Join us for a tour inside the spectacular King’s mine! The largest mine in Kongsberg produced almost half of all the silver mined by Kongsberg Silver Works.
The mine train takes us 2300 meters inside the mountain, 342 meters below the surface. The King’s mine is a unique underground environment, and through the guided tour you will take part in an extraordinary experience and learn about the mining history in Kongsberg. During the tour you get to see crew lifts, ore lifts, machines, the forge and locations where they struck silver, and you can experience the environment in the mines through temperature, humidity and especially the lack of daylight.
The temperature inside the mine is 6 °C, so dress warm and comfortable. The mine train takes about 15 minutes each way and is very noisy, so use the provided ear plugs or bring your own. After exiting the mine train inside the mine, the guided tour is on foot and lasts approximately 60 minutes. The route stretches over 800 meters and includes climbing stairs equivalent of 5 floors.
The mine is not adapted for wheelchair users, and visitors with poor physique or vision impairment are adviced to refrain from taking part in the tour. This is because everyone needs to be able to complete the tour on foot in the King’s mine, and in addittion be capable to evacuate on foot 2,3 km out of the mines in case of an emergency, without any assistance. The vibrations in the mine train can also be uncomfortable for pregnant women.
Minimum age to participate is 3 years old, but the recommended age is 5 years and up.
Duration: 1,5 hours including the mine train in/out.
Adults: 230,- / Children: 120,- / Seniors: 155,- / Students: 155,-
To book private tours of the mine contact us at: email@example.com or +47 919 13 200.