Attractions in Tyssedal

Museums and churches

Norwegian Hydropower and Industrial Museum

The Norwegian Hydropower and Industrial Museum presents the history of the industry of the industry villages Odda and Tyssedal. The main attractions are the multimedia program "The Industry Fairytale" and Tyssedal Power Plant, as well as the exhibitions "The Great Step", "A Shining Metallic Future" and "Waterfall...". In the workers' dwellings in Folgefonna street we bring you into the daily life of the families of the industry workers through a multimedia program "The Children at Bakka" and guided tours inside apartments form various eras. We present the photographer Knud Knudsen through the exhibition and multimedia program.


Tyssedal church

Tyssedal church was built in 1963. It is a modern church, designed by the architect Aksel Fronth. 



In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height.

Hardangervidda contains the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe, and also other animals can be seen here, for example rare arctic fox.
The area houses a glacier, Hardangerjøkulen, the sixth largest ice-cap in continental Norway. Hardangervidda offers many activity possibilities, like hiking, biking, hunting or skiing.
Skjeggedal, Trolltunga and Preikestolen (Troll's tongue and the Pulpit Rock) Skjeggedal and Trolltunga/ Skjeggedal is a beautiful valley located at the east side of Tyssedal.
Trolltunga at the end of the valley is a superb destination for the tourists from Norway and from abroad. The starting point of the trip is the path by the old Mågelibanen funicular. From the starting point it takes about 7 hours to Trolltunga and 8 hours to Preikestolen.
On your way you will pass Ringedalsdammen, Norway's largest stone dam from 1906-1918.