Smooth Running

The magic of the Wild Telemark is that its three municipalities – Tinn, Notodden and Hjartdal – work closely together to make certain that all transportation and traffic flows better than you can have imagined. 


Since the region is less than two hours away from the capital city of Oslo, we can work with you to ensure that your plans – and your needs – are not only met, but that your expectations are exceeded.


The scale of transportation in the Wild Telemark can be  large or small, depending on your needs – and it is  transportation that can also be used both as a practical solution as well as part of your film.  


Here are some examples of the transportation services the Wild Telemark can offer your film project: 


    Notodden Airport is in the process of expanding its capability for both arrivals and departures, and although we cannot welcome you yet internationally, keep your attention here because there are processes in progress.


    What we can offer you now private flights, both airplane and helicopter from Notodden and all through the Wild Telemark. Contact us for details.


    The Rjukan line is the railway running from Rjukan in the Vestjord Valley to the port of Mæl on Tinn Lake. The Rjukan line is one of the core elements of the Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site.


    Working locomotives and different types of train cars – up to 16 on any one train line and facilities from different eras can be the creative addition that you were looking for. Find more information here


    This aerial tramway was built in 1928 to give the workers and families of Rjukan, the opportunity to have direct access to the high mountain plain of Hardangervidda. The first of its kind in Northern Europe, it has an extremely steep ascent line – rising 60cm for every meter. Stunning changing views of both the town of Rjukan below as well as the magnificent Gaustatoppen that looks down from its 1,883 peak make a great film opportunity. Learn more here.


    The Gaustabanen has to be experienced to be believed. Deep in the heart of Gaustatoppen mountain, its construction year of 1958 takes you right back to the precarious place and time that was the Cold War. From the bottom of the mountain to the top it takes just 15 minutes, 850 meters into the mountain on a 1,145 meter long track on a 39 degree gradient.  Find out more here.  


    This charming 1956 Volvo bus fits well with the portions of the town that sports architecture from the 1940s and 50s – or as a special ‘personality’ in a film.


    It also doubles as a tour bus for visitors, so be certain to take a ride around town on this unique method of transportation.

    Contact Norway Communicates for more information.


    At Mael, you will find a working dock facility on Tinn Lake with two ships - the Ammonia, a 700 ton steam ship, and the 1100 ton diesel ship Storegut (‘Big Boy’).


    Both provide excellent film and photo opportunities, and are fully functional with large capacities.  Travel back in time when the Wild Telemark fed the world – as Bill Gates said, ‘saved a billion lives’. Learn more here.


    Far above the deep Rjukan valley lies the high mountain plains of the Hardangervidda. This is a world away from the rest of the Wild Telemark – not in distance – but in the feeling. Here there is scarely a tree, but rich in water, mountains, reindeer, small mountain roads – and the possibility to access it all quickly by the use of seaplanes ready for your use. Ask us more and we will tell you – it is at your command, the high mountain plains of the Wild Telemark.


    For practical purposes, the Wild Telemark can help you with practical transportation needs, whether it be car, bus, truck, helicopter, snowmobile, snowplows, boats, and as we have told you, even seaplanes to take you as far in on the Hardangervidda as your imagination allow.

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