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Tyssedal Via Ferrata in Odda

  • Mountain & Glaciers

Experience a day in the footsteps of the navvies who built the railroad by climbing the Tyssedal Via Ferrata in Odda! This is a unique activity where you are surrounded by beautiful nature and industrial history.

Get a new perspective on Norwegian industrial history by climbing through it! The Via Ferrata is a safe and secure option to go climbing through a fascinating area.

Tour description

On this trip, you will be able to experience first-hand the everyday life of the navvies who actually built this power station. You will see where they secured mountain constructions, cast concrete foundations, hand-chiseled bricks, and installed the water pipes. It's an introduction to Norwegian history, while surrounded by beautiful nature.

The hike starts at the Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry (NVIM) and the Tysso 1 power station. The trip follows the maintenance tram along the pipeline to the dam watcher's house at the top of the mountain, Lilletopp.

The construction of the power station Tysso 1 started in 1906. Mountain water was dammed, waterfalls and water put in pipes and the groundwork for waterpower production in Odda was made.

Practical information

  • Meeting point: The Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry (NVIM), see map HERE.
  • Duration 4-6 hours
  • Age limit: 15 years
  • There are two departures daily at 10:00 and 16:00
  • You have to be in normal good shape to go on this trip
  • The price includes an NVIM entrance ticket and all necessary climbing equipment

What should I bring?

  • On your body:
    • Wool socks and woolen thermals
    • Wind jacket/pants recommended Gore-tex
    • Running gloves and cap
    • Waterproof hiking boots
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • A 40-liter backpack with:
    • Beanie/hat that covers your ears
    • Warm gloves/mittens
    • Dry wool socks
    • Extra warm clothes. Use wool, which continues to keep you warm if you get wet
    • Food and water for 4-6 hours

At 21:00 the day before your tour, it will be held an information meeting at the Trolltunga Hotel in Odda. Your guide will inform you about the hike, equipment needed, weather forecast, and more. 

The Via Ferrata route is yearly controlled by a certificated company. The zipline and the equipment are checked yearly.


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    15.FEB - 20.SEP + 1.OCT - 1.DEC