Experience the world heritage Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage
How to use route 15
Route 15 is an interactive route that takes you through some of the most beautiful Telemark has to offer. Press start and listen, we will guide you to great places to visit with a historical buzz, on route 15 you will get experiences and storytelling from the first turn. Good trip!
About the World Heritage:
Through the route, you will get the exciting story of the "world heritage". About the entrepreneur Sam Eyde who was supposed to "put the waterfall to do useful work for people" which was the start of the industrial adventure Hydro. Sam Eyde secured rights to hydropower development in Telemark already at the beginning of the 1890s, and is today compared to innovators such as Steve Jobs. In 2015, Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage received a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List, which is the list of site objects of irreplaceable cultural and natural value for humanity.
The tour starts at the venerable Straand Hotel. Ever since the first carriages arrived at Straand in 1864, Straand Hotel has ensured well-being and good service with the guest in focus. The hospitality and the good traditions have been passed on from generation to generation, and over 150 years later you can still feel at home when you are here. You will find a very special atmosphere in the old part, which lives on as a central part of the new hotel. If the solid timber walls in the pleasant living rooms could talk, they would have a lot to tell about life and business in the past. Straand has an interesting and colorful past that today's 5th generation hosts, Katrine & Lars Arne Straand, are both proud of and want to carry on.
The turns down towards Vemork
Rjukan Business Park
The square in Rjukan
The tin sea ferries
The tin nose
Tinfos Paper Factory
The hydro park
Bring your mobile phone
Take your mobile with you on your trip and have the world heritage story of the industrial adventure at Rjukan and Notodden told through narrator Torgeir Straand. He takes you on a journey through the waterways and our national industrial adventure. Start the tour by pressing Start or drag the person into the blue bubbles to play the chapter you want to hear. If the program is started, the position will be tracked, and the stories will be played along the way.