Rjukan is on UNESCO's World Heritage list and with an hour's city guide with the "Snutebussen" you get a nice overview of the complex and unique industrial history of Rjukan. From the establishment of "Norsk Hydro", and the fertilizer production, "Little Hell", the class distinction and the EHS initiative "Krossobanen".

The bus has 29 seats.

We can also arrange a guide who can guide in their own bus.

Rjukanbanen train ride and ferry ride on Tinnsjøen

Join us on an exciting journey in the world heritage. Take a train and ferry on the Rjukan railway and experience cultural monuments and magnificent scenery. There is a cafe on board the Storegut motor ferry.

The Rjukan Railway, with the D / F Ammonia and M / F Storegut rail ferries, manages and communicates exciting and spectacular stories through trips and activities on land and water. This is an adventurous and unique historical troika from the childhood of Norwegian industrial travel - by the scope of the project, by the experience today, and as a cultural-historical object.

Rjukanbanen opened in 1909 after a two-year construction period. It was established for the transport of fertilizers and raw materials for the industrial company Hydro, as well as freight of other goods and passenger transport. In 1911, the railway was electrified as the first normal-rail railway in Norway. Sam Eyde's plan for electric railway operations in Telemark was to set the standard for electrification in Europe later.

The historic track carried the goods across the Tinnsjöen from Tinnoset, before the journey continued ashore from Mæl to Rjukan, with side tracks to Vemork.
Industrial transport was discontinued in 1991, but the Rjukan railway as a museum track is at full speed.
Take the tour of Norway's most complex industrial cultural heritage!


A visit to the Vemork museum, which is perhaps best known as the heavy water museum, is a must when in Rjukan. Here you get an insight into the story where it actually happened! The story of the amazing industrial adventure that spanned from the early 1900's and the dramatic war history of Rjukan during World War II.

The story of industrialization is told in the unique permanent exhibition "Industrial Place Rjukan". This gives you an introduction to the history that underlies Rjukan now on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Combine your visit to Vemork with a tour of the recently excavated Heavy Water Basement.

Cafe Vemork offers lunch and dinner.


Krossobanen is a cable car that was built by Norsk Hydro as a gift to locals so that they could enjoy the sun in winter time. The crossroads are referred to as the EHS measures of the time. Today, Krossobanen is primarily a tourist attraction which in 5 minutes takes you up to Gvepseborg at the foot of Hardangervidda. At the top awaits fantastic views of Rjukan and many hiking opportunities.

Lunch or dinner at Café Krossobanen

At Gvepseborg you will also find the café "Kafé Krossobanen" which has a fantastic panoramic view of Rjukan and the Gaustatoppen. This is a great place to add either lunch or dinner.

Trip to Gaustatoppen with Gaustabanen

Gaustatoppen majestically rests on Rjukan and is on the "to do list" to many. The tour takes about 2 hours one way. At the top awaits great views. On a clear day you can actually see the whole 1/6 of Norway! Gaustatoppen is one of the few mountains that is accessible to most. You do not have to strive on foot, because there is a track in the mountain, Gaustabanen.

Gaustabanen was built in 1958 to secure radio lines. During the Cold War, the facility was closed and remained a secret until 2010. Then it opened to public traffic.

Hardangervidda National Park Center

Hardangervidda National Park Center is next door to the Skinnarbu National Park Hotel and has a fantastic interactive exhibition about the wild reindeer and nature on Hardangervidda. Hardangervidda National Park Center has won several international awards for its great installations. The center must be experienced.

MB Fjellvåken

Fjellvåken is a catamaran that can take you on a beautiful high mountain cruise over Lake Møvatn. The trip goes from Skinnarbu to Mogen. At Mogen lies Mogen Tourist Cabin where there are opportunities for lunch. Mature is located at the southern entrance to Hardangervidda. Along the way many beautiful mountain farms are passed. The community in here is safe. That is, they are insulated during the icing and ice melting. The trip with Fjellvåken takes just over 1 hour each way.


Sett prikken over i’en med litt underholdning underveis. Her har vi skuespillere, folkedansere eller musikere som kan opptre underveis i oppholdet.


Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell

Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell is beautifully situated at the foot of the Gaustatoppen and has 91 newly refurbished rooms. The hotel has emphasized good beds, as well as bright and cozy rooms. Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell also has its own swimming pool.

Skinnarbu National Park Hotel

Skinnarbu National Park Hotel is beautifully situated on Lake Møsvatn and the southern gateway to Hardangervidda. Only 20 minutes drive from Rjukan center, in the direction of Rauland. The hotel has 70 rooms and a private swimming pool. The hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishment of rooms and common areas. The rooms have top views to the outdoors outside.

Arrangements for the pension group

Kombiner gjerne noen av aktivitetene over med en av Rjukans arrangementer.


Marispelet is a spectacular play of forbidden love, at the edge of the Rjukan waterfall. The play is based on our cultural heritage and is a great combination of story telling, good acting, fantastic folk music and dramatic nature. After each performance the Rjukan waterfall is released.

Contact us at the Rjukan Tourist Office
Phone: 35 08 05 50


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