Here is a veteran boat, a veteran train and a veteran bus. All this is found in the town of Rjukan, which lies in a narrow valley surrounded by steep hills. Rjukan is considered as the cradle of the Norwegian industrial adventure and is also on UNESCO’s world heritage site.

In the higher end of the valley you will find Vemork power plant. It was at the time (around1910) the world’s largest power plant. In the production of fertilizers they needed very much electric power and above Rjukan there was a large waterfall. It was piped and turned into electric power. Today, the power is produced in large modern power plants in the mountains on each side of the valley and vemork has been transformed into an Industrial and War Memorial Museum

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