Krossobanen is the first cable car to be built in Northern - Europe. Krossobanen whisks you up to the foot of Hardangervidda, Norway's largest national park. It is Scandinavia's oldest and most original two-way cable-car that is still in regular traffic. You can find it in Rjukan - about 1 km west of the city center. On the lower station Krosso, there is a large free car park. From here passengers are being transported - in about 4.5 min. - up to 886 meters above sea level to the top station Gvepseborg.
From the viewing platform at the top of the station building, you will see the magnificent view of the entire , Rjukan and the areas of the heavy water sabotage, Gaustatoppen and Gausdalen. Approximately 100 m north is Gvepseborg Café which serves delicious food in beautiful surroundings. You can also attend natural activities in the area of the Hardangervidda - which is Europe's largest national park. The trip takes from the bottom station Krosso (403 m) to the top station Gvepseborg (886 m) about 4 ½ minutes.
Krossobanen is the fastest form of transport from the central eastern area to Hardangervidda: Only 2.5 hours from Oslo to Rjukan. After a 20-25 min. walk on "Solstien" you are on the Hardangervidda plateau at 1,100 m. Hardangervidda is Europe's largest mountain plateau of 8.6 million acres.