NORWAY: A glimpse of the Rjukan Valley from Gvepseborg via Krossobanen cable car (UiO ISS excursion part 4)

Taking the Krossobanen cable car from the lower station Krosso to the top station Gvepseborg was a unique experience! Krossobanen is the first cable car to be built in Northern Europe, and Scandinavia’s oldest two-way cable car that is still in traffic. From Gvepseborg, visitors can gaze upon the beautiful Rjukan valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gvepseborg … More NORWAY: A glimpse of the Rjukan Valley from Gvepseborg via Krossobanen cable car (UiO ISS excursion part 4)

NORWAY: Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge – a mountain lodge in an area of dramatic natural beauty (UiO ISS excursion part 3)

There is only one word to describe the Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge (mountain lodge) in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Rjukan in Telemark – “Wow!” It is situated 945 meters above sea level, with fantastic views of the Kvitåvatn lake and Gaustatoppen, the highest mountain in southern Norway. Last summer, the participants of the University of … More NORWAY: Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge – a mountain lodge in an area of dramatic natural beauty (UiO ISS excursion part 3)

NORWAY: The Telemark Canal – the wonderful waterway (UiO ISS excursion part 2)

The Telemark Canal was dubbed “the 8th wonder of the world” by the rest of Europe when it was completed in 1892. It took 500 men and five years to etch it in the Norwegian mountains, running 105 kilometers from Skien to Dalen. 18 locks link several long lakes in the Skien watershed. This waterway … More NORWAY: The Telemark Canal – the wonderful waterway (UiO ISS excursion part 2)