Pre-congress Tour

This is a tour for them that want to see some more from Norway and visit some places that we are proud to show our visitors. The tour will start from Gardermoen airport were the participates will be picked up by the buss. The buss will then bring you to Gjøvik where we will visit the world's largest rock cavern, the Gjøvik Olympic cavern, that has a span of 62 metres. We will have a guided tour and lunch here.

After the visit, we will be transported by the buss to Hunderfossen where the Norwegian Mountain Blasting Museum is situated. In 2018 the museum won the International Tunnelling Award for "Innovative Underground Space Concept of the Year". We will have a guided tour in the museum, and afterwards, will go to Venabu Mountain Hotel, where we will have dinner and stay for the night.

After the breakfast, the buss will take us to Sohlbergplassen, the viewing point at Atnsjøen lake. The platform curves gently around slender pine trees and frames the view towards the lake and the rounded peaks of the Rondane massif almost exactly as they appear in Harald Sohlberg’s famous painting “Winter’s Night in Rondane”. 

The next stop will be at Folldal Mines that is one of 15 works included in the Directorate for Cultural Heritage’s national program for industrial heritage. Folldal Mines consists of 70 buildings, slag heaps and tips. Today, it is a vibrant museum with exhibitions, way-marked trails, café, accommodation and the main attraction; the mine.

The next stop along the route will be at Hjerkinn Fjellstue, where we will be served lunch. The lodge has a 1000 year tradition, but unfortunately the old buildings burned down in 1718 and 1990. From here you have a view of the Dovrefjellet.

The last stop will be at Bratset hydroelectric power plant in the Orklavass river in Rennebu municipality in Trøndelag. The power plant utilizes a 273-meter fall in the Orkla river from the intake magazine Storfossdammen at the outlet from Litjfossen power plant to the outlet south of Berkåk. The main part of the water is collected by tunnel from Innerdalsvatnet in Tynset, which is first utilized at Litjfossen power plant. Water from Ulset power plant is also captured. The water is led in a 14 km long tunnel from Storfoss Dam to the power station. The Storfoss Dam is made of concrete.

Water is also collected from several streams that flow into the main stream. The inlet tunnel was excavated with TBM with a diameter of 4.5 meters. Average annual production is 400 GWh and the installed power is 80 MW on two Franc turbines. Construction work began in 1979 and the power plant started production in 1982

After the visit to Bratset hydroelectric power plant, the bus will take us to Trondheim and the hotels. We hope to be there by 7 pm.