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Solstien

The shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

Solstien (The sun path) is a well prepared path from Gvepseborg to Hardangervidda.

The trip starts with the cabelcar, Krossobanen, which brings you to Gvepseborg - the foot of Hardangervidda.

From here, you follow the gravelroad 800 meters. Then there is a stone path the next 1,1 kilometeres, called "Solstien" which ends up at "Kanonstillingen" (the canon position), a culture heritage and viewpoint.

Here you will see parts of the Germans gun emplacements from the second world war, as well as a magnificent view towards Gaustatoppen, Vemork and Hardangervidda.

Transportation:
From Oslo: bus from Oslo to Rjukan town centre. From here there is a local bus taking you up to the starting point; the cable car - Krossobanen.

By car, follow E18 from Oslo towards Drammen - E134 towards Kongsberg, and then RV37 to Rjukan. Drive west, through Rjukan town centre to Krosso and Krossobanen.

Accommodation:
Rjukan can offer accommodations of various standards. Here you will find hotel, guesthouse and cabins.
© Trond Stegarud
© Trond Stegarud
© Trond Stegarud
© Foto: Fotograf Jacobsen
© Foto: Fotograf Jacobsen
Adress

Gvepseborg
3660 Rjukan

www.krossobanen.no

Distance
  • length in km (4.3 km)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Grading
  • medium
Intended audience
  • Family with children
  • Seniors
Nature and terrain
  • mountain
  • national park
Season
  • august
  • july
  • june
  • october
  • september
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