Sulitjelma Visitor Mine

We welcome you into the Sulitjelma Visitor Mine. Here you will explore a part of Sulitjelma`s 100-year mining history. An original mining locomotive will carry you deep into the mountain. In the old mining area, our skilled guides will present the thrilling story about the mines and the lives of the miners in the 20th century.

Please fill out the form on this site, at least two weeks prior to desired date, to request a tour into the visitor mine.

Information about the tour:

Duration: about 1 hour

Max group size: 20 people

Price: 3000,- pr. Tour + tickets: Adults: 80,- Children (6-16 years old): 40,-

Age limit: 6 years old

The temperature in the mine is about 6 – 8 degrees Celsius. We recommend that you dress warm.

A helmet is required and will be handed to you when you arrive.

All visitors must be able to walk unassisted, in case of an emergency.


How do I get there?

The visitor mine lies in Sandnes, about 40 km from Fauske. The Sulitjelma mining museum is about 2 km from the visitor mine. From Fauske you follow E6 to Finneid, where you take the FV 830 to Sulitjelma.


GPS Coordinates

WGS 84:
N 67° 7.471′, E 16° 5.711′

WGS 84 – desimal:
67.12451, 16.09518



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The settlement of Sulitjelma has a distinctive quality. There are many architect-designed buildings – Namsos and Lillestrøm houses, “Plysjbyen” and the preserved settlement of the mining community of Jakobsbakken, which ceased in 1968.

Sulitjelma is situated in one of the most interesting botanical regions of Scandinavia. In this area there are nature trails to three disused mines. The signs along the way give an insight into the local nature, history and geology. A mountain road runs between Fossen dam and Sjønstå, and it was here that the ore was transported during the first years of mining at Sulitjelma. There are many hiking opportunities in the mountains of Sulitjelma. Paths lead over to Sweden and to the neighbouring municipalities. The long-distance North Calotte Trail starts here. Accommodation in huts is available along several of the routes. The Sulitjelma area has hundreds of large and small lakes, and is an eldorado for game fishermen.