Tyssedal Via Ferrata

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The steep mountains, waterfalls and wild rivers have made Norway the land of hydropower. This historical trip in beautiful landscape of western Norway will give you a unique insight into how the story of hydropower started. Witness the extreme altitudes and conditions where the pioneer workers built the waterpower constructions more than 100 years ago.

1045
NOK*
5
h
Tyssedal Via Ferrata
Moderate
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Meetup point

Kraftmuseet Tyssedal

Naustbakken 7

5770 Tyssedal

About the

tour

On the Tyssedal Via Ferrata, we follow the footsteps of “rallarane” - the construction workers. They manually built the penstock in very high altitudes and harsh winter conditions along the mountain sides. The tour starts with a visit at the Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry. With a short film about the history of the area and an excursion inside the former power station, it is much easier to understand all the stories and thing you see on the Via Ferrata!  

After the Museum tour, we head towards the exciting climb along the five gigantic pipelines. Your guide will explain you the use of the climbing gear and give you safety instructions. Then you are ready for the challenge! While climbing the Via Ferrata, you get to better and better views over Sørfjorden, part of the Hardangerfjord and the Folgefonna National Park. Tyssedal Via Ferrata is simply the perfect way to learn about the history and at the same time enjoy incredible scenery around you.    

Please note that there is a price difference between the winter and summer tours.

What's included?

Museum tour with historical film session showing the industry development of the area

Professional Guide, Storyteller & Motivator carrying safety and first aid-equipment

Information about local nature and history

All necessary climbing gear

Photos from the best viewpoints on Via Ferrata

Good to know

Difficulty and requirements

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during the tour or in an emergency.

Requirements:

  • Normal physical condition
  • Not suitable for people with troublesome knees and strong fear of heights
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (kids from 12 years can join with parents)
  • Minimum weight: 40 kg
  • Maximum weight: 120 kg
  • Minimum number of 2 participants for the tour to run
Duration and distance

Approximately 4-5 hours • 400 m ascent

Meet up

10 am or 4 pm. Meet the guide and travel companions at Kraftmuseet Tyssedal, Naustbakken 7, 5770 Tyssedal

Weather

In Norway there is a saying that “There are no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”.  Sometimes the bad weather turns out to be the most special: It is more mysterious, it creates a spectacular light play between the sun, clouds and rain, it makes you feel alive.  

The weather here on the west coast changes fast and therefore we only rely on the weather forecast 1-2 days ahead of the tour. We hope for the best but prepare for the worst conditions.  A good tip is to use the onion look: layers that can easily be taken on and off to adjust your temperature.  

If the “bad weather” is so bad that we consider it as dangerous we cancel the tours. We will inform you in case of cancellation. Please read our cancellation policies for more information.

What to bring
  • Water, lunch and snack for approximately 5 hours
  • Hiking boots  
  • Wind- and waterproof shell jacket
  • Warm midlayer
  • Beanie or headband, that fit under the helmet
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Gloves with a good grip (optional for summer - a must have on cold days)
  • Backpack with approximately 30 litres capacity

If rain and low temperatures are forecasted bring more warm layers. Please note that all items must be inside the backpack, or safely attached. No loose items on the outside of the backpack.

Additional info

To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 8 participants/the price is equal to the price of 8 persons booked. For the private guide, make a booking for 8 persons, when placing your booking info, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name. And your full name in the cell for the last name.

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FAQ

Is it possible to climb Via Ferrata without a guide?

Yes, but everyone in the group must be more than 15 years old and must have experience with climbing or Via Ferrata. You cannot "guide" people without climbing experience. People without climbing experience, must join the guided tours.

To climb on your own, you must pay a maintenance fee for each person. This can be done atour store in Skjeggedal or to our VIPPS account Trolltunga Active. In the store in Skjeggedal we also have rental of climbing gear (within opening hours of the store).

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