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Very Clever!

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

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Mr 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 4 November 2018
rowenabaker
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

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 is tracking the sun), therefore supplying much needed sunlight to the locals (approx. 3,400 people) during the winter months. All very clever.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 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 the help of Google Map.
As we drove into Rjukun town, the sun we had following us all day, suddenly disappeared. It was a bright day no doubt, which soon got rather dull and in the shadows, as we approached the town central. One immediately senses the lack of sunshine and faces a rather bleak day.
The sun mirror's are perched high on top of the mountains and perhaps a bit difficult to spot initially. But as we were led to the deserted central square, there was a soft glow shining bright making out like a large sun spot, flat on the ground.
This in fact was the reflected light from the Sun Mirrors above, so mentally warming and welcomed, after driving thru the very mono town of Rjukan.
How we take the sunshine for granted! Everyone deserves a little sunshine and living in the shadows is not ideal. This was a ingenious idea that delivered a warm glow to anyone who felt up to some good old sunshine.
Overall the drive out to Rjukan was wonderfully scenic and as we realized, coming from the tropics, how hard it must be without our daily dose of the Vitamin Sun.
We would highly reccomend, if you are ever close by to visit the quaint town of Rjukan and enjoy the magnificent mountainside that famously took the sunshine from Rjukan.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 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 motorized so they follow the suns course over the sky and projects much welcomed light down on the square.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 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 make winters shorter.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FRANCIS P
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Reviewed 20 December 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 on the city square. Cool stuff, but it does not light up the entire city.

Date of experience: January 2017
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