Allmannajuvet. Photo: Fredrik Fløgstad, Statens vegvesen

GPS, Allmannajuvet:
59.65261189, 6.46475341

Partially wheelchair accessible.

The toilet facilities are unfortunately closed for the winter from December 1 to March 1.

The plain buildings in the gorge are designed in an industrial construction style to embody the story of the mines.

The Allmannajuvet zinc mines are a disused mining works in Sauda. The mines were in operation from 1881 to 1899.During these years a total of 12,000 tonnes of zinc ore were extracted. Today, the mining area is a museum. The installation consists of a gallery, a café building, toilet and parking facilities, paths and stairs.

The café and gallery at Allmannajuvet is open 20 June - 14 August from 10:00-17:00. You may take part in a guided tour along the mining road and into the mine every day during the tourist season, at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. Sign up at the café or send a message on the day before. You will be provided with a helmet and a torch. You should wear good shoes. The guide speaks English and Norwegian and the tour takes about 1.5 hours. Admission: Adults NOK 170. Children NOK 120. Family (2+2) NOK 450.

Architect: Zumthor & Partner (Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner)