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.

Where Koboltgruvene, Malmveien 620, 3370 Vikersund
Suitable for Families with children
Duration 1 hour
Adapted for Wheelchair and pram
When does the trip go at 1pm and 3pm
Price from 4 years and older 110,-
Children under 4 years Free

This tour 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.

På denne turen kan vi ta med maks 30 personer per tur. Sikre deg billett ved å reservere plass på
e-mail: or tel: +47 32 77 88 60 (11am-5pm)

See also

Mining shop with tourist information

The Miner's Inn

The mining museums

Mining safari

Historical mining tour

Jakten på kobolten – jubileumstur

The Kittelsen Museum

The North Mines Trail

South Mines Trail