Children's Mine Tour

The Children’s Mine Tour is an educational trip for the whole family, a great introduction to the Cobalt Mines - and one of our most exciting activities for children.

Facts
Where Koboltgruvene, Malmveien 620, 3370 Vikersund
Suitable for Families with children
Duration 1 hour
Adapted for Wheelchair and pram
Tickets:
Everyone older than 4 years 125,-
Children under 4 years free entrance.

This tour is only guided in Norwegian and is specially adapted for children from 4-10 years and is popular with families. After meeting in the Mining Yard, the group heads to the special glass entrance to "Forhåpningsstollen" where mining helmets and fleece capes are handed out. 

With helmets on, the group follows the huge mounds of rocks along an outdoor open-mine pit until it’s time to head underground. Highlights include walking into a mine tunnel, looking into a shaft, even crossing a footbridge between open skies and deep gorges.

Participants also learn about the treasures of the mountains, such as cobalt flowers and other beautiful minerals. We’ll search for blue pigment in the rock and try to see if we can spot any of Theodor Kittelsen’s trolls and goblins in the mountain walls. After the trip, children can try their hand at a small mining quiz - with prizes for all who participate. More activities for youngsters are offered at the Children’s Workshop outside the Miners’ Inn. The Miner's Inn.

NB! This tour is only guided in Norwegian.

Schedule:

June 22 - August 18:
Every day: 1p, and 3pm

See also

Gruvebutikk med turistinformasjon, Koboltgruvene

Mining shop with tourist information

Gruvekroa, Koboltgruvene

The Miner's Inn

Barn ser på utstilling i gruvemuseene, Scheidehuset, Koboltgruvene.

The mining museums

Fra Gruvesafari i Koboltgruvene

Mining safari

Historical mining tour

Dagbrudd i Nordgruvene, med blåse som markerer første malmfunn. Tone Steinsvik som ser utover. Koboltgruvene.

The hunt for cobalt

Kittelsenmuseet på Koboltgruvene

The Kittelsen Museum

Dagbrudd i Nordgruvene, med blåse som markerer første malmfunn. Tone Steinsvik som ser utover. Koboltgruvene.

The North Mines Trail

Sydgruvene, Koboltgruvene. Kultursti

South Mines Trail