You can visit a small village with a big stake in Norwegian history on this trip. You’ll head to Tyssedal, which is home to the Tysso I power station. This place played a big part in establishing Norway as one of the front-runners in the hydro-electricity field. These days, the country even manages to hold its own with huge nations like China, Canada and Russia. Sitting right on the water’s edge, Tysso I was used to deliver electricity to the various factories in nearby Odda, back in the 20th century. And eco warriors aren’t the only ones in luck – architecture admirers might also want to take a look. After all, the building was designed by Norwegian architect Thorvald Astrup. It’s no longer in operation, but there’s still a lot to see, including a museum, the old control room and the huge water pipes. Plus, it looks out over a pretty-as-a-picture fjord.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.