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The Sun Mirror, Rjukan

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The famous Sun Mirror in Rjukan is three large computer crontrolled heliostats which brings the sun from 750 meter o.s.l. to 300 meters at the town square, on the day 100 years after the idea was born in a newspaper writing by Oscar Kittilsen.

Rjukan is on UNESCOs' tentative heritage list, and will be candidate for 2014.

Rjukan is also famous for the building from scratch in few years by the wrld reknown fertilizing company Norsk Hydro, and the four famous heavy water sabotages during the World War 2, preventing Hitler in getting the atomic bomb.

Soon there will be made at least three film and TV-series about it!

Danail Boyle and Michael Bay er among the ones, and the most famous ones.
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  • What an innovative idea! I want one for my back garden in winter! In the winter the town of Rjukan does not get any sunlight due to the high mountains surrounding it. Someone had the bright...  more »
  • This you have got to see! The valley does not get sun during winter, so go see the townsquare on a sunny day during winter to get the full show. It is - in fact - a truly unique experience. Nothing.....  more »
  • Such a nice route up through Norwegian woods decked with waterfalls and small river runs ending with a great view over Rjukan.
  • The best place for ice climbing in Rjukan

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