Tysso ViaFerrata - in the footsteps of the rallar

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 and the industrial centre of Odda was made.

We're inviting you to a spectacular experience in the mountains of Tyssedal!

You will be able to experience first-hand the everyday life of the navvies who built the power station. When they secured mountain constructions, casted concrete foundations, hand-chiselled 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. We'll then follow the maintenance tram along the pipeline to the dam watcher's house at the top of the mountain, Lilletopp.


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Practical information

If you're in normal good shape and over 15 years of age, OpplevOdda would like to invite you on this trip.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Price per person: 800NOK, including NVIM ticket

The price includes all necessary climbing equipment.

Start 12.00 at the Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry in Tyssedal.

Minimum 4 people. Please book one day in advance.

If you would like a guided tour of the museum buildings at Lilletopp, it will cost an extra 1500NOK.

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The via ferrata is open for tours without guide, for persons with climbing experience. But you must follow these ground rules:

- all persons in the group must have climbing experience.

- above 15 years of age

- use via ferrata lanyard with tearing energy absorber. Using static slings without absorber as lanyard is not allowed.

- pay the maintenance fee of 100 nok/person.

Payment of fee, rent of climbing equipment can be done at the touristinfo in Skjeggedal, or at Trolltunga Hotel