Sulitjelma Visitor Mine

We welcome you into the Sulitjelma Visitor Mine. Here you can visit the mining entrance or ride the original mining locomotive into the mountain.

Visit the entrance to the mine 

Opening hours:
June 26th - August 18th:
Daily  11 am - 5 pm
NB! The entrance is closed on days with drop-in mining trips. Look further down to see the dates.

Adults: 90,-
Students: 40,-
Senior citizens: 40,-
Children: Free
Groups (10+): 70,- per person.

Contakt: (+47) 90 80 25 83/ (+47) 75 50 35 00

Mining trip with locomotive

An old mining locomotive takes you deep into the mountain. Inside the old mining area our experienced mining guides shares stories about the life of a miner in the 20th century.

Drop-in mining trips
This summer we offer drop-in mining trips. All trips start at 12 pm. No booking in advance.

Tickets for mining trips with locomotive: 400,-

Dates for drop-in mining trips with locomotive:
June: 27ht and 29th.
Jule: 5th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 22nd, 25th and 27th.
August: 2nd, 6th, 9th, 14th and 17th.

Book mining trip with locomotive
Booking available all year. Max group size: 20. Please fill out the form on this site, at least two weeks prior to desired date, to request a tour into the visitor mine.

Prize for booked mining trip: kr. 3000,- pr. tour + tickets: Adults 90,-, Children (6-16): 40,-

Information about the tour:

  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Max group size: 20 people
  • 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.