Follow a cultural trail to learn the fascinating early industrial history of Norway. The trail leads you around the old, imposing industrial village and areas with links to the first aluminium plant in North Europe. The trail is 1.2 km long and has nine different stops. It will take around 40 minutes to follow the entire trail, including each information stop along the trail.
In 1907, the British Aluminium Company started the very first aluminium plant in North Europe, right here in Stongfjorden. With time, a prosperous and well-run industrial community developed around the plant. They were the first in Norway to have electric street lights and many of the homes had electric power from as early as 1908 – 50 years before the rest of the area. Stongfjorden developed in-depth expertise of aluminium production, which later became essential in other parts of the country. Another rarity in Norway at that time was that the villagers could pay for purchases with money. People started to move to Stongfjorden to take part in this new world!