To Tinn and Rjukan in your own bus

Many groups come to Rjukan and Tinn in their own bus. In order to get the most out of such a visit, it is wise to engage a guide who can join the group on its bus and tell the area's fascinating story. Rjukan & Tinn Guide Service can provide just such a service.

Meeting the bus

If you would like me to, I can meet your bus as you approach Rjukan and Tinn. It doesn't matter if you come from the west over Haukeli, from the east along Tinnsjøveien (or over Hovinheia) or from the south through Tuddal. Just get in touch and we can arrange a meeting-point.

Round trips of Rjukan and Tinn

I can meet you in Rjukan and join your party for a round trip of Rjukan and/or the settlements around Tinnsjø.

Things you can hear more about

  • The mountain Gaustatoppen and the waterfall Rjukanfossen, which was a magnet for tourists at the end of the nineteenth century.

  • The area round Krokan, with Maristigen and The Norwegian Tourist Association's first tourist cabin, built in 1895 for rich tourists, complete with billiard room and tennis court.

  • Life by the waterfall.

  • The regulation of Møsvann and the river Måna and the chain of 5 hydro-electric power plants.

  • The development of hydro-electric power, industrial history, working-class culture and the trade-unions.

  • Rjukan’s development - from farming to industry in 10 years.

  • One of the world's largest industrial projects - Norsk Hydro and Sam. Eyde.

  • Preserved architecture.

  • Krossobanen - the cablecar built in 1928 for Rjukan’s inhabitants.

  • The history of heavy water and sabotage during the Second World War.

  • Hard times with the disappearance of industrial jobs.

  • The Norwegian Industrial Workers' Museum at Vemork - the world's largest power plant when it was built in 1911.

  • Rjukan church, which burned down while the British company Benton was filming “The Heroes of Telemark”.

  • Tinn Museum - a collection of 28 old farm buildings from the area, depicting traditional Norwegian building methods and daily life 2 to 3 hundred years ago.

  • The secrets of Lake Tinnsjø and its surroundings – history, culture and local traditions.

  • Mår hydro-electric power plant, which is inside a mountain and is one of the five plants which Statskraft opens to the public.

  • Rjukan and Tinn today.

Lecture:

If you do not have the time or the opportunity for a guided round-trip, it is possible for me to meet you wherever you happen to be and to give an exciting lecture about Rjukan and Tinn “now and then”.