Climb Inn Rjukan
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... be installed hundred years ago. It was here that Norsk Hydro was founded. Second, the Nazi-Germans captured the city during WWII and used the station to produce heavy water. Heavy water was thought to be advantageous in nuclear research, especially in building a nuclear bomb. The Norwegians knew of the plans and started several attacks to sabotage the production and to destroy the heavy water. Later the Allies put it on their ...
... Rjukan. We've been there a couple of hours so there wasn't any time left to get with the Krossobanen, the oldest cablecartrack of Norway and to get with the Gaustabanen to get up the Gaustatoppen. This morning it was very cloudy, but now the sun is shining, there is lot of wind, but the temperture is ...
... 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 ...
... We explored a couple of roads off of the main road, and were rewarded both times! The first took us to a quiet path with a view of the lake to enjoy the entire way. The second led to a summer cabin, not in use quite yet. We trekked up the hill with Thor, our solid new Subaru Outback, and found a lovely table and bench (made of local rocks) to enjoy our lunch in ...
... way she had to jump back and forth in order to get up and down the "elevator."
Above ground, we actually got so participate in some mining. The tour guides have a tunnel that they are demonstrating the method of cracking the rock with fire. The rock that came out is so brittle, you can break it with your bare hands. They also had a large rock that you could hammer away at and keep chunks of. Some of the chunks even contained tiny garnets.
On the drive to ...