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Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry

Welcome to Tyssedal - a different and dramatic Hardanger!

The impressive Tyssedal Power plant is the jewel in the crown of our museum, and a variety of guided tours are offered. An exciting history is told: from the beginning of last century till today, the history of waterfalls who changed Norway. Our multimedia show comes highly recommended. We also have exhibitions and a shop. In summer the place is a bustle of activities; local artisans make use of the workshops and smithy. you can get a cup of coffee in the museum café, there are activities for children, and art exhibitions.

Lyssatt kraftstasjon The Power Cathedrale in the autumn. Foto: Harald Hognerud NVIM


We have a varied cultural program throughout the year and a number of guided tours available for groups. 

For more information or to book a visit, please contact us!



You can also take the hike to our site in Lilletopp; the installations in the mountainside high above the fjord, at the end of the waterpipes (30-40 min walk/hike). The 12 houses with water-bassin, guards-houses, Smithy etc, are only to be reached by foot.

Groups can book a tour through the old watertunnels and the rest of the installations. You can also try yourself as a quarryman. On the top of the mountain Oksla you can enjoy the view over the Sørfjord by good weather 

Good shoes are important!

Please contact us for more information.

Vasskraft-anlegget på Lilletopp

Lilletopp. Foto Harald Hognerud NVIM


We also recommend a visit to our science center in Odda where adults and children can experiment with technology, kitchen chemistry and water. Open during the summer holidays.

Bilde av minikraftverk på vitensenteret i bruk Playing with water, making hydropower. Foto: Harald Hognerud NVIM



The old worker-houses lets you go back in time and see how peopke in Odda lived some centuries ago. You can relax in the beautiful garden there as long as you like. Contact the science center or the Touristinformation in Odda for a guided tour.

Leiligheit frå 1920 Visit a workers home from 1920. Foto: Harald Hognerud, NVIM



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Norwegian museum of hydropower and industry

Naustbakken 7, 5770 Tyssedal
Phone: +47 53 65 00 50