Rjukan is Norway’s first architect-designed town, built in the vision of Sam Eyde as he established Norsk Hydro in the early 1900s. Here the unique architecture is something to be experienced – and filmed. Architecture and function in Rjukan have always been the expression of quality and creativity, with no expense spared. Built to impress.
Here you will find unique pearls, locations unparalleled, structures and buildings preserved as part of the UNESCO Industrial Heritage status.
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Tinn Municipality and the town of Rjukan are at the heart the Wild Telemark. Stunning nature and Industrial Heritage make this a must-visit location for your film project.
Select a topic or scroll on down to discover a world that will set your creativity free:
The Historic Town – From a dozen farms to a thriving town with the world’s most modern industry in a few years, Rjukan is unique. Explore.
The Art of Industry – The factory buildings, the power stations and the interiors were designed for function as well as beauty.
Heavy Water – As long as stories are told, the legend of the Heroes of Telemark will be told. Everything now, as it was then.
Boats, Trains, and Automobiles – How did an isolated region in the Wild of Telmark become the world’s largest fertilizer exporter?
Mountains and Valleys – A haven for the Vikings of Telemark, on the edge of the endless Hardangervidda, isolated for centuries. Uncover.
Water and Ice - Burning sky cooled by eternal ice in winter. Summer water moving towards the sea. Water is king here in Tinn.
Tunnels and Caverns – Cold War intelligence, industrial labyrinths, nothing changes deep in the earth.
Here in the Wild Telemark, industry is a form of art and expression, and what you experience brings constant surprises.
Here you see the control panel (above) at the Norsk Hydro's Såheim Hydroelectric Power Station in Rjukan, and what is popularly called 'The Opera' (photo below).
When completed in 1915, Såheim was the largest and most powerful facility in the world. Still as magnificent today as the day it was completed.
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As long at there are stories told through film, the will be stories told of Operation Gunnerside, the February 1943 WWII operation that has been called the most successful act of sabotage in all of World War II.
Penetrating a virtually inaccessible location in the frozen mountains of Telemark, Norway, Norwegian commandos successfully destroyed the heavy water production facility may have brought Adolf Hitler the atomic bomb.
Every year, film teams from around the world visit Vermork and the heavy water cellar, now excavated and ready for your story.
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And it will be again.
Visually and functionally, ships, trains, railways, and related facilities located Rjukan are stunning and have been used in various films, advertisements and other productions.
World-class trains and ships were constructed here in the Wild Telemark as the Second Industrial Revolution began, clean hydroelectric energy. All still as good as new today.
Your opportunity to create a new visual film world awaits, here in The Wild Telemark
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As you stand in Vestjorddalen, the ‘Rjukan valley’, you see this monument of granite reaching to the sky. This is Gaustatoppen, the Queen of the Norwegian mountains, located at the southern outpost of the where the Hardangervidda ends and the deep valleys of the south begin.
But this is only the beginning - mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and waterfalls – here you will find location settings that are only limited by your creative imagination.
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Only here, in The Wild Telemark.
You will experience four distinct seasons in the Wild Telemark. All are vibrant, poignant and inspirational, but it is winter that shows our true personality. Burning sky cooled by what seems to be eternal ice - and in turn, ice of the streams, rivers, waterfalls and lakes warmed by the ever-changing light of the winter sky as the sun makes it short journey from sunrise to sunset.
Join us here on a visual journey that will show you variations of terrain, light and perspectives that will provide you all the creative impulses you will need.
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Discover. The Wild Telemark
During the heat of the Cold War, the mountains around the town of Rjukan were a haven for intelligence operations. Impenetrable and Top Secret, this was one of the most important listening posts, of utmost importance to the West for decades.
Take your film project deep into the mountains of the Wild Telemark, where you can recreate the past - or create a future in your film stories.
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Dare. The Wild Telemark.