Summer 2013

Gaustatoppen 1883 m.a.s.

Folk dancing at Tinn Museum

Heavy Water factory at Vemork

Krossobanen cablecar with Mount Gausta in the background

My name is Bjørg Rist and I run Rjukan & Tinn Guide Service. I was born and bred in Tinn and I like living among the high mountains with beautiful scenery around me. Many tourists visit Tinn each year, and now I wish to welcome you. Just get in touch if you would like to use Rjukan & Tinn Guideservice.

Bjørg Rist, Lyngveien 7, 3660 Rjukan
Phone: 35 09 42 46
Mobile: 95 72 34 96

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.


The ferry Hydro sunk by saboteurs in 1944


Rjukan Church built 1915

Quartz quarrying