Come and experience a unique mining community from the turn of the century. The area around Folldal Mines is built around the copper mine dating from 1748, and is now a national technical-industrial cultural heritage site. The site comprises around 70 buildings from the old mining community. Three of these buildings, the Director’s Residence, the Rallarstua Workers’ Cottage and House 18, are rented out as accommodation and all are ideal for self-catering.
Visitors to Folldal Mines can go on a train ride into the mine, visit the museum or visit the current exhibition. You can also take a stroll on the cultural heritage trails, which provide an insight into the production and the social conditions at the mine. If you want to walk on a marked path, you will find four loop paths of different lengths starting from the mines. All the routes are on tractor roads and good trails, and start and finish at the mine. You can pick up a map, which contains good descriptions of the walks, at Folldal Mine. There is beautiful scenery here and opportunities for short detours to wonderful viewpoints.
Gruvekroa Café is centrally located in the mining area of Folldal Mines, and is located in the same building as the museum and national park centre. The café serves good, traditional Norwegian food.
Contact Gruvekroa for more information.
Opening hours at Folldal Mines and Gruvekroa 2017:
Folldal Mines and Gruvekroa are open June 17 – August 27, 10 am – 6 pm
The train leaves every hour, the last trip starts at 5 pm.
© Photo: Tommy Kristoffersen og H.J. van Ommeren