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As we drove through Rjukan, our guide told us about the Sun Mirror high above us on the mountain... read more

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Scott D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Rjukan - The Sun Mirror Experience

What an experience! When we first read about the Sun Mirror, our immediate reaction was to try and... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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A giant sunmirror is installed on the mountainside in Rjukan. Rjukan is a valley with high mountains, which result in no sun during the winter. Dus a mirror is installed. It reflects the sunraiz and sends it into the market square in Rjukan. The sun...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we drove through Rjukan, our guide told us about the Sun Mirror high above us on the mountain top. We eventually saw what he was talking about and the town's main square, where the sun's re-directed light is beamed to from the mirror (which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

What an experience! When we first read about the Sun Mirror, our immediate reaction was to try and make time find this. And so we set about our journey to Tememark and the town of Rjukan. It was easy enough to self drive there with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rowenabaker
Reviewed October 14, 2018

A plan devised well over 100 years ago was finally built just a few years ago! It is really ingenious: During the winter months, the town centre has no sun due to the steep mountains surrounding the town. The mirrors (its three of them) are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank uberelfer
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The sun is not visible in the valley from October to March. We read that they had placed these mirrors up on the mountain to shine down in the main square. So we decide to see them while visiting the area. I neat concept to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed December 20, 2017

As long as you consider this attraction as a gimmick you will not be disappointed. The sun mirror is quite minute in size, as it is several hundred of meters above you, about 15 meter in diameter. The result is a small patch of sun...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ofHarwich
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

At first, the mirror was hard to find. And when we finally found it, we walked quite a distance to get to see the sun shine from it. The mirror was a lot smaller than I expected and it did not light up the whole...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Marita B
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Had read about it some time ago but completely forgotten. Became aware of it when standing in the middle of the square and sunbeams hit u from the north! Some may think this is just another tourist attraction but I definitely see the locals point...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mikael S
Reviewed July 20, 2017

I thought our guide was kidding when she said that mirrors had been installed on the top of the mountain to deflect sunlight down onto the main square in the town, but no, there they were in full view from the main road. Clearly, being...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Tosca1962
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We were driving through Rjukan and had planned to visit the town square to see the small area of sunlight reflected by the mirrors. We were worried it may be hard to find but immediately spotted it whilst driving past, even that first glimpse was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

From the tourist information building just lift your head and eyes and you will spot the sun mirror. Amazing invention

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Suhantha
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