From Oslo till Blaafarveværket to kvitåvatn fjellhytter Rjukan
After an unforgettable crossing aboard the Color Magic, we drove through the red arrows to customs to show our dog Loeki and his international passport. Fortunately, no problem considering everything was in order we could continue our travel.
Temperature in OSLO: 30 °C
Blaafarveværket, or the Blue Colour Works, was a mining and industrial company located at Åmot in Modum in Buskerud, Norway, which existed from 1776 to 1898. The works mined cobalt ore and manufactured by smelting blue cobalt glass (smalt) and cobalt blue (cobalt aluminate) pigment. Today the Blaafarveværket site is a beautiful natural museum about the making of cobalt used for fine china many years ago. It is the largest and best preserved mine museum in Europe, and one of Norway's most visited attractions (Source: Wikipedia)
Via the E18 and E134 we first went to Blaafarveværket to visit the old cobalt mines and used a light meal at the Haugfoss waterfalls.
In the Thranestua we used the summer specialty of the region: freshly baked pancakes with homemade blueberry jam.
By 6 o'clock in the evening we arrived at the first location of our stay in Norway:
Kvitåvatn Fjellhytter, 3660 Rjukan, Norway.