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After our breakfast we hit the road straight to Rjukan.
We read that Rjukan had installed mirrors on top of the mountain which diverted sun into the toown's main square as the city does not see any sun during winter months.
Sunmirrors: 'Solspeilet' has been erected 742 meters above sea
level and around 450m in direct line up from Rjukan town centre. The
installation comprises three heliostats, each 17square m. ...
Today we went to Vemork. We've seen a documentaire about the Heroes of Telemark, how they planned an blew up a piece of the factory, so the Germans couldn't make heavy water for over 6 months and how the blew up the ship Hydro. Also we've seen some of the old machines and the history of industrial ...
... the way we saw a little stavkyrkje named Eidsborg, we stopped and took some photos and we drove further to Rjukan and drove to Miland, just outside Rjukan, here we stay for 2 nights. Tomorrow we do some sightseeing around here. Today we drove ...
... making for great scenery. We passed only one city, and the rest of the way was just forested mountainland.
We arrived at the SIlver MInes a few minutes before the mine train left. We saw the display center (English translations available) and learned a bit about the mining operations before we got on the train.
One note- mines are like caves in that they will be cold, even if it's not cold outside. I was chilly, but ok in my jeans and long-sleeve shirt, but ...
... imagine us among a sea of eager tourists who all want to get on the same bus. It was a bit chaotic, but Bubba pulled out his lucky traveling skills on this one. He happened to ask the right bus driver the right question.....to make a long story short. We ended up on a not so packed charter bus! It was wonderful to be able to look out through all ...