Attractions in Tyssedal
Museums and churches
Norwegian Hydropower and Industrial Museum
The Norwegian Hydropower and Industrial Museum presents the history of the industry of the industry villages Odda and Tyssedal. The main attractions are the multimedia program "The Industry Fairytale" and Tyssedal Power Plant, as well as the exhibitions "The Great Step", "A Shining Metallic Future" and "Waterfall...". In the workers' dwellings in Folgefonna street we bring you into the daily life of the families of the industry workers through a multimedia program "The Children at Bakka" and guided tours inside apartments form various eras. We present the photographer Knud Knudsen through the exhibition and multimedia program.
Tyssedal church was built in 1963. It is a modern church, designed by the architect Aksel Fronth.
In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height.