Barnas favoritter (Engelsk)

Be a conductor for a day on the Krossobanen, or try out one of the slides at Rjukanbadet! Along the Hardangervidda National Park route, there are plenty of activities for the little ones!

Some highlights:

Google maps.

Day 1 Rjukan – Selstali Seter, 18 km

Rjukan - Krokan RV37 9km
Krokan - Selstali Privat vei 9 km kr 30

Foto: Hans Dieter-Fleger

Foto: Hans Dieter-Fleger


Start the day at Rjukanbadet  - a sure winner for the whole family. Here you'll find a brand new outdoor section for both big and small, with a children's pool and accompanying play area, wellness pool, flow channel, counter-current jets, heat globe and bubble beds.

Indoors, Rjukanbadet boasts

  • a family section with a play pool and training pool

  • a youth section with 1, 3 and 5-meter diving boards

  • a climbing wall

  • six 25-meter swimming lanes and 2 slides

  • a heated pool, massage jets and a hot tub

  • steam bath and sauna

  • a cafeteria, solarium, and exercise room.

Foto: Mediateam / VisitRjukan

Foto: Mediateam / VisitRjukan


2 km West of Rjukanbadet, you'll find Krossobanen. Krossobanen is a cable car consisting of two cabins; Tyttebæret and Blåbæret. The trip up takes about 5 minutes.

Maybe you're lucky enough to get to be a conductor and operate the car all by yourself. You get your name on a certificate and therefore have proof that you are an "approved car driver" on Krossobanen - Rjukan.

At the top, a trip to the lookout point is recommended, where you'll find binoculars so that you can better take in the view of Rjukan, Vemork, and Gaustatoppen.

Foto: Nancy Bundt / VisitRjukan

Foto: Nancy Bundt / VisitRjukan

Accomodation in Selstali Seter

After enjoying the swimming pool and taking a scenic ride on the Krossobanen, the day is coming to an end. Continue driving westward towards Krokan and then follow the signs towards Selstali Seter for an overnight stay at a traditional and Norwegian mountain farm.

Day 2 Selstali Seter – Rauland, ca 45 km

Selstali Seter - Krokan private road 9 km
Krokan - Vierli RV37 28 km
Vierli - Rauland RV37 11 km

Foto: Fotograf Jacobsen

Foto: Fotograf Jacobsen


Spend the day at Selstali Seter, where children can participate in milking the cows, cuddle with the lambs, or be part of the production of traditional mountain farm food served at the farm.

If they are not tired of animals, make a stop at Barna Seter at Vierli as well. Vierli is reached after approximately 35 km on the way to Rauland. Here, children can get up close with goats, rabbits, and ducks, among others.

At Vierli, some of the children's favorites are also available at the playground, including:

  • "Gråtass" (a popular children's character)
  • Go-kart bikes
  • Bouncy castle
  •  "Tarzan slide".

Affordable accommodation in family rooms at Raulandsakademiet.

Day 3 Rauland

Visit Telemarkstunet, a charming farmstead surrounded by replicas of old houses from Rauland.

Here, you'll find a craft shop, café, and a stone oven bakery. In the bakery, the whole family can enjoy fresh, homemade treats.

Children can also have fun with stilts, rope games, nature trails, or play with the goats "Bø and Bæ".

At Vierli Cafeteria, the family can rent rowboats and canoes at the picturesque Uvatn lake.