The Rjukan Railway
A historical tour in majestic nature
The Rjukan Railway was built by Norsk Hydro, opened by King Haakon in 1909 and has left its mark on both people and the environment. It remains just as impressive to this day. There is more on offer here than just a history lesson. You can learn about ‘time machines’ – both on water and on rails, and take a seat on train and boat journeys throughout Norwegian history.Buy tickets
«A great trip in beautiful surroundings, which are also suitable for children. The guide was very good and informative.»
Storytelling on rails
Hop aboard the historic train at Rjukan or Mæl station, and chug your way through Norwegian history, war stories, engineering and world heritage. The time has come to travel in time. Welcome to a memorable experience for young and old alike.
Queen of Lake Tinn
Head to Mæl for an audience with the steam ferry Ammonia, also known as Queen of Lake Tinn.
Take to the water with Storegut
Stand on the pier or test your sea legs and board M/F Storegut. Fancy a journey through time and space on Lake Tinn? Then you can book M/F Storegut for events.Book Storegut
Experience more at the Rjukan Railway
«A great place with a juicy piece of Rjukan’s industrial heritage.»
Enjoy the day at Meal
It’s easy to get carried away by history at Mæl station. Here you can wander among distinctive buildings, find your place in historic freight and passenger wagons, as well as sign on for the Lake Tinn ferries. All in beautiful surroundings. For the full experience, we recommend a trip by train from Rjukan station. At Mæl you will also find a charming cafe, shop and can easily spend a whole day with the family.Experience Mæl
The Rjukan Railway – part of the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum
The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum (NIA) was founded in 1983. The goal is to manage and communicate the unique history of local hydropower, industry and society. Every year we welcome almost 100,000 guests to our seven visitor sites.
In addition to the visitor sites, NIA has significant activities related to the management of more than 110 cultural-historical buildings, 2 large vessels, several quays, a large art collection, archives, photographs and collections within our field.