NORWAY: The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork and the historical heavy water sabotage (UiO ISS excursion part 5)

Because of its unique industrial history, the Rjukan valley in the Telemark country in southern Norway was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2015. The whole town in the valley was built and designed by the Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, Norsk Hydro, between 1905 to 1916. The complex consists of hydroelectric … More NORWAY: The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork and the historical heavy water sabotage (UiO ISS excursion part 5)

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: 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)