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Discover Vemork in Norway

Vemork in the region of Telemark county is a town located in Norway - some 78 mi or ( 126 km ) West of Oslo , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Vemork

Local time in Vemork is now 03:28 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Oslo " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Gothenburg, Turifit, Trondheim, Stavanger, and Skien. When in this area, you might want to check out Gothenburg . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Vemork ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Mt. Gaustatoppen - Telemark / Norway

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111 images of Norway's most beautiful peak - Mt. Gaustatoppen [1883 m] in Telemark / Norway. All images are shot at the Bitdalen Valley in Vinje, Hjuksebö, Bolksjö, Hjartdal, Skirvedalen, Skarfoss, Ka ..

Waterfall Latefossen Norway

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Waterfall Latefossen Norway ..

Krossobanen Rjukan: Krosso - Gvepseborg t/r

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Krosso - Gvepseborg tur / retur 15.08.2012 ..

Bungee Jump @ Rjukan - Norway - Bridge + Chest Cam (upwards)

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We planned our most extreme event for the end of the road-trip, Norways thoughest bungee jump! I wanted to take a huge jump, but got pushed while preparing, resulting in a strange jump with chopper al ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Rjukanfossen is a waterfall of 104 meters in the western part of the Westfjord valley in Tinn, a municipality in the county of Telemark, Norway, west of the industrial town Rjukan. The waterfall is a part of the Måne river, earlier a major tourist attraction, being one of the first floodlighted waterfalls by electricity produced by the same waterfall. In 1905 Rjukanfossen was built out to produce hydro electrical power for the saltpetre production when Norsk Hydro was established.

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Located at 59.87 8.48 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Norsk Hydro, Tinn, Waterfalls of Norway

Operation Freshman

Operation Freshman was the codename given to a British airborne operation conducted in November 1942 during World War II. It was the first British airborne operation conducted using gliders, and its target was the Vemork Norsk Hydro chemical plant in Telemark county, Norway which produced heavy water for Nazi Germany.

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Located at 59.87 8.49 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Airborne operations, Conflicts in 1942, Glider Pilot Regiment operations, Military history of Norway during World War II, Military operations of World War II involving Germany, Norwegian resistance movement, Nuclear program of Nazi Germany, Sabotage, World War II British Commando raids, World War II aerial operations and battles of the Western European Theatre


Vemork is the name of a hydroelectric power plant outside Rjukan in Tinn, Norway. The plant was built by Norsk Hydro and opened in 1911, its main purpose being to fix nitrogen for the production of fertilizer. Vemork was later the site of the first plant in the world to mass-produce heavy water developing from the hydrogen production then used for the Haber process. During World War II, Vemork was the target of Norwegian heavy water sabotage operations.

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Located at 59.87 8.49 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Hydroelectric power stations in Norway, Norsk Hydro, Tinn

Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum is an industrial museum located at Rjukan in Tinn, Norway. Located in the Vemork power station, it was established in 1988 to allow the preservation of industrial society created by Norsk Hydro when they established themselves in Rjukan in 1907.

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Located at 59.87 8.49 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Industry museums in Norway, Museums established in 1983, Museums in Telemark, Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, Science museums in Norway, Tinn


Krossobanen is an aerial tramway in Rjukan, Norway, and was the first of its kind in Northern Europe. It was built in 1928 by Bleichert as a gift from Norsk Hydro to the people of Rjukan (most of them Hydro employees), offering them a view of the sun which is obscured by the surrounding mountains during the winter months from October to March.

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Located at 59.88 8.54 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Cable cars in Norway, Norsk Hydro, Tinn