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The Krossobanen is the oldest cable-way in Scandinavia, which still is in ordinary traffic. It is located in Rjukan, less than a mile west of the city-centre. The ride from the lower station Krosso at 403 meters to the upper station Gvepseborg at 886 meters, takes no more than 4 min. The view in all directions is just spectacular and if you talke the walk a few steps up to the observation tower at the upper station you will be able to enjoy en even more unique view.

The Vestfjorddalen Valley, Mount Gausta, the Gausdalen valley and the Vemork area are just a few places you can see. And being at Gvepseborg you are just a few steps away from reaching the Hardangervidda National Park, the largest in Europe.

It was built in 1928 by Bleichert as a gift from Norsk Hydro to the people of Rjukan (most of them Hydro employees), offering them a view of the sun which is obscured by the surrounding mountains during the winter months from October to March. In October 2013 they installed giant mirrors on a 400-metre peak reflect sunshine into dark town of Rjukan.

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