The cobalt ore from the mines 8 km further up the hills was brought down to the Haugfoss waterfalls where it was processed using the power from the big 6 meter water wheel.  Today this area is a beautiful natural museum to the work from many years ago.  We recommend that you set aside some time here as it is very worthwhile to take the Culture Path of a little over a kilometer.  You begin at the car park , walk up to the delightful Thranestua café (where the waffles are delicious!), cross above the waterfall and then down to the huge waterwheel and further to the lake side.  Here you can take the pulley float across the Simoa lake back to the Cobalt works centre.  You might be interested in visiting the annual art exhibition – in 2017, this is devoted to Scandinavian painters from 1850 – 1920 with theme “Dreams of a Garden”.  Those who are energetic might be interested in renting a bicycle to visit the Cobalt mines or enjoy more of this district.